Opportunities

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 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 new curatorial and leadership 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 Department Leadership
  • Lead the exhibitions team in presenting a dynamic program of exhibitions and collection installations annually, supported by public programing, publications and digital resources.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage the strategic direction of the exhibitions department, ensuring alignment with the institutional strategic plan.
  • With department staff assistance, oversee all aspects of exhibition production (IE schedules and other logistical matters) for originally conceived shows and those travelling from other institutions.
  • Plan, develop and manage departmental, exhibition, collection, and project budgets.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop the Exhibitions and Project Manager, Registrar, and Chief Preparator in their work to implement best standards of care and protection for both collections and loans.
Curatorial Vision
  • Implement an institution-wide curatorial voice for the overall exhibition program, including creating, planning and executing a comprehensive calendar of exhibitions, curated both in-house and by guest curators
  • Provide collection-plan strategies, evaluating and proposing acquisitions and gifts, and provide guidance to the Board of Trustees’ Collections Committee.
  • Collaborate with independent curators, supporting exhibition proposals and situating them within the overall arc and conception of the exhibitions cycle.
  • Conduct research and write exhibition labels, didactics, and catalogue essays.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local and national art community.
Institutional Collaboration
  • Part of senior management team, playing a key role in institutional planning efforts.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, play a key role in donor cultivation to secure works of art and funding for exhibitions, publications and other programs.
  • Provide content for Museum communications as needed.
  • Work in collaboration with the Curator of Education to provide interpretive content for school groups, public tours, gallery guides, and public programs.
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.
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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial Director of Development to lead all aspects of the Museum’s development department. Reporting to the Executive Director, they will serve as a member of the Museum’s senior leadership team. The Director of Development will strategize, articulate, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program, including individual giving, membership/annual giving, corporate partnerships, and foundation relations. This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible leader with a collaborative spirit to work in a rapidly transforming museum.  MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Fundraising
  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that generates resources for exhibitions, arts education, public programming, general museum operations, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals as set by the Board of Trustees and the museum’s strategic plan.
  • Manage a personal list of individual and corporate prospects and maintain an active calendar of face-to-face cultivation and solicitation calls.
  • Manage cultivation and solicitation activities of the Executive Director, Trustees, and other leadership staff.
  • Develop and implement a robust program for stewardship and donor relations with the Executive Director and Trustees.
Board Relations
  • Participate in Board of Trustees meetings, including relevant committees.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Trustees to identify, cultivate, and as appropriate, recruit new Board members.
  • Together with the Executive Director, work with Trustees to strategize, prepare and support Board-led solicitations and cultivation endeavors.
Management/Leadership
  • Manage the strategic direction of the development department, ensuring alignment with the institutional strategic plan.
  • Plan, develop and manage the development department budget, working closely with the Director of Operations.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop staff toward the achievement of defined goals on an ongoing basis.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Applied knowledge of professional fundraising principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fundraising research tools and methodology.
  • Proven ability to implement fundraising plans and cultivating relationships, including a track record of achieving relevant contributed revenue targets.
  • Demonstrated success securing major gifts.
  • Self-directed, collaborative and motivated.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial, results-driven, creative risk-taker.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing budgets.
  • Superior written, verbal, and aural communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in development.
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Altru or other CRM/donor database systems.
  • Ability to create and successfully manage an annual budget.
DESIRED
  • Master’s degree in Arts Management or related field.
  • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting, preferably in South Florida.
  • 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: Membership and Donor Relations Manager, Grant Management Consultants Compensation: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and including an excellent benefits package. Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to [email protected] with subject DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT.  No phone calls please.
Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Graphic Designer's primary responsibility is to administer and produce print, digital, and social media material related to the institutional communications, branding, and promotion of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. They are responsible for translating concepts and designs across multiple platforms and media while maintaining brand identity and consistency. Their design work will realize the messaging and marketing conceptualization that is created and directed by the Director of Communications. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
  • Design materials that complement exhibition, education, and development program promotions, including but not limited to:
    • Print – invitations, program guides, signage, brochures, posters, wall signs, banners, text panels, object labels, etc.
    • Digital – web content and collateral, website maintenance and updates, e-blasts, social media, digital ads, newsletters, etc.
  • Take design projects from concept to completion, including procuring estimates, creating and maintaining project budgets, coordinating schedules, and supervising vendors.
  • Create social media posts for all museum events.
  • Maintain and update the museum’s website (mocanomi.org), regularly checking for errors or issues.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in print/web production and design.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strength in typography.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Superior communication and follow-up.
  • Proactive problem-solver.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent collaboration skills; a team-player.
REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
  • BFA in graphic design or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in print and web design.
  • Mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with WordPress.
HIGHLY DESIRED
  • Photography, Illustrator, and InDesign skills.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
  • 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.   Reports to: Director of Communications Supervises: None Compensation: Competitive, including an excellent benefits package.   Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, design samples and three references to [email protected]with subject GRAPHIC DESIGNER.  No phone calls please.
The Visitor Services Manager is a dynamic, forward-facing member of the museum’s team that leads the museum’s engagement with daily visitors. Reporting to the Director of Operations, they are responsible for implementing a visitor-centric model of customer service and maintaining a nimble, efficient front of house operation. Major Areas of Responsibility The Visitor Services Manager will:
  • Oversee and manage the museum’s admissions desk, including greeting guests, processing admissions, and offering information about exhibitions on view.
  • Manage, schedule, and train a cohort of Visitor Services Associates, who are responsible for offering information to all visitors in-gallery, covering the front desk in the absence of the Manager, and maintaining general gallery security.
  • Supervise the museum’s contracted security staff.
  • Act as the first point of contact for all visitor questions, concerns, and complaints, and escalate such feedback to Senior Management as necessary.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and report deficiencies and items for repair to the Building Manager.
  • Issue weekly reports to Senior Management, including admissions totals, zip code data, visitor feedback, and additions to the museum’s email list.
  • Implement policies of equity and inclusion, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Maintain the Museum Shop, including taking inventory and reordering product as necessary.
  • Open and close the museum building on weekends as necessary.
Qualifications
  • 2-3 years of experience in a customer service environment.
  • Superior verbal communication skills, as well as professional interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with point of sale systems.
  • Ability to work well in a small, entrepreneurial team environment.
  • Experience working in the arts and culture sector strongly preferred.
Requirements
  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems
Desired
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole
  • Experience with Altru or other databases
This is a full-time, salaried position with a Wednesday-Sunday schedule. The position will require some early morning and late evening hours as necessary. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment. Reports to: Director of Operations Supervises: Gallery Interpreters, Security Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] with subject VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER.  No phone calls please.
Reports to: Education Programs Coordinator, Curator of Education Qualifications
  • Candidates must have experience in teaching Art, Art History or a related discipline;
  • Experience with early childhood education practices
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in an educational or entertainment setting;
  •  Effective written and oral communication skills;
  •  Ability to enforce museum specific etiquette with students;
  •  Be able to work collaboratively and inclusively with all constituent groups of students, teachers, museum staff and visitors;
  • Ability to convey a professional appearance and attitude

Summary
 
The MOCA Sunday Stories Educator is responsible for reading the stories and conducting the associated inclusive free workshop for kids and families 1-5 years of age. Sunday stories are held once a month on Sunday from 10:30- 11:30 am. Edutainers are highly preferred for this position, particularly those with experience working within the child entertainment field. Educators will use visual aids, a positive attitude, and checklists to maintain a proper attendance and engagement. This is not a child-care position, as children will not be left solely in the care of the Sunday Stories Educator.
 
Responsibilities
  • Implement creative and engaging presentations for MOCA story and workshop themes
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude with staff, parents, and children
  • Ensure that activities are effectively and safely implemented following risk management protocol
  • Maintain clear attendance and submit reports after every class.
  • Maintain in contact with the MOCA Edu department
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills, patience, and flexibility
  • Maintain a consistent and punctual schedule
  • Other responsibilities as requested
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a variety of art making skills including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture;
  • Experience in the arts and edutainment industry;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language desirable: Creole and/or Spanish
Terms of employment: Independent contract employment; This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. Pay $100 per workshop taught, one workshop a month.
 
Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, design samples and three references to [email protected]with subject MOCA SUNDAY STORIES EDUCATOR.  No phone calls please.
  Reports to: Education Programs Coordinator, Curator of Education Qualifications
  • Candidates must have experience in teaching Art, Art History or a related discipline;
  • Must have 2 years of experience in the arts and/or entertainment field
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in an educational or entertainment setting;
  •  Effective written and oral communication skills;
  •  Ability to enforce museum specific etiquette with students;
  •  Be able to work collaboratively and inclusively with all constituent groups of students, teachers, museum staff and visitors;
  • Ability to convey a professional appearance and attitude
Summary The MOCA miniMakers Educator is responsible for teaching the miniMakers Workshops, a series of inclusive and free workshops for kids 6 and up, held once a month on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Edutainers are highly preferred for this position, particularly those with experience working within the child entertainment field. Educators will use visual aids, a positive attitude, and checklists to maintain a proper attendance and engagement.
 
Responsibilities
  • Implement creative and engaging presentations for MOCA workshop themes
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude with staff, parents, and campers
  • Ensure that activities are effectively and safely implemented following risk management protocol
  • Maintain clear attendance and submit reports after every class.
  • Maintain in contact with the MOCA Edu department
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills, patience, and flexibility
  • Maintain a consistent and punctual schedule
  • Other responsibilities as requested
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a variety of art making skills including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture;
  • Experience in the arts and edutainment industry;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language desirable: Creole and/or Spanish
Terms of employment: Independent contract employment; This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting.
 
Pay $150 per workshop taught, one workshop a month.
 
Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, design samples and three references to [email protected]with subject MOCA MINIMAKERS EDUCATOR.  No phone calls please.
The Event and Program Coordinator is an efficient, detail-oriented member of the museum’s team that oversees the logistics of all MOCA events and programs (onsite and/or virtually). Reporting to the Director of Operations, they are responsible for ensuring that the vision for each program and event is fully realized in a well-organized, cost-efficient fashion. Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Organize, coordinate and implement all logistics related to MOCA events and programs (onsite and/or virtually), including
    • Exhibition Openings
    • Conversations at MOCA
    • MOCA Moving Images
    • Jazz at MOCA
    • Membership and Donor Events
    • Other Events as Necessary
  • Work closely with all departments, especially Education and Development, to ensure that the programmatic vision for all events and programs is feasible and achievable.
  • Track expenditures and work with department heads to ensure that events and programs remain on or under budget.
  • Administer the MOCA Master Calendar with input from key staff.
  • Build event and program pages in Altru and track all registrations and sales.
  • Act as the on-site coordinator for all events and programs.
  • Coordinate staffing for events and programs as needed.
  • Serve on the City of North Miami Events Committee and act as liaison between the City and MOCA, ensuring that approved City events at the museum further strategic goals.
  • Coordinate all aspects of facility rentals, including applications, contracts, planning and the facilitation of logistics for the event onsite.
  • Act as point of contact for all special event inquiries.
Qualifications
  • 2-3 years of experience in a hospitality, event, or customer service environment.
  • Superior verbal communication skills, as well as professional interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with point of sale systems.
  • Ability to work well in a small, entrepreneurial team environment.
  • Experience working in the arts and culture sector strongly preferred.
Requirements
  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems
  • Experience with Altru or other databases
Desired
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole
This is a full-time, salaried position, with evening and weekend hours required as needed. Flexible scheduling and comp time are available with prior approval. A level 2 background check will be required upon offer of employment. Reports to: Director of Operations Supervises: None Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to [email protected]with subject EVENT AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR.  No phone calls please. For special events, must be able to remain standing for several hours at a time. Position may require occasional lifting of 25 pounds or less.

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.


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