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Assistant Exhibits Designer, Deadwood, South Dakota, application deadline 9-14-18

  • 10 Aug 2018 3:54 PM
    Message # 6469056


    Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) is currently seeking an Assistant Exhibits Designer.  DHI is the nonprofit organization that oversees the operations of the Adams Museum, the Days of ’76 Museum, the Historic Adams House, and the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.  DHI is located in Deadwood, South Dakota, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills.  Please visit our website at to find out more. 

    Job title:  Assistant Exhibits Designer

    Reports to:  Exhibits Director

    Summary of position:  Assist the exhibits director with the planning, designing, development, and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits as they support the mission of the organization.

    Primary responsibilities:

    • ·         Work closely with the executive director, exhibits director, and exhibits committee to develop and implement a clear and coherent vision and strategy for permanent and temporary exhibits at all DHI properties.
    • ·         Assist with the development of exhibit designs and participate in the construction, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of exhibits. 
    • ·         Assist with the production of drawings and instructions for exhibit fabrications. 
    • ·         Work with collections staff to identify objects and materials for exhibits. 
    • ·         Recognize and develop ways to integrate various forms of technology into exhibits.
    • ·         Source and order materials and supplies from new and established vendors.
    • ·         Maintain workflow according to project schedules with a variety of tasks and deadlines.


    • ·         Bachelor’s degree required. 
    • ·         Applicants should have an educational background in at least one of the following fields: exhibit design, architecture, interior design, or museum studies. 
    • ·         Must possess strong design, visualization, and organizational skills. 
    • ·         Should desire to work as part of a small but highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and deadlines. 
    • ·         Knowledge of electronic and audiovisual equipment.

    Physical demands:

    Physically capable of standing for long periods of time, sitting, bending, kneeling, and lifting or moving objects up to 60 pounds; climbing stairs and walking over varied terrain. 

    To apply:

    The closing date for his job announcement is September 14, 2018.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Weber, Executive Director, at

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