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At MODS, you can have a career that makes a difference. We are always looking for hardworking, dedicated employees and volunteers to help fulfill the Museum’s mission of connecting people to inspiring science. Our vision is for a society where people of all ages engage with science and discovery to strengthen our community.

MODS values includes:

  • DISCOVERY – Provide hands-on, inquiry-based lifelong learning experiences. Introduce innovation through exhibits, programs and films designed to encourage workforce development and the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
  • INCLUSIVITY – Celebrate diversity. All individuals are welcome to visit, experience, connect and discover. Equity and access are vital to success. MODS for all!
  • COLLABORATION – Pursue effective, mission-based public and private partnerships, which strengthen MODS’ programs and maintain community, local, regional and national engagement.
  • CREATIVITY – Cultivate an environment where inspiration and innovation take flight and boundaries are pushed. Encourage visitors to explore, question and learn.
  • EDUCATIONAL – Live a culture of visitor-centered excellence each and every day. Provide high quality, inspirational exhibits and films. Be a force for science education in our community.
  • VISITOR FOCUSED Foster a warm, inviting and welcoming atmosphere for visitors and staff. Prioritize visitor amenities and customer service.

MODS provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants, employees and volunteers. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, medical condition, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual preference or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law or local ordinance applicable to our work locations. We also make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees if we are aware of the need for accommodation and if the requested accommodation does not cause undue hardship as interpreted from the ADA/ADAAA.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. Finally, we prohibit the harassment of any individual.

current job listings

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER – FULL TIME (One Position)

SUMMARY: The Environmental Sustainability Manager will serve as the bridge between the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Everglades Foundation – strengthening the partnership. The Manager will oversee the Everglades EcoExplorer’s program and will serve as a key member of the Museum’s Pathways to Resilience Task Force.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Experience in a museum setting with an emphasis on environmental education / environmental sustainability. Must have a strong understanding of Everglades and South Florida ecosystems. Strong awareness of coastal resiliency issues. Management experience required in the area of hiring, training, coaching, scheduling, and organizing, staff, and volunteers. Requires excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and be self-motivated with innovative thinking skills.   Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time and lift 50 lbs.  Must be available to work weekdays, and some evenings and weekends.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


GIFT STORE SALES ASSOCIATE – PART TIME (One Position)

SUMMARY: As a staff member of the store/concessions you will work directly with customers and are expected to project a positive, friendly, and professional image for the Museum. You will work with other staff to further the Museum’s mission and to sustain a quality experience for the patrons. You must maintain a working knowledge of the Museum, the store/concessions, and products sold. Be a team player and key contributor to achievement of the department’s goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Friendly Customer Service attitude. Good oral communications skills.  Ability to handle cash register transactions. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment near children. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stock the store merchandise in storage and display areas.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER – PART TIME (One Position)

SUMMARY: Manages 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 Sr. Manager in selection of new hires, training, reviews, evaluations and tracks performance for assigned staff and volunteers. 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 service department. Handle administrative tasks as assigned. Ensures compliance with regulations and policies on safety, security, fire prevention, OSHA, and ADA as necessary. Ensures that daily opening and closing procedures are followed. Prepares to receive visitors prior to opening each day. 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 customer service professional, possess good written and verbal communication skills, and be computer literate with 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. 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.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


GUEST SERVICES ASSOCIATE (CASHIER/USHER) – PART TIME (Three Positions)

SUMMARY: Deliver the best IMAX experience to visitors. Perform assigned job duties at the highest level of efficiency to ensure that the ticket office is operating at its optimum. Provide excellent customer service with a friendly, professional attitude. Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX Theater including current films, programs, and exhibits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous customer service and sales experience. Good communications skills. Ability to be friendly, helpful, and kind. Must be able to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends, and evenings.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENT LIVING (TIL) PAID OPPORTUNITY (Multiple Positions)

SUMMARY: The TIL Program is a paid internship and mentorship program for young adults aging out of foster care. This  program gives youth an opportunity to develop basic job skills, discover career aptitudes and become exposed to different career paths to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS: Young adults between the ages of 16-22 years who are aging out of foster care, must be working with a Life Coach. Or, Identify as LGBTQ+ population (also must be working with a Life Coach/Case Manager). For questions, please contact Sandy McCarthy at 954.713.0910.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENT LIVING (TIL) PAID OPPORTUNITY (Multiple Positions)

