Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. As a premier cultural institution, we offer a captivating environment to immerse yourself in Japanese art, history, and horticulture. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to collaborate with talented professionals, engage with diverse audiences, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our visitors. We foster a supportive and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity, growth, and learning. Explore our job listings and start your enriching and rewarding career with us.

Collections Manager Digital Marketing Coordinator Facility Rental Coordinator Grant Writer Membership and Database Associate Membership and Guest Relations Associate Museum Store Manager Museum Store Assistant Manager

Collections Manager

Full-Time Position – 40 hours/week

The Japanese Museum Collections Manager will play a crucial role in the preservation, documentation, and management of our Japanese art collection, ensuring its proper care and accessibility for educational and cultural purposes.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Japanese art collection, including acquisition, preservation, documentation, and exhibition processes.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the care, storage, and handling of Japanese art objects, ensuring compliance with international museum standards and best practices.
  • Conduct thorough research and analysis of Japanese art pieces, identifying their historical, cultural, and artistic significance.
  • Collaborate with curators, conservators, and other museum staff to plan and execute exhibitions and educational programs related to the Japanese art collection.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of the collection, including cataloging, inventory management, and digital documentation.
  • Assess and prioritize conservation needs, coordinating with professional conservators when necessary.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on Japanese art acquisitions, working closely with donors, dealers, and other institutions to expand the collection.
  • Assist with the development of grant proposals and fundraising efforts to support Japanese art-related initiatives.
  • Stay current with industry trends, research, and advancements in Japanese art conservation and museum practices.
  • Foster relationships with Japanese art experts, scholars, and community organizations to enhance the museum’s reputation and expand its network.

Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with Japanese art in a museum or cultural institution.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Japanese art history, culture, and aesthetics.
  • Strong familiarity with conservation techniques, handling protocols, and museum collection management practices.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Japanese language is highly preferred, as it will facilitate research, communication, and interpretation of Japanese art objects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail and meticulousness in handling fragile and valuable art objects.
  • Familiarity with digital cataloging systems and collection management software.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Demonstrated research and publication record in the field of Japanese art.
  • Experience in exhibition development and curation is desirable.

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Full-Time Position – Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends.

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 & objectives. This position reports to and receives direction from the Marketing Manager.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

Email Campaigns

    • Works cross-functionally with other museum departments to gather and create content
    • Design e-blast templates and graphics
    • Builds and updates email lists

Website Maintenance & Development

    • Maintains the integrity and usability of Morikami’s responsive design website
    • Manages the calendar, online forms, e-commerce reporting, media library, product pages, etc.
    • Updates/creates website pages as needed
    • Manages the registered website user database and ongoing website development projects
    • Maintain accuracy of information listed on all General Museum pages

Social Media

    • Updates social media content calendar and contributes to digital strategy planning
    • 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, YouTube and blog.
    • Tracks website traffic and user behavior though Google Analytics
    • Creates and administers post-event surveys and tracks responses
    • Provides essential support in the planning and execution of Morikami events

Skills and Abilities

  • 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
  • Strong writer and communicator
  • Proficient use of Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Website Maintenance and Microsoft Office, required
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Survey Monkey and Mail Chimp preferred

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Marketing or a related field
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Facility Rental Coordinator

Full-Time Position – Must be able to work nights and weekends.

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.

Specific 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 and in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to a high level of standards and expectations regarding the Morikami’s appearance and overall general impression as received by Museum patrons.

Skills and Abilities

  • 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.

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • College experience required and event planning skills preferred.

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Grant Writer

Full-Time Position

The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals to secure funding for various projects, exhibitions, educational programs, and conservation efforts related to Japanese art and the maintenance of the Japanese gardens.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Research and Identify Funding Opportunities
  • Proposal Development
  • Grant Application Process
  • Relationship Management
  • Grant Reporting and Compliance

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent research skills, with the ability to identify and evaluate funding opportunities
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to craft persuasive and concise proposals
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and online platforms for grant research and application
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Preference for Knowledge/Experience with:

  • Japanese art, culture, and gardens
  • Familiarity with grant application processes, requirements, and reporting

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Japanese/Asian studies, art history, museum studies, or nonprofit management (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Proven experience in grant writing, with a successful track record of securing grants for arts, culture, or nonprofit organizations

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Membership and Guest Relations Associate

Full-Time Position: 40 hours/week: Wednesday – Sunday; Must be willing and able to work occasional special events, including Thanksgiving and Christmas weekend.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is seeking a reliable and detail-oriented Membership and Guest Relations Associate to join our membership team. The ideal candidate is a skilled college graduate eager to expand their skill set and experience in the non-profit sector. They should be able to function effectively with limited oversight and moderate on-site training. Understanding the importance of database integrity for both efficiency and security is crucial.

