About MOAS


Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Apply to be part of the team at MOAS! We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated employees with a passion for cultural, scientific and historical endeavors to help fulfill the Museum’s mission to render educational and cultural services to the local community, the region, and the State of Florida. If we do not currently have position openings that match your skills or level of experience continue to check back for future vacancies. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we cannot personally contact everyone who submits an application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of our HR department, or by the hiring manager for the position for which you applied. We will make every effort to notify applicants once a position has been filled, however, please refer to this job posting board to determine if positions are open or closed.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. The Museum is committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, creed, disability, national origin, age, ancestry, or sex.







Open Positions


Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs/Gary R. Libby Curator of Art

Location:            Daytona Beach, FL
Industry:             Non-profit
Reports to:         Executive Director
Exempt Status:  Exempt


Position Summary:

Working as the primary liaison to the Executive Director for curatorial matters, the Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs provides visionary leadership, department motivation and managerial oversight of the Curatorial department that encompasses an art, science and history collection. Key responsibilities include the management and cultivation of Curatorial staff, the planning of exhibitions, publications, strategy and budgeting. The Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs establishes and maintains Curatorial policies and procedures, long-range exhibition/programming schedules and oversees the responsibilities of the department.

In partnership with the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs shapes and implements the Museum’s curatorial objectives that advance MOAS’s mission.  Through collecting, researching, presenting and interpreting the Museum’s diverse collection and by listening to the needs of the communities we serve, the SDCA will champion fresh thinking and approaches to art, science and history seizing opportunities to pursue innovation in exhibitions, collections display and programs.

In addition to leading the Curatorial Affairs division, the SDCA will be the Gary R. Libby Curator of Art and focus attention on the Brown Collection of Art of over 1300 works of art celebrating Florida history, artists and landscapes; the Museum’s vast collection of American decorative and fine art; it’s modern and contemporary holdings; Cuban art collection; and many other areas of importance.

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide necessary leadership as it relates to the Five-Year Strategic Plan, Master Campus Plan, and other related prescriptions to drive future growth and development
  • Collaborate with key team leaders and focus curatorial energy to create WOW experiences for guests, members and all communities we serve
  • Support fund development and donor cultivation to secure works of art and funding for exhibitions, publications, endowment, and other programs.
  • Champion the museum as a welcoming place by serving as a positive museum representative through presentations and participation with internal training, programs, lectures, development, publicity marketing and networking activities.
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with members of the broader arts community including artists, curators, educators, writers, journalists, collectors, and cultural institutions both nationally and internationally.

Exhibition/Program Management

  • Develop and implement a collections and exhibition strategy that supports our mission of being the nexus of art, science, and history.
  • Implement an exhibition program that creates and maintains a comprehensive 3+ year exhibition schedule
  • Develop timelines and project manage, and/or oversees management of, all curatorial programs; creates agendas and presentation materials for curatorial and cross-departmental meetings
  • Explore and develop collaborations with other museums
  • Oversee curatorial publications through all stages of production from concept to delivery including publication budgets, schedules and contracts. Works with other departments and/or outside resources on the design & copy.

Collections Management

  • Develop and maintain loan acquisition and donation policies
  • Working with the Executive Director, maintain annual art insurance and customs bond; procures art insurance for borrowed works; ensures proper insurance coverage for works on loan
  • Supervise and support the Research Associate/Department Coordinator, Collections Manager and Preparator in the management of the permanent collection’s care & conservation and the health and accessibility of the database & records
  • Establish conservation priorities; plans and implement the conservation and preservation of artwork including managing and coordinating conservation treatments; provide information to Development department to support conservation funding

Art Collection

  • Act as the Curator of Art and provide leadership and management of the Museum’s art collection
  • Raise the profile of MOAS’s art collection through exhibitions, acquisitions, and research
  • Work with the Curators to focus energy on being the nexus of art, science and history through exhibitions, programs and interpretation


  • Manage a team of seven including Senior Curator of History, Curator of Science (2 direct reports), Collections Manager, Research Associate/Department Coordinator and Preparator.
  • Develop and maintain departmental budgets, contracts, agreements and other administrative documents
  • Supervise and support the Curators throughout the process of exhibition proposal development and implementation of exhibitions; facilitate decisions on exhibition proposals and loan requests
  • Evaluate, develop and implement departmental procedures such as, but not limited to, courier practices, loan agreement guidelines, etc.
  • Develop performance standard for department; manage hiring, training, coaching and performance management of curatorial staff; oversee workload and priority setting of curatorial staff and determine equipment, training and other needs.
  • Build a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and teamwork within the Curatorial department and cross-departmentally throughout the organization
  • Work closely with other departments on the development, implementation and execution of all curatorial programs
  • Effectively manage guest curators; identify and manage project specific consulting teams.
  • Member of the Senior Team
  • Member of the Board of Trustees Collections Committee

