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Curator of Education

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee


Location:  Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, Florida

Position Number: 45000589

Salary: $44,000.00 - $46,000.00

The Museum of Florida History (MFH) is one of Florida’s most prominent cultural treasures and the only statewide institution encompassing a comprehensive overview of Florida history. Opened to the public in 1977 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret human culture in Florida and to promote and encourage knowledge and appreciation of Florida history throughout the state. MFH administers an historic house museum, the Knott House Museum, also located in downtown Tallahassee.

MFH seeks an experienced Curator of Education to administer the Education Section,  oversee the planning and development of all museum education programs, and serve on the Museum’s leadership team.

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

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  • Responsible for planning and development of museum 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.
  • Supervises development, implementation, and scheduling of on-site and outreach programs, tours, special events, lectures, camps and workshops of the Museum of Florida History and the Knott House Museum. Supervises and conducts research of educational materials. Supervises Statewide Education Services, including Florida History Day, the Heritage Education Program, and teacher in-services.
  • 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 administration of the Knott House Museum maintenance calendar and assists with applying for and managing grants to advance the mission of the Museum of Florida History and Knott House Museum. Carries out special projects as assigned by the Museum director.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, humanities, anthropology, public history, museum studies, education, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of full time experience in museum education. (A Master’s degree in history, American Studies, humanities, anthropology, public history, museum studies, education, or related field can substitute for one year (2,080 hours) of the required experience.)


  • Knowledge of American history, obtained through coursework or on the job
  • Knowledge of museum terminology and programs
  • 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 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 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 computer for word processing, research, preparation of plans, reports, presentations and database management


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


Position is located in the Division of Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Historical Museums

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

A criminal background investigation is a condition of employment for this position and

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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