Exhibit Specialist and Museum Design
Please note this position is contingent on funding.
The Public Affairs Office at Ames Research Center brings the story of our Center's groundbreaking research, one-of-a-kind capabilities and captivating projects to world. The team creates and publishes content, including Web features, press releases, video, and photographs, and more. They facilitate media access to scientists, engineers, and Center leaders. The Public Affairs office manages websites and social media accounts, plans and executes events, and manages internal communication efforts. This task order will expand services by attracting unique skill sets that will better enable the team's success.
The candidate will serve as the Office of Communications Exhibits Specialist and Designer responsible for managing assigned traveling exhibits and displays of the Agency's major programs at science museums, local venues, on-center and at other venues, including the Ames Visitor Center. Plans and coordinates associated outreach activities for Ames to coincide with the appearance of traveling and static exhibits for conferences, exhibitions, schools, universities, museums and special events.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage day-to-day exhibit and related event requirements associated with Ames' visitor information center.
Ensure the quality of services delivered to customers in order to communicate and educate the public on NASA programs.
Regularly advise the Office of Communication's management of effective use of exhibits as a communications and outreach tool and advice the HQ Exhibits and programs on how to best leverage Ames exhibits in the Agency's outreach, public and technical communications strategy.
Work with exhibit counterparts at other centers to integrate Ames content, messages, and hardware.
Oversee design, daily management, of the exhibit design, fabrication and event logistics functions; responsible for defining requirements, ensuring deadlines, monitoring safety, warehousing, shipping, estimating, funds transfers and budgeting.
Evaluate and execute new concepts, materials, techniques and designs according to NASA HQ graphics, exhibits and visitor center guidelines.
Work independently to plan and execute external outreach and exhibit operations and plans nationally and internationally as required, in coordination and as a part of the Ames outreach team.
Continuously review U.S. and international media, the Web, trade and educational publications, and related periodicals to understand the significance of events to listeners, viewers and targeted audiences.
Play a major role in making judgments regarding material usage in order to shape the source and focus of the program output.
Designs, places, and coordinates ancillary outreach mechanisms to leverage the presence of NASA content at special events.
In support of the Visitor Center support to augment the existing outreach and visitor center facilities at NASA Ames.The augmentations will include unified branding and design based on the agency's communications priorities, in addition the task requires designing new innovative exhibits, maintaining premiere existing exhibits, and excessing antiquated exhibits.All updates will be coordinated and approved through the management of the Office of Communications.
Bachelors in Museum Studies with 2 years of experience.
Flexibility to multi-task and meet competing deadlines.
Strong organizational, documentation, and tracking skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Training:
Degree in Business or Masters in Museum Studies with 0 years of experience.
Prior experience working at NASA Ames Research Center.
Responsible for understanding contractor/civil servant protocols.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with coworkers, NASA task customers and the customers of the organization we support.
The capability to work independently and as part of a team.
KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Primary Location: US-US-CA-Mountain View
Req ID: 1072941
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