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree minimum in Art History or other relevant fields such as Museum Studies, or Arts; expertise in Florida Art and/or History is a plus
  • A minimum of ten years of experience demonstrating progressive responsibilities in museum(s), including managerial and administrative roles
  • Strong administrative, fiscal and staff management skills, with a clear record of leading and managing projects
  • Knowledge and experience working in an art museum
  • Demonstrated experience supporting strategic plans in support of organization’s goals,
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Ability to multi-task, plan long range and balance many priorities at once
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge technology usage in museum settings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a mastery of the English language and the ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that clearly inform their intended audiences

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references via email to MOAS Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Alexandra Middleton at alexandra@moas.org


Senior Director, Finance and Business Analytics

Location:                  Daytona Beach, FL
Employee Type:      Full Time
Industry:                  Non-profit
Job Type:                 Finance, Strategy
Reports to:              Executive Director
Education:               4-year degree in related field required; Master’s preferred
Experience:            10+ years in non-profit financial affairs
Exempt Status:      Exempt


Position Summary:
As the Senior Director of Finance and Business Analytics, you will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other senior staff to implement the financial and operational aspects of the Museum of Arts & Sciences (“MOAS”) strategic vision. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who proactively recognizes financial and operational efficiency needs, anticipates issues and opportunities, and recommends value-added solutions. Responsibilities will involve establishing and evolving MOAS's financial infrastructures and processes in support of building a more collaborative, impactful, and data-driven organization. The Senior Director will provide solutions to enable sustainable business practices, manage projects, and develop and implement new financial and operational processes. The Senior Director will manage and oversee two staff members and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

In addition to leading the financial organization, this role will also include some operational responsibilities that include:

• Coordinating and contributing to development and execution of the overall strategy.
• Implementing management processes and policies to ensure core operational functions are in place and working effectively to achieve business objectives and financial outcomes.
• Working closely with the Development department to ensure proper reporting and analysis, stewardship, and governance.
• Overseeing the technology organization, to ensure it is operational, resilient and secure. Also collaborate with the operational team leaders regarding their proposed investments in technology to support the visitor experience.
• Collaborating with the other operational leaders to assess overall business and operational capabilities and develop solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Principle Responsibilities:

Strategy and Leadership

• Partner with leadership and other cross-functional team members to lead complex and/or large projects, ensure cross-collaboration and resourcing, and make recommendations to project trajectory as necessary. Proactively maintains existing relationships and develops new relationships with internal and external business partners and vendors.
• Liaise with and/or manage advisors, vendors and partners (including museum partner relationships, accountants, consultants, and systems and technology service providers ) and proactively coordinate with all to ensure that needs and objectives are delivered.
• Deliver well thought-out financial analyses, modeling, projections and ad hoc analyses / projects / initiatives to all stakeholders and the Board of Directors.
• Provide vision, direction, and leadership to the finance team. Build a high performing team that can support the growth of MOAS. Act as a player-coach, managing direct reports, as well as mentoring and coaching staff at various levels.

Financial Reporting and Analytics

• Contributes to the implementation of overall strategy and direction by:

o analyzing business objectives and departmental needs of each vertical component of the business.
o developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices.
o determining resource requirements.
o evaluating operational processes.
o measuring outcomes to ensure desired results.
o identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
o promoting a cross-functional team environment.
o demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.

• Working in partnership with the Executive Director, lead the annual planning process, including development of an annual operating budget and implementation of key organization-wide, strategic objectives.
• Provide monthly operating budget-to-actual reports, with supporting explanatory narratives, help develop and manage spending forecasts; strategically interpret financial information and data to facilitate decision making.
• Ensure properly functioning internal control environment over the receipt and disbursement of cash. Work in concert with the head of the Investment Committee regarding the museum’s endowment.

Systems Implementation

• Lead the implementation, development and staff training of a new financial reporting system (Financial Edge NXT) ensuring a successful integration with existing software systems to create robust, timely, and accurate reporting and analytics.
• Work closely with Senior Team members and the technology team on the roll-out of new technology systems .
• Identify and advocate for future software solutions that support growth, team accountability and visibility to the organization’s numbers.