This position reports to the Membership and Database Coordinator and Interim Director of Development and Membership.

Responsibilities and Duties

Membership Services:

  • Serve as the membership expert, knowledgeable about all aspects of the museum’s membership program.
  • Provide courteous and professional service to museum visitors and members, addressing general inquiries and specific membership questions.
  • Assist visitors with information regarding museum programs, facility rentals, events, and refer other inquiries to appropriate staff.
  • Support the membership department at the membership desk as needed.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Windows & Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Strong computer literacy and a willingness to learn various industry-related software programs.
  • A clear understanding of data’s integral role in the Membership Office and a passion for maintaining clean, consistent, and accurate data.
  • Excellent leadership and customer service skills.
  • Must be organized, proactive, reliable, and efficient.
  • Ability to use good judgment, remain flexible, and work under minimal supervision.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • A strong dedication to the mission and culture of the Morikami.
  • A personal commitment to maintaining a collaborative work environment.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well both as part of a team and independently.

Prior Experience and Qualifications:

  • College experience preferred.
  • Experience working with a membership organization or non-profit is a plus.

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to ssamuels@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Museum Store Manager

Full-Time Position – 40 Variable hours/week; may include evenings, holidays, and weekends.

The Museum Store Manager is fully accountable for the success of retail at the Morikami Museum, enhancing visitor experience of the museum as a whole, driving sales and profitability while directing all aspects of retail operations. They must create an environment that activates the visitor’s desire to buy, increases customer loyalty, and maintains close compatibility with Morikami’s mission statement as a unique institution dedicated to Japanese culture.

The Museum Store Manager works to achieve the success of retail operations at the Morikami Museum, enhancing the visitor experience of the museum as a whole, while driving sales and profitability.

The position is responsible for developing and maintaining a strong, dynamic, and unique identity for the Morikami Museum Store through product, packaging, presentation, customer service and cultural awareness.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Developing a detailed annual budget to meet both store’s needs & museum’s needs.
  • Develop an annual store marketing plan.
  • Sourcing and purchasing merchandise.
  • Product development – both branded product & exhibition product
  • Store layout & visual merchandising.
  • Staff selection, supervision, scheduling, training and development.
  • Development of procedures to ensure efficient daily operations & loss prevention.
  • Collaborate/work with other departments on special events, exhibition merchandise. etc.
  • Continue to grow e-commerce through merchandising, marketing online store.
  • Maintain inventory/update inventory availability.
  • Develop a business plan for e-commerce.
  • Plans and directs the day-to-day operations of a retail store within a museum.
  • Develops strategies to improve customer service, drive store sales, and increase profitability.
  • Ensures customer needs are met, complaints are resolved, and service is quick and efficient.
  • Ensures all products and displays are merchandised effectively to maximize sales and profitability.
  • Forecasts staffing needs both paid and unpaid (volunteers) and develops a recruiting strategy to provide optimal staffing in all areas.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Assists in buying.
  • Helps maintain database of the online store with inventory control associate.
  • Ensures online sales are planned, posted, and regularly reassessed for strategic objectives.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Proficiency in learning, operating, and managing the museum store’s POS system.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Disciplined approach to purchasing, attention to detail, and organization.
  • Excellent people & communication skills.
  • Strong team builder.

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 4 years of store management and/or merchandise purchasing
  • Preference for experience with museum store operations

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Museum Store Assistant Manager

Full-Time Position – 40 Variable hours/week; may include evenings, holidays, and weekends.

The Museum Store Assistant Manager works to achieve the success of retail operations at the Morikami Museum, enhancing the visitor experience of the museum as a whole, while driving sales and profitability. The position reports to the Museum Store Manager.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in developing and maintaining a strong, dynamic, and unique identity for the Morikami Museum Store.
  • Sourcing and purchasing merchandise.
  • Product development – both branded product & exhibition product.
  • Store layout & visual merchandising.
  • Assist with Staff selection, supervision, scheduling; training and development.
  • Develop procedures to ensure efficient daily operations & loss prevention.
  • Collaborate/work with other departments on special events and exhibition merchandise. etc.
  • Continue to grow e-commerce through merchandising, marketing, and online store. Maintain inventory/update inventory availability.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Disciplined approach to purchasing, attention to detail, and organization.
  • Excellent management people & communication skills.

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree.
  • 2 years of supervisory store management and/or merchandise purchasing.
  • Preference for experience with museum store operations.

This is a position at Morikami Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have an excellent work environment, which in addition to salary, offers benefits including paid sick time, vacation, and personal time and 401k. Morikami Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to morikami@pbc.gov.

Compensation is based on experience. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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.

 

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