Graphic Production and Installation Associate

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Oakland Museum of California


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Oakland, CA 94607

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Oakland Museum of California

Req No 2017-1226
Category Preparation
Type Regular Full-Time
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Targeted Job Start Date 1/15/2018


The Oakland Museum of California values are fundamental to our institutional culture and guide our work together.

Excellence: We are committed to excellence and working at the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Community: We believe everyone should feel welcome and part of our community, both within the Museum and with our visitors and neighbors.

Innovation: We embrace innovation and calculated risk-taking to achieve our mission.

Commitment: Our work at the Museum demonstrates a sense of purpose and a shared accountability for the institution's success.


The Graphic Production and Installation Associate assists in the layout, production and installation of all temporary exhibition, core gallery, and institutional graphics, murals, labels, wall text, and signage.



The following reflects OMCA's definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Support the Museum's mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement


  • Assist in the production and installation of exhibition and institutional graphics including weeding text, installing large-scale wall coverings, and preparing substrates for print application
  • Assist with the preparation and printing of graphic materials including outdoor signage, wall text, murals, and labels
  • Assist with file set-up under the supervision of the Graphic Production and Installation Specialist and in collaboration with the 2D Exhibition Designer to create production-ready files.
  • Layout text and graphics for exhibitions and core gallery installations that follow guidelines established by 2D Exhibition Designer
  • Assist with outside vendor communications and pick up materials and printed signage produced out-of-house
  • Perform materials research



A combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position is required as noted:

  • 3-5 years related experience required
  • 2 or more years related technical experience in a specific area preferred
  • Experience with large format printing methods and practices
  • Familiarity with different types of printer media and supplies (range of papers, vinyl substrates, transfer tapes, inks, banners)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to personal and workplace safety procedures and tool operation
  • Intermediate knowledge of museum standards for environment, artifact handling, storage and display
  • Color theory and color management practices
  • Familiarity with fabrication methods in wood and metal, and basic exhibition construction, to properly integrate graphics into the exhibition
  • Vinyl signage installation skills (including but not limited to murals, cut text)
  • Proficient working in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), PC and Mac environments
  • Experience typesetting
  • Onyx 12 production/rip software and Cutting Master 3
  • Strong attention to detail is required


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to the following:

  • Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas
  • Typical office environment
  • Ability to lift up more than 50 pounds


The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.


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