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Museum Curator

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

The Museum Curator oversees all curatorial responsibilities, inclusive of the collections department, exhibitions and educational programming of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and conducts meetings with museum staff, county personnel and agencies, Board of Trustees, contractors, artists, collectors and the public.
  • Ensures that appropriate and accurate record-keeping procedures are maintained for the collections and museum operations.
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the museum when appropriate with the media, at functions, conferences and meetings.
  • Directs the overall institutional operations in the absence of the Morikami Park Administrator


Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences or one of the Humanities such as Art History, Asian History/Studies, Japanese Studies, History and Anthropology with an emphasis in Japanese history and culture; minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in museum work.

Preference for Experience with:

Japanese history, language and culture; museum administration; fundraising; personnel management and public relations and/or public administration; governmental accounting. Also desirable: Master’s Degree in Museum Science.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

Salary: $60,810 annually, negotiable depending on qualifications

Department: Parks and Recreation/Special Facilities Administration
Complete Application on Palm Beach County Website
JOB ID: 18031

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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.

Salary based on experience. No phone calls, no walk-ins.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant publications or portfolio samples showcasing your expertise in Japanese art to:

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

Salary based on experience. No phone calls, no walk-ins.

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

Cornell Cafe – Kitchen Support Staff

Seeking a dependable individual with a positive attitude and helpful nature to fulfill general kitchen duties including, but not limited to:

  • Preparing meal ingredients for the cook, which includes washing, peeling, cutting, slicing, and properly storing ingredients.
  • Performing safe and appropriate operation of all kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Assisting kitchen staff with the unloading of food and/or supplies from delivery trucks and storage areas (must be able to lift 50+ pounds.)
  • Properly washing, drying, and storing all dishes, utensils, cooking instruments, and cutting boards.
  • Storing ingredients and food items according to food safety and hygiene codes and standards as specified by the Florida Department of Health.
  • Keeping all work and storage areas organized and clean as per the food safety and hygiene codes and standards as specified by the Florida Department of Health.
  • Adhering to all additional food safety and hygiene codes and standards as specified by the Florida Department of Health.
  • Packing take-out orders as needed.
  • Removing garbage, replacing garbage bags, and washing garbage cans.
  • Washing, mopping and sweeping the kitchen, hallway, and storage areas as required.

Additional requirements of the job include, but are not limited to:

  • Exhibiting a professional attitude and helpful demeanor when interacting with all staff and customers.
  • Following directives from the restaurant owners and managers in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Refraining from cell phone or device usage while working.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed Tuesday through Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ability to work flexible hours outside of normal Museum business hours for special events.

Kitchen experience is preferred, but not required.

Email resume and/or cover letter to

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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