Gallery 3D Designer
Global Studios Fixed-Term, Full-Time Position
The Gallery 3D Designer is responsible for a range of work related to creating new gallery spaces, exhibit environments, and exhibits for clients. He/she works collaboratively from concept development through production with the Design Studios Director, Project Lead, and Exhibit Designers, participating in the overall design process for several gallery spaces for both new and newly renovated museums. Additional design work may include specific environmental treatments, furniture, casework, and interior architectural assignments. The position requires a strong collaborative approach, experience working with multiple, simultaneous and related design projects, experience in 3D design from conceptual through construction phases, and experience creating or reviewing construction drawings and coordinating with fabricators. The Gallery 3D Designer reports to the Design Studios Director.
• Work with the Design Studios Director and Project Lead to develop gallery-specific floor plans and elevations, leading to a schematic drawing package. • Research materials, palettes, and successful solutions to environmental design challenges. • Coordinate and collaborate with exhibit developers, technical staff, and other designers. • Maintain design standards while working within constraints of tight deadlines and shifting priorities. • Help prepare for and participate in client meetings and presentations. • Other responsibilities as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree and three years professional experience in Museum Exhibition Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, Industrial Design or other 3D Design field • Superb design sense and ability to communicate design ideas • Strong portfolio of work, showing command of the design process and problem solving • Strong conceptual design and drawing skills; experience producing concept sketches, design intent drawings, and construction drawings • Proficient in SketchUp • Command of drawing software, e.g., 3D CAD, preferably Inventor, Rhino, 3-D Studio Max-Autodesk, Solid Works, or Alias • Demonstrated ability to read detailed architectural drawings and interpret detail for wide range of users • Adaptable to working styles of multiple creative leaders • Familiarity with ADA, building codes, construction process, and overseeing fabrication contractors useful, but not required • Modeling skills/experience and a knowledge of machine and woodshop tools a plus
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How to Apply
This is a one year fixed-term, full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, union position. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:
Please refer to our Application Procedures for instructions when sending your resume and cover letter.
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