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Visitor Services Museum Program Supervisor - SES

Museum of Florida History/ Knott House Museum, Tallahassee

Visitor Services/Museum Program Supervisor- SES
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
Knott House Museum
Open Competitive
Salary: $36,223.00 - $38,034.15
Posting Closing Date: 3/04/2022

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Anthropology, Humanities, Education or related field.
  • Three years of experience in a museum field with one year being in a supervisory position.
  • Resume and Cover Letter


  • Master’s Degree in History, Anthropology, Humanities, Education, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best museum practices in collections, education, and exhibits as they relate to a historic house museum

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and facilitate an annual schedule of major events, including Emancipation Day, Swing Dancing', etc., to include responsibility for effective coordination and rigorous pre- and post-planning and budgeting.

Manage the daily operations of the property, including visitor services, orientation, and educational programs. Respond to public inquiries.

Recruit, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate all staff and volunteers assigned to this site. Coordinate the Museum of Florida History internship program. Facilitate the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of intern projects.

Preserve and maintain the Knott House Museum, an 1840s house located in the Park Avenue National Historic District in Tallahassee. As the manager, develop, coordinate, track, and manage an annual maintenance plan for the facility with the assistance of Museum of Florida History Research and Collections and Design and Fabrication staff. Inventory and preserve the collections.

Develop and manage educational programs that identify and address diverse potential audiences, including K-12 (public, private, home school); college and university students; and lifelong learners. Ensure that each program has a method of measuring outcomes.

Compile, maintain, and report statistics and reports on attendance, visitation, visitor comment survey results, and other reports as required.

Write and manage grants relating to education and preservation at the Knott House. Facilitate fund raising opportunities at KHM.

Develop and facilitate marketing, public relations, and heritage tourism efforts that reinforce the public awareness of the site and its programs.


  • Knowledge of best museum practices in collections and education.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan for program development.
  • Ability to market and promote programs and events in coordination with Division staff
  • Ability to research and write grants and proposals.
  • Ability to work in Windows Office and Filemaker.

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.


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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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