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Career Opportunities at The Dalí

Career Opportunities at The Dalí
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.

At The Dalí, you become part of a creative process: collaborating with colleagues across departments; balancing the experience you bring to work with new talents & skills honed on the job; and sharing ideas and input in a dynamic, ever-evolving artistic environment. The Museum offers engaging work, a healthy work/life balance, an array of cultural and educational opportunities; and avenues for personal & professional growth… all in an iconic, world-renowned setting, surrounded by masterpieces of the 20th century.

JOB TITLE: Shipping & Receiving Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Sales & Merchandise Director

The Shipping & Receiving Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day shipping and receiving of store inventory. They assist with incoming shipments of non-inventory items, incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries for the entire museum. From time to time, they may assist Curatorial with receiving and shipments of art and occasionally may assist facilities with exhibition building. The position reports to the Store Merchandise Director and works closely with the Facilities Director. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Coordinates all shipping and receiving of store inventory
  • Reconciles all incoming shipments with vendor packing slips
  • Responsible for Museum Store’s inventory set up, accuracy and maintenance through computerized inventory system data entry in Counterpoint
  • Transfers inventory between offsite and onsite warehouse
  • Organizes and maintains inventory storage areas and supply levels.
  • Works with vendors to resolve shipping discrepancies, damage claims and merchandise returns in a timely fashion.
  • Performs cycle count physical inventory over 6-month schedule with floor manager
  • Alerts Store Merchandise Director of item # with low stock level
  • Ensures all packages for staff are delivered immediately to their desk
  • Maintains updated shipping rate charts and tracks their efficiency
  • Assists processing outgoing mail, bulk mail w/ Hassler machine and UPS /FED EX, procedures
  • Maintains accurate shipping records with Fed Ex/ UPS Invoice Report and Post Office Report and track lost or damaged packages
  • When requested, make general deliveries for the Museum 
  • Assists with twice yearly store and warehouse physical inventories
  • Maintains shipping supplies (i.e., boxes, poster tubes shipping supplies, stationery) reorder as necessary
  • Notifies Sales Director of stock status for bag, box and all collateral supply

Other Responsibilities:

  • Occasionally assists Curatorial and Facilities Department during gallery exhibition changes
  • Occasionally helps with art installation and load-in/out of artwork

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ideal candidate will have prior shipping duties with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent attention to detail to all processes and procedures
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Must have and maintain a clean driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly requires lifting/handing/carrying of up to 50 pounds
  • Must wear proper footwear at all times and safety belt when lifting heavy loads and abide by all equipment safety rules with dock lift, palette jack, etc.

Please send your resume with a brief cover letter to Please no phone calls.

JOB TITLE: School Programs Manager
REPORTS TO: Senior Curator of Education

The School Programs Manager reports to the Senior Curator of Education and is responsible for administering and delivering the Museum’s education programs for school-based audiences (teachers, students and parents/families). This position is responsible for the implementation of all facets of education program delivery, including but not limited to: conception, development and coordination with students and teachers/schools and capturing and analyzing pre- and post-program evaluations.

This position oversees the coordination and delivery of the Museum’s distance-learning initiatives with outreach to schools on local, regional and national levels; develops and strengthens new and emerging relationships; and collaborates with educators to ensure programs meet their needs.

The School Programs Manager works actively across all the Museum’s departments, especially with the Curatorial and Visitor Experience departments, to create compelling educational content & experiences in support of a broad range of interpretive and exhibit projects.

What You Will Do:

