Job Opportunities

Morikami is an equal opportunity employer.  There is no visa sponsorship available for vacant positions. Applicants must already have proof of legal status to work in the U.S.

Graphic Designer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Designer is a full-time professional position within Morikami’s marketing team responsible for the design and development of the museum’s visual communication strategy. The desired candidate is a detail-oriented, motivated creative, with a confident sense of design and composition combined with an appreciation for art and culture. This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Marketing & Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Maintains and updates the museum’s style guide and serves as the point of contact for questions and application consistent with Morikami’s brand identity
  • Ensures the agreed upon creative approach to institutional messaging is carried across multiple platforms, such as printed and digital collateral for events, programs, fundraising campaigns, facility rentals, retail, etc.
  • Works closely with curatorial team to conceptualize design objectives for 2-3 annual exhibitions, including, but not limited to: title wall visual development, typography, exhibition banners, signage and labels
  • Collaborates with marketing team to design email marketing campaigns, website graphics, social media visuals, festival brand implementation and lobby digital signage
  • Works cross-departmentally to design various education department assets, museum calendars, event invitations, sponsorship decks, internal documents, general museum signage, branded items and other projects as needed
  • Facilitates timely and appropriate approvals/feedback in order to meet deadlines
  • Prepares all files for print production and works as liaison with printing company
  • Maintains museum image and video libraries
  • Assists with basic marketing event needs

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite with a strong emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop in a PC environment
  • Proficient use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to retouch and manipulate photos and images
  • Required to work occasional evenings and weekend events
  • Experience working in museums and/or not-for-profits preferred
  • Experience in video editing, photography and HTML/CSS knowledge a plus

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Must be organized and able to manage simultaneous projects effectively with a personal commitment to maintaining a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to successfully prioritize, set, track and meet deadlines while using good judgment and remaining flexible under minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable and possess excellent communication skills

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter (with link to online portfolio or design samples) to Kizzy Sanchez, Director of Marketing & Events, at kmsanche@pbcgov.org.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled

Facility Rental Coordinator 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Facility Rental Coordinator serves as the onsite coordinator and Museum representative for most rental events and aids the Facility Rental Manager in the promotion and sales of our facility for weddings, corporate events, private fundraisers, private dinners, parties, etc. The position plays a critical role in building customer satisfaction through outstanding service. This position reports directly to the Facility Rental Manager and must work effectively with other Morikami staff including administrative, maintenance, development, finance, education and curatorial departments.

 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Coordinates all aspects of large private facility rentals (weddings, private parties, corporate functions, etc.) – contracts, vendor suggestions, client interaction, rehearsals, and day of event coordination.
  • Ensures that Museum rules and regulations are upheld during events and that proper safety and lighting provisions are planned for in advance and properly executed during the event.
  • Facilitates sales and coordination of smaller daytime ceremonies in the Gardens.
  • Facilitates the reservation of private photo sessions and serves as on-site contact during the event.
  • Works in conjunction with the Palm Beach Film and Television Commission to secure private film sessions on property and serves as the on-site contact person during the event.
  • Assists with audio – visual needs for private events.
  • Provides professional and courteous service to all potential customers and contacts.
  • Pursues and schedules appointments to meet with potential business leads for wedding and event opportunities.
  • Completes and sends contracts to potential clients upon request.
  • Accepts and follows appropriate accounting procedures to record payments.
  • Responds to and follows up on all leads and contacts established via phone or internet.
  • Responds to inquiries and updates photos and information as needed on advertising sites such as The Knot or Wedding Wire.
  • Continually helps to assess menus, facility, and services and make recommendations to management as to how they can be improved based on feedback from guests.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed, such as filing, photocopying, and collating.
  • Performs related work and special projects as directed.
  • Adheres to a high level of standards and expectations regarding the Morikami’s appearance and overall general impression as received by Museum patrons.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    • Must possess superior customer service skills as well as oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrates correct usage of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    • Must possess a high level of integrity and sense of professionalism.
    • Exhibits good judgment and independent decision-making skills.
    • Must be proactive and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously or with a team.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability and willingness to learn various industry-related software programs.
    • Able to acquire new skills in event related computer software programs.
    • Flexible schedule – must be able to work nights and weekends.
    • Must be able to manually lift 40 lbs. and use a hand-truck or dolly to move equipment.
    • College experience required and event-planning skills preferred.

