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Visitor Services/Museum Program Supervisor

Mission San Luis, Tallahassee

Visitor Services/Museum Program Supv-SES

Mission San Luis, Tallahassee

Job Title: Visitor Services/Museum Program Supv-SES

Location: Mission San Luis, Tallahassee, Florida

Position Number: 45000208

Salary: $39,000.00 - $45,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 04/25/2018

The position is eligible for state benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.

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  • Administers Mission San Luis's Public Programming section, including staff supervision, development, performance evaluation, budget preparation, and fiscal and property control. Coordinates section activities with other section heads and the museum director. This work also includes, but is not limited to: scheduling, timesheet approval, leave request approval/denial, assigning, directing and establishing deadlines and overseeing completion of work assignments.
  • Works with Museum director to achieve conceptual planning, development, and evaluation of all Museum activities, exhibitions, publications, and programs and to maintain operations. Plans, develops, coordinates and implements all aspects of Mission San Luis’s public programs, including managing the living history program and those with public schools, home schools, scouts, and cosponsoring agencies. This also includes managing the programming office in its develop and implementation of on-site and outreach programs, special events, lectures, camps, and workshops. This position will also develop and implement interpretive scenarios, activities, and scripts that are compliant with Florida Department of Education educational requirements and curriculum.
  • Stay up-to-date on new and innovative practices and methodology and perform historical research. Will communicate carefully researched historical information and interpretive technique and practices to staff in training sessions, so that staff might make intellectual and personal connections with Mission San Luis guests. Edit and update the Interpretive Manual as needed.
  • Supervise the Volunteer Manager’s efforts to develop the volunteer program – focusing on recruiting new participants, retaining those volunteers that are presently on the roster, and work with the Volunteer Manager to provide continuing training / development to the volunteers. Prepares, manages and implements budget for Mission San Luis's public programming, including the budgets for Living History, Education, and Volunteer program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, humanities, anthropology, public history, museum studies, education, performance, business or related field

At least 5 years of full time experience in costumed-Living History interpretation

At least 5 years of full time experience in management and supervision


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 grant and proposal research and writing

Knowledge of preparing and maintaining budgets

Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate educational and visitor service and outreach programs

for local and statewide audiences of state history museum.

Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate staff of the Programming section

Ability to communicate effectively, in written and oral presentations

Ability to communicate with diverse individuals and groups in different settings

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 computer for word processing, research, preparation of plans, reports, presentations and database management


Ability to work effectively in stressful situations

Ability to work a flexible schedule when programs or special events are scheduled, including weekends or evenings and holidays

Ability to travel to present workshops, attend professional meetings, and consult with museums and groups, including travel that may require you to be gone several days

Ability and willingness to take additional training courses

Ability to learn first aid skills

Ability to assist with setting up and taking down supplies and furniture

Ability to refrain from smoking on the premises. It is a “No Smoking” site which includes all outdoor areas.


Master’s degree in history, American studies, humanities, anthropology, museums studies, education, performance, management or related field preferred.

SCREENING DISCLAIMER: Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the candidate job profile and/or resume. Attach copies of documents needed to meet the minimum qualifications for this position to this People First requisition. Examples of educational documents include: college diploma, high school diploma or equivalent.

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.

The Department of State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.


Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, 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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