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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

THE BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the most exciting museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with a unique combination of member and visitor experiences featuring The Planetarium, the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, the Mosaic Backyard Universe and a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit! We offer something for everyone.

Employment Opportunities

We are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer, a dynamic individual who is passionate about creating an exceptional member and visitor experience while cultivating and preserving our historic underpinnings. Join us in creating a work environment that is fulfilling, and an experience that is unmatched anywhere on the gulf coast of Florida!

Chief Executive Officer Position Summary

Reporting directly to the board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has overall strategic, fiscal, development and operational responsibility for The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Inc. (Museum) programs and policies. The CEO provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the daily operation of the Museum and works with the Board to develop and implement the ongoing strategic initiatives for the institution to achieve the mission and vision. The CEO serves as a non-voting member on the Board of Trustees and carries out the policies regarding the Museum which have been adopted by the Board. The CEO works with all elected officials, state and local authorities, business leaders, educational personnel, and other colleagues in the museum and/or entertainment industries to ensure the attainment of all museum goals as established by the Board of Trustees.

The CEO must have a passion for natural history and animal welfare and be able to further The Bishop’s role in being an important partner in the formal and informal education of visitors and students and ensuring the visitor’s experience is exceptional, meets a high quality standard, and is worthwhile.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • The ideal CEO will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10-15 years of demonstrated management as a director of a museum or a major department within a large museum operation. Experience with other “visitor or guest centered” organizations would also be welcome. Examples include entertainment, botanical gardens, history centers, art galleries, parks, etc. Advanced degrees would be a plus.
  • A demonstrated passion for and understanding of the Bishop Museum mission and purpose.
  • Experience with financial management of a museum or visitor and guest centered organization budget.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising activity and the ability to cultivate and sustain a strong fundraising program to enhance financial support for the Museum and its initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of non-profit management, either gained educationally or through experience, and demonstrated experience working with and for non-profit boards and board governance.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and a comfort level with presentations both planned and spontaneous. Can effectively relate to individuals of all circumstances and diverse backgrounds and expertise.
  • Demonstrated strong capabilities leading strategic planning and forward-thinking initiatives.
  • Proven abilities as a leader and manager of a large professional staff.
  • Expected to want to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Project software skills including MS Teams, Excel, MS Office suite.
  • Demonstrate the ability to embrace change while understanding that it should be introduced with respect and sensitivity for others, and for what came before.

Application Instructions:

Location of position: 201 10th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205

Please note this is a full-time position, and non-local candidates will be expected to relocate.

Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits plan includes medical, dental, and vision, plus life insurance and disability plan options. The museum also offers a 403(b) plan, with discretionary matches. A relocation bonus may be provided, as appropriate.

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three References

Submit Applications to: bishopmuseumsearch@gmail.com

Application deadlines: We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Interested candidates are asked to submit their materials promptly.

We are seeking a new Chief Philanthropy Officer, experienced in cultivating and stewarding donor relationships while building a level of engagement in the community that enhances the Museum’s mission and purpose. Oversight of marketing, communications and business development combined with creative events and fundraising efforts creates a role that is fundamental to success for the museum. Join us in creating a sustainable financial platform for our future!

Chief Philanthropy Officer Position Summary

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), reporting directly to the CEO is a member of the senior leadership team and will oversee and manage all aspects of revenue generation (other than ticket sales) including fundraising plans, community engagement, capital campaigns, events, communications, and marketing. This includes but is not limited to comprehensive capital campaign planning, annual giving, legacy and planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, membership programs, fundraising events, business development and all internal resources, staff, accountability and structures needed to ensure fundraising success and organizational advancement.

Additionally, the CPO will develop dynamic fundraising and revenue strategies to deepen donor relationships and expand the base of support. The CPO collaborates with all Bishop Museum constituencies, including staff, trustees, donors, guests, members, marketing and event personnel, volunteers, and community partners. The CPO also ensures best practices throughout fundraising operations, data management, web development and technology.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of senior development experience in all aspects of development work, including knowledge of moves management, key performance indicators and metrics, and campaign strategic planning principles.
  • 5+ years of experience working with leadership donors, including conducting personal solicitations, working with and coaching directors and leadership volunteers to conduct personal solicitations of these donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience. Graduate degree and/or CFRE accreditation is a plus.
  • A demonstrated passion for and understanding of the Bishop Museum mission and purpose.
  • Track record of developing and executing successful multi-year Fund Development plans, including all levels of individual giving, foundations and corporate relations, events, legacy gifts, as well as related marketing and communications strategies to support this work.
  • Experience with financial management overseeing budgets.
  • Experience overseeing departments that manage community engagement, marketing, and communications.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as leader and team player, at ease with a wide and diverse range of constituents.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning and forward-thinking initiatives.
  • Proficient with donor databases and related technology, prospect research and donor metrics to further program effectiveness.
  • Able to work frequent evenings and weekends to meet with donors and attend event.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and G-Suite.

