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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 01/04/2017)

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POSITION:                                FEE-BASED COORDINATOR

SUMMARY: The Fee-based Program Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision of all
fee-based programs the Museum offers including camp-ins, birthday parties, summer camps and
day camps. Must be able to spend the night at the Museum during camp-ins (16-hour shift) and 
work holidays and weekends on a regular basis.  Additional responsibilities include generating 
business, taking reservations for camp programs, managing a budget, developing and meeting 
revenue goals, supervising staff, marketing programs, creating community partnerships and 
developing educational, hands-on science programs. 

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree with 2 years experience in a Museum or educational
setting.  Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time and lift 50 lbs.

Please send resume: jobs@mods.net
No phone calls please.
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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.

Please send resume: jobs@mods.net
No phone calls please.
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POSITION:                               STEM TEACHER

SUMMARY:     Teach STEM classes to high achieving high school students. Teach school programs to all grade levels including Family Science Nights, outreaches, labs, demonstrations, presentations and theater shows.

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

Please send resume: jobs@mods.net
No phone calls please.
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POSITION:                               EDUCATOR

SUMMARY: 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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: jobs@mods.net
No phone calls please.


 


EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER - WINTER 2016

LEAH HEALD
Leah Heald was 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, Leah!

 
 

  Museum of discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida