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Education & Engagement Coordinator

Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez

Pay Grade:    06
Job Code:          10725                                                             
FLSA Status/EEO Code:   Non-Exempt/06                                                     

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The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to preserve and share Florida’s maritime heritage. Established in the heart of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number of stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida’s maritime history through photographs, boat models, tools and other historically significant materials and relevant programming. The Education & Engagement Coordinator position is a full-time, non-supervisory position reporting to the Supervisor of the Florida Maritime Museum. The primary responsibility of this position is to make maritime heritage fun and engaging for both English- and Spanish-speaking museum visitors of all ages.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Education, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Computer literacy which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in Microsoft Windows suite
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team and foster a positive work environment.
  • Ability to write concisely, with clarity and proper grammar
  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement engaging educational activities, including virtual/digital programming
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and well
  • Basic mathematical aptitude, as well as alpha and numeric filing skills are required
  • Must be punctual; regular attendance, including the ability to work weekends and occasional evening events, is required
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information in engaging and creative ways to both adults and children

Along with the satisfactory performance of this job’s essential functions, the employee in this position is expected to actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of the Clerk’s Office.

Service to All
Everyone is my customer. From our customers to my coworkers and colleagues, excellent service is             my primary goal. I will provide courteous, patient and knowledgeable service to everyone.

I will foster the highest level of ethical conduct and promote an atmosphere of transparency, accountability and confidentiality in my actions and behavior. I will comply with all the Clerk’s policies.

I will treat the office, everyone I come in contact with and myself with respect. From punctuality to dress code, I will be mindful of what my actions and my appearance communicate to others.

I will present ideas and information in a thoughtful and courteous manner and be open minded to the ideas and suggestions of others. I take responsibility to keep others fully informed of situations and information at all levels whether in writing or verbally.

I accept responsibility for the quality, quantity and timeliness of my work. I will seek answers to issues I do not understand and I will own my behavior.

I hold myself and others accountable for the success of the team. I support a culture that finds solutions, rather than make excuses or place blame. I will be flexible and cooperative when faced with change.

I will foster an environment of continuous improvement. I am encouraged to research, study and learn the vast workings of the Clerk’s office so I can be of the most service to our customers.

It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Provides excellent customer service to all in person, in email and over the phone; is approachable, helpful and personable; and answers questions knowledgeably and with patience
  • Plans, schedules and orchestrates all school field trips, group tours and any educational outreach programs; including digital
  • Educates and inspires museum visitors to engage with maritime heritage
  • Participates in public speaking about Florida maritime history
  • Assists with all operations of the historic site
  • Assists with all aspects of special events
  • Assists with all aspects of volunteer and member recruitment and retention
  • Assists with daily grounds and garden maintenance
  • Operates daily gift store sales, stocking, and deposits
  • Assists management with other related duties as assigned
  • Performs general office duties.
  • Learns County and local Florida historical facts and folklore
  • Proofreads and edits materials

The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Thinking critically; defined as reading, understanding and taking appropriate action on detailed and complex information
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands
  • Hearing ordinary conversation and office sounds
  • Verbal communication in person and on the phone
  • Written communication by hand and on PC
  • Ability to lift 25lbs and push/pull up to 40lbs in a cart

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