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Through their individual and collective energy and talent, the staff and volunteers of the Museum of Discovery and Science provide pathways to learning and enjoyment to visitors of all ages.

The Museum offers a dynamic and enriching environment to work in and to volunteer. Opportunities vary, and the following brief descriptions provide insight into available positions. If no listings appear, then there are no employment opportunities currently available. Please check back periodically for future job openings. Please note that because of the volume of resumes and applications received it is not possible to acknowledge receipt, therefore, if you are selected for an interview you will be notified.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a solid benefit package, and invite you to apply for any position you feel suited for. Please provide a cover letter describing your fit with our opportunity along with a current resume detailing your experience and background.

The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale at 401 S.W. Second Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.6637.


There are several ways to submit your employment application:

Method 1: (Preferred method)

  • Download our interactive employment application from our employment web page.*
  • Right-click the employment application link.
  • Save the .pdf file to your device.
  • Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill in your details.
  • Save the .pdf file containing your data.
  • E-mail the file to
    *Note: Ordinarily, you cannot save your data while viewing our application in a browser.

Method 2: Print the employment application from a web browser**

  • Type in your information.
  • Print the employment application.
  • Scan the print-out in .pdf format.
  • E-mail the scanned .pdf file to  Do not send .jpg or other file types.
    **Note: Web browser capabilities may vary depending on type of browser and plug-ins.  You may need to try different browsers or install plug-ins.

Method 3: Print a blank employment application

  • Hand-write your details.  Your handwriting must be as legible as possible.
  • Scan your application in .pdf format.
  • E-mail to

Method 4: Printed applications can be dropped off at our Info Desk

Method 5: Printed applications can be mailed to the address provided at the top of the application

Faxes are NO LONGER accepted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the museum!
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(Last Updated 05/19/2016)

Annual Giving Manager - Full Time Exempt

The Museum of Discovery and Science is a much loved and key feature of downtown Fort Lauderdale providing experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Within its 119,000 square feet of interior space are the 300-seat AutoNation IMAX Theater, dynamic interactive exhibits in the natural and physical sciences, classrooms, labs, café and museum store.   The museum complex also features an open-air grand atrium and a fenced green space on Broward Boulevard slated for development as a Science Park. 

Reporting to the VP Development the Annual Giving Manager is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of a full spectrum of development activities including coordinating face-to-face, phone, direct-mail and digital annual giving initiates and exhibit, film and special event sponsorship; conducting analysis of donor data as well as the effectiveness of appeals; and supporting the VP of Development with the engagement/enhancement of individual and corporate relationships as well as prospect research/donor data management, all to meet target fundraising goals and advance the mission of MODS. Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline that complements the skills and professional expertise utilized in an active fundraising environment; 5+ years in a fundraising capacity with increasing responsibility and a proven track record of success; CFRE a plus; familiarity with fundraising software; experience working with donors; outstanding verbal and written skills; mature and responsible with an ability to achieve annual goals and meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to cooperate and work collaboratively in teams across the organization while participating in high-level decision-making; ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment with frequently changing priorities.



Bachelors degree, previous customer service and teaching experience.  Good communications skills and the, ability to speak before large audiences. Attention to safety techniques, effectively able to control crowds.  The ability to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions.  Ability to stand for long periods of time.  Must be available to work holidays, weekends and evenings. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


  • Provide excellent customer service to all museum visitors.
  • Teach/conduct school, public and youth programs including camps, camp-ins and birthday parties.  Will also be responsible for delivering theater shows. 
  • Interact with Museum visitors on a daily basis by demonstrating the concepts behind the Museum exhibits.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and a car to deliver outreach programs to schools and various locations.
  • Learn how to handle animals by taking and passing all levels of the animal handling training program (level 1-6).  
  • Operate the MaxFlight, Airboat Adventure and the Mars Rover on a daily basis.
  • Greet school and recreation groups throughout the year.  
  • Deliver formal and informal Science Café programs on a daily basis. 

Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to:


Randy Lisk - Volunteer Coordinator

Randy Lisk was awarded the Lois Warner Excellence in Service Award! The Warner Award has been established to recognize those employees who make outstanding contributions to the mission of the Museum! Congratulations, Randy!



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