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 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.

 


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.


 

Membership and Donor Relations Manager

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) seeks an experienced and dynamic Membership and Donor Relations Manager to help build and grow the museum’s private support. The incumbent’s efforts contribute to providing essential funding for the museum’s acclaimed exhibitions, public programs, education initiatives and permanent collection. This position also ensures that donors experience high-quality interactions with the museum, fostering long-term engagement and support.

The Membership and Donor Relations Manager works tactically to support the institution’s fast-paced Development Department. The position reports to the Director of Development and collaborates closely with other departments to further institutional goals.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Is responsible for the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of prospects and donors, with an emphasis on Membership, Curator’s Circle and Corporate Membership programs.
  • Researches, identifies and engages new prospects, drafting introductory meeting inquiries, follow up correspondence and funding proposals.
  • Actively solicits and closes gifts of up to $10,000.
  • Develops an attractive suite of benefits for individual and corporate members.
  • Designs and launches compelling, innovative and successful membership acquisition campaigns, and oversees annual Give Miami Day campaign.
  • Devises and implements a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship plan to strengthen donor engagement and reengage lapsed members.
  • Builds meaningful relationships with donors and strategically progresses qualified members through the major gifts pipeline.
  • Schedules virtual meetings, on-site visits and museum tours with members and prospects.Manages an efficient moves management system and pipeline for the Development Department in close collaboration with the Director of Development.
  • Establishes and manages membership affinity groups.
  • Works closely with Development Director on cultivation events, board engagement and special projects.
  • Produces high-quality correspondence, proposals, printed materials and online content.
  • Ensures smooth administrative operations within the Development Department.
  • Represents the museum at conferences, meetings and events.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a front-line fundraising role, preferably in an arts or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated success in the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • An imaginative and creative thinker, with the ability to concretize ideas into actions and measurable results.
  • Self-driven and takes initiative.
  • A consummate professional with a strong work ethic who always goes above and beyond.
  • Strives for perfection and is supremely detail oriented.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills.
  • Warm, friendly, outgoing demeanor with a natural ability to build relationships.
  • Confidence and assertiveness in soliciting gifts over the phone and in person.
  • Career-driven with a desire to grow within the institution.
  • Proficiency in Altru or similar system highly desired.
  • Must have a deep appreciation for diversity and community-driven work.
  • Non-profit experience required; arts background preferred.
  • Bilingual a plus.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience, along with an excellent benefits package.
This is a full-time, salaried position requiring some evening and weekend hours.
Applicants: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references to [email protected] with subject MEMBERSHIP AND DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER. 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.

 


VIRTUAL SUMMER ARTS CAMP COORDINATOR

Summary
The Virtual Summer Arts Camp Coordinator is responsible for the day to day administration of MOCA Virtual Art Camps, a series of inclusive hour and a half art workshops, held Monday-Friday from June 14- August 20, 2021. The summer coordinator is responsible for scheduling any volunteer assistance and creating a safe, no-contact environment onsite. They will work closely with the Education Programs Coordinator to ensure registration, attendance, and assessments are completed accurately.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in ensuring clear communication with MOCA Summer Educators, Volunteers, Parents and the MOCA Staff.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude with staff, parents, and campers.
  • Ensure that activities are effectively and safely implemented following risk management protocol, including the pick-up of art supplies.
  • Maintain clear attendance and submit reports after every class.
  • Maintain in contact with MOCA Staff, including attending any trainings, meetings, or communicating any issues.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, patience, and flexibility.
  • Assist in the completion of accurate pre and post assessments of all campers by using guidelines created by The Children’s Trust.
  • Maintain a consistent and punctual schedule.
  • Other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in an educational or administrative setting.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.

Covid-19 safety guidelines must be followed should any staff need to be onsite

  • While at MOCA, all staff are required to practice physical and social distancing (minimum of 6′ per CDC recommendations) and demonstrate good respiratory and hygiene etiquette.
  • Employees working onsite at MOCA must wear a face mask or other facial covering at all times. MOCA can provide a mask for employee usage, but employees are encouraged to use their own masks. Employees can also be provided a face shield at their request.
  • No employee will be allowed to work in the offices if they are demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been determined to have had trace-contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is otherwise forced to isolate per medical or governmental order, they will not be allowed to return to the offices until they can provide a doctor’s statement that it is safe for them to do so.
  • If an employee is not feeling well for any reason, they are required to stay home.

Reports to: Education Programs Coordinator

Terms: Independent contract employment. must participate in a mandatory zoom training to for communication guidelines and assessment training. Employment spans June 9th – August 24th , 2021.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Applicants: Please email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with subject MOCA SUMMER ARTS CAMP COORDINATOR.  No phone calls please.

MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees, interns and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees and interns 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 those who are qualified to apply.

 


VIRTUAL SUMMER ARTS CAMP EDUCATOR

Summary
The Virtual Summer Arts Camp Educators are responsible for teaching MOCA Virtual Art Camps, a series of inclusive hour and a half art workshops, held Monday-Friday from June 14- August 20, 2021. Educators may teach one or more sessions throughout the summer, consisting of Studio Arts Camp for ages 6-9 and Dynamic Design Camp for ages 10-13. Educators will use visual aids they have created, digital classrooms, assessments and checklists to maintain a proper attendance and engagement. Educators will have access to Zoom, as well as closed caption generators, and are able to work remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Implement creative and engaging presentations for MOCA camp themes utilizing provided curriculum.
  • 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 Staff, including attending any trainings, meetings, or communicating any issues.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, patience, and flexibility.
  • Assist in the creation of accurate pre and post assessments of all campers by using guidelines created by The Children’s Trust.
  • Maintain a consistent and punctual schedule, with access to a computer, webcam and reliable internet.
  • Other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Education, Art, Art History or a related discipline required or equivalent experience.
  • Must have 2 years of experience in the Visual Arts field.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in an educational setting;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • This position is virtual and requires access to a computer, webcam(s) and reliable internet.

Covid-19 safety guidelines must be followed should any staff need to be onsite

Reports to: Education Programs Coordinator

Terms: Independent contract employment; all Summer Arts Camp Educators must participate in a mandatory zoom training to for communication guidelines and assessment training.

Compensation: $2,000 per two week session, two workshops per day.

Applicants: Please email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with subject MOCA SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR.  No phone calls please.

MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees, interns and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees and interns 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 those who are qualified 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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