Employment


The Museum of Fine Arts offers a wide range of career opportunities. This page features open positions as they become available.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. The Museum of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Position Title: Senior Curator

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), St. Petersburg, Florida, opened its doors in 1965. Its collection of some 20,000 works of art includes European and American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; East Asian art; South Asian art; Greco Roman art; African art; Ancient American art; prints and drawings; photography; contemporary art in all media. We are an active collecting institution. The Museum currently organizes or presents approximately six exhibitions per year. With a building of some 80,000 square feet, it has a full-time staff of 24. The MFA is an independent not-for-profit organization. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the MFA looks back on a strong record of achievement in collections growth, exhibitions, and public programs.

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, has an open position for a senior curator. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in his or her field, as well as broad competence in other areas of museum work and the history of art. The position provides an exceptional opportunity for qualified candidates.

 Position Requirements

  • Strong academic background (PhD preferred) with demonstrated curatorial and museum expertise, preferably in European or American art.
  • Demonstrated track record as a practicing curator, with a successful history of exhibitions, publications, acquisitions (through purchase and gift), and development and presentation of museum programs.
  • Ability to organize a long-range schedule of exhibitions and projects, and see them through to their successful completion.
  • Strong leadership ability and potential to manage curatorial staff, including establishing goals for the team and monitoring their successful achievement.
  • As a member of the museum’s senior leadership team, ability to work collaboratively with other departments as well as possess capacity for broader responsibilities and further professional growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive outlook, and the capacity to be a team builder and team player.
  • Ability to nurture and expand relationships with collectors, artists, donors, and colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Ability to plan and present art-related programs, while demonstrating superior presentation skills in a variety of contexts.

Please direct inquiries with a letter of interest and current CV, to hr@fine-arts.org.

The Museum of Fine Arts offers a wide range of career opportunities. This page features open positions as they become available.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. The Museum of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Title: Museum Associate

The Associate must be able to work weekends, evenings, and maintain flexible hours. Working under direct supervision, the Associate will provide courteous service to customers in the Museum Store and at Admissions, use their knowledge of products and exhibitions to provide excellent service to Museum customers. They will greet and help Museum visitors with utmost courtesy and respect, explain admissions policy to visitors, collect admission fees, verify membership status, and answer visitor questions. This position is also responsible for on-going promotion and sales of Museum and Support Organizations membership.

Job Description: Receives, unpacks, and shelves incoming merchandise in the Museum Store. Matches merchandise received to invoices, check for damages and identifies discrepancies using a computerized inventory control system. Prepares merchandise for sale in the Museum Store. This includes, but is not limited to, packaging and labeling merchandise. Pulls merchandise for store restocking and packages and prepares merchandise for shipping. Restocks Museum Store inventory and operates computerized POS system to answer customer queries and to sell merchandise. Maintains appearance of displays and organization of book sections with an emphasis on cleanliness and attention to detail. Fulfill end of shift closing procedures and prepare appropriate documents.

Collect admission fees, verify membership status, and answer questions regarding the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, events and facilities. Assist patrons with membership application forms. Fulfill end of shift closing procedures and prepare appropriate documents.

Educational Requirements
Qualifications: High school education required.

Skills
At least 2 years’ experience in a retail operation, preferably a museum or specialty bookstore, or some combination of experience sufficient to develop sales, inventory control and cash management skills. Must be able to operate a computer cash register. May occasionally have to move cartons weighing up to 30 pounds.