Opportunities

CURATOR

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a dynamic, innovative Curator to lead all aspects of the Museum’s curatorial affairs. Reporting to the Executive Director, they will lead the exhibitions and curatorial department and serve as a member of the Museum’s senior leadership team. The Curator will strategize, articulate, and execute a comprehensive vision for MOCA’s curatorial objectives and support building a dynamic civic and cultural identity for the Museum. This is a highly attractive opportunity for a flexible leader with a collaborative spirit to work in a rapidly transforming museum that aspires to become a leader in the growth of the city that surrounds it.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
In partnership with the Executive Director, lead the exhibitions team in presenting a dynamic program of exhibitions and collection installations annually, supported by public programing, publications and digital resources.
Manage the strategic direction of the exhibitions department, ensuring alignment with the institutional strategic plan.
Collaborate with independent curators, supporting exhibition proposals and situating them within the overall arc and conception of the exhibitions cycle.
With department staff assistance, oversee all aspects of exhibition production (budgets, schedules, and other logistical matters) for originally conceived shows and those travelling from other institutions.
Provide collection-plan strategies, evaluating and proposing acquisitions and gifts, and provide guidance to the Board of Trustees’ Collections Committee.
In collaboration with the Director of Development, play a key role in donor cultivation to secure works of art and funding for the exhibitions, publications and other programs.
Plan, develop and manage departmental, exhibition, collection, and project budgets.
Conduct research and write exhibition labels, didactics, and catalogue essays.
Provide content for Museum communications as needed.
Work in collaboration with the Curator of Education to provide interpretive content for school groups, public tours, and gallery guides.
Supervise the Exhibitions and Project Manager, Registrar, and Chief Preparator in their work to implement best available standards of care and protection for both collections and loans.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applied knowledge of professional museum principles, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of research tools and methodology.
Self-directed, collaborative and motivated.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.
Entrepreneurial, creative risk-taker, out-of-the-box thinker.
Demonstrated experience creating and managing departmental, project and/or program budgets.
Excellent written, verbal, and aural communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to interpret artwork and to communicate knowledge about it in a manner relevant and accessible to the general public.
Ability to perform and oversee scholarly research in the field.
Demonstrated ability to work closely with artists to realize exhibitions and project.
Superior public speaking skills, specifically when interacting with donors, visitors, and community stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
Master’s degree in art history or related field, Ph.D. preferred.
Minimum of 5 years curatorial experience.
Minimum of 3 years management experience, preferably in a museum setting.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with EmBARK or other collections management software.
Demonstrated project management skills, including the creation and implementation of project outcomes and schedules.
Ability to create and successfully manage an annual budget.

HIGHLY DESIRED
Ph.D. in art history or related field.
Bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

This is a full-time, salaried position requiring some early morning, late evening and weekend hours as necessary. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Exhibitions and Project Manager, Registrar, and Chief Preparator
Compensation: Salary starting at $75,000 annually, commensurate with experience and including an excellent benefits package. Relocation stipend available.
Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to [email protected] with subject CURATOR.  No phone calls please.

MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.


Operations Assistant

The Operations Assistant plays a central role in the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami’s Operations Department. They will provide general administrative support to the Director of Operations and work closely with all Museum staff to further MOCA’s mission. This entry-level, part-time position is ideal for a candidate interested in growing in the museum field while contributing to the infrastructure behind the operation of a contemporary art museum.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
Provide administrative support to the Director of Operations, including but not limited to:
–Maintaining printed and digital files in an accessible fashion.
–Processing new hire paperwork and setting background check appointments.
–Preparing communication on behalf of the Director of Operations as necessary, including but not limited to memoranda, reports, presentations, and phone calls.
–Covering the museum’s reception desk as needed, including during museum operating hours.
–Preparing financial reports for grants, including copying invoices, preparing budget vs. actual breakdowns for review, and entering data into grant portals.
–Acting as a liaison between the City of North Miami’s IT Department and MOCA staff, including opening and tracking service tickets.
Act as the Museum’s designated ADA coordinator, including researching best practices and needs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Assist the Executive Assistant with the coordinating of onsite meetings as necessary, including room preparation, basic A/V setup (projector and laptop), preparing meeting materials, and breakdown/clean up afterwards.
Maintain and replenish the museum’s stock of office supplies.
Update staff contact lists as necessary.
Maintain the MOCA Shop Inventory, aiding with reordering and online sales fulfillment.
Provide staff support during exhibition openings and other special events (both virtual and onsite).
At the direction of the Director of Operations, assist other MOCA staff with clerical and administrative tasks as necessary and assigned.

Qualifications:
Superior communication skills (both verbal and written).
Excellent attention to detail.
Maturity and discretion.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Capable of working collaboratively and inclusively with a variety of constituent groups.
Strong sense of personal and professional accountability.
Able to provide support to a variety of projects, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities with ease, problem-solve, prioritize, and meet deadlines.


Requirements and Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Desired:
Bilingual in English and Haitian Creole and/or Spanish.
Experience with Altru or another similar CRM/database.
Candidates with interest in a career in the museum field.

