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Under direction, to be responsible for the design of interpretive exhibits, using all forms of media, for the Department of Parks and Recreation. Participate in planning and budgeting for exhibit development; coordinate departmental and public review, working drawings, and fabrication of exhibits.
Prepares preliminary and final designs for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, and outdoor areas; prepares cost estimates and material and fabrication specifications; prepares contracts and monitors the progress of contractors; manages the expenditure of funds on assigned projects; works with professional staff to integrate exhibits with other phases of the Department's plans and programs; keeps records and assists in the preparation of maintenance schedules for assigned projects; represents the Department at meetings with community and professional organizations regarding exhibit projects; and provides training to other employees regarding exhibit development.
Three years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Exhibit Specialist.
Experience: Four years of experience in museums, commercial scientific, exhibit or display work involving creative painting, design, layout, fabrications, and installation. Experience gained in State civil service must have included at least three years at the level of Exhibit Specialist. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in an art or exhibit related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles of exhibit design including color, composition, perspective, materials; diverse media and methods used in exhibit design and production including type, audio-visual, lighting, taxidermy; principles of public interpretation/communication; principles of budget preparation, accounting and estimating.
Ability to: Plan and design exhibits and audio-visual programs; produce presentation drawings, detailed exhibit designs and specifications; speak effectively; organize presentations for public meetings; develop estimates and designs for the development of exhibits within budget limitations.
Willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours; keenness of observation.