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.
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. Daily duties include management of staff applying fertilizer and chemical treatment regimens, ornamental plant care, landscape planning, management, and implementation. The Landscape Manager will also assist in long range planning of horticulture operations including nursery and greenhouse facility operations. The Landscape Manager works in tandem with the Horticulture Manager and reports directly to the Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture.
This is an advanced and highly responsible administrative position supporting the Executive Director/CEO of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The Executive Assistant (“EA”) acts as liaison between the ED/CEO, other staff and external parties, and is responsible for performing a variety of complex duties requiring strong administrative, technical, organizational, project management, and written and verbal communication skills.
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.
Horticulture and Orchid Specialist
The Horticulture and Orchid Specialist is responsible for designing, planning and maintaining Vizcaya’s horticultural and orchid displays, orchid and associated living collections, and will provide effective and at times independent day to day horticultural management and uphold Vizcaya’s standards of horticulture practices. Daily duties include ongoing specialized horticulturally related tasks consisting of orchid culture, living collections, indoor landscapes, Vizcaya’s IPM program, floral displays, and greenhouse management.
The Maintenance Repairer’s position will work cooperatively with 1) the Technicians in insuring all facilities systems work properly to minimize any negative impact on the daily operation and 2) Custodial Workers in maintaining a clean facility.
A non-supervisory position in grounds management, Gardeners will enable the furthering of Vizcaya’s horticultural mission through effective horticultural display and landscape management.
The Maintenance Technician’s position is the key to insuring all facilities systems work properly to minimize any negative impact on the daily operation.
Construction Project Coordinator
This position provides a broad range of advanced professional support to the Deputy Director for Facilities. Manages assigned tasks associated with capital projects and maintenance projects. Manages contracts and procurement.
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.