  • Administer and optimize the Museum’s programs for elementary, middle- and high-school students, including but not limited to these signature programs:
  • The Dalí Junior Docents: Students ages 9-14 discover new ways to interpret and create art in week-long summer camps
  • Fashion Design at The Dalí: High school students learn the fundamentals of design, construction and runway presentation from experienced artists and designers in this semester-long program
  • Teen Voices: A semester-long program that empowers high school students to become interpreters of the world and works of Salvador Dalí
  • Assist the Senior Curator of Education in the collection of data, development of interpretation material and coordination of The Dalí Art Mobile and annual Student Surrealist Exhibits: maximize teacher resources and ensure the Art Mobile is maintained
  • Manage school field-trips, on-site & virtually: develop & deliver curriculum-based, age-appropriate experiences of the collection; train docents; collect & leverage data; collaborate with Visitor Experiences & Docents on the delivery of the experience
  • Coordinate with Visitor Experience and the Community Programming Associate on the management, conceptualization and implementation of two annual Home School days, with a focus on developing programming & tours
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with educators, schools, districts, educator organizations and resource groups
  • Work with Visitor Experience to create presentation content and ensure active & broad participation in the annual Great American Teach-In program for K-12 schools
  • Develop youth-based educational collateral about the Museum, the collection and exhibitions
  • With Marketing, analyze data from educational programs to optimize & promote programs
  • With Development, create and provide content & data for grants that support community and school-based programs
  • Develop content for the “Dalí at Home” portion of the Museum’s website to augment school-based programs and to enrich virtual learning opportunities
  • Assist with the Museum’s Innovation Labs – a unique, national program that incorporates Dalí’s art with research on creativity and creative problem-solving. Support responsibilities include: facilitation, workshop/curriculum development, event logistics.
  • Assist with the development of curriculum guides, training activities, film production and other materials that support The Dalí Museum Docent program
  • Assist Education Directors in annual strategic planning process including program evaluation and ideation
  • Assist with overseeing & guiding Education Department interns

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • Advanced degree in Museum Education, Art History or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in museum or education-related field
  • Outstanding public speaking
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task; think creatively and strategically
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience managing budgets, grants and contracts
  • Some weekend and evening hours required
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

The Dalí Museum is especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion with culturally diverse audiences.

Please send your resume with a brief cover letter to Please no phone calls.

JOB TITLE: Development & Groups Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Development Director
DEPARTMENT: Development

The Development & Groups Coordinator maintains the organization’s donor records, supports both the Development and Marketing department’s data-related initiatives and assists the Membership Manager with processing, invoicing and preparing for group reservations.

What You Will Do:

  • Verify donor data integrity within our database by proactively adding and editing constituent records
  • With Finance, verify donation designations for accurate donation reporting
  • Routinely pull donation, membership and groups reports
  • Coordinate/verify donor acknowledgment letters, including year-end tax reports
  • Manage benefit fulfillment for donors, grants, sponsors and in-kind donations
  • Collect donations and ticket purchases; answer donor questions
  • Assist in administering pledge reminders
  • Coordinate event-related tasks such as creating invitation lists, name tags and seating charts; administering communications; and welcoming guests at check-in
  • Create mailing lists for fundraising campaigns   
  • Collect and mine data for grant applications and annual reports
  • Fulfill requests for ticket donations, maintaining a historic log of past-giving and allocations
  • Assist with the processing & scheduling of group reservations
  • Issue invoices and collect payments for group reservations
  • Prepare marketing & web creative briefs for Development, Membership and Groups
  • Organize group wristbands & maps in preparation for next day’s group tours
  • Restock on-site visual displays of membership & group tour brochures
  • Assist with the set-up & maintenance of equipment used in group tours

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • A passion for the arts!
  • 2+ years of database experience; Microsoft CRM Dynamics a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Self-starter, motivated, excellent follow through
  • Exceptional phone etiquette and customer service skills
  • Available for occasional work after hours including nights/weekends and/or holidays, as dictated by Museum event schedules

The Dalí Museum is especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion with culturally diverse audiences.

Please send your resume with a brief cover letter to Please no phone calls.

JOB TITLE: Seasonal Visitor Experience Specialist
REPORTS TO: Visitor Experience Management
DEPARTMENT: Visitor Experience
STATUS: Non-exempt
SALARY: $12/hour

Interact with visitors at various locations within the Museum by rotating in these areas:

  • Selling admission tickets
  • Selling memberships
  • Gallery attendant
  • Working in parking booth (air conditioned)


  • Customer service skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Point of Sales Systems knowledge
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Proficiency with computer business programs (word/outlook)
  • Comfortable in a dynamic work environment
  • Bi-lingual an asset but not required


  • Point of Sales Systems
  • High School Diploma
  • Customer Service


  • Legal age, ID, and documentation
  • Subject to background check
  • Commit to working between 15-20 hours weekly
  • Ability to work on a Saturday or Sunday weekly
  • Ability to work Thanksgiving weekend
  • Ability to work 12/26 – 12/31
  • Desire to become knowledgeable about the Museum, its collection and the artist, Salvador Dalí

Dalí Museum High season is roughly from Thanksgiving to Easter

Please complete this application and send with your resume with a brief cover letter to, Please no phone calls.