University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Museum Technician

Payroll Title: UCP II
Class Code: 0203-9082
Job Family: FAC
FLSA Code: N
Score: 417

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of designated supervisor, performs duties related to the construction, installation and presentation of exhibitions and to the general functioning of museum facilities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Is responsible for museum carpentry and fabrications, including projects which require use of Plexiglas, plastic laminates, glass, wood or metal; makes and repairs frames and other exhibit projects; cuts mats, mounts photographs and art work, does dry mounting of photographs.
  2. Serves as designer or design consultant for methods of construction and installation of exhibits, special equipment and remodeling of facilities; and serves as draftsman for planning, as required.
  3. Supervises maintenance personnel who assist in construction, installation and maintenance of exhibits.
  4. Mounts, installs and dismounts museum’s exhibitions, resolving problems of design and installation; delivers and assists in installation of exhibits at off-site locations.
  5. Controls inventory of installation equipment and supplies and prepares orders for all shop materials.
  6. Serves as trouble shooter for repair and maintenance of museum vehicles and special equipment and for building systems such as air conditioning, heating, lighting, security, fire protection.
  7. Is responsible for the maintenance, repair and use of museum lighting systems.
  8. Travels on museum business for pickup and return of exhibit items, collections and other museum needs; receives, crates and ships exhibit items and other materials under staff direction.
  9. Is responsible, with the supervisor, for responding to museum emergencies and facilitating emergency repairs.
  10. Attends major museum functions.
  11. Serves as liaison with landscape department for exterior maintenance, and assists with plantings.
  12. Produces and installs signs and is responsible for maintenance and replacement when required.
  13. As appropriate, assists in preparing items for exhibit or teaching use and, as required, assists museum patrons.
  14. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Associates degree and five years related experience, preferably in a museum or similar environment OR Equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of fabrication & drafting skills using wood metal and plastic; basic electrical and mechanical skills.
  3. Supervisory ability and ability to work with others in a public service operation.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Bachelor’s degree in discipline related to museum specialty.

Created: 05/04/93