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Career Details :: Exhibit Designers
Plan, design, and oversee construction and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits and displays.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Prepares preliminary drawings of proposed exhibit, including detailed construction, layout, material specifications, or special-effects diagrams.
- Inspects installed exhibit for conformance to specifications and satisfactory operation of special-effects components.
- Designs, draws, paints, or sketches backgrounds and fixtures for use in windows or interior displays.
- Oversees preparation of artwork, construction of exhibit components, and placement of collection to ensure intended interpretation of concepts and conformance to specifications.
- Confers with client or staff regarding theme, interpretative or informational purpose, planned location, budget, materials, or promotion.
- Arranges for acquisition of specimens or graphics or building of exhibit structures by outside contractors to complete exhibit.
- Submits plans for approval and adapts plan to serve intended purpose or to conform to budget or fabrication restrictions.
- Designs display to decorate streets, fairgrounds, building, or other places for celebrations, using paper, cloth, plastic, or other materials.
- Art Directors
- Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Costume Attendants
- Fashion Designers
- Interior Designers
- Landscape Architects
- Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Set Designers
General Work Activities
- Thinking Creatively
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Drafting & Specifying Technical Devices, etc.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Frustrating Circumstances