Museum opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays | Parking info. under Things To Do/Visit

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Change, an important part of the area’s educational, economic and cultural landscapes, is growing — opening a new wing in 2019 and enhancing its service to the region.

Exhibitions Technician/Preparator

This support position reports to the Director of Exhibitions and is a vital team member to exhibitions, collections, curatorial and interpretation teams. This position provides assistance developing, producing, installing, de-installing, shipping, moving, repairing, project managing and daily maintenance of exhibition projects both in-house produced or rented and for permanent dioramas and exhibition cases throughout The Bishop.

The duties listed are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and responsibilities associated with the job. They are not a complete list of all the duties performed by this position.


  • Use of power tools for fabrication and construction of mount making using paper, wood, metal and plastics
  • Gallery walls and exhibition furniture painting
  • Basic electrical applied to lighting track systems and fixtures and digital equipment
  • Computer skills, graphic art programs, presentation programs, data base programs
  • Digital technologies Web 2.0, Virtual Reality, Mobile Applications, audio, video


  • Awareness of art handling techniques for museum objects
  • Awareness of museum collection’s management protocols
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • The ability to work at times on multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • The ability to climb ladders and lift/push 50 pounds and drive a car or pickup truck
  • Excellent customer service, presentation, and writing skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time

The ideal candidate works well both independently and as a collaborative, diplomatic team member, is able to work early mornings, late evenings or weekends when necessary during installations and de-installation of exhibitions.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in related field(s), studio art, museum studies, industrial design or four years related experience in a museum Preparator position
  • Experience in a museum, historic park, construction, furniture manufacturing, building maintenance or similar hands-on skills highly desirable

Please send resume and cover letter to

Visitor Services Specialist (part time)

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Inc., an important part of the area’s educational, economic and cultural landscapes, is growing, opening a new wing in 2019 and enhancing its service to the region. The Bishop is seeking a part time Visitor Services Specialist to join its Visitor Services Team. The Visitor Services Specialist will provide excellent customer service and assist visitors in making their visits a memorable one.

Candidate must have a minimum of two years of customer services experience in retail or front gate positions. Must be proficient in cash POS operations as well as computer applications necessary for the position. Flexible schedule, weekends, holidays and some evenings required. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and stand for four to five hours at a time. Excellent people skills.

Please send cover letter and resume to

Major Gifts Officer

The Museum is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join its Community Engagement Team. The MGO will cultivate, solicit and steward existing donors while developing new supporters and funding opportunities. S/he will manage a pool of approximately 150-200 individuals, seeking Annual Fund, Capital support and planned gifts and will be expected to make a minimum of 60 major gift solicitations per year with an emphasis on leadership-level annual gifts as well as multi-year pledges.

The Museum’s philosophy is to create strong, long-term relationships with its supporters. The MGO will work closely with the CEO, members of the Board of Trustees, development team and program staff.

Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience with at least three years working with major gifts; excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills; excellent analytical skills and a demonstrated understanding of prospect and volunteer management. Must be well organized and comfortable working alone and as part of a team.