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 different in the estate’s continued preservation.
The position involves advanced professional and administrative work in the management of building construction projects with emphasis on the development and implementation of policies and procedures to assure success in the monitoring of the work of architectural and engineering consultants and contractors engaged in the design, construction and preservation of Vizcaya’s facilities.
Payroll and Benefits Administrator
Under the general supervision of the Controller, the Payroll/Benefits Administrator performs a variety of professional administrative and accounting work with emphasis on technical tasks related to payroll and benefits and preparation of payroll financial reports, statements, and special financial analysis.
This temporary position will support community, family and school programs at Vizcaya. The Program Assistant will be involved in the planning, coordination, logistics, implementation and evaluation of programs, under the guidance of the Community Programs Manager.
Facilities Maintenance Chief
The Facilities Maintenance Chief is integral in the stewardship of this National Historic Landmark. The Facilities Maintenance Chief is responsible for guiding the maintenance of this historic 50 acre facility and provides support for many aspects of this multifaceted operation including all meetings, programs, rentals and events.
Learning Programs Facilitators
Learning Programs Facilitators conduct guided experiences and facilitate learning programs for a variety of museum audiences. They also support visitor operations, including select ticket booth operations. and require a proactive attitude, excellent problem solving and time management skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.
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.
The Gardener will be a critical, hands-on component of the Horticulture team, a non-supervisory position reporting directly to the Landscape Manager, and as needed will also work closely with Horticulturists and the Horticulture Manager. By utilizing their ornamental horticulture knowledge, the Gardener will ensure the effective hands-on care of horticultural displays, living collections, indoor landscapes, and will also perform general landscape maintenance duties.
The position of Landscape Manager will provide effective day to day landscape, personnel, and grounds management, which will include oversight of power equipment, supplies, fertilizers, and chemicals. The Landscape Manager works in tandem with the Horticulture Manager and reports directly to the Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture.
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.