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EMPLOYMENT AT THE MUSEUM

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.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

There are several ways to submit your employment application:

*Note: Depending on your preferred web browser and optional extensions or plug-ins, you may or may not be able to type or save your data while viewing our application in a web browser.  However, you should be able to download and save the file while viewing the application in a web browser.

  • Preferred Method: (Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC).
  • Install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to your computer or mobile device.
  • Right-click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • Select “Save Link As…” and save the employment application .pdf file to your device.
  • Open the .pdf file in Adobe Acrobat Reader and fill in your details in the application.
  • E-mail the completed application .pdf to jobs@mods.net
  • Method 2: Print a typed application from a web browser.  *See note above; does NOT require Adobe Acrobat Reader, but requires a printer and scanner.
  • Click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • If your browser permits, type in your information.
  • Print the employment application.
  • Scan the print-out in .pdf format.
  • E-mail the scanned .pdf file to jobs@mods.net.  Do not send .jpg or other file types.
  • Method 3: Print a blank volunteer application.  *See note above; does NOT require Adobe Acrobat Reader, but requires a printer and scanner.
  • Click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • Print the application.
  • Hand-write your details.  Your handwriting must be as legible as possible.
  • Scan your application in .pdf format. 
  • E-mail the scanned .pdf file to jobs@mods.net.  Do not send .jpg or other file types.

Typed or hand-written applications may also be dropped off at our Info Desk or mailed to the address at the top of the application.

Faxes are NOT accepted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the museum!
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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS
(Last Updated 08/23/2017)


POSITION: OTTER SPECIALIST

SUMMARY: To work as a member of the Life Science Department under the direction of the
Life Science Manager.  Provide care for the Otters and all animals within the Ecoscapes exhibit.

QUALIFICATIONS: A B.S. degree in zoology, biology, psychology or related field is
preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted. Two years experience in a zoo or aquarium
with experience in daily care and maintenance of animal enclosures preferred.  Experience with
otters, reptiles, small mammals and fish preferred. Knowledge of operant conditioning and
training is ideal. The applicant will also be responsible for learning basic filtration operations and
maintenance. Must be PADI certified and able to swim in a variety of conditions.  Must be
able to work in high places and lift at least 50 lbs.  This position includes weekend and holiday
work. The qualified individual must be able to function as a team member as well as under
limited supervision. Must have a valid driver license.

DFWP / EEO / No Phone Calls Please

Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to:
jobs@mods.net


POSITION: Database/Records & Administrative Coordinator - Full Time

Summary: Maintain donor records. Provide support for fundraising campaigns and
events.  Provide administrative support for CEO/President and VP of Development.

Qualifications: College degree. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge/database software preferred. Strong communication skills,
initiative, tact, attention to detail and discretion are very important traits. Must be able to
work in an office environment and to sustain posture in a seated position for sustained
periods; must be able to drive car to attend meetings or to fulfill other work-related duties.

DFWP / EEO / No Phone Calls Please

Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to:
jobs@mods.net


POSITION: RESERVATIONS SALES AGENT - FULL TIME

Summary:   Sell the Museum’s group products, programs, films, and exhibition.  Execute reservations
and transactions for same. 
Qualifications:   Experience in phone sales (1 year or more). Heightened customer service and
organizational skills.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks at
the same time. Computer literate in word processing, Excel, Word, etc.  Ability to work extended hours,
including weekends and holidays.

DFWP / EEO / No Phone Calls Please

Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to:
jobs@mods.net


POSITION: VISITOR SERVICES SUPERVISOR - FULL TIME

SUMMARY:   Supervises the front line operations including box office, Information Desk and IMAX Theater. Supports the development and implementation of a consistently high-quality visitor service program. Participates in the training and evaluation of staff. Assists Visitor Services Manager in selection of new hires, training, reviews, evaluations and tracks performance for assigned staff and volunteers including all concierge volunteers, cashiers, and ushers. Implements and strictly enforces the Museum's uniform/dress code. Helps to implement a program of volunteer recruitment to ensure that volunteers are adequately and appropriately trained, supervised and utilized throughout the Visitor Services department. Handle administrative tasks as assigned. Schedule will include non-traditional hours, evenings and weekends to fulfill the objectives of a quality visitor experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
   Requires one year of college and two years of work experience or equivalent combination. Education and work experience must be from a related field, e.g. hospitality management, box office or retail management, or operations preferably with an attraction or museum. Must be a skilled excellent customer service professional and possess good written and verbal communication skills. Must be computer literate and have the ability to quickly learn the ticketing system. Conflict resolution and trouble shooting skills are a must. Ability to anticipate and respond quickly to rapidly changing conditions is necessary. Availability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends. Employee must obtain first aid certification within 90 days of hire and keep it current. Must be able to climb stairs in the IMAX Theater repeatedly throughout the day and able to stand for long periods of time. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends with closing shifts until early a.m. hours.

DFWP / EEO / No Phone Calls Please

Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to:
jobs@mods.net


EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER - SPRING 2017

HILLARY WALLACE and LYNN SAGE
Hillary and Lynn were awarded Employee of the Quarter.
The Employee of the Quarter Award has been established to recognize those employees
who make outstanding contributions to the mission of the Museum.

Congratulations, Hillary and Lynn!

 
 

  Museum of discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida