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Formations Inc.
621 SE 202nd Avenue
Portland OR 97233

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Updated:October 9, 2015

Exhibit Builder

Performs fabrication duties as assigned including cut-out and assembly of exhibits and exhibit parts. Prepares exhibits for paint or laminate with p-lam or veneer. Performs final assembly after paint, wraps and pack parts. Carries out final installation, mounts artifacts as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Cabinet maker
  • Run woodworking equipment

Experience Required

  • 4 years in a professional setting

Skills Needed

  • Cutting
  • Milling
  • Assembly of wood
  • Plastic laminate
  • Understands blueprints

Essential Functions

  • Studies sketches or scale drawings for temporary or permanent display or exhibit structures, such as framework, fixtures, booths, or cabinets to determine type, amount, and cost of materials needed.
  • Assists with model building and builds crate for shipping.
  • Confers with exhibit planning and art personnel to discuss structural feasibility of plans and to suggest alternate methods of displaying objects in exhibit.
  • Cuts, assembles, and fastens parts to construct framework, panels, shelves, and other exhibit components of specified materials, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Sprays or brushes paint, enamel, varnish, or other finish on structures, or creates special effects by applying finish with cloth, sponge, or fingers to prepare structure for addition of fittings.
  • Mounts fittings and fixtures, such as shelves, panel boards, and shadowboxes to framework, using hand tools or adhesives.
  • Installs electrical wiring, fixtures, apparatus, audiovisual components, or control equipment in framework, according to design specifications.
  • Installs or affixes murals, photographs, mounted legend materials, and graphics in framework or on fixtures.
  • Assembles, installs, or arranges structures in exhibit galleries working with maintenance and installation personnel.


  • $18 - $21 per hour
  • Benefits
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