Project Technician

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is seeking a Project Technician Media Systems Specialist to join our team.  The Project Technician will be responsible for supporting the Operations Technicians who support the daily exhibit operations, as well as carrying out and supporting special projects related to their specialty.  This position will have the responsibility of overseeing media based programs and systems throughout the museum’s exhibits and meeting rooms.  The Technician will focus on ensuring that all of our media based programs and systems are performing as designed, and may be called upon to develop new, temporary media interfaces for the museum’s short term exhibit installations.   

The Project Technician will also be responsible for designing, modifying, and maintain new and existing exhibits programs.  Developing a preventative maintenance schedule for in-service interactives and an action plan to reduce down time or loss of software.  The Project Technician will also review plans and software for new or replacement equipment and devices.  Oversee projects related to new media systems, and meet with system engineers and installers to make sure that project milestones are completed on time and on budget.  They will be the primary contact for media suppliers and service vendors.  Make periodic tours with operations technicians and discuss device performance in the field.  Assist with the installation of temporary exhibits, and may also be required to assist the operations technicians with turning on/off the exhibits, when adequate staff is not present.  

Minimum Requirements: 
Qualified candidates should have a High School diploma; with two-year degree preferred or technical school certification.  3-5 years of experience in software development.  Proficient with computers and software, PC, Android and Apple products.  Be familiar with object oriented programming across a variety of languages.  Skilled in programming and app development, and feel comfortable working with Adobe Creative Suite as needed. Must know how to use basic tools and shop equipment.  Should have strong diagnostic skills and know how to prioritize repairs.  Must have good communication skills, and have the ability to deal with a diverse group of people including staff, guests, and vendors.

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