Description of Work

18-12997 ADM60083759 
Salary Grade: GN09
Recruitment Range: $36,677-$42,702
This position is located at:
Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.  The statutory purpose of the Museum is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of the people of the State, and to conduct programs of education, research, and publication designed to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of art on the part of the people of the State. With a 164-acre campus, the museum also has the distinction of being the nation’s largest art museum park with an extensive trail system that connects to the 63-mile Capital Area Greenway through the city of Raleigh.

Reporting to Chief Exhibition Designer, the Exhibition Designer will manage the design and production of assigned special exhibition projects, as well as, installations of the museum’s collection galleries. In addition to managing the overall exhibition production process, position will work closely and collaboratively with museum staff and third parties such as artists, lenders, co-organizers, and vendors. All duties will be approached in a manner consistent with the museum’s commitment to inclusivity, collaboration and connectivity.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designing and producing exhibition scaled floor plans and elevations including layout of walls, casework, specific detailed object placement, and color schemes in consultation with curators and project core teams.
  • Creating three-dimensional models, quick concept sketches, and renderings.
  • Maintaining workflow according to project schedules with a variety of tasks and deadlines.
  • Managing exhibition and project budget expenses of assigned projects.

Management Preferences:

  • BA/BFA or MA/MFA in architecture, industrial design or studio arts or relevant field
  • Experience in lighting design

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  •  Proven ability to manage project budget expenses.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience of museum exhibit production.
  • Through knowledge of current exhibition and museum interpretation techniques.
  • Knowledge of architectural design, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) skills.
  • Ability to interpret and provide instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations.
  • Highly collaborative and exceptional interpersonal skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors degree in art, art history, design or related field from an appropriately accredited institution with course work in three- dimensional design 
two years of experience in museum exhibit design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.
Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete.
Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.
Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the “Work Experience” section of the application, to support your answers
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.
To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.
Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.
Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on “Application Status”.  Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.
It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment.   We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).