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Senior Exhibit Designer (Freelance)

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership k

New York, NY | Onsite or Remote Possible

Jan 23
Job Description

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is a nationally recognized, published, award-winning integrated design firm with a diverse portfolio of architecture, exhibition, and graphic design projects. We bring our approach of "design as interpretation" to everything that we do. Our process always begins with total immersion into the content and context of any situation. For us, giving form and imparting meaning become one objective, one vision, and one of the surest paths to superior design.

We are currently seeking a freelance Senior Exhibit Designer to work on exhibit and environmental design projects.


• Develop creative and innovative design solutions with technical integrity
• Collaborate with both internal and client team, including: Principals, Project Managers, Exhibit Designers and Interpretive Specialists, Curators, Client Representatives
• Work with design team to develop specific design solutions in response to owner needs
• Produce 3-D digital models, design sketches (digital and hand-drawn), presentation documents and renderings, and CAD fabrication documentation
• Develop creative and innovative design solutions with technical integrity
• Knowledge of museum and galley space planning issues, including lighting design, AV media design, and AV hardware/infrastructure needs
• Ability to work on exhibition and environmental design projects at multiple scales, including traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, showrooms/commercial exhibits, museum interiors
• Working knowledge and understanding of architectural and building systems coordination issues required for integrating exhibits with existing spaces
• Ability to coordinate with architectural consultants and engineers as necessary to ensure safety and integration of exhibit components with facility infrastructure
• Accountability for completeness and accuracy of design and production documents including production specifications; Performs QA checks, working with Project Manager and Senior staff
• Working knowledge of detailing for mechanical interactive exhibits
• Working knowledge of designing interactive exhibits for young children
• Experience working with a variety of subject matter for exhibitions (history, humanities, and science exhibits a plus)
• Develop technical solutions that meet necessary design and code compliance, including ADA


• Minimum of Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Exhibition Design, or Industrial Design
• Minimum of 6-10 years of experience in an architectural firm, museum in-house design dept. or exhibition design consulting firm
• Able to work collaboratively in a team-based design studio
• Self-motivated and able to balance multiple project responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced design environment
• Experience with exhibit detailing including electro-mechanical exhibits, lighting design and integration of media components
• Excellent command of English language, both orally for presentation and in writing for project documentation needs
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and Rhino and/or SketchUp required and given preference. Knowledge of other design and drafting programs may be helpful
• Proficiency with 3D rendering skills is preferred
• Excellent knowledge of Adobe CS, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is preferred.
• Knowledge of Revit is helpful but not required
• Hand sketching and drawing skills highly desired

++ International candidates must hold a valid US working permit. ++


Application Details

Our office currently maintains a combined remote work and in-office work schedule on Tuesdays-Thursdays. A remote work schedule can be considered.

Please e-mail your resume, portfolio/samples of work, and three (3) references to:

No phone calls please

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership
75 Broad St, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10004

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is an integrated full-service architecture and exhibit design firm with special expertise in institutional planning and design, program development, master planning, interpretive exhibition planning and design, educational programming and graphic design. Since 1980, our firm has provided these services to museums, visitor centers, corporate offices, residences and educational institutions.

Central to SKOLNICK's mission is our intensely collaborative process of interpretive planning and programming that ensures a sensitive, holistic approach to all project work. Our goal is to unearth the compelling stories that underlie every design situation. We start with the beliefs and visions of the client first, while taking into account the intricacies of the site and surrounding context. The "story worth telling" becomes the guiding principle for every aspect of the project. Through design we find the way to best tell that story in order to enrich the lives of our clients and communities. Our credo: Listen. Learn. Distill. Create. has allowed us to seamlessly integrate our diverse range of services into each of our projects. Over the years, we have helped many organizations achieve their goals of better serving their constituency by creating experiences that interpret and support their unique missions.