Museum of Science
  • 07-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Exhibit Production and Fabrication - 134
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 24-26 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular, Full Time

Exhibit Fabricator & Installer

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective


The Exhibit Fabricator & Installer The Exhibit Cabinet Maker/ Woodworker operates and maintains industrial woodworking and metal fabrication machinery to construct exhibits that meet the design specifications set by museum exhibition teams. The Cabinet Maker/ Woodworker is responsible for utilizing knowledge and skills in construction techniques to create and install prototype and final exhibit components. The role models safety at all times, complying with museum policies, government regulations, and industry best practices for workplace safety. Working closely with exhibit design and technical design teams, the Cabinet Maker/ Woodworker insures components are buildable, can be constructed in a cost effective manner, and may review and enhance design drawings to provide cost estimates, stock lists, and construction specifications.


  • Construct and install 10 to 15 exhibit prototypes and 10 to 20 final components/elements per year
  • Work on the installation of 1 to 2 large exhibitions (4,000 sq ft or more) and 5 to 10 smaller exhibitions per year (less than 4,000 sq ft)
  • Serve as a member of 1 to 5 exhibit teams per year


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday


Manager of Exhibit Production and Installation


  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate's degree or business certificate.
  • 3 or more years of fabrication skills including woodworking, cabinetmaking, and metal work based on reading design plans; electrical & mechanical installation and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated successful experience...
    • safely operating a variety of woodworking machines, including: table saw, compound miter saw, radial arm saw, band saw, jointer, shaper, planer, and other tools.
    • safely operating metal fabrication machines such as lathes and cold saws.
    • fabricating objects made of wood and one or more of the following materials: steel, aluminum, assorted plastics, and laminates
    • reading and interpreting blue prints and design plans.
  • Ability to operate powered forklifts and acquire a Massachusetts Forklift license within 12 months of employment.
  • Experience with pneumatic nailers and staplers.
  • Experience with engineered wood and soft and hard solid wood lumber.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $24-26/hour


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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