Current Employment & Internship Opportunities

  • Chief Development Officer
  • Collections Assistant (Part-Time)

Chief Development Officer

Summary Description:  A charismatic and inspiring leader to the fundraising and communications teams, implementing strategies to raise awareness of The FHM’s mission and work to build on the donation base.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative, and integrated strategic development plan with a focus on major giving, institutional donors, trusts and foundations, and corporate partnerships.
  • Create and develop new business opportunities for long-term, strategic, mutually beneficial corporate partnerships.
  • Determine appropriate strategies for cultivation and solicitation with particular emphasis on generating large unrestricted gifts.
  • Work closely with the ED to plan clear short-term and long-range income targets and metrics that are both realistic and challenging.
  • Oversee the execution of a capital campaign to support the creation of new Collections, Preservation & Research Center, new Youth Education exhibitions, enhanced security measures and the expansion of the Museum’s endowment and reserve funds to guarantee the future of the Museum’s educational programs and resources.
  • Manage and move donors along the ‘prospect pipeline,’ making sure that they are not stuck at the cultivation stage.
  • Build and engage an active development council/fundraising committee
  • Clarify and support the role of ED, senior staff, and board members, making sure they understand and are appropriately involved with major donor work.
  • Strategically leverage the time of the CEO and Board to meet aggressive fundraising targets; support and develop the capacity of the Board to achieve development goals.
  • Put in place protocols to ensure timely and meaningful stewardship of donors.

Marketing/Communications & Branding:

  • Lead, direct and motivate a communications team.
  • Create and deploy a comprehensive branding strategy that aligns with a strategic development plan to forward the mission of the FHM.
  • Build clear messaging and narratives that cut across and unify various dimensions of The FHM’s work for potential donors and supporters.
  • Ensure that The FHM’s is strategic, coherent, and compelling in its engagement of supporters, partners, and other key audiences.
  • Ensure development of a robust communications plan tied to The FHM mission, goals and strategies to increase The FHM’s profile and influence in key areas.
  • Oversee all print collateral as well as online communications including Website and social media.
  • Put in place systems to maintain donor and corporate partner communication and engagement, through events, meetings, teleconferences, reports, etc.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 7‐10+ years of professional experience in Fundraising/ Development, preferably with specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving and/or major gifts.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing a strategic development plan and organizational branding initiative.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to interact positively with all levels of the organization, community and with business and political leaders.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process.
  • Experience in the design, management, and implementation of fund-raising initiatives
  • Proven success at securing major gift support.
  • Experience working and thriving in close partnership with an engaged Board of Directors.
  • Ability to effectively work multiple projects with multiple timelines.
  • Knowledge of donor management, Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong prospecting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, written and presentation skills.
  • Advanced degree or CFRE preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Send:

  • cover letter outlining your skills, significant accomplishments and why you should be the Chief Development Officer;
  • detailed resume;
  • writing sample;
  • salary requirements; and
  • three professional references (they will not be contacted without advanced permission) to: Richard Lefante rlefante@thefhm.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE

September 30, 2022

 

Collections Assistant (Part-Time)

Summary Description: The Collections Assistant works with the Registrar and Deputy Director to assist with the permanent collection of the Museum, all of the incoming donations and loans. This includes organizing and accessioning recent donations both digitally and physically. Ensuring that the artifacts are stored properly in the appropriate location. The Collections Assistant would also aid the Registrar and Deputy Director in maintaining the permanent collection in the main gallery of the Museum, which would include assisting in rotating objects, and other general maintenance to the gallery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with processing incoming donations to the collection
  • Assist with the cataloging and storage of the accessions to the collection
  • Assists in monitoring the core exhibits and collections
  • Cataloguing physical and online records of donations and artifacts
  • Accession and record digital information for recent donations and collections
  • Complete condition reports
  • Prepares items and collections for research by others
  • Researching various items and collections for later use in exhibitions
  • Works with and assists the deputy direct and registrar on various projects
  • Keeps accurate records of object locations

Experience/Qualifications:

  • BA degree in History, Museum Studies or related field
  • Around 2 to 3 years of experience
  • Knowledge of historical research
  • Ability to work individual and as part of a team

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to Richard Lefante: rlefante@thefhm.org


Current Internship Opportunities

  • Intern for Education (Part Time, Unpaid)
  • Exhibitions and Collections Intern (Part Time, Unpaid)
  • Public Relations Department (Part Time, Unpaid)

Intern for Education (Part Time, Unpaid)

