The State Museum of Pennsylvania, a bureau of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, seeks an experienced, dynamic exhibit designer to serve as Chief of Exhibits (Administrative Officer 3) at its Midcentury Modern facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
This is an administrative and supervisory position which plans, designs, installs, and maintains museum exhibits at The State Museum and reports to the Director of The State Museum.
The Chief of Exhibits manages the exhibits program and exhibits staff, develops completion schedules, prioritizes projects for individual exhibits, and integrates exhibits into the general program and educational needs of The State Museum.
The work includes all tasks involved with the design, layout, fabrication, and installation of in-house exhibits as well as traveling exhibits as needed.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, an AAM Accredited Museum, houses the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s art, history, natural history, archaeology, geology, and paleontology collections which number in excess of 8 million items. The recently updated facility contains approximately 200,000 square feet of permanent and changing exhibition space and excellent office, meeting, and hospitality facilities. Annual attendance is in excess of 100,000 visitors.