Museum opening hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday | Noon to 5pm on Sunday | Closed on Monday and Tuesday | Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Database Manager

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is seeking a Database Manager. The Database Manager oversees all database use to support fundraising, membership management, program registration and other functions. Responsibilities include gift processing, establishing, and refining SOPs, “cleaning” and maintaining constituent records, working with fundraising and membership programs, exploring all functions available to maximize institutional use of the database, and training staff on SOPs.

Strong problem-solving abilities, desire to be part of a team, and 2+ years of database experience in fundraising are required. Blackbaud Altru experience preferred. The Database Manager will report to the Development Director.

Please send letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to ANash@BishopScience.org

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 inspire the joy of discovery and wonder for all ages in science, natural history, and culture.

This is a part-time position with a variable schedule of 10-20 hours per week, depending on Museum tour and program needs. A minimum availability of three full days between Wednesday and Sunday is required, including at least one full Saturday and/or Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; however camp and other programming may be offered on those days.

Duties

  • 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 field trips, virtual field trips, and tours, facilitating age-appropriate, customized learning experiences
  • Present stories and talking points on topics related to general science, astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, ecology, and Florida history
  • Facilitate the Mosaic Backyard Universe, including engaging with guests and maintaining exhibition cleanliness
  • Assist with Museum programming such as science camp, community literacy initiatives, astronomy workshops, and outreach programs
  • Organize and maintain educational materials: discovery carts, biofacts, supplies and museum collection items
  • 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
  • Assist in training new staff and education volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 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 Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat 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 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, preferably in a group setting

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

Custodian/Maintenance Technician

Join The Bishop’s staff as a Facilities Department team member in the position of Custodian/Maintenance Technician. This vital position is part of a team that helps with the implementation of the Museum’s housekeeping and maintenance plan. Tasks will include general cleaning, general maintenance, and organizational jobs for the facility. Duties could include representing the Museum at both in-house and rental events using the facility. Hours will be variable up to 24 hours/week, mostly weekend hours but also some weekday mornings and evening events. Must have strong work ethic, be self-motivated, able to lift up to 50 lbs. able to be on your feet for a 4-5 hour shift and able to walk up and down stairs. Candidate must be able to utilize custodial and some general maintenance equipment, but training is available. The Bishop is adhering to all CDC guidelines for a safe environment during COVID so use of appropriate PPE is expected and provided by the Museum.