Programming Development Coordinator
History of Diving Museum
Islamorada, Florida, USA
The History of Diving Museum is a 501.c3 non-profit located in Islamorada, Florida. Our mission is to tell the story of man’s quest to explore under the sea – with over 3,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space displaying one of the largest collections of diving equipment in the world, a research library/conference room and a museum store. Our location in the Upper Keys, in close proximity to spectacular reef and wreck dive sites, is a popular destination for recreational divers as well as for cultural tourists exploring the rich history of the Florida Keys. As we enter our eighth year of operation, HDM seeks a career-minded museum professional to join our team and help us reach new and greater heights.
As is the case with most small museums, all staff members at HDM wear many hats. The position offered will encompass several areas of museum work ranging from day-to-day operations to off-site outreach. The ideal candidate will be flexible, versatile and creative – willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. We believe that a museum’s success is a team effort and this position will work closely with the Director and other staff to build a promotional platform that includes marketing, memberships, group tours, events and educational programming.
•Create and oversee weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual advertising in a wide variety of mediums – including print, digital, radio, and television.
•Plan and coordinate monthly seminars, quarterly special events, and additional promotional and/or fundraising opportunities.
•Develop and manage a team of volunteers to assist in the successful realization of museum events and programs.
•Maintain and expand membership through direct contact and promotional programming.
•Assist with Visitor Services and Museum Store operations when necessary.
•Administer and develop museum website, blog, calendar and connected social media platforms.
•Build relationships with schools, businesses, clubs and other organizations to expand educational outreach and group visitation.
•Explore and promote facility rental opportunities for both museum and library/conference room.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related field (Museum Studies preferred) or commensurate work experience. Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required, familiarity with PastPerfect and Photoshop or similar graphics program preferred.
Personal attributes: Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well the ability to work as part of a team are essential characteristics for this position. Candidate should also be a confident, self-starter with strong organizational abilities.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
No phone calls please