Now Hiring: Builder

As a Split Rock Studios Builder, you will utilize your mastery of build techniques, understanding of CAD drawings, and real-world experiences to create 100% custom exhibit components that are high quality, functional, easily installed, and true to the designer and client’s vision.


The Ideal Candidate is…

  • Self-motivated. You are able to work independently on complex and deadline-driven projects, asking questions as needed to keep the project on track.
  • Diplomatic. You communicate with respect and clarity to project team members, other builders and artists, and most importantly, our clients.
  • Innovative. Being creative, resourceful, and solution-oriented comes naturally to you, so you’re excited for the variety associated with 100% custom projects.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Intake
    • Read and understand building blueprints and detailed construction drawings.
    • Coordinate with Purchaser to ensure all component parts and materials are acquired in an efficient manner prior to start of construction.
    • Redline prints with necessary edits and return them to CAD detailer for revision.
  • Development
    • Advise designers on build strategy, durability, and functionality.
    • Prototype components to ensure they work well in an exhibit environment.
    • Set up and test simple electronic components prior to on site installation.
  • Build and Assembly
    • Measure, cut and assemble custom cabinetry, furniture, and mechanical interactives, and more based on CAD drawings.
    • Process and assemble CNC parts as needed.
    • Continuously evaluate components for ease of installation, communicating concerns with Shop Foreman and PM for troubleshooting.
    • Operate the following machinery skillfully, safely, and effectively:
      • Saws (table saw, rolling bed table saw, band saw, horizontal metal cutting band saw)
      • Miter box
      • Drill press
      • Hammer Drill
      • Pocket hole machine
      • Shaper
      • Planer
      • Hinge machine
      • Pinch roller
      • Power hand tools
      • Nail/staple guns
  • Finishing
    • Apply laminates, veneers, and other surface finishes to exhibit components
    • Prep components for paint booth.
    • Install graphics, interactive components, and overlays onto finished piece.
    • Pack exhibit components safely and load them onto truck for transportation to site.
  • Installation
    • Travel to job site via car, truck, or plane as determined by management.
    • Prepare job site for installation including moving obstacles, prepping doorways, and laying down poly sheeting to protect floors.
    • Unload exhibit components from truck into exhibit installation area in a safe and professional manner
    • Complete exhibit installation tasks as needed, including but not limited to:
      • Leading the install team, and/or taking direction from the Lead Builder.
      • Placing and securing cabinetry, reading rails, graphics, and exhibit furniture.
      • Using ladders and lifts to hang graphics, taxidermy, and overhead pieces.
      • Troubleshooting surprises and challenges as needed in partnership with Project Manager.
      • Assisting artists, graphics installers, and lighting designers as needed based on agreed upon project scope of work.
      • Answering client questions throughout installation while working to eliminate any punch list items.
      • Cleaning exhibit area completely prior to departure.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift a minimum of 75lbs safely.
  • Move and maneuver heavy loads efficiently, asking for assistance as needed for safe operation at SRS shop and on-site
  • When traveling, Builder may work 12 hour days consistently for up to 12 straight days.
  • Withstand long periods on your feet (Builders are primarily on their feet all day or moving around the shop).
  • Work overtime when needed, including occasional weekends when traveling.


Travel Requirements:

  • Builders are required to travel to project sites as needed to measure buildings and/or install exhibits. This can include travel by car, truck, or plane. Willingness to fly is a requirement.
  • Installations are typically completed in two weeks. For large projects, installation may be broken up into multiple two-week phases.
  • Depending on the installation, 12 hour days may be required in order to complete the project in a timely manner. These 12 hour days can continue for up to 12 days straight.
  • Travel is confirmed and communicated three weeks prior to installation. Builder schedules are taken into consideration when planning projects and installation dates


To apply, please submit a resume to