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Growth Experience Team / Development
Full-Time Position with Benefits
This position is responsible for all aspects of a highly successful membership program, including strategic planning and growth; providing a significant base of unrestricted annual support and donor cultivation; providing excellent benefits and services; developing effective marketing strategies and programs; increasing and improving member renewal, retention, upgrades and acquisition. This position requires critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation as well as communication and collaboration.
Recruit new members and retain current members while meeting the department’s revenue and expense budget goals
Work directly with the museum’s development team to cultivate relationships with existing members and engage them as potential donors and lifelong museum supporter
Create and manage a three year strategic plan for membership revenue growth and donor cultivation
Formulate and manage annual membership expense and revenue budgets in order to achieve annual sales goals
Develop and maintain a comprehensive reporting and analysis system that provides accurate and timely evaluation of all membership activities as well as revenue
Develop synergy between the membership, annual giving donors and corporate sponsorship & membership programs; work directly with development and sales teams to cultivate members into donors and lifetime advocates of our mission
Launch member acquisition and renewal campaigns utilizing a variety of communication & marketing methods; write and edit membership eblast
Plan and execute member retention programs and direct stewardship functions such as member benefits, services and events
Direct and mentor junior level administrative and sales staff; work closely to develop department initiatives to broaden membership base and institutional outreach
Lead strategy and partner with marketing department in design and production of membership collateral and messaging
Collaborate and work closely with Operations Team on logistical needs and consideration of members during their Museum experience
Handle onsite and online member registration, renewal and relations
Train Museum staff, particularly those in Operations, to assist with onsite member needs, including registration, renewal and relations
Establish and oversee all operations, policies and procedures of the membership department
Minimum two years membership operations or related experience required
Previous supervisory experience required
Previous customer service experience required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required
Experience with Vista Ticketing Software and the Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge preferred
Experience in report and database building and management required
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage people and multiple projects
Ability to work holidays, evenings and/or weekends when necessary
MANAGER OF PLANETARIUM & SPACE PROGRAMS
Learning Experience Team/Education
Manages the day-to-day operation of planetarium and space programs which includes, but is not limited to, scheduling, staffing, training and monitoring quality and content of experiences for the Saunders Planetarium, Mission: Moonbase, Starlab and telescopes program.
Coordinates and presents programs on varied content, including but not limited to flight and space, astronomy, technology and industry; provides content and instructional backup for programs across department divisions.
Operate and maintain all Planetarium equipment and telescopes.
Remain up to date with current events and activities in astronomy and space science.
Serve as on the on-air astronomy and space science expert at MOSI and in the community.
Assists with developing new programs and continually updating existing programs.
Assists with creating publications and marketing materials for programs.
Contributes to department statistics for monthly reports, as required.
Contributes to grant writing and the writing of grant reports, as required.
In collaboration with other department Directors and Managers, initiate new program ideas including guest lectures, group and public programs, partnerships and revenue sources.
Presents programs across department divisions, as appropriate, both at MOSI and offsite.
Bachelor’s Degree in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, earth and space science education or other related field
Previous experience in science center or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting
Three years of experience in a supervisory position preferred
Experience operating and assembling telescopes
Exemplary communication and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects
Valid Florida driver’s license with proven safe driving record, ability to operate large vehicles including electric carts and vans
Able to stand for 4 – 6 hours at a time
Able to verbally project to large groups, indoors and out
This position will generate and increase revenue through admissions and group bookings. The main focus of this position will be on local market segments of education (schools, daycare, youth groups, etc.).
Increase MOSI’s attendance and group business; generate additional attendance and revenue from education market.
Ability to understand and demonstrate how MOSI programs meet the standards and curriculums needs of schools so that our programs are seen as essential to the success of their curriculum.
Make sales calls, which may include cold calls, telephone sales, direct mail follow-up and other related sales calls to schools, youth groups, day care centers, and other groups as assigned.
Represent MOSI at appropriate trade shows that target education market.
Make presentations to all segments and others as assigned.
Coordinate program sales with Marketing & Education staff to ensure proper handling and fulfillment; keep Box Office informed regarding all programs negotiated.
Create, maintain and organize any sales materials needed to complete job requirements.