• Bachelors or Master’s degree in relevant field
• 10+ years' experience in strategic planning, finance/budgeting, and operations
• Extensive understanding of non-profit financial management and reporting
• Significant experience in systems implementation and vendor selection and management
• Experience creating business plans that identify the return on investment
• Experience working with capital projects
• Excellent project management skills and structured thinking skills
• Proven ability to lead and develop teams
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• The ability to motivate the team, delegate effectively, and manage performance; viewed as a strong developer of others
• Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
• Experience building operational efficiencies through disciplined business analysis and metric driven accountability
• Highly resourceful team-player, solution-oriented, and comfortable operating with incomplete information
• Enthusiasm about joining an organization that’s evolving, and poised to have a major impact in the region
• Understanding of basic value proposition to ensure the company’s assets are maximized.
• A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in an approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always considering what is best for the organization


Please send a cover letter, resume and three references via email to MOAS Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Alexandra Middleton at alexandra@moas.org


Development Director

The purpose of this role is to support the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) mission by developing and implementing the Museum’s strategic fundraising goals. As part of the leadership team, the Development Director will coordinate and implement a fundraising strategy for individuals, foundations, and corporate support throughout the Daytona region and beyond. The Development Director will work with the Executive Director to operationalize, oversee, and expand annual fundraising activities for MOAS. The ideal candidate will build donor relationships with existing and potential donors to grow the Museum’s donor base and inspire existing members and donors to greater levels of commitment. A proven track record of successfully building relationships, soliciting major gifts, and managing staff is critical. The ideal candidate will have a passion for MOAS’ art, history, science, education, and community engagement. Success in the position will be defined by driving a cohesive development program and demonstrating both initiative and creativity to reach ambitious fundraising goals.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the key education and curatorial staff to develop and implement giving strategies utilizing and growing the organization’s portfolio of donors, supporters, and prospects.
  • Develop and maintain the development department budget, including analysis, reporting, and forecasting.
  • Implement and manage full development department plan
  • Take ownership of all Strategic Plan goals related to fundraising.

Donor Relations

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage a portfolio of individual donors and prospects to provide charitable donations to the museum; maintain regular correspondence with program officers of foundations and corporate representatives.
  • Along with the Executive Director, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to build the organization’s network to deepen relationships with individual donors, foundations, and businesses.
  • Attend and participate in museum and community events to meet new members, prospects, and donors; represent the museum in a professional manner with diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Oversee membership program and work with Development Manager to strategize annual efforts for growth and membership value
  • Ownership and relationship strategies with Museum Guild, set goals and oversee strategies for overall fundraising efforts.


  • In partnership with the Executive Director, create and implement a strategic fundraising program with a focus on achieving Museum-wide goals.
  • Develop and execute a fundraising calendar; solicit and close individual gifts, coordinate annual fund campaigns, and meet with corporate partners to develop sponsorship opportunities.
  • Work closely with Development Manager to oversee grants program and reporting requirements.
  • In partnership with programmatic staff and the Development Manager, research new grant opportunities and oversee the grants calendar, including proposals and reports.
  • Provide detailed fundraising progress reports, help establish performance measures, monitor results, and utilize Altru database to document fundraising activities.


  • Manage the Museum Guild and Corporate membership programs, send out membership communication, and coordinate a successful and consistent delivery of membership benefits.
  • In collaboration with the leadership team, envision, design, and manage the annual fundraising special event.


  • Supervise two full-time development team members.
  • Conduct annual merit performance evaluations for direct reports.
  • Engage and manage museum volunteers and strategize improvements to overall program.



  • A creative thinker who can generate new ideas and problem-solve proactively.
  • Ability to adjust leadership and communication style to meet the needs of variable constituencies, both internal and external.
  • High level of demonstrated personal accountability.
  • Team player who can be flexible and adapt to the needs of the Museum.
  • Goal oriented, driven and takes initiative.


A Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years of experience in development / fundraising with demonstrated success.

  • Experience managing staff and/or a department.
  • Capital and/or Endowment Campaign experience strongly preferred.
  • Genuine interest and commitment to the arts, culture, science and history field.
  • Experience in measuring data and outcomes of fundraising appeals, campaigns, membership, and events for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • A strong communicator and writer; relationship-builder of the highest integrity.
  • Excellent financial management skills, including experience with developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience with project management, including conceptualizing projects, planning, and execution.
  • Experience with CRM database (Altru) preferred.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references via email to MOAS Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Alexandra Middleton at alexandra@moas.org


Become a MOAS Volunteer

The Museum is always looking for interns and volunteers to help serve the community. Please contact membership@moas.org or call 386-255-0285 for inquiries. Get involved with the Museum now! MOAS Volunteers are integral to the success of the Museum. Explore our volunteer opportunities and join the MOAS family. 

2023 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.