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

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in downtown Bradenton is seeking a Director of Development to be responsible for the overall success of the Museum’s Annual Fund, grants program, donor engagement and recognition, and overall program effectiveness. The DOD supervises the Database Manager and reports to the Chief Community Engagement Officer. The DOD directs and administers all aspects of the Annual Fund and is highly involved in fundraising for capital projects — increasing annual donations, expanding the major gift pipeline and enriching the donor experience.

Other areas of responsibility include: cultivation and stewardship plans, in-person solicitation, gift agreements, online giving, corporate support, donor recognition, reporting and evaluating program effectiveness, donor communications and grant management. The Director also works closely with Museum Trustees, the CEO, Chief Community Engagement Officer and other staff to identify, cultivate and solicit corporate support.

A Bachelor’s Degree, 3-5 years of experience in development and annual giving campaigns including gift solicitation and CRM/database experience are required. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment; works well as part of a team; is able to set priorities, manage multiple priorities simultaneously and follow through to completion of tasks; maintain a high level of confidentiality; is self-directing, proficient with Microsoft Office suite and has strong writing and speaking skills. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Please send cover letter and resume to by March 27, 2020.

Museum Educator (Seasonal/Part Time)

Museum Educators facilitate high quality guest experiences for Museum visitors by 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 seasonal part-time position with a variable schedule of 5-20 hours per week, depending on education program needs. A minimum availability of two weekdays (excluding Monday) and one weekend day is required. Depending on Museum needs, there may be an opportunity for conversion to a year-round part-time position.


• Provide both formal and informal interpretation in all areas of the Museum for school groups of all grade levels, adult groups and general Museum visitors
• Lead groups through educational programs, 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 items
• Help maintain program and training materials ensuring dissemination of the most up-to-date information
• Greet and organize groups upon arrival

• 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, the Mosaic Backyard Universe and The Planetarium
• 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 pounds

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

To apply, please email cover Letter, resume and references to or HR, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, P.O. Box 9265, Bradenton, FL 34206. No phone calls, please.