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State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Requisition No: 831966

Agency: Department of State


Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 45000589

Salary: $43,200 annually

Posting Closing Date: 07/16/2024

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Department of State

Museum Education Program Supervisor - SES

Curator of Education, Museum of Florida History

Division of Historical Resources

Bureau of Historical Museums

Open Competitive

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in history, art history, humanities, public history, education, anthropology, museum studies, or related field OR four years of direct work experience in one of the listed fields.
  • Three years of full-time professional work experience in an education position with significant responsibility in a museum or in a managerial role in a museum
  • Knowledge of proven interpretive practices, techniques, and concepts
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and implementing education programs for general audiences
  • Strong writing, collaboration, and public speaking and engagement skills
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

  • Master's degree in history, public history, art history, museum studies, or in a humanities-related discipline
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Experience working with timelines and budgets
  • Experience developing lesson plans for K-12 students
  • Experience working in a museum dedicated to United States history or Florida history
  • National Association for Interpretation (NAI) certification

Special Note:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • This is professional work responsible for planning and development of Museum of Florida History programs to serve diverse statewide audiences and to promote learning and appreciation of Florida's history and culture. Works with Museum director and other section heads to achieve conceptual planning, development, and evaluation of all Museum activities, exhibitions, publications, and programs and to maintain operations of the state history museum to the highest professional standards established by the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Serves as the sole coordinator of the statewide Florida History Day program.
  • Supervises development, implementation, and scheduling of on-site and outreach programs, tours, special events, lectures, and workshops of the Museum of Florida History, Knott House Museum, and Union Bank Museum.
  • Administers the Education section, including staff supervision, development, and performance evaluation, budget preparation, fiscal and property control, establishing completion deadlines, and ensuring that projects are carried out according to established criteria. Coordinates section activities with other section heads and the museum director.
  • Participates in the Museum's Collections Committee and Exhibits Committee, advising in the acquisition and management of collections and exhibits planning. Supervises and conducts research of educational materials. Supervises administration of Knott House Museum maintenance calendar. Assists with applying for and managing grants to advance the mission of the Museum of Florida History and the Knott House Museum. Carries out special projects as assigned by the Museum director.
  • Performs other work related duties as required.

  • Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate educational and visitor service programs for local and statewide audiences of state history museums;
  • Knowledge of American history, obtained through coursework or on the job;
  • Knowledge of museum terminology and programs;
  • Knowledge of proven interpretive practices, techniques, and concepts;
  • Knowledge of museum exhibits planning and implementation;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning for museum education program development; Knowledge of grant and proposal research and writing;
  • Knowledge of preparing and maintaining budgets;
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and evaluate staff of the Education Section;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in written and oral presentations;
  • Ability to market and promote museum education programs and events;
  • 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 for word processing, research, preparation of plans, reports and presentations, and database management.

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.

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