SUMMARY: The TIL Program is a paid internship and mentorship program for young adults aging out of foster care. This  program gives youth an opportunity to develop basic job skills, discover career aptitudes and become exposed to different career paths to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS: Young adults between the ages of 16-22 years who are aging out of foster care, must be working with a Life Coach. Or, Identify as LGBTQ+ population (also must be working with a Life Coach/Case Manager). For questions, please contact Sandy McCarthy at 954.713.0910.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


LIFE COACH / YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR – FULL TIME (One position available)

SUMMARY:    The Youth Programs Coordinator will be responsible for the operation of the TIL (Transitioning to Independent Living) Youth Program and other Youth related programs as needed.  Will maintain community collaborations. Will assist the Human Resources Department with recruiting employees and volunteers, orientating new staff hires, assisting with recognition and appreciation events and activities, and scheduling as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelors required in Psychology, Business, Human Resources or similar field.  Minimum of 3 years teaching and counseling experience in a non-profit, educational, or museum setting.  Case management a plus.   Able to supervise and schedule staff.  Must have an enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others and ability to work well independently and on a team. Must be dependable and available to work a flexible schedule, including frequent presence on site, on weekends, or as special events might require. Computer literacy and experience in a variety of software applications is necessary, SAMIS experience a plus.  Driver license needed for offsite activities. Excellent communication, leadership, organizational and public relations skills a must.  Able to create and maintain community partnerships.  Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


STAFF ACCOUNTANT/ASSISTANT CONTROLLER – FULL TIME (One position available)

SUMMARY: Function as Revenue Staff Accountant. Responsible for processing of accounts payable, petty cash, deposits, filing and especially journal accruals. In charge of postage meter, posting of mail, ordering office supplies, and cleaning and maintaining office supply closet and copy machine room. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with fellow employees, vendors, and visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS:     Bachelor’s degree in accounting and minimum one-year experience. Advanced computer literacy with excellent EXCEL and other Windows based software required. Must have at least one year of accounting responsibilities including general ledger maintenance and budgetary controls, accounts payable and receivable, payroll preparation, reporting of monthly financials, account analysis and preparation of reports such as: payroll tax, unemployment tax, sales tax, W-2, 1099.  Proficiency in Sage MIP Accounting and Altru software preferred. Must possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills and be very organized.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


MUSEUM EXPERIENCE MANAGER – FULL TIME (One position available)

SUMMARY: The Museum Experience Manager will be primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and management of fee-based programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in education, environmental science, biology or related field and a minimum of 2-years’ experience in a museum or educational setting.  Must be able to manage large budgets and projects.  Requires a highly organized individual with a commitment to quality service.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


GIFT STORE SALES ASSOCIATE – PART TIME (One position available)

SUMMARY: As a staff member of the store/concessions you will work directly with customers and are expected to project a positive, friendly, and professional image for the Museum. You will work with other staff to further the Museum’s mission and to sustain a quality experience for the patrons. You must maintain a working knowledge of the Museum, the store/concessions, and products sold. Be a team player and key contributor to achievement of the department’s goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Friendly Customer Service attitude. Good oral communications skills.  Ability to handle cash register transactions. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment near children. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stock the store merchandise in storage and display areas.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


ZOOKEEPER – FULL TIME (One position available)

SUMMARY: Provide nutritional and habitat care for the Otters and all other animals within the Ecoscapes. Exhibit under the direction of the Life Science Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: A B.S. degree in animal science or related field is preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted.  Two years’ experience in a zoo or aquarium is required.  The qualified individual must have experience with daily care and maintenance of animal enclosures.  Experience with reptiles, small mammals and avian species preferred.  Knowledge of operant conditioning and training is ideal.  The qualified individual must be extremely proficient in animal handling and restraint.  The applicant will also be responsible for learning basic aquarium operations and maintenance.  Must be able to work in a variety of climates.  Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.  This position also 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’s license.

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DFWP / EEO / No phone calls please.


EEO / DFWP / Strong commitment and experience with diverse individuals and communities including but not limited to: students of color, working-class/working-poor populations, first generation students, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients, people with varied ability status.

Updated: 04/18/21

ATTENTION MODS MEMBERS & GUESTS