Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204




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For general inquiries, please call 904.356.6857. To reach a specific department, dial the extensions listed below:

Administrationext. 6016
Caféext. 6022
Curatorialext. 6253
Educationext. 6009
Events & Programsext. 6023
Event Rentalsext. 6026
Financeext. 6013
Gardensext. 6254
Group Toursext. 6009
Human Resourcesext. 6029
Individual Givingext. 6028
Marketingext. 6027
Membershipext. 6265
Rights & Reproductionsext. 6018
School Toursext. 6009
Securityext. 6200
Shopext. 6035
Sponsorshipext. 6028
Visitor Servicesext. 6265


Personnel Philosophy and Standards

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens believes that we all deserve to work in an environment where we are treated with dignity and respect. The Museum is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the full potential in each of us, which in turn, contributes directly to meeting the needs of the public and community we serve.
The Cummer Museum's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or sexual orientation. The Cummer Museum's intent and desire is that equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, lay-offs, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot personally contact everyone who submits an application. If you are selected for an interview, a member of our Human Resources Department will contact you. 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 Doolittle Family Garden Curator

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens seeks a Full-time dynamic Garden Curator who will be part of a dedicated team within an organization supportive of new ideas and creative risk-taking. Inspired by the tenets of quality, access, and fun, the successful candidate will enjoy working alongside the Curatorial and Education teams to create meaningful, impactful, and artful engagement opportunities for broad audiences. The Doolittle Family Garden Curator manages all aspects of the Museum’s living works of art with a focus on greater permeability and crossover between these spaces and our object-based art collection, and works collaboratively with internal and community partners to promote the visibility of these nationally-significant spaces.

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Visitor Experience Associate

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens seeks Part-time Visitor Experience Associates to join the Visitor Experience team.  The successful candidate(s) will create an excellent visitor experience by providing a welcoming environment and outstanding customer service to the Museum visitor through information sharing about all aspects of the Museum.  

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Retail Associate

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens seeks Part-time Retail Associates to join the Retail Operations team. The Retail Sales Associate will assist people of all abilities in a professional, courteous manner that aligns with the Museum’s service standards, brand promise, and core values of quality, access, and fun

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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens seeks a Full-time Preparator to its Curatorial team. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenges of working with objects of varied media, geographies, and time periods in a fast-paced environment among colleagues who are supportive of new ideas and creative risk-taking. Inspired by the tenets of quality, access, and fun, s/he will help to create meaningful, impactful, and artful engagement opportunities for broad audiences. A creative problem solver passionate about the smallest details, the successful candidate will embrace new projects with a smile and a sense of humor, ready to roll up his/her sleeves to help the Museum gain local, regional, national, and international visibility during this period of accelerated growth.


Applications should be received no later than August 1 (fall semester), November 15 (spring semester), and March 15 (summer semester).


Archival Intern

Please note applications are not being accepted at this time.

The purpose of this internship is to provide students with hands-on experience with cataloging the Museum’s institutional archives. This internship will offer the student an opportunity to do professional-level work where the student will be responsible for creating records, summarizing and implementing keyword searches, and proper handling and storage of archival documents.



Curatorial Intern

Please note applications are not being accepted at this time.

The purpose of this internship is to provide students with hands-on experience with museum registration and curatorial research. This internship will offer the student an opportunity to do professional-level work under supervision in areas such as: art handling, inventory procedures, exhibition installation, condition reporting, label writing, and research.



Education Intern

The purpose of this internship is to provide assistance with the Education Department’s daily programs while obtaining a basic understanding of Museum Education. This internship will culminate with a capstone project that involves creating an interpretative tool for the Museum’s permanent collection or gardens.



Summer Education Intern

The purpose of this internship is to provide assistance in art instruction for Camp Cummer. Responsibilities include managing elementary and middle school students, instructing art projects in the studios, and conducting activities in the galleries and gardens.



Graphic Design Intern

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens seeks a dynamic, passionate, creative, and organized Graphic Design intern to join its Advancement Team within an organization supportive of new ideas and creative risk-taking. Driven by a strategy built around delivering quality, providing access and having fun, the successful candidate will report to the Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications to help execute the Museum’s graphic and visual identity under the direction of the Communications and Graphic Design Specialist.



