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.

Volunteer Coordinator

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

The Volunteer Coordinator manages the recruiting, interviewing, placement and assessment of all the volunteers.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Defines the organizational needs and responsibilities of the Volunteer Programs, develops, along with museum staff, volunteer job descriptions responsive to the need of the museum and recruit for the needs and positions of various departments.
  • Attends Volunteer Services Committee meetings and serves as a committee member at all County recognition events.
  • Maintain all volunteer files and keep records of their volunteer hours on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
  • Provide a monthly volunteer report to Palm Beach County.
  • Oversees volunteer activities, reviews and evaluates individual performances, and reassigns or terminates when necessary.
  • Assist in the formulation of an annual Volunteer Program budget with Administration.
  • Attends various Volunteer Fairs for recruitment purposes.
  • Coordinates and conducts volunteer orientation training.
  • Coordinates two volunteer recognition events at the Morikami: Yearly welcome back breakfast, and volunteer luncheon.
  • Coordinates and supervise all volunteers for Morikami’s Special Events.
  • Presents annual Volunteer report to Board of Trustees.
  • Oversees daily operation of volunteers including maintaining records of absence, obtaining (or acting as) backup
  • Liaise with the Tour Coordinator on the scheduling and implementation of scheduling docents for tours and special programs.
  • Facilitate requests from all departments for Volunteer assistance, whether routine or ad hoc special requests.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Knowledge of principles, objectives and management techniques needed to coordinate a volunteer program
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the conduct and administration of volunteer personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, volunteers, outside volunteer agencies and the public.

Preference for Knowledge/Experience with:

  • Japanese culture
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Cervis – County volunteer screening website

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree
  • Two years of volunteer coordinator experience or related experience

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

Please send your resume to:

Membership and Database Coordinator

Full-Time Position – 40 Variable hours/week. Must be flexible and able to work occasional weekends and special events.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is looking for a reliable Membership and Database Coordinator to join our membership team. We’re looking for a skilled college graduate with a desire to expand their skill set and experience. The ideal candidate will be able to function effectively with limited oversight and moderate on-site training. They should understand the importance of database integrity in terms of both efficiency and security.

Reports to the Interim Director of Development and Membership, the Membership and Database Coordinator is responsible for the museum’s daily database entries, including all membership and donation information. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and the non-profit fundraising sector is a plus. Responsible for monthly membership renewal notices, providing excellent customer service to museum members and visitors by answering general inquiries, and having extensive knowledge of the membership program, facility, and other guest services.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily database entries into Raiser’s Edge Batch function with all membership purchases and donations.
  • Adds new and renewed Digital Membership Cards into the Cuseum database, and prints physical membership cards when needed.
  • Creates and updates members’ accounts on Morikami website as needed upon purchase or renewal.
  • Creates and mails tax receipt letters for donations and membership purchases.
  • Works regularly with Query, Export and Report functions in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Creates campaigns and appeals.
  • Runs donor and mail list reports.
  • Prints and oversees mailing of Renewal Notices at the beginning of each month.
  • Works closely with finance department on finance reports.
  • Serves as the membership expert knowing all information pertaining to the museum’s membership program.
  • Provides courteous and professional service to museum visitors who want to become a member, and functions as the point of contact for members who have questions about their existing membership.
  • Provides overall general information to visitors regarding museum programs, facility rentals, events, and refers other inquiries to appropriate staff.
  • Assists membership department at membership desk as needed.
  • Utilizes and manages OneCause, Morikami’s online auction database for annual Gala and other fundraising events as determined by management team.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong computer literacy and willingness to learn various industry-related software programs.
  • Clear understanding of how data is an integral part of the Membership Office, and a passion for maintaining clean, consistent and accurate data.
  • Monitor and maintain system’s health and security.
  • Excellent leadership and customer service skills.
  • Must be organized, proactive, reliable and work efficiently.
  • Ability to use good judgment, remain flexible, and work under minimal supervision.
  • Experience working with a membership organization or non-profits a plus.

Prior Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 2+ year’s professional experience or internship.

We have an excellent work environment, offering benefits and competitive salary as well as paid sick time, 401k, vacation, and comp time.

Please send your resume to:

No phone calls, no 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


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.

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.

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