OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 07-Feb-2018 to 16-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Exhibits
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $54,400 - $70,750
  • Salary
  • Regular - Full-Time

Eligible for health benefits and paid time off.

The Exhibits Shop Operations Manager is responsible for the management, planning, implementation, and operation of the OMSI exhibit shop (PEPCO) design and fabrication processes. Under supervision of the Director of Exhibit Business Development, The Exhibits Shop Operations Manager will work closely with the Creative Director, Project Management Office (PMO), and the Traveling Exhibits and Sales teams to successfully manage the OMSI Exhibit Shop and provide operational and safety oversight for its operations.

Projects and major tasks may include: Generating estimates and scopes of work; tracking the design and fabrication teams' workflow, budgets, and timeline, overseeing fabrication crews, and serving as the chief safety manager of the PEPCO building and operation.

The Exhibits Shop Operations Manager will work closely with clients, team members, other OMSI divisions and outside contractors and experts to balance the production needs of the Creative Services Department, Traveling Exhibits and Design/Build operations to establish an effective and efficient project workflow to ensure that projects are on-time and on-budget and maintain the high level of quality that OMSI is known for.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

"Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:"

  • Collaborate with resource managers and project managers across OMSI to manage: product and service costs; detailed scope of work plans; and timelines for projects.
  • Manage design and fabrication workflow to ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments and projects
  • Manage multiple projects to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Work with project development teams to create, manage and report on project budgets and timelines.
  • Manage fabrication staff, including on-calls, volunteers and interns.
  • Create and maintain an up-to-date pool of external resources with flexible skill sets to meet project needs determine if external consultants will be required to complete project. If required, recruit, contact, manage appropriate resources.
  • Integral part of hiring, and conducting performance evaluations;
  • Manage business plans and budgets for the fabrication team;
  • Manage technical writing and documentation of projects.
  • Enforce safety protocols are followed with shop employees, interns and visitors.
  • This position is exempt, paid salaried.
  • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.

Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands: 50% Sitting; 50% Standing; 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 30 Pounds
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Working environment will include working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level ranges from moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud (examples: machine shop, large earth-moving equipment).

Secondary Functions:

  • Occasional projects that require some fabrication bench time to help complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Serve as a project manager for Exhibit Sales and other museum special projects, as applicable.
  • Duties as assigned by the Director of Exhibit Business Development.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of fabrication techniques, materials, fabrication processes, and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in the of development of electronics and exhibit interactive components.
  • Knowledge of project estimation concepts and experience creating bids for outside clientele.
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, with varied skills and responsibilities meeting individual, departmental and organizational deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility and grace
  • Proven time management skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and customer service skills to work effectively with people of diverse talents and backgrounds.
  • Ability to have difficult, constructive conversations in a proactive manner.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol


  • Nonprofit experience;
  • Interactive design and development experience;
  • Experience in Financial Edge, or other accounting programs.

Education & Work Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Project or Construction Management, or equivalent combination of experience and education;
  • Minimum 4 years of progressive program or project management, including staff supervision, multiple project management, and budget responsibility.
  • Minimum 4 years of fabrication management and development experience;


  • 1-year experience working with the public, formal and informal settings;
  • 3 years of informal experience in informal science education and/or the museum field;
  • 4 years of working in nonprofit environments
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English
  • Experience/ working with volunteers.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:


  • Valid driver's license;
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy, including passing the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.
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