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WORKING AT THE BASS

The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program.

We always have many different volunteer and internship opportunities available year round. We may also have full-time salaried positions depending on availability and needs. Please follow the application instructions per each listing and email the required materials to the listed contact.

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JOBS

Chief Curator

Full-Time

The Bass seeks a creative museum leader with expertise in contemporary art with a minimum of 10 years of active curatorial practice and management-level museum experience.

Our ideal candidate possesses a sense of adventure and creativity with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary art, museum curatorial principles and institutional practices. Applicants must demonstrate experience as a thoughtful risk taker with a record of converting vision into working programs and inventive exhibitions. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their collaborative managerial approach, flexibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm for engaging a diverse community through art and creativity.

Applicants must have superior presentation and public speaking skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate strong leadership presence. This position requires constant engagement with a variety of stakeholders, including the museum’s Board of Directors, Collections Committee, colleagues, press, donors, external partners, as well as the general public. Candidates must hold themselves and their work to the highest ethical standards. Strategic thinking, financial acumen, organizational effectiveness, and a passion for staff development are fundamental functions of the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the development of a full, balanced and dynamic exhibition program in tandem with the Executive Director and curatorial staff.
  • Organize and coordinate all exhibitions and projects presented at The Bass.
  • As a member of the museum’s senior staff, the Chief Curator is expected to both attend and participate in Board of Directors and Collections Committee meetings.
  • As supervisor for the museum’s curatorial and exhibitions department, the Chief Curator must oversee the planning, development, implementation, and management of the department’s approved budget, resources and programs.
  • Collaborate with staff on opportunities for donor cultivation and assist in the development of grant proposals/applications.
  • Work closely with the education department and museum operations team to ensure all programs and events are aligned with the overarching curatorial vision.
  • Maintain regular workflow with the museum’s communications department to ensure messaging on exhibitions and programs is aligned with the curatorial vision and updates to exhibition schedule are communicated in a timely and effective manner.
  • Serve as the museum staff liaison to the Collections Committee of the Board of Directors on all matters related to the collection, including providing analysis and recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessioning.
  • Organize and collaborate with staff to produce museum programming (lectures, workshops, etc.), as may be required.
  • Lead curatorial team to produce interpretive text for each exhibition/project, including brochure copy, catalogues and wall-text.
  • The Chief Curator serves as a public facing member of the museum and is expected to represent The Bass within professional organizations, the community, regionally, and nationwide to ensure the museum has a lively and productive relationship with peer professionals and institutions, as well as the creative community and the general public.
  • Perform other duties as may be required to support the effective operation of the museum’s curatorial department.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have an advanced degree in Art History or a related field with a particular concentration in contemporary art. Candidates must have no less than 10 years of active curatorial and management-level museum experience.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter describing interest and experience, along with a resume and the names of three references to [email protected]. Suggestions of candidates are also welcome.

DATE OF HIRE: IMMEDIATELY

The Bass Museum of Art offers competitive salary and health benefits.

The Bass Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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Communications & Graphic Design Coordinator

Full-Time

The Bass’ Communications & Graphic Design Coordinator is responsible for the design and visual communications of The Bass. The candidate will report directly to the Communications Manager and will work collaboratively on design, marketing strategies and implementation of visual campaigns. The coordinator will be responsible for all museum visual design, including, but not limited to, exhibition print materials (invitations, brochures, etc.), maintenance on the museum’s website (working with a coding team), and general museum marketing materials, including social media content and management. Candidate must have sharp typography and design skills, excellent communication and writing skills, an interest in the arts, and a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Ensure all branding and marketing materials are consistent with The Bass’ style guide and positioning as Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum
  • Work with the Communications Manager to maintain a communications editorial calendar
  • Daily create designs for all print and digital museum materials, including: Mailchimp templates/newsletters, education department materials, event invitations, social media ads, social media campaigns, sponsorship decks, internal documents, branded items, exhibition materials, administration and general museum design, etc.
  • Maintain digital visuals for the museum including: front desk TV displays, website maintenance, etc.
  • Place all orders with printers and arrange production of all printed materials
  • Print, review and deliver final proofs of all designed materials to departments for review and sign-off

