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Museum Store Manager (Community Assistance Specialist II - SES)

Posted by Museum of Florida History ; Posted on 
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Museum Store Manager (Community Assistance Specialist II - SES)





Department of State

Division of Historical Resources

Bureau of Historical Museums

Museum of Florida History

Salary $37,000

Posting Closing Date 4/14/23

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma
  • Three years of full-time experience working in a retail store
  • One year of retail store management experience


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working as merchandise buyer and product developer.
  • Experience as a supervisor in a retail store
  • Experience working in a museum store or in a museum.

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Museum of Florida History is seeking a Store Manager, which is a professional position involving the coordination, the development, and implementation of programs and products for Florida’s History Shops (FHS) located within the Museum of Florida History (MFH), Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and Capitol Building and conducting the financial reporting related to FHS income. FHS is managed by the MFH’s Citizen Support Organization (CSO), the Friends of the Museum of Florida History, Inc.

Oversees the daily operation of three retail stores. Supervises 5 to 8 store employees. This includes scheduling, payroll, hiring, and training.

Oversees product development, purchasing, inventory, and marketing of products for the three retail stores.  Manages the online store, ensuring accurate and up-to-date merchandise information and timely shipments of merchandise ordered by customers. Ensure that the retail merchandising in the stores is in keeping with the mission of the Museum of Florida History and the Division of Historical Resources.

Responsible for the financial accounting for the three retail stores and the online store. This includes depositing of funds and payment of invoices through Intuit’s QuickBooks; working with professional accountant for monthly reconciliation and payroll; filing of tax reports; and budgeting. Assist and work with Development & Financial Director to ensure proper reporting of finances for the CSO.

Responsible for bi-annual inventory and producing appropriate paperwork to report to outside auditor for the CSO’s annual audit.

Develop retail shop activities in accordance with Museum programs and marketing plan. Work with Development & Financial Director and FHS staff to promote membership and fund-raising activities.

Performs other work-related duties as required. 

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of retail shop operations including functioning as buyer.
  • Managing inventory and merchandising.
  • Knowledge of computers & software such as MS Office, QuickBooks, and point of sale systems.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate a team of part-time employees.
  • Knowledge of museum goals, techniques, programs, and activities.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work with diverse and large groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work with other people on projects and teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and maintain paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Ability to lift, move, carry, or push items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach, stretch and/or twist.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our workforce.

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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