Lead Interactive Exhibit Developer
Unusual Projects undertake a wide range of bespoke, creative projects predominately in the museums, heritage, science centre and arts sector. The position requires a minimum of 5 years experience within a similar area and market with a focus on developing and delivering hands-on interactive exhibits.
Our Lead exhibit developer needs to be confident in client-facing situations, comfortable taking responsibility for the development of a project, be an excelllent problem-solver, well organised with good communication skills, have a good knowledge of 3D design principals and of bespoke manufacturing techniques and materials. They must be able to manage people and take liaise with designers and other contractors to ensure successful completion of our works.
The role will include a mix of duties including desk-based tasks, meetings, and hands-on workshop activities. The successful candidate will have broad experience and will be multi-skilled and adaptable.
Duties will include:
- Review opportunities and prepare estimates for new work based on information issued by potential clients
- Assist in preparation of proposals for submission to the client
- Participate in bid proposals and client meetings
- Attend site visits and start-up meetings with clients to gather information required to allow us to develop the exhibit designs
- Negotiate and guide the design direction of the exhibits in line with the budget set out in our estimate
- Be flexible and understanding of the design constraints imposed by the client and their team, always seeking to find a balance between their needs and ours
- Working with our Project Managers:
- Identify critical information or milestones required during a project
- Highlight changes that would result in a variation to the budget, suggest alternatives
- Highlight slippage that might result in a change to programme
- Provide continuity from the early stages of a project by taking an active part in the design and build of our exhibits, this may be hands-on in the workshop developing prototypes for example, or it may be in a more supervisory role dependant on experience, and the demands of each project.
- React in a proactive and positive way when the inevitable problems arise, work with our team to find effective solutions.
In your role as Lead Interactive Exhibit Developer you will:
- Report to, and work closely alongside, the Technical Director
- Work across several projects in parallel
- Be able to undertake site work both in the UK and Abroad
- Own a full UK driving licence
- 40 hours per week Monday to Friday (Flexible with core hours being 09:00 – 16:00)
- Breaks 10:30 & 15:00 Paid (15 mins). 12:30 Unpaid (30 mins)
- Some home working is allowed where appropriate.
Pay Scale – Manager 1 – 10 (£45,000 – £50,000)
Year One – 22 Days
Year Two – 25 Days
Year Four – 28 Days
Unit G10, Elvington Industrial Estate
To apply, please send a letter of application and current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org