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John Siska

Manager Exhibit Operations

Work Experience:

25 years of experience.

Museum of Science and Industry

Manager Exhibit Operations

Aug 2021 – Present

Manage and supervise technicians who are responsible for the daily activities of the Museum’s Exhibit Operations Department. Interact with Senior Exhibits Maintenance Manager, project managers, and directors on exhibit projects and team functions.

Encore Event Technologies

Integration Manager

Dec 2016-Sep 2021

Manage, Design, and execute custom visual media and digital signage installation projects as they relate to existing or potential project opportunities within the hospitality and business sector.

Fulfill client’s expectations with a focus on research, development, engineering, environmental factors, room decor, AV, and lighting.

Perform site surveys; including structural, power, and network requirements.
Perform product surveys; including hardware, software, and custom fabrication needs.

Design as-built elevations of equipment racks for headend IDF rooms. Review architect drawings for the location of data power and mounting points.

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Audio Visual Technology Manger

Dec 2002 – Jun 2103

Technology Manager and Architect of Audio Visual systems and exhibit projects. Video Producer, shoot, edit and collaborate on all video projects. Over a decade of experience with solid working knowledge of audio-visual and teleconferencing systems. Skilled in structured cabling, IP networks, and AV design. Excellent troubleshooting skills in analog and digital video-equipped environments. Good time management training and system documentation skills. Practical day-to-day knowledge of facility-based audio-visual systems including fix repair and preventative maintenance.