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Alanna Keating, Facility Rentals Manager, at akeating@pbcgov.org.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled

Digital Marketing Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is a full-time professional position responsible for conceptualizing and executing the museum’s digital marketing strategy. The desired candidate is a talented content creator with a deep passion for analytics, social media community development, a strong grasp on high-quality design principles and an appreciation for art and culture. In addition, this position provides an essential support role with annual festivals & provides insight for long-term marketing goals and objectives.  This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Marketing & Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Email campaigns
    • Works cross-functionally with other museum departments to gather and create content
    • Designs e-blast templates and graphics
    • Builds, maintains and manages email lists
  • Website maintenance & development
    • Sustains the integrity and usability of Morikami’s website and mobile app
    • Proficient in WordPress (self hosted, multisite install), HTML and CSS in a responsive design framework
    • Manages the calendar, online forms, e-commerce reporting, media library, product pages, etc.
    • Updates/creates website pages & forms as needed
    • Manages the registered website user database and ongoing website development projects
  • Social Media
    • Maintains social media content calendar and contributes to digital strategy planning
    • Collaboratively plans/researches/writes engaging content for social media and blog
    • Monitors and joins conversations on social media platforms and peer review sites
  • Analytics
    • Monitors, tracks and analyzes statistics for email campaigns, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and blog
    • Tracks website traffic and user behavior though Google Analytics
  • Event Support
    • Provides essential support in the execution of Morikami festivals and Sushi & Stroll series of events

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A. or B.S. in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong copywriter and communicator
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and Microsoft Office, required
  • Experience with Google Analytics, SurveyMonkey and MailChimp required
  • Experience working in museums and/or not-for-profits preferred

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Must be organized and work efficiently with a personal commitment to maintain a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to prioritize, track and meet deadlines, use good judgment, remain flexible and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable and possess excellent communication and customer service skills

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Kizzy Sanchez, Director of Marketing & Events, at kmsanche@pbcgov.org.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled

Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator is a full time position responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and off-site outreach programs (children and adults). This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, teacher development workshops, Family Fun Days, and our Summer Tour Plus program.  The position requires a creative, dynamic and hands-on individual.  The person must be able to work occasional weekends and evening events and reports directly to the Curator of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Create and implement museum educational programs for children and families.
  • Coordinate and implement all necessary aspects of programs to ensure success and efficiency (pre-, day-of, and post-program) of set-up and breakdown.
  • Develop, implement, and manage outreach programs for both students and adults.
  • Develop, create, and coordinate children’s (K-12) activities at our annual festivals and special event days, including the supervision of volunteers and managing setup and cleanup.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the Summer Tour Plus (STP) program activities.
  • Supervise daily operations of STP, which also includes training and scheduling of interns and high school volunteers for the STP program.
  • Work with Education Staff in developing, creating, preparing and implementing programs for public and private school collaborations and teacher development workshops.
  • Manage the organization and inventory of the Education Department’s program supplies and replacement of various educational materials when necessary.
  • Work in conjunction with education staff to develop educational teaching materials and tour program contents
  • Keep accurate monthly attendance and fiscal reports for all children’s programs, STP program, school collaborations, and outreach programs.
  • And other duties as specified

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, Japanese studies, Asian studies, or related field preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of Japanese language and culture. Experience living or working in Japan a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in teaching and working with children (K-12)
  • Able to work with people of all ages
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, external clients, and the public
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team player
  • Strong attention to detail and able to work in a fast-pace environment
  • Have personal  transportation required for outreach programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher)
  • Required to work occasional evenings and weekend events
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Experience working in a museum or cultural institution a plus
  • Experience with audio/visual presentation

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Wendy Lo, Curator of Education, at wlo@pbcgov.org.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS , PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled


Exhibition Preperator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Preparator is a full-time professional position responsible for the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and maintenance of exhibitions at the Morikami Museum. This position reports directly to the Exhibition Manager and is a key staff member in a small but dynamic team, working closely with the Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial staff. This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Primary responsibilities will relate to both the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fabrication and construction of exhibition furniture and crates
  • Patching, painting, and prep of exhibition walls and floors
  • Prepare artwork for display, including matting, framing and mounting
  • Install and maintain gallery lighting
  • Install labels and vinyl graphics
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Yamato-kan interpretive space
  • Responsible for organization of the Exhibit Storage Room, including monitoring supply of hardware and other materials and maintaining tools in optimal condition
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Participate in the development of the Museum’s exhibition calendar

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • BFA or BA in art or related field preferred
  • Experience with both 3D and 2D design; familiarity with audio/visual components in interactive displays
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a museum handling and installing artwork and building exhibition furniture according to American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Standards
  • Familiarity with shop and framing tools, photography a plus, building construction and maintenance, mechanical maintenance and repair work
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively and intelligently solve complex problems
  • Flexibility to travel and/or work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to stand and/or work on feet for long periods, lift and carry artwork and other materials weighing up to 50 lbs.; comfortable on ladders up to 14ft. high; ability to work in non-climate controlled environment
  • Self-motivated work ethic and ability to work as part of a team

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tamara Joy, Chief Curator, at tjoy@pbcgov.com.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled

 

 

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