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If you would like to apply for employment with MOSI, you may print a copy of our application (link available below).  Employment applications for open positions are accepted via mail or e-mail: Email: HR@mosi.org U.S. Mail: MOSI Human Resources  4801 East Fowler Ave.  Tampa, FL 33617

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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.


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.


Ability to lift and/or carry 20 to 30 pounds





Guest Experience Team

Full-Time Position with Benefits

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.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

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 Experience Department


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




Marketing Department

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of all museum digital marketing and social media strategies, and for growing the museums digital and social media subscriber base and increasing brand awareness through varied digital/social channels.


Maintenance and development of the MOSI website including writing and editing content, developing new digital content to promote MOSI events, exhibits, films, programs, fundraising initiatives, and e-commerce products

Develop, implement, and monitor all MOSI digital communications and social media strategies in a creative and engaging way including, but not limited to, contests, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, MOSI blog, CRM, boosted/sponsored posts, etc…

Develop content for posting on all designated social media outlets, monitoring online competitor presences/perceptions, researching new blogs and channels for relevance/trend identification, and maintaining posting schedules for all social media outlets

Create, film and edit YouTube videos in Adobe Premiere Pro

Measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, email direct marketing, social networking, promotions & special events – recommending improvement strategies where needed

Assist in the development & implementation of the annual marketing plan with a focus on the development of dedicated online marketing strategies

Monitor website & social media analytics and make recommendations to ensure continual improvement of digital marketing campaigns

Act as a liaison between all MOSI departments to ensure all MOSI assets are appropriately and consistently represented on the MOSI website and through social media strategies.

Protect and adhere to brand voice and integrity in all published content.

Act as support for art department and creative director. Duties to include minor design revisions on marketing materials (print and digital).

Gather feedback from MOSI staff on website development needs; author MOSI Web pages

Write and edit editorial content for website and online publications

Manage MOSI internet links to pertinent sites

Utilize HTML and graphic art production software to maximize website content

Edit copy and refresh content to keep current images relevant

Utilize social networking sites to promote MOSI to virtual audiences


Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Relevant experience may be substituted

Two or more years professional or intern experience in social media, digital marketing or communications related position; strong design background preferred

Strong written communication skills are required, with an emphasis on grammar/spelling excellence.

Digital and communication skills are a must, as well as a proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 on a PC platform (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and knowledge of Premier Pro. Working knowledge of HTML, SEO and PPC, and/or CMS familiarity required

Creativity, high energy, an ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful is highly valued

Experience developing and authoring Web commerce site a plus.

Working knowledge of CMS, Blogs, forums, calendars, wikis, and Web widgets

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to multi task effectively

Knowledge of latest methods of communication and customer engagement e.g social media etc.




Full-Time Position with Benefits

Growth Experience / Development Team

The chosen candidate for this position will be responsible for fulfilling three main goals for the organization: Aid in the expansion of MOSI’s financial resources by increasing and diversifying the donors’ base; provide technical support to the organizational fundraising strategy and fundraising plan; and, provide technical and administrative support to the current fund raising activities.


Prepares fundraising and administrative materials including, but not limited to, sponsorship proposals, year-end appeals, correspondence for Deputy Director of Development’s signature, meeting notices, agendas, letters, various development reports, schedules and lists.

Assists with fundraising plans that help to increase contributions from all sources, including foundations, individuals, and corporate gifts.

Serves as the point person for the planning and execution of special events, keeping track of money and coordinating volunteers/interns.

Maintains donor records, solicits and acknowledges donations, and prepares advertisements or correspondence regarding MOSI and its array of educational programs/exhibits.

Attends board, committee, staff and other meetings as needed, either as recording secretary or team member. 

Types memos, prepares purchase requisitions, payment requests and other forms and documents; utilizes computer skills in preparing quality reports, charts, and graphs.

Assists in the planning of MOSI’s special events, along with cultivation, marketing and recognition functions; this includes annual galas and other events.

Works with Executive Secretary to coordinate schedules of executive and development office meetings etc.

Assists the Deputy Director of Development in the management of his schedule/calendar; arranges meetings, schedules appointments and handles calls from both internal and external sources.

Arranges travel plans and itineraries, compiles documents for travel-related meetings as needed.

Coordinates meeting arrangements, refreshments, room reservations, etc., for board meetings, senior management meetings and committee meetings as requested.

Prepares agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions for meetings as requested. Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files.

Work closely with MOSI Data Collection Staff to organize and prioritize large volumes of information regarding recent and past sponsorships/donations


High school diploma or equivalent required; two years of college or business school preferred

Minimum of 3 years secretarial experience required

Proficient in working with Windows, MSOffice, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word

Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

Considerable knowledge of procedures, functions, and specialized terminology of the museum

Ability to take and transcribe dictation and meeting minutes using shorthand or transcribing equipment

Ability to compose routine correspondence and memoranda

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and meet deadlines as needed

Ability to maintain confidential information with discretion

MOSI is open 365 days a year.  Employee is expected to maintain flexible hours to include working some holidays, early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.


