Exhibitions Designer

Company Name: 

Idaho State Museum


610 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

Job Description: 

Exercise your creativity while sharing Idaho history! The Idaho State Historical Society is seeking an exhibition designer to work at the new Idaho State Museum to engage the public with Idaho history through meaningful, unique, and compelling exhibition designs. The exhibition designer will collaborate effectively with Museum staff members to bring new exhibition experiences to museum visitors. The exhibition designer will also monitor permanent exhibition operations to ensure that all exhibit components reflect positively on the Museum and the Idaho State Historical Society.
This position will develop exhibit concepts and designs and perform layout, production and installation; prepare graphics for exhibits, publications and programs; perform related work.


1. Exhibit design and graphics. Typical responsibilities: proposes and develops exhibit concepts and designs in consultation with museum director, curators and staff; prepares sketches or models, and provides drafts with design specifications; estimates costs of exhibit projects based on materials and finishes; coordinates and assists in construction of exhibit components; provides consultation in preparation of interpretive text; prepares exhibit graphics and labels; provides graphic services for the museum in signage, publications and programs utilizing desktop publishing technology and graphics software applications; plans and maintains photographs of exhibits; orders, receives, unpacks and installs traveling exhibits.2. Miscellaneous duties. Typical responsibilities: develops short and long term exhibit plans and schedules; prepares grant proposals; writes articles for newsletters and other publications; supervises students and volunteers involved in exhibit and graphic preparation; consults with and provides technical assistance to other museums and public associations in exhibit plans; provides interpretive presentations on exhibit design; may prepare for and teach exhibit portions of Museology classes.


Good knowledge of: exhibit design and display techniques related to museum exhibits; graphic design techniques.Experience: utilizing computer-aided design programs; drawing exhibit plans to scale including preparation of three-dimensional drawings; conceptualizing project ideas and translating into camera-ready copy using desktop publishing technology and graphics software applications; monitoring exhibit operations and providing exhibit maintenance; writing or editing interpretive materials for exhibitions or publications.


304 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83720