Exhibit and Facility Technician

Mid-America Science Museum   Hot Springs, AR   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on October 29, 2021

Mid- America Science Museum 

Job Description 

Exhibit and Facility Technician


Job Summary: 

The Exhibit and Facility Technician is responsible for ensuring that all exhibits on the museum floor are properly functioning and the presentation of exhibits are up to the quality and standards of a first-class hands-on science museum.  The Technician will also assist with maintaining the facility and grounds and, at time, work provide housekeeping for the museum to ensure that it is in presentable condition for the public. Training on all duties will be provided.  This is a full time, year-round position with benefits such as health and dental insurance, retirement plan participation, and paid time off. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure visitors have a superior experience.


Department:   Exhibits and Facilities 


Reports to:  Director of Exhibits and Facilities 


Experience Required:  Mechanical and/or technical abilities and background related to skilled trades. 


Description of Duties:  

  • Performs daily check of exhibits and facilities.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance on exhibits and facilities.
  • Performs repairs on exhibits, facility and grounds as needed.
  • Performs housekeeping duties as requested, which includes trash removal, bathroom clean up.
  • Works with department team to install and deinstall traveling exhibits.
  • Works with department team to design and develop new hands-on activities and exhibits according to plan.
  • Ensures effective communication and collaboration with other museum staff.
  • Assists with daily opening and closing procedures.
  • Works proportionate share of after-hours events.
  • Weekend and evening work is required.


Requirements and Special Skills 

  • A team player that approaches duties collaboratively with a diverse team of staff and volunteers.
  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions and reports.
  • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, heavy equipment operation preferred.
  • Must be able to work with large numbers of visitors in the galleries.
  • Understand and commit to the mission and values of Mid-America Science Museum.



Mid-America Science Museum

500 Mid America Blvd
Hot Springs , AR