Senior Exhibit Designer (Freelance)

Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership | New York, Ny

Date listed

1 month ago

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Job description

We are currently seeking a freelance Senior Exhibit Designer to work on exhibit and environmental design projects.


• Develop creative and innovative design solutions with technical integrity
• Collaborate with both internal and client teams to include: Project Managers, Senior Staff, Exhibit Designers and Interpretive Specialists, Curators, Client Representatives
• Work to develop specific design solutions in response to owner needs
• Produce 3-D digital models, design sketches (digital and hand-drawn), presentation documents and renderings, and CAD fabrication documentation
• Develop creative and innovative design solutions with technical integrity
• Knowledge of museum and galley space planning issues, including lighting design, audio visual media design and hardware/infrastructure needs
• Ability to work on exhibition and environmental design projects at multiple scales, including traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, showrooms/commercial exhibits, museum interiors
• Working knowledge and understanding of architectural and building systems coordination issues required for integrating exhibits with existing spaces
• Ability to coordinate with architectural consultants and engineers as necessary to ensure safety and integration of exhibit components with facility infrastructure
• Accountability for completeness and accuracy of design and production documents including production specifications; Performs QA checks, working with Project Manager and Senior staff
• Working knowledge of detailing for mechanical interactive exhibits
• Working knowledge of designing interactive exhibits for young children
• Experience working on a variety of subject matter for exhibitions (history, humanities, and science exhibits a plus)
• Develop technical solutions that meet necessary design and code compliance, including ADA
• Contribute to advance the firm’s documentation standards and methods, working with Senior staff

Qualifications & Skills:

• Minimum of BA Degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Exhibition Design, or Industrial Design
• Minimum of 6-10 years of experience in an architectural firm, museum in-house design dept. or exhibition design consulting firm
• Able to work collaboratively in a team-based design studio
• Some project management experience is desirable
• Self-motivated and able to balance multiple project responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced design environment
• Experience with exhibit detailing including electro-mechanical exhibits, lighting design and integration of media components
• Excellent command of English language, both orally for presentation and in writing for project documentation needs
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp required and given preference. Knowledge of other design and drafting programs may be helpful
• Proficiency with 3D rendering skills is preferred
• Excellent knowledge of Adobe CS, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is preferred
• Knowledge of Revit is helpful but not required
• Hand sketching and drawing skills highly desired

++ International candidates must hold a valid US working permit. ++

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