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Publications/Exhibits Coordinator

Location: Richardson and Robbins Building- 89 King's Highway, Dover, DE 

Closing Date: April 17, 2020

Salary: $39,484/year

This is not a State Merit position. This is a contractual position with the opportunity to work long term.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in cooperation with the New Castle Conservation District, seeks to fill a Publications/Exhibits Coordinator. This position will report to the chief of Interpretation and is responsible for the development of natural and cultural resource interpretive materials and exhibits in Delaware State Parks including educational materials pertaining to the water and soil conservation. The position is responsible for managing multiple projects of varying sizes and scopes and ensuring interpretive media (interpretative signage, exhibits, brochures) are distinctive, attractive and informative to the public, engage a diverse audience, and relates to the park’s cultural and natural resource themes and essential experiences. May include work designing, renovating, restoring and/or furnishing rooms at historical sites with the guidance of the Cultural Resource team and the coordination of installation of temporary and permanent signs, banners, digital signage and other interpretation graphics.


DUTIES:

  • Supervising and overseeing the design, fabrication, and installation of statewide cultural and natural resource waysides and exhibits.

  • Supervising and overseeing the writing, editing, proofreading, design, layout, and printing of Delaware State Parks interpretive projects and publications.

  • Meets with park personnel in order to determine needs, determine whether projects can be done in-house or needs to be contracted out, estimate cost, schedule/prioritize projects and create distinctive, attractive and interpretive exhibits, media and publications.

  • Locates and recommends contractors, provides direction on assigned projects, monitors work/progress/project cost and evaluates and approves product.

  • Monitors expenditures, writes job specifications and oversees bidding process for contractual design, exhibit fabrication or printing work.

  • Conducts cultural and natural resource research for exhibit development.

  • Train, supervise and evaluate a team of seasonal employees and/or interns on interpretive media and exhibit projects.

  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees, contractors, and organizations.

  • Recommends needs such as equipment, supplies and printing for budgetary purposes.

  • Oversee program attendance and budget tracking.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Two to three years’ experience in exhibit design which includes exhibition and security of artifacts/objects while on display and exhibit label writing.

  2. Two to three years’ experience in graphics and printing work such as planning, designing, creating and producing artistic visual materials, utilizing various techniques and equipment for the development of informational/educational media such as publications, exhibits, outdoor signage, displays and brochures.

  3. Two to three years’ experience in graphic art and design such as lettering, illustration and layout design.

  4. Six months’ experience in cultural or historical research which includes analyzing objects/artifacts and compiling documentary summaries which provide historical contexts for exhibits, programs, tours, historical sites, and artifacts.

  5. Six months’ experience in museum practices such as collection management, research, exhibit design, management and handling of collections, preservations or maintenance of historic buildings, conducting museum educational programs or tours.

  6. Computer proficiency required: experience with Office, Google, Acrobat pro, Photoshop, InDesign or related programs.

  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  8. Strong organization and technology skills.

  9. Possession of a valid driver’s license, (not suspended, revoked, or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

  10. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The New Castle Conservation District does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1B Visas.

 

 

BENEFITS:

The New Castle Conservation District offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Health insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance and 401(k) are also included in the benefits package. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be required as a condition of employment for new employees.

To apply, please email you resume to Patricia Risher at patricia.risher@delaware.gov. A New Castle County Application will be mailed to you.

Phone: 302-608-5478

Fax: 302-739-6461

Patricia.Risher@delaware.gov

For more information, please contact Patricia Risher:

 

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