The Education Department Intern will assist members of the Education Department with clerical, administrative, and data-related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with clerical and administrative duties.
  • Assist with inventory and maintenance of teaching trunks.
  • Assist with group tours and maintenance of audio devices.
  • Update and maintain data collection spreadsheets.
  • Organize and maintain departmental resources and storage areas.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, and other computer programs.
  • Strong attention to detail without compromising ability to multi-task.
  • High level of organization.
  • Self-motivated, consistently responsible, and dependable.
  • Ability to lift, move and/or carry 15 pounds and to assist other staff with heavy items (including teaching trunks, or storage crates).
  • Ability to operate a lift for teaching trunks (training provided)

Qualifications: Enrollment in or completion of an academic program in Education, History, English/Language Arts, Museum Studies, or related Social Science field.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to Richard Lefante: rlefante@thefhm.org

Exhibitions and Collections Intern (Part Time, Unpaid)

The Exhibitions and Collections Intern will assist with tasks related to traveling and permanent exhibitions and the Museum’s artifact, art, and archives collections as needed. Specific projects are not guaranteed. The intern’s activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Exhibitions:

  • Assist with exhibition preparation, installation, and deinstallation.
  • Provide additional support and assistance as needed regarding exhibitions.

Collections:

  • Assist with collections management and organization: may involve taking inventories, cataloging, entering data in the museum collection database, writing condition reports, research, and handling for storage.
  • Continue digitization of the collections by taking photos or scanning documents.

Administrative Duties:

  • Scheduling, travel coordination, purchasing supplies and mailings.
  • Drafting and processing purchase orders related to the Museum’s current offsite storage project.
  • Provide additional support and assistance as needed regarding exhibitions and collections activities.

Position Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to issues of racism/intolerance and Holocaust survivorship
  • Strong recognition of the importance of historical artifacts and archives
  • Ability and willingness to learn and follow proper handling practices
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, databases and other computer programs
  • Familiarity with digital imaging, photography, and related equipment
  • Strong attention to detail without compromising ability to multi-task
  • High level of organization
  • Self-motivated, consistently responsible and dependable
  • Ability to lift, move and/or carry 15 pounds and to assist other staff with large, heavy and awkward items (including objects, exhibition furniture, or storage crates)
  • Ability to climb ladders or stairs for object storage, transport and/or maintenance as needed

Supervision: The Exhibitions and Collections Intern will report to the Exhibitions and Collections department staff.

Education: BA degree in Museum Studies, Library Science, History, Art History or related field.

Experience: Some museum-related experience required.

Please Note: Those not local to the Tampa Bay Area, this is a voluntary/unpaid position. Priority will be given to students seeking college credit. The FHM will comply with academic guidelines in exchange for credit. Academic internships are by semester.

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and semester applying for to Clayton Richards, Museum Registrar & Exhibitions Manager, at crichards@thefhm.org. Open for applications until this position has been filled.

 

Public Relations/Marketing Intern (Part Time, Unpaid)

Position Description: The Florida Holocaust Museum is seeking a public relations/marketing intern. The Public Relations Intern will assist the Marketing Communications Specialist with tasks related to marketing and media relations.

Supports Public Relations/Marketing in the following areas:

  • Coordinate Museum’s newsletter.
  • Assist in special events coordination, from beginning to end; selecting venue, set up and break down of the room, prepare programs/agendas, assemble gift packages.
  • Assist with designing and layout of program/event invitations.
  • Maintain and update media and VIP lists in database.
  • Prepare bulk mailings, press releases and press kits.
  • Organize and maintain Museum-related news articles and photographs.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to issues of racism/intolerance and Holocaust survivorship.
  • Ability and willingness to learn about PR practices and protocol.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, databases and other computer programs (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with digital imaging, photography, and related equipment
  • Strong attention to detail without compromising ability to multi-task
  • High level of organization
  • Self-motivated, consistently responsible and dependable

Education: Enrollment in or completion of an academic program in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Mass Media. Must have a basic understanding of public relations and its broad scope which includes all media relations. Competent proof-reader, and comfortable with revising and editing documents.

Please send your resume, including relevant coursework, and three writing samples to pr@thefhm.org. Open for applications until this position has been filled.


About The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocide. One of only three American Alliance of Museum (AAM) accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum boasts an outstanding collection of contemporary visual art as well as the largest Holocaust research library in the Southeastern United States. Its permanent exhibition highlights the artifacts, photographs, documents and testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators who came to settle in Florida. Please visit www.TheFHM.org for more information about the Museum and its programs.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with The Florida Holocaust Museum.