This is a part-time position averaging 20-24 hours per week, with long-term potential for growth. It requires some early morning, late evening and weekend hours as necessary, especially during periods of high volume (Miami Art Week, exhibition openings, etc.). A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.

Reports to: Director of Operations
Compensation: $15/hour
Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected] with subject OPERATIONS ASSISTANT.  No phone calls please.
MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.


MOCA Educator

Thursday- MOCA Art Classes at the Library Reports to:​ Curator of Education

Summary
Our MOCA Educators conduct classes in the MOCA Teen Art Force, the free weekly studio art courses in the Pavilion Studio. The Teen Art Force sessions for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows, excluding any legal holidays.
VIRTUAL Session 2 – January 4t​ h​ – March 26​th
Session 3 – April 5t​ h​ – May 28t​ h
The MOCA Educator position is responsible for curriculum development and implementation within their assigned classes. They are also responsible for classroom attendance and reports to be sent back to the Education Programs Coordinator. They are considered independent contractors and community liaisons, and are welcome to attend any field trips with the museum. For this particular opportunity we are seeking individuals with an understanding of art techniques like painting, drawing, printmaking, 3D design, book making and more.

Responsibilities:
● Teach assigned after-school teen program classes and/or other MOCA programs per interest.
● Develop curriculum with assistance and oversight from Curator of Education and Education Programs Coordinator
● Administer evaluations for assigned teen program classes
● Be familiar with MOCA programming including current exhibitions and events
● Assist in registering any new students for teens after school program by directing them to the Education Programs Coordinator or supplying them a registration packet.
● Meet with new students to teen after-school program to review rules of program
● Coordinate with Education Programs Coordinator all supplies needed for classes
● Coordinate with Studio Assistant and MOCA Interns for the student Pop-Up Shop & Showcases held on the final day of each session.
● Aid in maintaining supply inventory
● Submit any necessary supply order in an appropriate amount of time to Curator of Education using provided format

Qualifications
● Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Education or equivalent experience.
● At least one year of teaching experience
● Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Creole) applicants highly desired, but not required
● Must possess a valid driver’s license and a laptop computer to bring to the office in order to complete tasks
● Strong communication, organizational and writing skills (a writing sample will be required)
● Ability to work independently and meet directives given by Curator of Education
● Ability to convey a professional appearance and attitude
● Flexibility and ability to improvise.
● Fingerprint clearance required.

Terms of employment: ​MOCA Educators are hired on a yearly contractor basis and paid $150 per class taught, and must commit to the entire run of the 2020-2021 Teen Art Force run (with exceptions for legal holidays or emergencies). Educators are expected to submit in writing their interest and commitment for their upcoming programs and fill out the Independent Contractor Agreement.

 


CHIEF PREPARATOR

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a Chief Preparator to plan and execute the Museum’s exhibition installations. They will supervise the museum’s installation crew in the preparation of the museum’s gallery spaces and installation of artworks. A successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and support the department’s goals.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Lead the exhibitions installation team in preparing gallery spaces and installing artwork for the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, including but not limited to:
    • Hiring crew members
    • Building temporary walls
    • Painting
    • Fabricating exhibition furniture (pedestals, vitrines, etc.)
    • Artwork installation
    • Exhibition lighting
  • Track work hours for all installation crew members to ensure that costs stay within predetermined budgets.
  • Ensure that all installation crew members follow best practices for the handling of fine art and workplace safety.
  • Work closely with the Curator in supporting exhibition vision from conception to completion.
  • Plan, develop and implement installation workplans and schedules.
  • Research and estimate construction costs.
  • Assist the Registrar in the handling, packing, and storage of the Museum’s permanent collection, both onsite and at offsite storage locations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive experience in fine art handling and installation, including artworks from a variety of media.
  • Familiarity with principles of exhibition design.
  • Knowledge of appropriate care, handling, and storage for fine artworks and other exhibition materials.
  • Self-directed, collaborative and motivated.
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations regarding workplace safety and the ability to maintain a hazard-free environment.
  • Superior time management.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adjust to rapid change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with artists and curators to realize exhibitions and projects.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Minimum of 5 years art handling experience, preferably in a museum environment.
  • Ability to use diverse hand and power tools, hydraulic lifts, dollies, etc.
  • Capability of lifting heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) without assistance.
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders when necessary.
  • Team management experience.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the creation and implementation of workplans and schedules.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.

HIGHLY DESIRED

  • Forklift certified.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

This is a contracted, project-based position requiring some early morning, late evening and weekend hours as necessary. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.

Reports to: Curator

Supervises: Contract Installation Crew

Compensation: $25/hour

Applicants: Please email a resume and three references to [email protected] with subject CHIEF PREPARATOR.  No phone calls please.

MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

 


Artwork Submission Policy

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami does not review or accept any unsolicited artworks or portfolios submitted by email, mail, or in-person. Any works or portfolios received by MOCA North Miami will not be returned.


 

No calls please or drop in visits!

 

 

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