Vizcaya Museum and Garden is a National Historic Landmark and member of the American Alliance of Museums. From Volunteer Guides and full-time positions to internships, there are numerous ways to become part of the team and make a difference in the estate’s continued preservation.
Special Events Internship
Reports to the Special Events Director in developing, planning and implementing all logistics for the Vizcaya fundraising events. Internship includes experience with developing sponsorship benefits and recognition; creating entertainment and décor plans; catering agreements; ticketing and promotion; work with vendors and other organizational activities for the success of the fund-raising event; as well as other duties as assigned.
Learning Programs Facilitators
This position is responsible for conducting guided experiences, with a focus on school students, and facilitate learning programs for a variety of museum audiences. Programs are designed to empower visitors to make personal and meaningful connections with Vizcaya.
Finance Division Administration Assistant (Part-Time)
This position will participate in planning and supporting the various activities of the division, which may include assisting with financial, accounting, budgeting, procurement and other general administrative support functions.
This position is responsible for researching, cultivating, soliciting (typically through written proposals), and stewarding grants, donations and cash sponsorships from foundations (non-family), government agencies (local, state and federal) and corporations to support the organization’s general operating, special initiatives and capital needs.
Procurement and Budget Administrator
This posiiton features advanced professional administrative and supervisory work, planning, organizing and implementing various administrative activities in the Finance and Administration Division.
The Vizcaya Conservator is the primary person responsible for the care, preservation and conservation of the site’s collections which include furnishings, decorative arts, textiles, paintings, outdoor sculpture, architectural features and historic finishes both interior and exterior.
The Maintenance Technician’s position is the key to insuring all facilities systems work properly to minimize any negative impact on the daily operation.
The Custodial Worker will assist the Supervisor in assuring a positive visitor experience at this National Historic Landmark. This position is responsible for maintaining a clean environment in a safe manner. The area of responsibility includes inside structures and on the grounds, for both staff and visitors. Another key responsibility is providing logistical services for meetings, programs, and rentals.
A non-supervisory position in grounds management, Gardeners will enable the furthering of Vizcaya’s horticultural mission through effective horticultural display and landscape management.
Visitor Services Associates
Vizcaya seeks Visitor Services Associates to sell admission tickets for all audiences. Associates orient visitors to optional learning experiences (such as daily guided tours or programs) and resources (such as guide books or audio tours) to support visitors to develop a customized experience. Associates welcome and process group visits and tours for school students, college students and adults. Visitor Services Associates work in a team environment and require excellent cash management, customer service and communication skills, along with a positive approach to service recovery.
Vizcaya offers volunteer (unpaid) and paid internship opportunities in its various divisions for the fall, spring and summer terms. Internships provide candidates with the opportunity to build professional and academic skills and experience. In addition, interns are invited to participate in the daily activities of the division in which they are working as well as in related special projects, if their schedule and assignment allow. Internship schedules and supervision vary, based on the division and assignment. Internships can be offered for academic course credit with prior approval from an educational institution.
Special Events Internship
Help preserve Vizcaya for another 100 years while gaining valuable work experience under Vizcaya’s Special Events Director by assisting with the development, planning and implementation of all logistics for some of Vizcaya’s biggest fundraising events of the year.
Contact: Cammy Richards, Special Events Director
Additional Internship Opportunities
If you’re interested in additional internship opportunities, please reach out to the appropriate department contact below:
Internships, paid or volunteer, are not complemented with the benefits offered to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens employees. There is no coverage for medical, dental, vision, legal or life insurance, and no retirement plan options. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.