Current Employment & Internship Opportunities

  • Manager of Outreach Programs (Full Time)
  • Security Officer (Part Time)

Manager of Outreach Programs (Full Time)

Position Description: We are seeking an experienced museum education professional to co-create and manage innovative and engaging programs and resources for educators and students throughout the state of Florida. Reporting to the Director of Education & Research, the Manager of Outreach Programs has the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Education & Research and the museum’s curatorial and education staff to develop historically accurate and highly engaging on- and off-site programs that help Florida educators meet the Holocaust Education Mandate as well as state and national curriculum standards
  • Supervise and facilitate Speak Up, Speak Now!® program
  • Provide curriculum updates for teaching trunks and The FHM website that utilize historical thinking strategies, object-based learning and other museum education best practices.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with teachers and administrators in multiple school districts
  • Schedule and facilitate workshops and presentations across Florida
  • Work with private and religious schools
  • Conduct program evaluation, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and participant feedback.
  • Assist in the research and development of funding proposals for school, teacher and docent programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education, History, Holocaust History and/or Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies or closely-related field required;
  • Experience in the field of Holocaust education
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience at a museum, historic house, or other educational settings, planning and implementing relevant and creative museum education programs for K–12 students and teachers.
  • Strong knowledge of the K-12 school environment, current theories and practices of object-based museum learning,
  • Strong experience with applying Florida Standards
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, spelling, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collegially under supervision and as a team member
  • Experience with project and personnel management and program evaluation.
  • Must be capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities, with equal attention to big-picture goals and small logistical details.
  • Experience working with school districts and school curricula.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of schools and other community-based organizations.
  • A collaborative, energetic, pro-active work style.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs
  • Some travel required.

Resumes with cover letter should be sent to: rlefante@thefhm.org


Security Officer (Part Time)

Summary Description: The Security Officer is responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of assets, personnel and all visitors. Part-time position, 25- 30 hours per week. Must be comfortable wearing a mask.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing security patrols on the floor and exterior of the Museum
  • Protecting property from theft, sabotage, fire and accidents
  • Investigates and writes reports (when necessary) on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations
  • Provide any needed assistance to visitors and employees within the museum’s procedures
  • Monitor Museum security cameras
  • Check visitors in the Museum by use of metal detector and x-ray equipment
  • Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public
  • Must be able to understand and follow standard operating procedures
  • Perform duties in a professional manner and appearance
  • Write and investigate required reports
  • Make independent and good judgment decisions within museum policy and procedures

Experience/Qualifications:

Must have a Florida class D Security License. High school graduate. Preferably military veteran or law enforcement experience.

To apply, please email resume to gdeatherage@thefhm.org or fax resume to (727) 894-8096.


Current Internship Opportunities

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

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 Victoria King-Taber, Museum Registrar & Exhibitions Manager, at vking@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.