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.

Audio Video Technician Collections Manager Facility Rental Coordinator Grant Writer Kitchen Support Staff Museum Curator Museum Store Manager Museum Store Assistant Manager

Audio Visual Technician

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

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is seeking an experienced Audio Visual Technician to manage the setup, operation, and breakdown of audio/visual equipment for various events and meetings. The ideal candidate will work closely with multiple departments to ensure high-quality production and demonstrate strong technical skills and professionalism.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Set up, operate, and break down audio/visual equipment for meetings and events (theater, classrooms, outdoor events).
  • Provide video assistance to Department Managers throughout the planning process, working extensively with Education, Marketing, Membership, and Development Departments.
  • Operate film projector, manage audio systems, front-of-house and monitor control, backline, stage lines, wireless microphone frequencies, and other designated duties.
  • Add graphics to the Lobby TV slide show via MagicInfo Express.
  • Understand signal flow and basic troubleshooting steps.
  • Read and follow AV diagrams and support documentation.
  • Program and run a Martin Lighting system and may also operate spotlights during shows.
  • Direct the timing of the video system, route video signals to various mediums, and handle video display systems.
  • Assist with projection, tape operation, setting and striking of video equipment, running and labeling cables, and similar activities.
  • Perform basic video editing and convert films to Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).
  • Store and maintain equipment inventory, troubleshoot technical issues, and report problems to the supervisor.
  • Conduct repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Use Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and video editing programs.
  • Work with MagicInfo Express, Crestron, Tricaster video switcher, Martin lighting console, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) systems.
  • Edit videos recorded in the Tricaster system.
  • Create schematics and instructional manuals (desired, but not necessary).
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment is a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to listen to and follow directions
  • Positive attitude
  • Professionalism
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and video editing programs.
  • Experience with MagicInfo Express, Crestron, Tricaster video switcher, Martin lighting console, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) systems is preferred.

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in live audio/visual events, film projection, or related fields.
  • High School education required; Associate degree (or higher) 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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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

Salary based on experience. 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.

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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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: morikami@pbc.gov

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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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

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

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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to: morikami@pbc.gov

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 cornellcafe@yahoo.com

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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

Qualifications:

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

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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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

Please send your resume to: morikami@pbc.gov

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, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

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

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

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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