Employment Opportunities

The Museum of Fine Arts offers a wide range of career opportunities. This page features open positions as they become available.

The MFA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MFA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. The Museum of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Vacancies:


Museum Store Associate

Posted June 13, 2017

Overview

The Museum Store Associate must be able to work weekends, evenings, and maintain flexible hours. The Associate will provide courteous service to customers in the Museum Store and use their knowledge of products and exhibitions to provide excellent service to Museum visitors. They will greet and help Museum visitors with utmost courtesy and respect, and answer visitor questions.

Specific Duties
  • Receives, unpacks, and shelves incoming merchandise.
  • Matches merchandise received to invoices, checks for damages and identifies discrepancies using a computerized inventory control system.
  • Prepares merchandise for sale in the Museum Store. This includes, but is not limited to, packaging and labeling merchandise.
  • Pulls merchandise for store restocking and packages and prepares merchandise for shipping.
  • Restocks Museum Store inventory and operates computerized POS system to answer customer queries and to sell merchandise, maintain appearance of displays and organization of book sections with an emphasis on cleanliness and attention to detail.
  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors and members.
  • Maintain clean and neat retail environment throughout the day.
  • Fulfills end of shift closing procedures and prepares appropriate documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours) on a daily basis.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach and push Museum merchandise frequently.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Able to ascend or descend ladders to restock or move merchandise on shelves.
  • Able to constantly operate a computer for customer purchases.
  • Able to frequently communicate with guests and coworkers about Museum events and exhibits. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Able to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Able to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Education and Experience
  • High school education required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a retail operation, preferably a museum or specialty bookstore.

 


administrative assistant

Posted June 20, 2017

Overview

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming visitors to the administrative offices, answering the telephone, performing general receptionist duties, and helping other members of the staff.

Specific Duties
  • Greet and orient visitors to the administrative offices.
  • Foster excellent relationships between the Museum and visitors by answering calls and e-mails about upcoming events and programs.
  • Answer the phones, direct calls and provide information.
  • Work with Group Tour Coordinator to schedule group tours and enter on the calendar, send confirmation slips to tour originator, docents and MFA Café (as necessary).
  • Maintain reception calendar.
  • Inventory and order supplies.
  • Perform general clerical duties (i.e. envelope stuffing, computer data entry, stapling, labeling, mailing, etc.)
  • Maintain professional confidentiality when working with donor, financial, and staff members.
  • Assists with archiving Museum documents.
  • Sell tickets for programs and admissions.
  • Take R.S.V.P.’s for Museum events.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and postage meter.
  • Update and maintain postage machine and other shared office equipment.
  • Work interdepartmentally to assist with projects as needed.
  • Maintain regular work hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, with a thirty minute unpaid lunch break.
  • Sort/distribute mail daily.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.
Physical Requirements
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Able to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Able to carry files occasionally.
  • Able to walk and/or stand up to two hours per day.
  • Able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Able to frequently communicate with guests and coworkers about Museum tours, events and exhibits. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Able to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Able to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma, BA or BS preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience.
Additional experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Able to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard practices.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via email to:
hr@mfastpete.org

Or mail to:
Human Resources
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3498