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Exhibition designer – 3D
at Royal Air Force Museum

Royal Air Force Museum is seeking an exhibition designer – 3D to join its team in London or Cosford, UK.

We have a fantastic opportunity available for an exhibition designer (3D) to join our exhibitions and interpretation team based at either our London or Cosford site. You will design or commission design, manage production and installation of allocated exhibitions and displays at our sites in London and Cosford and touring exhibitions. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, we are offering a competitive salary of £35,000 per annum (London) or £32,500 per annum (Cosford).

The Royal Air Force Museum is a national museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity, with two sister sites at London and Cosford. RAF Museum Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the RAF Museum with all profits gift-aided to the Museum to support its charitable activities.

Our purpose is to share the RAF story, past, present and future – using the stories of its people and our collections in order to engage, inform and inspire everyone. Our overall vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

About the role

The RAF Museum is looking for an experienced exhibition designer (3D) to join our exhibitions and Interpretation team. The successful candidate will support the head of exhibitions and interpretation to deliver the Museum’s Interpretation Strategy.

Key responsibilities of our exhibition designer (3D) include:

  • work creatively with curators, 2D design, interpretation, audience research, visitors experience, access and learning to create, develop and deliver design concepts
  • provide support as required for the development and delivery of the Cosford and London Master Plans
  • for major exhibition projects, support the development and delivery of design concepts, providing advice on exhibitions structures’ specification and finishes
  • stay up to date on the latest museum design best practice, providing advice and guidance to Museum staff in respect of exhibitions
  • work with the community outreach officer and groups identified for co-curated and co-designed projects, to successfully embed the results/responses
  • project manage cross-departmental teams to ensure the development of allocated exhibitions and displays are progressed to schedule and are delivered on time and budget
  • liaise with and task workshop staff for the in-house production of new displays as well as for the maintenance and update of existing exhibitions and displays
  • provide effective communication between teams, internal and external, for allocated projects

What we are looking for in our ideal Exhibition Designer (3D):

  • educated to degree level in 3D, spatial or interior design or equivalent experience
  • demonstrable experience in developing, project managing and delivering high quality exhibitions and gallery displays in a museum or heritage environment
  • demonstrable experience in creating/overseeing design and concept briefs and in working with designers, writers and creative agencies in interpreting and realising those briefs, whether in physical or digital formats
  • experience in managing small and large budgets (>£1m) and following relevant procurement guidelines tendering to OJEU level
  • ability and experience to read and understand technical drawings and technical specifications
  • knowledge of current H&S regulation
  • excellent Microsoft Office software skills
  • working knowledge of a range of design software. These could include: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino3D
  • ability to produce, analyse and report on financial information and management accounts
  • good hand sketching skills

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 2 October 2020
Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 13 October 2020

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