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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Job Title

Program Specialist (Museum)

Working Title

Exhibits Manager

General Summary

This is professional work managing the phases of the exhibition program at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and includes historical research and writing, layout and design, planning, scheduling, and installation. The Exhibits Manager applies their knowledge of current practices, professional standards, theory, and technologies to ensure exhibitions reflect the public’s use of the Museum’s spaces. As a member of the Collections Committee, the Exhibits Manager consults on the process of formulating, interpreting, applying, and assuring conformance with collection policies and procedures. The Exhibits Manager identifies artifacts to realize the Museum’s full interpretive potential for understanding Florida’s political history, communicates with potential lenders, and activates the loan process coordinated by the Collections and Projects Coordinator. This position reports to the Museum Director.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Maintains financial or other administrative records, monitors budgetary activities, and prepares status reports.
  • Maintains administrative and purchasing records, monitors activities, keeps up-to-date status information on all contracts.
  • Assists in the establishment and implementation of internal controls. Reconciles year-end records and prepares annual reports. 
  • Analyzes problems, researches alternatives, and advises on options regarding exhibition services.
  • Assists in formulating, interpreting, applying, and assuring conformance with administrative policies and procedures.
  • Assesses training needs, establishes priorities and guidelines, identifies resources, and develops training programs for Museum staff.
  • Coordinates property transactions; oversees and monitors property certification for compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Recommends and coordinates computer hardware and software purchases and directs installations.
  • Serves as liaison with other institutions in matters pertaining to exhibitions.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to the public.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of historical research, exhibition development, accounting, human resource, budgeting, purchasing, staff development, or training.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and apply related rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to use tact and exercise good judgment when interacting with Legislators and staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to make presentations and promote programs.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule training classes.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business or public administration, or a related field and three years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, human resource, staff development or training, purchasing, research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work; or
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, possession of a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) Certificate, business or public administration can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, public history, or a related field and three years of professional experience developing exhibitions.
Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the preferred college education.



The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, completed legislative application, and resume via email to

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.