Florida Maritime Museum: Registrar and Collections Specialist


The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to preserve and share Florida’s maritime heritage. Established in the heart of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number of stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida’s maritime history through photographs, boat models, tools and other historically significant materials and relevant programming. The Registrar & Collections Specialist position is a full-time, non-supervisory position reporting to the Supervisor of the Florida Maritime Museum. The primary responsibility of this position is collections management, including documentation, acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, risk management and implementing policies and procedures that relate to collections care.Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least one year of experience working with museum collections, archives, or in a related setting
  • Ability to read cursive handwriting
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to research modern principles and best practices for collections management and exhibit development including conservation treatments and preservation methods
  • Experience in writing, designing and installing museum exhibits 
  • One year of recent and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to apply acute attention to detail in maintenance of detailed data, preferably in an automated systems environment
  • Computer literacy which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in Microsoft Windows Suite 
  • Basic mathematical aptitude, as well as alpha and numeric filing skills required 
  • Professional oral and written communication skills 
  • Must be able to operate general office equipment
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job, including weekends and occasional evenings

Organizational Values

Along with the satisfactory performance of this job’s essential functions, the employee in this position is expected to actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of the Clerk’s Office.

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