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.

Cash Accounting Clerk Chemical Spray Technician Collections Manager Facility Rental Coordinator Grant Writer Kitchen Support Staff Membership Associate Museum Curator

Cash Accounting Clerk

The Cash Accounting Clerk plays a vital role in ensuring efficient financial transactions and exceptional customer service at the Morikami Museum. This position involves various clerical and customer service tasks, including receiving, validating, and recording admission payments and membership information in the point-of-sale (POS) system. The Cash Accounting Clerk is responsible for accurately issuing receipts, maintaining meticulous records, and preparing daily cash reconciliation reports.

In addition to financial duties, the Cash Accounting Clerk interacts professionally with Museum customers, staff, and volunteers, providing assistance and guidance as needed. They are also responsible for managing and organizing daily staff appointment schedules and effectively directing inquiries to the appropriate staff members. With a comprehensive knowledge of Museum policies, history, exhibits, activities, and events, the Cash Accounting Clerk offers valuable information to guests, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience.

This role demands independent work in a fast-paced and high-demand environment, requiring exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.


  • Receive, validate, and accurately record Morikami Museum admission payments and membership information using the POS system.
  • Issue receipts to customers and maintain meticulous records of financial transactions.
  • Prepare daily cash reconciliation reports to ensure accurate accounting.
  • Interact professionally and courteously with Museum customers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintain and manage daily staff appointment schedules, assisting and directing inquiries to the appropriate personnel.
  • Provide comprehensive and accurate information to guests regarding Museum policies, history, exhibits, activities, and events.


  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience performing cashier or teller work.
  • Preference for experience in customer service, preparing bank deposits, and using a POS system.

Salary: $16.62 Per Hour
Department: Parks and Recreation/Special Facilities Administration

Complete Application on Palm Beach County Website

Chemical Spray Technician
Full-Time Position – 40 Variable hours/week, including weekends and holidays

The Chemical Spray Technician diagnoses pest infestations in turf grass or landscaped areas; selects and applies the appropriate chemical to achieve control. Performs garden responsibilities, including ground care and maintenance.


  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in public chemical spraying.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must obtain a Department of Agriculture Restricted Use Pesticide License specializing in Ornamental and Turf categories and a Florida Green Industries Best Management Training Certificate of completion within three (3) months of hire.

Preference for Experience:

  • Mixing chemicals; applying pesticides to Saint Augustine/Bermuda/Bahia turf grass; maintaining chemical records; performing ornamental garden landscaping. Also desirable: Coursework in horticulture, landscaping/related.

Salary: $19.89 Per Hour

Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment. Respiratory screen/chest x-ray and Hearing Loss Test required for the selected candidate.

Department: Parks and Recreation/Special Facilities
Complete Application on Palm Beach County Website

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:

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.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

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

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.

Membership and Guest Relations Associate

(x1) Full-Time Position: 40 hours/week, Wednesdays-Sundays, 9:00am-5pm.

(x1) Part-Time Seasonal Weekend Position: 15 hours/week, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm.

Both positions will need to work occasional evening events. Regular hours include holiday weekends such as after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Membership and Guest Relations Associate is responsible for providing excellent customer service to museum members and visitors by answering general inquiries and having extensive knowledge of the facility, the membership program, and other services. This position serves under the guidance of the Interim Director of Membership and Development and works with senior membership team associates.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serves as a 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.
  • Uses database program (Raiser’s Edge) to look up membership information, a Clover credit card machine to process payments and provide assistance with membership renewals.
  • Assists membership department in other clerical duties needed.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Windows & Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Strong computer literacy & willingness to learn various industry-related software programs.
  • Excellent leadership capability & 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-profit is a plus.
  • A clear understanding of how data is an integral part of the Membership Office and a passion for maintaining clean, consistent & accurate data.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • A strong dedication to the mission and culture of the Morikami.
  • A personal commitment to maintaining a collaborative work environment.

No phone calls, no walk-ins.

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

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

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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