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#103930 Exhibits Technician

Filing Deadline: Fri 2/28/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/19/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/28/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Exhibits Technician will ensure that all exhibits throughout the facility are always operational, clean, and functioning properly (with the exception of live animal exhibits). The incumbent will maintain and repair a wide variety of exhibits, including interactives with mechanical and electronic components. The Exhibits Technician will also maintain water-based exhibits (non-aquaria) and assist with audio-visual exhibits.

Oversee exhibit maintenance student staff and create systems for conducting and tracking maintenance of exhibits. Prototype new exhibits (including interactives) and coordinate this work with the Exhibits team. Advise design of interactive mechanical, electronic, and digital exhibits for optimal functionality and anticipated maintenance. Procure supplies and materials for exhibit maintenance and repair. The Exhibits Technician will also help manage the proper storage and collection of exhibit elements.

  • Must be able to work designated weekend days, occasional evenings and additional hours as needed.


  • Two (2) years experience maintaining and prototyping exhibits in a museum, science center, or related industry.

  • Proven mechanical skills. Ability to repair and maintain exhibit interactives with mechanical and electrical components. Ability to fabricate exhibits with mechanical and electrical components.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the safe and proper use of hand and power tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan for routine maintenance of exhibits and components.

  • Excellent research and analysis skills for exhibit materials, maintenance, repair, and fabrication.

  • Demonstrated ability to assign and direct the activities of others, including student staff.

  • Proven ability to prioritize. Ability to be organized and meet deadlines and to produce accurate records.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a commitment to a positive and productive work environment.

  • Ability to initiate, self-motivate and work independently. Ability to work under pressure.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Must have a valid California driver's license.

Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA,” Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).

Our employees enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package in a diverse, stimulating workforce including:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (effective on date of hire)
  • UC Retirement Plan
  • Vacation, Sick Time, and Paid Holidays
  • Work-Life Balance Programs
  • Educational Benefits

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$18.45 - $19.91 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Sun- Thurs