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Assist in copy editing all marketing and PR materials
  • Work directly with the Communications Manager to plan creative campaigns and adjust marketing/advertising strategy
  • Serve as social media coordinator, developing content calendars and managing departmental interns
  • Gather general updates and photos from all museum departments for weekly website maintenance
  • Review and upload content for website calendar listings
  • Work with Communications Manager to regulate and execute email marketing

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in graphic design or communications for an art institution, business or related field
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills is a must; along with excellent presentation skills and precise attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and project management skills including ability to effectively monitor project budgets
  • Strong computer and design skills, with advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative suite, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience with printing and ability to manage relationships with external partners
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, and adapt to a flexible work flow

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter describing interest and experience, along with a resume and the names of three references to [email protected].

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2018

The Bass Museum of Art offers competitive salary and health benefits.

The Bass Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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Guest Services Associate

FLSA Code: Part-Time Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, seeks dynamic, outgoing Guest Services Associates to provide reliable and effective front-line service to the museum. As the “face of the Bass,” Guest Services Associates are responsible for delivering outstanding customer service and being positive representatives of the Bass at all times. Guest Services Associates report directly to the Operations Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Perform general museum reception, greeting the public, special guests, members, and groups in a cheerful, positive manner at all times.
  • Ensure a positive and safe experience for all museum users including exhibition visitors, program participants, café/shop visitors, event attendees and those participating in on- site rentals.
  • Provide and maintain accurate information about the museum, exhibits, programs, and services.
  • Process admissions, program fees, membership fees, and various payments through a Point of Sale system (Altru); balance all intakes at close of business before submitting to Senior Guest Services Associate.
  • Answer all general phone inquiries and/or transfer callers to the appropriate staff member.
  • Capture accurate statistical, marketing and membership data.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed:  mail pick up and processing, and purchasing staff supplies, maintaining forms, supply sourcing and ordering, correspondence, and filing.
  • Maintain a clean, business-like front-of- house environment.
  • Assist with other duties as required and assigned by the Operations Manager

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Positive team player with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution
  • Proficient organizational and time-management skills and strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong computer skills required, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong mathematical skills, attention to detail and significant use of memory

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to work under general direction
  • Ability to process information accurately and within a deadline
  • Aptitude for performing work requiring close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload and to change priorities on short or little notice

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience in cash handling with knowledge of Point of Sale systems preferred
  • Museum/Art experience not required, but preference will be given to candidates with an interest in the field

WORK SCHEDULE

  • 20-28 hours per week, with potential for more based on event needs
  • Scheduling TBD, but flexible

COMPENSATION

  • Commensurate with experience

DATE OF HIRE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please, no phone inquiries.

The Bass Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates
for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability,
marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Internships

The Bass’ intern program is aimed at college juniors, seniors and recent graduates, graduate students and young museum professionals. The program provides an introduction to the inner workings of specific departments and theoretical training in a museum. The Bass encourages applicants from a wide range of disciplines in an effort to realize a well-rounded team for the intern program. Internships at The Bass are unpaid.

For more information on internships, please contact us at [email protected].

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Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of The Bass. The volunteer program offers positions in various departments ranging from events, programs, membership, marketing and clerical projects. Teens, college students, and members of the community are all encouraged to join as volunteers to support the museum’s programs.

For more information on our volunteer program, please email [email protected].

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Docents

Docents are an integral part of the visitor experience at The Bass. Trained by museum education staff as tour guides, docents give interactive tours to individuals as well as visiting groups of children and adults. Docents receive educational tutorials on the exhibitions and attend group outings, as well as gain access to a behind-the-scene look of the museum.

For more information on our docent program, please email [email protected].

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