Randell Research Center Operations Manager
The operations manager for the Randell Research Center (RRC) on
Pine Island, Florida, serves in a broad, supervisory capacity for a
69 acre archaeological park and research/education public facility
that is a division of the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH)
at the University of Florida. The FLMNH serves as the State of
Florida’s official Museum of Natural History and the Randell
Research Center is an important extension of the Museum’s
activities in southwest Florida. The operations manager is an
employee of the University of Florida and reports to a Curator at
This position holds very diverse responsibilities related to
maintenance of the RRC and organizing education and public outreach
activities. Working with FLMNH curators, the manager will
facilitate research on the archaeology and ecology of southwest
Florida; some prior knowledge of these topics will be greatly
beneficial. The RRC is strongly dedicated to public outreach, and
preferred candidates will have experience in implementing a formal
education curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will
supervise the operation of a small retail store, a visitor center,
as well as buildings and grounds maintenance that includes invasive
plant species removal and native habitat development. Individuals
with experience in operations and management, particularly for
cultural and natural history lands, organizations, centers, trusts,
agencies, etc., including parks, nature centers, museums,
historical sites, are also encouraged to apply.
- Actively develops public outreach and outreach materials,
including lectures, courses, exhibit materials, and a quarterly
- Oversees the daily operations of the RRC, including the direct
supervision of 5-6 individuals involved with the retail store and
building and grounds maintenance and 2-4 involved with education
and outreach programming.
- Assists staff with daily activities as needed, including
cleaning and upkeep of building facilities, and outdoor labor on
native plant and invasive species projects.
- Administers a budget and collaborates with FLMNH staff to
develop an annual expense and income forecast.
- Writes and administer grants, produces reports and maintains
communication and relationships with members and donors.
- Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers.
- Works closely with FLMNH curators to develop policies and
procedures that promote education and research.
- Directs and manages archaeological collections related to
- Regularly reports to a FLMNH supervisory curator about
operational issues and problems.
- Responsible for monitoring the work environment of assigned
area to ensure compliance with the University non-discrimination
and workplace harassment policies by reporting alleged violations
to senior management in a timely manner.
Starting salary $57,500.00, commensurate with education and
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and three years of
relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should provide a professional CV or resumé that includes
the names of three references, as well as a cover letter of up to
two pages. The letter should highlight their professional
background and relevant experience in the following: 1)
administrative, managerial, and/or research positions; 2)
leadership and outreach in formal and/or informal educational
settings; 3) contributions to, or potential to contribute to and
advance, the Florida Museum’s and the University of Florida’s
commitment to increasing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and
Accessibility within STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts,
and math) education and disciplines.
This is a time-limited position.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
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