  • Pam Paul - Chair
  • Susan B. Towler - Vice Chair
  • Teresa Radzinski - Secretary
  • Clay B. (Chip) Tousey, Jr. – Treasurer
  • Martha Baker
  • Cicely (CC) Brooks
  • Peggy Bryan
  • Nancy Chartrand
  • Charmaine Chiu
  • Barbara H. Harrell
  • John Hirabayashi
  • Dudley D. Johnson
  • Mari Kuraishi
  • Marcy Moody
  • Ricardo (Rick) Morales
  • William H. (Billy) Morris
  • Michael Munz
  • Mary F. Pietan
  • James A. Richardson, II
  • Kenneth A. (Ken) Rowles
  • Ryan A. Schwartz
  • Ashley Stein Wotiz
  • David Strickland
  • Preeti Swani
  • Lance Windley


our mission

Our Mission

To engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to diverse audiences through outstanding artistic offerings, dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities. We honor our rich history, embrace the energy of our time, and commit to a vibrant future through the advancement of resources to grow and deepen our mission.





Donations from the Cummer Museum will be considered for non-profits' fundraising programs and organizations' charitable initiatives. Because we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Museum cannot provide financial sponsorships or program advertising; however, requests for complimentary passes or memberships will be considered. Please request donations at least ONE MONTH prior to the event. Because of the high volume of requests received, the Museum can provide only one item per school or organization per year. Out-of-area requests will not be considered due to the tremendous volume of requests received and the limited number of items that are available.

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Researching Your Collection

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers public access to a non-circulating research library of more than 10,000 books, catalogues, and periodicals related to art history, connoisseurship, the art market, theory, museology, gardens, landscape design, and horticulture. Visitors are welcome to make an appointment to work with one of the Museum’s Librarians. As the Librarians are available for limited hours each week, visitors must make an appointment in advance by calling 904.356.6857.

Staff members at the Cummer Museum are unable to provide appraisals, valuations, or recommendations of appraisers or conservators. We recommend that you contact the following organizations for assistance.

American Society of Appraisers
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190

International Society of Appraisers
225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60606
312.981.6778; FAX 312.981.2908

Appraisers Association of America
212 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
212.889.5404 x10; FAX 212.889.5503

To locate a specialized conservator, we recommend that you contact the following organization:

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1156 15th Street NW Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005

Reproduction Requests

Image Services
Use of images from the Permanent Collection and Gardens is permissible only with materials supplied by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

Any person wishing to publish or broadcast photographic reproductions must make a written request for permission. The Cummer Museum charges licensing fees for high resolution images (tiffs or jpegs) that are provided for these purposes. All requests are subject to review and approval. Costs vary and will be determined based upon intended use, available photography, and preferred delivery method. A quote will be sent outlining these costs, followed by a contract that specifies how the image may be used in your project. Advance payment is required.

The Registrar’s Office will provide, free of charge, a low-resolution digital image of a work of art in the Permanent Collection, if it is available, for educational use or for scholarly or personal research, including a thesis or dissertation. Digital images requested for these purposes are not intended for publication, broadcast, or for personal or commercial gain. Any unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this material is not permitted.

The Cummer Museum does not own copyright for all works in the Permanent Collection. The Cummer Museum’s licensing fees do not include any copyright fees due to the artist or the artist’s estate. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain permission from the copyright owner or administrator. The Cummer Museum will assume no responsibility for infringement of copyright laws by third parties.

Submitting Image Request
Requests to obtain low-resolution digital images must include the applicant’s contact information and refer to the image by artist/maker, title, and/or accession number.

Requests to obtain a high-resolution digital image or acquire permission to reproduce images must complete an Application for Reproduction Permission. This application may be mailed, emailed, or faxed.

Please direct all Permanent Collection and Garden image requests to:

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

No object or its image may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without prior written permission from the Registrar. The Cummer Museum reserves the rights to review, approve, restrict, or deny the reproduction or other replication of any of the works of art in its collections. Decisions as to the commercial use of the collections require careful consideration of both the integrity of the object and the Cummer Museum’s reputation as an educational and research institution. Any such use will be subject to conditions specified by the Cummer Museum. Any replication must be clearly noted as a reproduction along with the appropriate credit line identifying the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens as owner, and giving the source of acquisition.


Privacy Statement

This privacy and institutional restrictions statement discloses the privacy practices and copyright restrictions for the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens' website. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens respects the privacy of our Members, Donors, and website visitors. We will not sell, trade, or share personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.


Copyright Statement

All files on this site are the property of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and are intended for personal use only; neither text nor images are published for use in the public domain. Any commercial use or publication without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copying, redistribution, or exploitation for personal or corporate gain is not permitted. All content is copyrighted by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens; other copyright holders are noted where applicable. For information on obtaining digital images or to acquire permission to reproduce images, please visit the Reproduction Requests section of this site.


This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally-identifiable information.



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