Manatee Care and Aquarium Specialist
The South Florida Museum is looking for a part time manatee care and aquarium specialist to help take care of Snooty, our rehabilitation manatees and aquariums. Qualifications: All candidates must have SCUBA dive certifications with at least 25 recent open water dives (non-certification dives) logged. Background in marine biology, animal care associated with aquarium or zoos, and public presentation experience preferred. Courses in marine mammal training an asset. Candidates should be able bodied and capable of lifting heavy objects (50 lbs) and traversing flights of stairs. Please contact the Director of Living Collections, Marilyn Margold directly for more information: MMargold@SouthFloridaMuseum.org or (941) 746-4131 extension 20.
Part-Time Museum Educator
The South Florida Museum is seeking a talented, energetic, part-time Educator to engage guests and provide customized learning experiences. Ideal candidate is outgoing, has exemplary written and oral communication skills, possesses a working knowledge of science and/or history, has a proven ability to work with learners of all ages and is quick to learn new material. Responsibilities include giving walking tours of museum exhibits to both school groups and adult learners, while helping to develop, test and implement new tour-based experiences such as hands-on Discovery Carts, Field Journals and mobile web-based interactives. The position will also assist in planning and running public programs such as Family Nights, think+drink(science), Film Fridays and Stelliferous Live. Flexibility is a must as educational programs run both mornings and evenings. Some weekends required. The position will average 20 to 24 hours/ week.
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, science or history and two years’ experience working in museums, schools or other educational venues. Please submit resume and cover letter to HR@SouthFloridaMuseum.org. No phone calls, please.
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.
Annual Fund Manager
The South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton is seeking an Annual Fund Manager to be responsible for the overall success of the Museum’s individual giving programs. The Manager directs and administers all aspects of individual giving, which currently includes 3 campaigns, and supports 2 fundraising events each year. Other areas of responsibility include: cultivation and stewardship plans, online giving, donor recognition, generating corporate support and reporting and evaluating program effectiveness. The manager will work closely with Board members, the executive director, development director and other staff to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift support. This position reports to the Development Director and is funded for a two-year period with the prospect of continuation if budgets allow.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant fundraising experience is required. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment; works well as part of a team; has the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, set priorities and follow through to completion of tasks, and maintain a high level of confidentiality; is proficient with Microsoft Office suite and has a fearless approach to getting the most out of database and software systems. Please send cover letter and resume to HR@SouthFloridaMuseum.org.