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Boston Children’s Museum is seeking a creative problem-solver with demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment. The Exhibits Technician I is responsible for monitoring and performing a wide variety of exhibit repairs and maintenance to ensure the Museum’s exhibits remain in working order, assisting with the fabrication of prototypes, and installation of exhibits as necessary under the direction of the exhibit development team. Other duties include scheduling and interfacing with outside contractors, when necessary, for the upkeep of Museum exhibits.
The ideal candidate has a high level of competency in the safe operation of shop equipment, excellent communication skills that allow them to work independently while being part of a team, the ability to read and interpret design drawings, possess organization skills to prioritize and complete tasks within designated time frames, and a high level of professionalism and ethical standards in all work activities.

  • 3 years of work experience with a background in the trades
  • Experience in exhibit or theater production preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • High level of competency in the safe operation of shop equipment, hand tools, low voltage wiring, carpentry, and painting to achieve a clean and accurate product
  • Familiarity with varied building techniques and materials
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks, complete tasks within assigned timeframes
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and be part of a team; possess an attitude of collaboration; effectively communicate with team members
  • Excellent customer service skills: the ability to work safely in exhibits when visitors are present
  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings
  • Possess creative problem-solving skills
Working Conditions

Physical Demands: The position requires physical work inclusive of walking, climbing ladders/stairs, squatting, pulling, pushing, reaching, and lifting. Ability to lift to 50 pounds. Ability to work in tight or cramped spaces. Required to wear a back brace when lifting, pulling, or pushing.

Work Environment: The position’s workspace is a shared shop/office area. A variety of projects demand individuals approach the work in a professional and collaborative manner.

Other Factors: A Tuesday- Saturday work schedule. Required to carry 2-way radio while on duty. Required to wear a uniform provided by the museum. The position may require overtime hours dependent on emergencies, project work, etc. Any overtime must be approved in advance by the supervisor.

Job Benefits

(Benefits eligibility is based on regular weekly hours per week)

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 12 Sick days
  • Mass Earn Sick Time
  • Up to 10 Vacation days
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Qualified Transportation Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- Term & Long-Term Disability
  • American Alliance Museum Access
  • New England Museum Association Access
  • Free Admission to 100+ Museums



Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

Boston Children’s Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children’s creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so they will fulfil their potential and contribute to our collective well-being and future prosperity.

Creativity. Respect. Excellence. Accountability. Thoughtfulness. Equity.
Boston Children’s Museum is a curious, experimental, and creative learning organization. We have a child and family centered focus, welcoming and respecting all Museum audiences. We collaborate and show mutual respect and support for our colleagues. We recognize that each person has equal, intrinsic worth and deserves to be treated with dignity. We are a culture that innovates, changes, and pushes boundaries to keep the museum relevant. We are responsible to each other and strive to keep our commitments to our colleagues. We have a commitment to high ethical standards. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, respecting the importance of personal growth and family. We have an ongoing commitment to fairness in all aspects of the Museum and we embrace alternative ways of thinking.

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Job Location
308 Congress St., Boston, 02210
Working Hours
Date posted
January 3, 2023
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