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Graphic Production Technician

Royal Alberta Museum - Edmonton

  • Full Time
  • Junior/Intermediate
  • In Office


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The Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation, and increased gender equality. The Royal Alberta Museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and exhibits objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment. In collaboration with other branches within Heritage Division, the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) Branch is responsible for designing and producing galleries, exhibits, and interpretive features for 18 of the division's museums (including RAM), historic sites and interpretive centres located throughout Alberta. The RAM Branch's Visitor Experience Unit is instrumental in leading this work.

For more information about the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) please visit our website at:

Role responsibilities

As the Graphic Production Technician, you will be a key member of a multidisciplinary team responsible for developing, installing, and maintaining exhibits, galleries, and similar public spaces in museums and historic sites. You will support graphic designers in conceiving and developing exhibition graphics, print materials, signage, and various communication products. Often working from existing design standards and master layouts, you will prepare layouts for proofing and assist with specifications, requests for supplier quotes, and production. At times, you will manage aspects of these projects independently, supporting other facets of the technical team's fabrication and maintenance-related work.

In this role, you are skilled in operating the equipment needed to print and install graphic products in galleries, including printing and mounting various graphic products and making straightforward edits to or finalizing production artwork for printing. You also operate and maintain specialized graphics production equipment. You work collaboratively with team members to install and maintain exhibit components, foster continuous improvement, and sustain a culture of excellence and accountability.

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Finalize production-ready files for all graphic components, including, but not limited to, text, photography, images, illustrations, signage, interpretive graphic panels and various other communication products;
  • Assist in quality control by ensuring all graphic materials and finishes are fully specified; this includes creating and updating project-related tracking records for these deliverables.
  • Produce graphics for installation using in-house graphics production equipment, ensuring quality and colour accuracy; this can include mounting print media on substrates by a variety of methods.
  • Mount and/or install exhibition graphics on a variety of materials and surfaces, using techniques including dry mounting and laminating; this includes large scale graphics (e.g., murals) and small-scale graphics (e.g., text and graphic panels).
  • Contribute to the sourcing and contracting of printers and fabricators by preparing quotation packages with detailed specifications, obtaining quotations and tracking changes to the production and installation of graphic components as they occur.
  • Support the development, production and fabrication of graphic layouts, templates, prototypes, mock-ups and presentations for review and approval (concept and refinement) as well as for broader communication, promotional products, wayfinding signage and various other graphic projects.


Minimum Recruitment Standards (MRS): Two-year diploma in a related field plus one year related experience; or equivalent as described below.

 Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

The following knowledge or experience is preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in the production, installation and delivery of innovative interpretive graphic products within museums or the cultural sector.
  • Knowledge across the functions of the team (carpentry, museum exhibit cleaning and basic repairs).
  • Working knowledge to prepare graphic layouts and files for quotation, production, tracking documents and preparing detailed specifications for fabrication and installation.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design standards and best practices as well as experiential graphic design materials, fabrication techniques and tender/installation processes.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise documents for presentations and packages.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency with software used for design, production, presentation and project collaboration, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), and Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams).
  • Comfort and experience working at heights.
  • Valid drivers' license (Class 5).
  • Able to lift and handle 25 kg.

Salary range

    Salary: ​$1,885.67 to $2,407.76 bi-weekly ($49,215 - $62,842/year)

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