Application Instructions:

Location of position: 201 10th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205

Please note this is a full-time position, and non-local candidates will be expected to relocate.

Salary and benefits: Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits plan includes medical, dental, and vision, plus life insurance and disability plan options. The museum also offers a 403(b) plan, with discretionary matches. A relocation bonus may be provided, as appropriate.

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three References

Submit Applications to: bishopmuseumsearch@gmail.com

Application deadlines: We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Interested candidates are asked to submit their materials promptly.

Facility Director

Summary

The Facility Director reports to the CEO and will serve a fundamental role in The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s Staff as well as other programs and tasks. This person will exercise sound judgment and strong communication skills to oversee facility operational systems and support facility based needs for all departments.

Essential Functions

  • Overall facility maintenance
    • Regularly assess the current condition of all building systems including: electrical, air conditioning, plumbing, roofing, life support, pool operation related systems, and other essential facilities and equipment.
    • Maintain accurate records of the condition of the equipment and other systems in the building and ensure that all the equipment and other systems are working properly.
    • Create monitoring systems or programs in the institution to detect problems as early as possible. Initiate interventions to solve problems in the facility.
    • Assess building future needs and relay information and strategies for preventative maintenance to CEO as warranted.
  • Environmental safety regulation compliance
    • Assess safety of the building from fire, flood, hurricane and other hazards and make recommendations as warranted.
    • Develop back-up or alternative plans or systems for common problems.
    • Ensure compliance on all Museum and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules while carrying out maintenance functions.
    • Initiate an active campaign on safety measures in the facility for staff, visitors and animals.
    • Educate other department staff on the proper use and care of facility equipment
  • Staffing
    • Establish the staffing needs for the department and make recommendations to the CEO.
    • Recruit and hire facilities and housekeeping staff as approved, ensure training and performance management.
    • Develop staff development programs such as skills enhancement trainings and sessions.
  • Grounds maintenance
    • Establish work plan for grounds upkeep and manage with vendor and staff resources per budget.
    • Ensure grounds are beautifully maintained.
    • Work with the city to ensure city responsibilities are maintained.
  • Housekeeping
    • Ensure that housekeeping routines and staffing reflect the needs of the facility for the high standard of cleanliness established.
  • Security supervision
    • Ensure museum security systems fully operational and make recommendations for improved security.
    • Ensure staff safety in facility work and for general staff work.
    • Ensure animal safety with fully operational equipment for life support.
    • Ensure building is safe for all visitors.
  • Facility rentals
    • Ensure rental groups have staff assistance and security is maintained for the Museum property.
  • Administration
    • With facility ongoing and future needs in mind, participate in preparing and administrating the budget.
    • Negotiate service contracts.
    • Keep best interest in mind for Museum when expending funds for contracts, repairs, etc.
  • Synchronize department work process within the work plan of other departments.
    • Assist with manatee accession and deaccession as well as with physical exams as needed by Aquarium Director.
    • Provide support for exhibit and program development and implementation for Education, Exhibits and Aquarium.
  • Other accountabilities:
    • Act with minimal supervision to develop protocols and procedures and to determine methods for achieving objects.
    • This job description is not designed to cover or contain an exhaustive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
    • The use of all appropriate and/or mandated safety equipment is required.

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

  • Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and general maintenance.
  • Ability to operate maintenance equipment and power tools.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and lead a team of employees
  • Good customer service and people skills.
  • Excellent prioritization, planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to utilize current computer software programs: Microsoft Office Suite Avigilon security Metasys
  • Knowledge of general information technology helpful.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

Benefits

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Paid Health Care Plan available
  • Collaborative Culture
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Generous PTO & Sick Time policies

Range of Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a facility management position with increasing responsibilities for staffing, safety and budget management.
  • High level of knowledge with buildings systems including, but not limited to, HVAC electrical plumbing carpentry paint roofs and grounds
  • Additional experience and qualifications could be considered for educational requirements.

Please fill out and submit this form and then send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at The Bishop:

Email to: HR@bishopscience.org

Mail to:

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

Custodian

 

Reports to

Head Custodian

 

Summary

Housekeeping for the museum. 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.

 

 

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

Please fill out and submit this form and then send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at The Bishop:

Email to: HR@bishopscience.org

Mail to:

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