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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Learning Specialist I, Part-Time

The Learning Specialist will serve a fundamental role in The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s Learning and Public Programs Department as well as other museum programs and events. This person will facilitate high-quality guest experiences by developing and delivering our family, school, and public programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide both formal and informal interpretation of all areas of the Museum for school and adult groups, as well as general public visitors through inquiry and active learning.
  • Lead and support field trips, science camps, outreach programs, community partnership programs, and other public engagements as determined by strengths, interests, and department needs.
  • Facilitate the Mosaic Backyard Universe and other exhibition spaces, including engaging with guests and maintaining exhibition cleanliness.
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and evaluation of programs and materials.
  • Assist with training and mentorship of new staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with documentation and care of the educational collections.

Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. Below we describe what we believe to be important qualities for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.

Qualities:

  • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Comfortable working with groups and individuals of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Customer-oriented and willing to engage with visitors;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Strong skills with MS Office products;
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, and some evenings;
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to lift, pull, and push 25 pounds;
  • Spanish fluency preferred.

Range of Experience:

  • Some relevant experience preferred

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at The Bishop:

Human Resources
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
PO Box 9265
Bradenton, Florida 34206

Special Programs Manager

The Special Programs Manager will serve as an integral part of The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s learning department. This role develops and manages museum “drop-off” programs for school-aged children, including camps, homeschool courses, and teen programming (IQuest). The Special Programs Manager also serves as The Bishop’s Camp Director during the summer season.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with the Curator of Learning, Educators, and other key staff to develop, prepare for, and lead year-round drop-off programming, such as IQuest, teen programs, and home school programs, including museum and offsite experiences.
  • As Camp Director, contribute to topics, develop curriculum and activities, order, and track supplies, communicate with families, address student and staff concerns, and support camp staff in the classroom and the museum for school break camps.
  • As Camp Director, assist the Curator of Learning with camp staff and volunteer recruitment, leading and developing training and protocols, and day-to-day management of camp personnel.
  • As Camp Director, manage documentation of campers and their individual needs, including tracking, storing, and distributing medication and supporting individual learning and accessibility needs.
  • Prioritize the safety of museum staff and program participants by developing practices and systems that anticipate risks, empower staff to address problems, and allow for rapid response in case of emergency.
  • Foster a culture of trust, collaboration, mutual respect, and teamwork within the department and museum.
  • Actively mentor staff and volunteers working these programs, supporting their growth while holding team members accountable.
  • Lead and support field trips, outreaches, community partnership programs, and other public engagements as needed.

Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. Below we describe what we believe to be important qualities for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.

Qualities:

  • Strong understanding of current educational pedagogy;
  • Ability to foster teamwork and manage staff;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Experience managing multiple programs/events concurrently;
  • Customer-oriented;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Strong skills with MS Office products.

Range of Experience:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at The Bishop:

Human Resources
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
PO Box 9265
Bradenton, Florida 34206

Custodian, Part-Time

Be part of The Bishop Team in keeping the Museum’s galleries and learning spaces in excellent shape as a part-time custodian. Help with the implementation of the Museum’s housekeeping plan by performing general cleaning and organizational tasks for the facility. Ability to work flexible hours is preferred.

Accountabilities:

  • Help with the implementation of the Museum’s housekeeping plan by performing general cleaning and organizational tasks for the facility.
  • Represent the Museum for in house use of the facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Team Player
  • Self motivated
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of commercial custodial systems and equipment usage
  • Ability to stand and move around a 70,000 square foot facility for 4- 5 hours as a time
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at The Bishop:

Human Resources
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
PO Box 9265
Bradenton, Florida 34206