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Exhibit Coordinator - Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

11 Mar 2024 2:20 PM | KymNoelle Hopson

The Exhibit Coordinator is responsible for the design, development, and execution of exhibitions and displays at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. This position plays a key role presenting engaging and informative exhibits that showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the Arctic region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Curator, museum staff, and community partners to conceptualize and develop new exhibitions that align with the museum’s mission and objectives.
  • Coordinate and execute the design, layout, installation, and dismantling of exhibits.
  • Manage exhibition timelines, deadlines, and project timelines to ensure timely completion of projects and deliverables.
  • Adhere to museum conservation, ADA, NAGPRA regulations, and safety standards.
  • Manage the museum exhibit production workshop and ensure its operation meets safety standards.
  • Assist with monitoring of HVAC systems in museum facilities and alerts HVAC technicians about problems.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to Exhibit Technician and support staff involved in exhibit installation, maintenance, and dismantling.

Pay and Benefits:

  • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $59,000 (minimum) – $65,600 (maximum)
  • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
  • Generous Retirement Plan – 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26) .
  • Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off (
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
  • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:


  • Master’s degree in museum design, set design, art history, anthropology, or a related design field.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Artifact handling experience.
  • Sensitivity to diversity of perspectives and willingness to represent them in a respectful manner.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools for exhibit construction, installation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to design, build, install, maintain, and dismantle exhibits, adhering to ADA, safety, and conservation protocols as they apply to exhibitions of museum collections
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with proficiency in computer software for exhibit design, graphics, and documentation.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software applications and technologies as needed.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve common goals.


  • 4-7 years of previous experience in museum or gallery exhibition design, curation, or collections management.
  • Prior experience must include building exhibits, handling and installing 2-D and 3-D museum collections.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
  • This position requires a criminal background check and pre-placement physical.
  • Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process will need to submit a portfolio of previous exhibit work.


  • Generally, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • May be required to work occasional weekends and evening hours.

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