The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) has the most extensive collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world and is committed to creating engaging and educational experiences for its many visitors. NASM is in need of a full time, temporary, senior museum exhibit designer to design manage several large exhibition projects for three years. The Museum is undergoing a major renovation and is redoing all of its exhibitions. You will be working at the downtown Museum with a dynamic group of designers, project managers, exhibit teams, and exhibit contractors to help the Museum reenvision its visitor experience.
- Work with the contracted exhibit design firm to guide the conception of imaginative exhibit designs that meet the demanding criteria of originality, practicality, affordability, accessibility, ease of maintenance and production, and appropriate aesthetics;
participate, facilitate project team meetings, workshops, and activities
related to, but not limited to exhibition design and fabrication,
lighting design, multi-media development and implementation; and public
relations graphic design and marketing;
- Review drawings and submittal documents, measure artifacts, verify case layouts, and review specifications;
- Oversee integration of design into all media products;
and report on design progress and communicate all aspects of assigned
design projects with other NASM and Smithsonian organizations and
- Establish and maintain historical records to
ensure maintenance for ongoing exhibits and public spaces for the
life-cycle of 20 to 30 years;
- Work with the project manager
to ensure that the team meets design and fabrication milestones and
completes the project on time and within budget;
- Make informal and formal presentations to NASM and Smithsonian senior management.
- Degree in a design-related field such as exhibition design, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, or interior design.
- 10 or more years experience in museum exhibition design
- Ability to manage exhibit projects
- Good attention to detail
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people
- CAD program skill, preferably Vectorworks
- Adobe Creative Cloud knowledge
- Microsoft Office Suite
This job will be located at the National Air and Space Museum National Mall Building at 6th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560, but you will be required to visit the Paul E. Garber Facility, 3904 Old Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 for meetings, workshops, or to acquire information.
Government Furnished Equipment
You shall be provided a workstation with a computer and relevant software for performing the work.
You will submit invoices for completed work on a monthly basis. Invoices will include the quantity of worked hours and a brief description of the services provided. You are responsible for developing your own pricing information. You are requested to provide an hourly rate for the base period of 3 (three) years and 2 optional 6-month terms based on services rendered as Not to Exceed (NTE) 1860 hours per year for the base period of 3 years, and 930 per each 6-month term. The hourly rate invoiced will remain the same throughout the contract period, regardless of the type of work performed.
If you are interesting in applying, please submit your proposal with resume, portfolio (or link to your portfolio), and rates to NASMDesign@si.edu by August 15, 2018.