Previous experience teaching / working with youth of all ages preferred
Prior sales experience required
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Valid Florida driver’s license required; ability to travel
DIRECTOR OF LEGACY GIVING
Growth Experience Team/Development
Full-Time Position with Benefits
The Director of Legacy Giving is responsible for the planned giving program working to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward planned gifts, as well as providing leadership in marketing, educating and creating greater awareness of planned giving vehicles. This position is responsible for roviding information to and executing planned giving contracts for individuals who have expressed interest in supporting MOSI planned giving vehicles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Development, strategize and execute a planned giving plan that articulates focused strategies to meet long-term fundraising goals;
Collaborate with other development staff in gift solicitations, providing expertise in connection with bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of real estate as well as other complex assets.
Cultivate and steward donors and prospects year-round through personal visits, telephone calls and correspondence;
Communicate effectively; excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to determine relevant information and form compelling cases for support;
Build strong and high level relationships with donors, guests and members;
Must have an ability to maintain strict confidentiality concerning all professional matters, especially donor communications and private information;
Maintain ethical standards as outlined by MOSI and AFP;
Maintain up-to-date expertise in tax, trust, probate and other laws affecting charitable giving.
Bachelors Degree preferred
Three years of service/experience in planned giving preferred with consideration given to experience in an allied field such as legal, tax, or financial planning.
Basic knowledge of legal terms, financial planning and financial markets preferred
Commitment to the mission of MOSI; knowledge of and/or interest in education, science, technology, engineering and math
Ability to work well with frequent interruptions in a busy office environment, with all people and personalities
Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate to advanced - Raiser’s Edge
Outstanding verbal skills: able to quickly establish rapport with colleagues/public
Excellent presentation skills and the ability to articulate the mission
Polished writing skills, including proofing and editing
Ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in handling confidential information
Exceptional organizational skills, attentive to detail
Ability to drive projects through to completion and meet deadlines
Ability to distinguish “special cases” or exceptions in routine situations
Travel is required for this position; MOSI is open 365 days a year. Employee may be required to work some holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
Ability to lift and/or carry 20 to 30 pounds
DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITS
Guest Experience Team
This position leads and participates in all aspects of the exhibit program including budgeting, planning, design, fabrication, and installation of new, permanent and traveling exhibitions. This position is responsible for delivering and maintaining exhibit projects that are consistent with the Museum's mission and its educational, financial, sustainability and accessibility goals.
Responsible for long-range planning and defining goals and objectives for the exhibits program.
Directs and works on the research and development of exhibit content including literature reviews and liaisons with community partners, potential donors, science advisors and content experts from academia and specialist fields.
Directs the development of prototypes and the evaluation of functionality of prototypes.
Directs and works on the traveling and visiting exhibits programs.
Works with exhibit designer to produce renderings and drawings (presentation, design, and construction).
In conjunction with mid-level supervisors hires, trains, supervises, coaches, mentors, evaluates, and motivates entire exhibits staff.
Works closely with education staff to assure educational standards are being met.
Prepares the budget and monitors spending for Exhibits Department.
Works with Exhibits Manager on maintenance, including electronics, appearance, safety and security.
Designs and implements exhibit evaluation programs for exhibit development and remediation.
Active liaison with museum colleagues nationally and internationally through meetings, conferences, seminars, and membership in pertinent associations. Provides input and feedback to the direction and standards in the field as a whole.
Bachelor’s degree, relevant certification or commensurate experience in exhibit design and development and/or industrial design.
Minimum of five years experience in exhibit design and development process or similar work experience in the museum field, with emphasis on project management experience.
A portfolio of significant exhibit projects.
Strong project management skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with internal and external partners.
Skilled in the planning, design, fabrication, and evaluation of unique and engaging hands-on interactive exhibits with the intent of conveying science messages to the target audience.
Ability to manage major exhibition programs and review the work of the Exhibits Team to achieve high caliber results.
General knowledge of computer systems pertinent to functionality in the Exhibits Department.
Ability to plan, schedule and organize work effectively
Knowledge of: Presentation and design, graphics tools and materials, trades skills, tools, and capabilities; printing processes and equipment; lighting and sound techniques and equipment.
MOSI is open 365 days a year. Employee may be required to work extended hours and/or special events, which may fall on evenings, weekends or holidays. Some travel may be necessary.
Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, etc. when loading, unloading, installing, and dismantling exhibits.
GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
Guest Experience Department
IMAXâ DOME THEATRE
Part Time Position
Greet and dismiss guests, answer questions and ensure optimum experience for all MOSI IMAXÒ Dome Theatre guests
Handle special needs of MOSI guests
Operate theatre lighting console, slide computer, sound panel and focus pendant
Monitor picture and sound quality during performance and make adjustments as required
Ensure correctness of signage, stanchion position and doors
Stocks, straightens and cleans concession area as needed
Assists with troubleshooting within areas of responsibility
Must be guest service oriented and work well with public
Ability to speak in front of large crowds
High school diploma or GED preferred but not required
Previous guest service, sales and public speaking experience preferred
MOSI is open 365 days a year. Employee may be required to work some special events which may fall on holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.
Ability to quickly ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs
PERFORMERS / SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS / ENTERTAINERS / EDUCATORS
We are seeking experienced, fun, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals to provide interactive engaging experiences to all museum visitors as part of our team of Entertainment Educators known as the STEAMpunks (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math). STEAMpunks work throughout the year in varying capacities, on average eight to twenty-eight hours per week (part-time), as well as with our various traveling exhibits when applicable.
During the interview process, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability to convey a science concept in a fun, engaging, and entertaining way. Our STEAMpunks are the key to making science come to life for visiting school groups, general public and MOSI members through characterizations, interactions, shows, demonstrations, classes, and informal gallery conversations. STEAMpunks may also assist with show development and research, and on occasion be expected to perform off-site as needed.
If you have a passion for science and sharing, this may be the job for you!
What We Are Looking For:
Enthusiasm, Personality and Energy
Experience working in a theatrical, museum or educational setting is a plus
Improvisational theatre, character development/study experience helpful
Science and/or Education background a plus
Ability to interact and entertain groups of all sizes with excitement, confidence and knowledge
Ability to provide exceptional customer service in all interactions with all guests
Availability within the following parameters:
Flexibility with Weekend/Holiday availability (MOSI is open 365/year)
Mon-Fri full and/or half day shifts available between 9:00am and 5:00pm
Sat & Sun full and/or half day shifts available between 9:00am and 6:00pm
Occasional evenings as needed for special events
Inspire kids and teens to innovators through technology and engineering.
Apply your technical skills and ability to create a fun and exciting learning environment where children and teens can become active creators of technology-based projects. Designing Web pages, animating in 3D, programming computer games, or building robots are just a few of the activities led by our technology instructors.
Prepare and implement innovative, project-oriented, hands-on classes and camps.
Set the tone and excitement level to optimize a positive summer camp experience for all participants.
Greet parents and students, take attendance, and be responsible for students.
Present planned activities pertaining to assigned classes in electronic form.
Proficient in creating animation, robotics, video production, music production or computer projects like computer games.
Certified Florida Teaching Credential a plus but not required.
Two years experience instructing and/or working with children required.
Skilled in using multimedia and/or programming applications.
Dependable and flexible with work schedule and duties.
Must be approved to work with children (Clear Level II Background Screening through Department of Children & Families required).
Part-Time, Year-round Position
Responsible for driving a bus and monitoring of Guests/Program Participants on board.
Inspects bus thoroughly before starting the run to detect any mechanical or other malfunction, which would prevent the safe delivery of Guests and/or Program Participants.
Follows exact schedule making stops and pick up of Guests/Program Participants at locations based on schedule provided.
Observes all state, city and local laws and regulations.
Supervise the seating of Guests/Program Participants to equalize weight distribution.
Assists chaperones in resolving disciplinary problems and prepares proper reports for the Vice President of Education on more difficult problems.
Instructs Guests/Program Participants on the proper methods to board and depart from the bus and sees that these instructions are carefully observed.
Possesses thorough knowledge of bus operation; safety and safety equipment, and first aid procedures.
Ability to communicate in a positive manner with Guests/Program Participants.
Candidates must be 21 years of age or older
High School Diploma or GED preferred; completion of the tenth school grade required
Two years of successful bus driving experience required
Possession of a valid Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger Endorsement required (S)
Applicants should be familiar with the main roadways in the county.
Applicants who have been found guilty of a DUI or who have tested positive for a controlled substance will be disqualified
Must be approved to work with children (Clear Level II Background Screening through Department of Children & Families required)
Qualified candidates must be able to meet and complete OTETA (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) testing
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