Employment Opportunities

Development & Prospect Researcher

The South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton is seeking a Development and Prospect Researcher to join its development team. The position is responsible for ongoing strategic prospect and donor research, tracking contacts with individuals, corporations and foundations; maintaining accurate donor records in a database, preparing reports and providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Development staff.

Experience with prospect research and working with a database is required. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, pay attention to detail and accuracy, work well in a fast-paced team environment, set priorities and follow through to completion of tasks, maintain a high level of confidentiality, and be proficient with Microsoft Office suite. This position will report to the Development Director and is funded for a two-year period with potential for continued employment if budgets allow. Please send cover letter and resume to HR@SouthFloridaMuseum.org.


Education - Program Coordinator

The South Florida Museum is seeking a Program Coordinator to organize, administer and support our school and public programs. Working with the Education Department, this full-time, entry-level position is the key to “making programs happen,” with a wide range of responsibilities including administrative support, scheduling, logistics, ordering supplies, managing vendor contacts, overseeing program set-up and break-down and extensive interaction with the public. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, computer, communication, administrative and customer service skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Some evening and weekend work is required, but schedule has some weekday flexibility.

This is a salaried position, with benefits

Please send cover letter and resume to HR@SouthFloridaMuseum.org.


The Program Coordinator will play a crucial support role with a wide range of responsibilities associated with group visits and public programs.

Group Visits

·         Coordinate field trip programs for schools, summer camp and youth groups and tour programs for adult groups

·         Communicate with teachers and group leaders via telephone and email to schedule tours

·         Provide incoming tour leaders with necessary information to ensure a successful visit, i.e. arrival/departure times, tentative schedules, program options, pricing, special accommodations, etc.

·         Maintain calendars using in-house scheduling software

·         Work with Education staff and volunteer tour guides to coordinate resources and schedules

·         Greet, facilitate bus unloading and organize incoming groups upon arrival.

·         Generate invoices for group visits



·         Inventory and order program supplies

·         Track program budgets, accounts and invoicing

·         Coordinate public program and exhibition event set-up, hosting and break-down, including regularly scheduled Film Friday, Family Night, think + drink and Stelliferous evening programs.

·         Set up and run refreshment station for public programs

·         Coordinate program volunteers, as needed



·         Associates Degree, with two years customer service experience preferred.

·         Highly organized

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Basic computer skills, ability to use scheduling, calendar, invoicing, word processing and email software

·         Ability to work effectively with volunteers

·         Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituents, including Museum visitors, children’s and adult groups, educators, corporate clients and  the community at large

·         Ability to work flexible schedule which includes evening and weekends.

·         Ability to creatively solve problems and successfully handle conflict resolution.

·         Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

·         Ability to oversee group tours throughout museum for at least four hours per day