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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Museum Educator (Part Time)

Museum Educators facilitate high quality guest experiences for Museum visitors by developing and delivering our family, youth and public programs in support of the Museum’s mission to engage and inspire learners of all ages in science, natural history and culture.

This is a part-time position with a variable schedule of 5-20 hours per week, depending on Museum tour and program needs. A minimum availability of two weekdays (excluding Monday) and one weekend day is required.


  • Provide both formal and informal interpretation in all areas of the Museum, including the Mosaic Backyard Universe, for school groups of all grade levels, adult groups and general museum visitors
  • Lead groups on Museum tours, facilitating age-appropriate, customized learning experiences
  • Present stories and talking points on topics related to general science, astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, ecology, and Florida history
  • Organize and maintain educational materials: discovery carts, biofacts, supplies and museum collection items
  • Assist with summer science camp programs and outreach programs
  • Follow established guidelines to support the safety of guests, animals, and collection
  • Help maintain program and training materials ensuring dissemination of the most up-to-date information.
  • Greet and organize groups upon arrival
  • Assist in training new staff and education
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent customer service, presentation and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to learn and share information on a variety of topics, and cross-train in a variety of Museum areas including the Manatee Habitat and
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work independently and with a team with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable working with groups of all ages
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office as well as technology items such as tablets, iPads, microphones and the like.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, and occasional evenings
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift, pull and push 25

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in related field(s) or working toward such a degree (if still in college, you will be asked to provide your course schedule each semester)
  • Experience in education, museum or public presentation/performance fields is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience working with children, preferably in a group setting

To apply, please email cover Letter, resume and references

to or HR, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, P.O. Box 9265, Bradenton, FL 34206. No phone calls, please.


Head Custodian

The Head Custodian reports to the Facility Manager and is responsible for ensuring excellence in achievement of the housekeeping plan.


  • Develop and implement the housekeeping plan for the Museum.
  • Identify daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks for the housekeeping plan.
  • Oversee a team of custodians for scheduling and performance management.
  • Identify supply needs, keep inventories and ensure appropriate stocking.
  • Identify equipment needs and present to Facility Manager.
  • Be part of the facility oversight team and identify problems in Museum equipment or structure and report to the Facilities Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two or more years’ experience in a head custodial position.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Supervisory skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of commercial custodial systems.
  • Ability to stand and move around an 80,000 square foot facility for 4- 5 hours at a time.
  • Ability to climb stairs.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Contact to apply.

Visitor Services Specialist

The Visitor Services Specialist reports to the Visitor Services Manager and is responsible for providing excellent customer service as guests enter The Bishop to visit or to make Museum store purchases.


  • Provide excellent customer service throughout each transaction.
  • Demonstrate excellent cash controls.
  • Greet and welcome each customer.
  • Sell tickets and accurately distribute information about the Museum.
  • Maintain professional attitude at all times.
  • Maintain lobby area cleanliness and appearance.
  • Restock flyers and museum information.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in office equipment necessary for position.
  • Maintain pleasant phone manner and ability to multi-task when dispensing information.
  • Maintain store appearance and aid in restocking merchandise
  • Work in partnership with volunteer greeters to bring the best visitor experience to each individual.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be proficient in cash POS operations, as well as computer applications necessary for position
  • Flexible schedule, weekends, holidays and some evenings required
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 4-5 hours at a time.
  • Ability to mobilize around an 80,000 square foot building as needed.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Detail orientated.

Please apply to

Internship Opportunities

Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat Internship

Fall Semester, September – December 2019

Deadline to Apply: August 14, 2019.  Send resume and cover letter to

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is a second stage rehabilitation facility.  Manatees at the Habitat were rescued as injured, ill or orphaned and taken to a critical care hospital.  Once recovered, they may be transferred to second stage centers, like The Bishop, for continued rehabilitation and preparation for eventual return to the wild.

Position Summary: The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat Internship will help develop skills required to perform above standard husbandry care for manatees that are part of the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release program run by USFWS.  Learned responsibilities include but are not limited to daily care and feeding of the West Indian Manatee, maintenance of habitat, behavioral observations, record keeping and guest interaction.

Essential Functions (including, but not limited to):

  • Must be a college student or post-grad in the biological sciences.
  • Commitment of a 20-hour work week.
  • Develop knowledge in the husbandry and care of West Indian manatee, including preparing and distributing approved animal diets, detailed observations and cleaning.
  • Close observation of animal behaviors with a focus on input, output, swimming and behaviors related to monitoring health of animals and what is normal behavior.
  • Observe medical procedures.
  • Observe detailed record keeping and reporting.
  • Develop knowledge of The Bishop and Parker Habitat layout to respond quickly in the event of an animal emergency and to assist guests daily.
  • Initiate and complete area projects with supervisor’s approval.
  • Interact with guests during both formal and informal discussions.
  • Schedule flexibility to work weekends, holidays and to adjust schedule as needed.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to take direction from Manatee Care staff.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to swim (for the purpose of working around the water — interns do not dive or swim in the manatee habitat).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without difficulty.
  • Ability to bend, lift, sweep and mop without difficulty.
  • Possess visual acuity appropriate for animal care and general safety practices.

The Rehabilitation program is a non-contact / non-interaction program for manatees.