Ability to perform repetitive motions required for computer entry

Ability to manually operate a computer keyboard and mouse



Full-Time Position with Benefits

Campus Experience Team

Weekend, Holiday & Evening Availability Required


Provides on-site operational support for campus operations, events, programs and activities

Responds to and resolves and/or reports guest related issues

Interacts with guests and groups of all sizes with enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge

Responsible for opening and/or closing campus procedures

Works with Volunteer department to supervise and organize floor operations as needed

Serves as on-site first responder for situations requiring first aid and/or CPR, assisting guests and/or staff in emergency situations


High school diploma or GED required; two-year degree preferred

Excellent customer service skills required

Museum or attraction experience preferred

Supervisory experience preferred            

CPR/AED/First Aid certification required

Basic knowledge of MS Office software required

Building operations and/or security experience preferred


Frequent bending, squatting. kneeling and/or stooping.

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other

hazards related to guest activities on campus

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid and CPR, to assist guests in emergency situations (evacuation, illness or injury, etc.).

Physical ability to stand and/or walk for 6 – 8 hour shifts

Physical ability to climb stairs on a regular basis



Growth Experience Team / Development

Full-Time Position with Benefits


Regularly meet and exceed membership sales goals by promoting Museum membership at all points of contact with visitors.

Actively engage visitors as they arrive and leave, using the contact as an opportunity to promote membership; promote regular Museum programming.

Remain informed on Museum programs and events and encourage member participation.

Familiarize visitors with the need for their support and the benefits of membership

Process on-site membership applications and member card fulfillment

Provide ticketing services during ticketed exhibitions. Promote the advantage of membership for special exhibitions.

Accept walk-in registrations for Museum classes and workshops. Promote cost-saving advantage of membership.

Make phone calls to members for renewals.

Assist with audience research by taking visitor surveys or gathering other information as assigned.

Act as first contact for visitors with questions/problems. Make appropriate staff contact to obtain necessary information. Answer routine questions and provide directions as requested.

Perform daily data-entry and cash handling tasks;

Assist Membership Manager with member relations issues and supports member promotions and events;


Outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic attitude;

Must have excellent writing and verbal skills;

Good organization and excellent time management skills;

Exceptional skills of customer service;

Proactive and self-controlled work ethic; self-starter;

Able to achieve sales quotas;

Must be detail oriented and able to handle multiple-priorities.

MOSI is open 365 days a year.  Employee will be required to work some holidays, evenings, and or weekends.


High School diploma or GED preferred;

Prior membership or sales preferred;

Previous customer service experience required;

Proficient level of computer skills of MSWord, Excel, and Vista systems preferred.


Ability to stand for 5 to 8 hour shifts;

Frequent bending turning, kneeling and stooping;

Ability to sit for extended periods of time;

Ability to perform repetitive motions required for computer entry

Ability to manually operate a computer keyboard and mouse





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





Learning Experience Team

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This position is responsible for designing and implementing programs for groups and outreach, at MOSI and offsite. These programs include, but are not limited to, science bus, school assemblies, festivals, special events, camp-ins, scout workshops, adult and youth travel and corporate training programs.


Plan, implement, present, and evaluate programs, at MOSI or offsite; develop and coordinate use of resources used in program delivery.

Conceptualize and initiate new programs or activities that respond to audience demand and organizational need.

Builds and maintains working relationships with staff at other organizations.

Use appropriate technology to advance and support educational activities.

Monitor budget expenditures and work with supervisor to contain costs.

Assist in creating publications and in the promotion of program offerings.

Track program attendance and contribute to monthly report on area activities.

Contribute to grant writing done by Education and Development staff; contribute to grant reports, as required.

In collaboration with the Vice President and Directors of Education, initiate new program ideas, partnerships and revenue sources.

Implement programs in own section and in other department sections, as appropriate, both at MOSI and offsite.

Work with other MOSI staff and external stakeholders, as relevant to program content.

Serve on committees internal and external to MOSI, as appropriate (e.g., exhibit planning).

Recruit, interview, hire and supervise part time / seasonal staff and volunteers.


Bachelor’s Degree in a MOSI-mission related field from an accredited college or university

Previous experience in science center or similar informal education institution, developing and implementing programs

Demonstrated effectiveness as a program implementer, program manager and supervisor

Demonstrated success in the delivery of quality, consistent customer service

Demonstrated skill in written communication

Valid Florida driver’s license with proven safe driving record, ability to operate large vehicles including buses and vans.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people of all ages

Strong organizational skills, Ability to coordinate multiple projects

Engaging style and skill in public speaking and hands on demonstrations

Working knowledge of human development and instructional design

Strong science background with an emphasis in the life sciences

Computer literate in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint





Part-Time Positions

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




Part-time position

Education Department

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).




Education Department

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



MOSI is a Drug Free Workplace
MOSI Participates in E-Verify
MOSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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