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Architectural Assistant - Capital Projects

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

The Job:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the production of feasibility reports, design proposals, detailed workings, drawings, specifications, calculations, forecasts, costing, presentations, reports, change orders, applications for planning and building control, tenders and other documents as required.
  • Participate in presentations, site visits, construction meetings, sub-contractor meetings and other meetings.  
  • Ensure that specific Health & Safety procedures are followed when on-site.  
  • Oversee contractor vetting process and ensure effective communication and coordination between contractors, sub-contractors, project field personnel and MSI to maximize a high level of satisfaction
  • Perform site and environmental analysis
  • Ensure that quality assurance and quality control processes are followed
  • Review drawing and update drawings as needed.
  • Keep the Director informed of all circumstances that could affect projects or the Museum. 
  • Keep abreast of technological developments and attend technical and professional society meetings and seminars.
  • Coordinate and support all areas of the project from startup to closeout
  • Apply organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively and to coordinate events
  • Provide back-up assistance to other project assistant team members when they are absent or overloaded

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) to four (4) years of architecture experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCad and Microsoft Office Suite including Project and Procore
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills required
  • Basic knowledge of City Building, Exiting and Fire Codes
  • Working Knowledge of Construction Means and Methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods and materials and the economics involved.
  • Basic knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act
  • Some evening and weekend work is required, as well as being readily available for building problems and emergencies on a 24 hour basis.

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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