Museum Tech Supervisor - MICRO
October 6, 2020
New York, United States of America
Job Type


MICRO is looking for a Museum Tech Supervisor who will own and manage some of the most exciting challenges in new museum design. They will be responsible for building and engineering MICRO’s growing fleet of six-foot tall museums.

Do you have a background in highly detailed fabrication? Have you worked in museum exhibitry, model making, or prop building? If you’re a hyper-organized, self-motivated doer who loves to tinker and solve problems and wants to work with beautiful museums, the Museum Tech Supervisor position at MICRO is your dream job.

You will play a critical role as the bridge between museum design and museum fabrication. You’ll work with CAD and help to manage specialist contractors, but you are very hands-on and will make sure that MICRO’s museums are beautifully built and running perfectly. From the skillful operation of drills, drivers, and dremels to the application of graphics on Corian, you are a creature of all trades who is excited to help MICRO grow.

MICRO is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. Non-US citizens OK.



Outfit and repair MICRO’s museums and exhibits, deploying a wide range of tools and techniques in our workshop as well as in the field
Create workflows and processes to manage a small team of contractors
R&D internal components and delivery systems
Prototype and refine museum exhibits
Organize and improve the processes that support and enable core tasks, including but not limited to: workshop maintenance, updating key documentation, and sourcing necessary components and supplies
Maintain a high personal standard for excellence and productivity
Participate in collaborative problem solving, planning, and retrospectives as a member of a diverse team


3+ years experience in custom fabrication, manufacturing, lighting, museums or other relevant field.

Management experience/interest in leadership

Must demonstrate a broad range of technical skills related to carpentry, metalworking, plastics fabrication

Knowledge of electrical systems, AC and DC power distribution, microcontrollers, lighting and effects

Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

Understanding of common shop chemicals and solvent compatibility

Familiar with workshop safety procedures, use of PPE

Knowledge of cosmetic finishes, polishing techniques, applique graphics, fine detail work

CAD and drafting skills, Fusion 360 preferred


3D printing experience

Programming Languages, Arduino experience

Adobe Graphic Design Software

Specific experience working with Corian or Acrylic

Driver’s License with box truck experience



Proactive and self-motivated

Respectful of diverse team members and perspectives

Willing to learn and incorporate house style and methods

Creative problem-solver who thrives in ambiguity

Considerate, effective communicator who values feedback

Ability to quickly diagnose problems and propose solutions

Close attention to detail

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