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Construction and Exhibits Project Manager

Audubon Institute
New Orleans, LA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Position Title: Exhibits Project Manager Department: Construction & Exhibits Reports To: VP of Construction & Exhibits Location: Audubon Central General Summary: The Exhibits Project Manager is responsible for planning, estimating, scheduling, coordination, and overall on-site management for all small construction, renovation, and upgrades of exhibits at Audubon Nature Institute facilities. This task includes construction management of outside vendors and consultants, interactions with department heads and Husbandry/Animal Staff to coordinate design, construction documents, and budgets for exhibitry design. Exhibitry projects will require close collaboration and coordination with Husbandry/Animal Staff, Marketing Staff, and Education/Interpretive Planning Staff for graphics, signs, and interpretive materials. The Exhibits Project Manager will be primarily located at Audubon Zoo, but may be assigned to specific exhibit projects by the VP of Construction & Exhibits to work independently to be supervised by the Director of Downtown Facilities and/or the Director of Uptown Facilities. _____________________________________ To deliver on the Audubon mission, the Exhibits Project Manager will: Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality ________________________________________ • Effectively gather information from ANI interested parties and disseminate/communicate effectively to design teams to ensure appropriate programming and execution of exhibit designs • Design and produce drawings to illustrate design ideas to stakeholders for review, input, and approval • Coordinate construction work schedules with facility operations and administrative personnel to assure continuity • Maintain a capital projects list with estimated timelines and budgets • Effectively assess and communicate to assist VP of Construction and Exhibits in prioritizing projects, incorporating funding/budget issues, scheduling, guest impact, etc. • Maintain and communicate a project list with estimated timelines and budgets to VP of Construction & Exhibits • Participate in regularly scheduled management meetings; provide accurate and pertinent information regarding exhibit design and construction projects • Review all possible effects to animal welfare/safety with the support of Husbandry/Animal Staff due to proposed construction projects • Daily site manager on exhibit projects in conjunction with Facilities, Operations, and Guest Services ensuring consistent “Audubon quality” enhancements and “campus” look and feel to existing Audubon assets • Personally demonstrates commitment by responding to guest needs and recommending action plans to permanently address service failures • Understands the importance of meeting internal guest expectations and budget objectives Weave quality entertainment through the guest experience ________________________________________ • Ensure that a professional work environment is maintained during Uptown construction projects with minimum negative impact to guests • Assist in developing protocol regarding scheduling exhibit projects to minimize negative guest impact • Ensure that projects are constructed according to Audubon’s mission to provide a great guest experience • Supervise outside contractors and consultants, Architects, fabricators, sculptors, copywriters, and designers to meet installation goals • Coordinate with Marketing and Education/Interpretive Planning Staff to plan and locate signs, graphics, interpretive materials, videos, computer interactive/games, and show services • Maintains a positive, cooperative work environment between staff and internal guests Operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museums and parks. ________________________________________ • Meet weekly with VP of Construction and Exhibits to present updates, ask questions, schedule/prioritize projects, incorporate funding/budget issues, and minimize guest impact for current and future projects • Work with VP of Construction & Exhibits and Director of Procurement to develop, design and produce bid packages and specifications for small exhibitry projects, upgrades, and renovations that adhere to Audubon Standards and for small projects to be executed “in-house” • Work with VP of Construction & Exhibits and Director of Procurement to review bid packages and specifications for large exhibit packages that are developed by external consultants to ensure that they adhere to Audubon Standards and Public Bid Law • Minimize exhibit contract amendments and fabrication change orders by efficient and thorough review of all construction documents prior to procurement/bid • Develop budgets for exhibits to assist in development of Capital Project and Departmental annual budget plans • Work with VP of Construction & Exhibits to manage budget expectations of executive team • Work with VP of Construction and Exhibits as a project lead to ensure that exhibits for all capital projects are within budgeted including adequate margins to cover anticipated overages or change orders • Effectively monitor actual expenditures to budget, providing management with timely expenditure variances • With support of Administrative Coordinator, submit and monitor invoices and pay applications for reimbursement to appropriate funding sources – FEMA, FP&C, City of New Orleans, Donors, and Grants. • Work with VP of Construction & Exhibits as a project lead to develop project implementation and phasing that minimizes negative impact on revenue generation • Minimize impact of changes throughout design and construction stages of exhibitry projects • Work with VP of Construction & Exhibits to support Development team in application for grants and Donor “asks” The above listed duties are general statements of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. They do not exclude other duties as assigned. ________________________________________ To deliver on the Audubon service promise, the Construction Manager will: Welcome ________________________________________ • Make eye contact with every customer encounter, smile at every person, offer friendly phrases and greetings • Wear identification badge • Walk individual to destination instead of pointing; offer assistance to people who look confused • Assume ownership of potential safety hazards (wipe-up spill, pick up trash) • Always have the camera-ready look Share ________________________________________ • Maintain positive attitude, pleasant tone of voice (remember it is not what you say, but how you say it) • Coach coworkers on service expectations • Utilize the power of teamwork to give excellent service • Know when to involve management Inspire ________________________________________ • Know the answers to questions or seek out the answers • Utilize proper phone etiquette (answer phone within three rings, smile before answering call, ask for permission and wait for response before placing caller on hold) • Ensure work area is free of food, drink, socialization, and personal business • Follow Dress Code Policy on clothing and grooming • Keep unpleasant concerns behind closed doors (vent backstage) ________________________________________ Supervision: Consultants and coordinates with ANI staff (exhibits, facilities, husbandry, VPs and department heads, etc.). Supervises outside vendors and consultants. Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in construction/fabrication or exhibit design. Education: Minimum Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Design, Architecture or related field. Licensure/Certification: N/A Software Requirements: Working knowledge of basic computer software programs, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or Outlook Express, and expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, and proficiency with AutoCAD or other computer assisted design software. Other preferred skills: Architectural/landscape rendering, drafting/technical drawing skills, and 3d design software (Sketch Up). Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements: Must have the ability to use mobile devices, computer, fax, scanner, and phone and copy machine. Must have the ability to learn to use multiple types of tools for fabrication and installation of exhibitry. Such tools include drills, hammers, screwdrivers, saws, etc. Physical Requirements: • Heavy Work: exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. May involve sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. • Sitting or standing, bending, stooping, and the ability to carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. • Constant adequate range of motion and mobility required. • Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less required. • Typical ability to collect and analyze numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions and ability to determine the time, place and sequence of operations or actions required. • Regular talking and the ability to express and exchange ideas by means of language expected. • Regular hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds. • Constant ability to read, record, or type data quickly and accurately required. • Standing for extended periods to construct or install signage or exhibit graphics • Sitting, kneeling, crawling on floor or ground. • Climbing, standing on a ladder or scaffolding. • Working from a bucket truck. • Using various paints, solvents and chemicals. Environmental/Working Conditions: • Working long hours between breaks or meals required. • Ability to work under and handle stress in an appropriate manner required. • May be exposed t

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