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State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Requisition No: 820766

Agency: Department of State


Position Number: 45000699

Salary: $34,500

Posting Closing Date: 04/18/2024

Department of State

Museum Education Program Specialist

Division of Historical Resources

Bureau of Historical Museums

Open Competitive

Re-advertisement previous applicants must reapply

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from a college or university with major course of study in history, museum studies, anthropology, education, or related field, OR four (4) years of direct work experience in one or more of the related fields.


Bachelor's degree in history, museum studies, anthropology, education, or related field and one year of experience in an education position, six months of which is at a museum or similar cultural heritage organization.

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops, executes, and evaluates interpretive and educational public programming, special events, educational outreach, and community outreach for the various audiences of the Museum of Florida History. Responds to public inquiries and assists with scheduling educational and outreach programs. Serves the public through effective public programming and comprehensive visitor services. Staffs the visitor desk as needed; conducts opening and closing procedures.

Develops interpretive and educational materials, including lesson plans, special outreach materials, and materials for teachers and students. Reviews resources for accuracy, clarity, and effectiveness.

Oversees the accurate recording and reporting of statistics relating to citizens served, programming, and volunteer service. Conducts an audience survey program for educational programs. Works with education and visitor databases

Provides staff support for museum activities and events, serves on committees that further museum goals and objectives. Serves as an education/interpretation team member on exhibit teams.

Performs other work-related duties as required.


Knowledge of American history obtained through coursework or on the job; Knowledge of museum terminology and programs; Knowledge of strategic planning for museum education program development; Knowledge of educational program planning, development and evaluation techniques; Ability to record and report data and statistics related to museum programs and services; Ability to communicate effectively, in written and oral presentations; Ability to understand and apply pertinent rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to use a computer programs for word processing, research, preparation of plans, reports and presentations, and database management; Strong organizational skills.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment. If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints. We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our workforce.

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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