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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

Grants Manager

Full-Time

The Bass is currently seeking an energetic and experienced Grants Manager to join its Development department and implement the museum’s foundation, government and corporate grants strategy for annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives, and capital projects. Major responsibilities include managing and stewarding a portfolio of foundation, government and corporate grant funders, in addition to identifying and securing new institutional funding streams for the museum. The Bass Grants Manager will report directly to the Development Manager, Individual Giving and work closely with the Executive Director and Director of External Affairs as well as department heads to advance the museum’s fundraising priorities.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, proposals and other materials as necessary to secure foundation, government and corporate grant support.
  • Work with Deputy Director and project directors to prepare, track and report on project budgets that meet funder guidelines.
  • Work with project directors to ensure grant-funded projects are on-track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement.
  • Submit project revisions to funders as necessary.
  • Track and meet annual income goals for grant support.
  • Steward existing grant funders.
  • Research and identify new sources of grant revenue in conjunction with institutional priorities.
  • Manage the annual grant calendar.
  • Ensure funder files are accurate and up-to-date in Altru CRM and paper files.
  • Attend grant meetings on and offsite.
  • Work with the Development Manager, Individual Giving to conduct prospect research and produce donor profiles and proposals.
  • Work with the Director of External Affairs to conduct prospect research and produce corporate profiles and sponsorship decks.
  • Produce monthly reports for City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commissioners.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong editing skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles
  • Basic understanding of prospect research best practices

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three to five years of fundraising experience with a proven track record of securing significant grant funding for non-profit organizations, preferably for visual or performing arts institutions.
  • Ability to write clearly, succinctly and persuasively
  • Capable of working well under pressure, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of local, state and national foundation, government and corporate grant landscape
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong sense of personal and professional accountability
  • Initiative, integrity and desire to support the mission of The Bass to present contemporary art to excite, challenge and educate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with Altru CRM is preferred.

COMPENSATION

The Bass offers competitive salary and health benefits commensurate with experience.

The Bass 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.

DATE OF HIRE: October 1, 2018

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.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

PR & Digital Marketing Coordinator

Full-Time

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, seeks a highly motivated, data-driven and effective, written and verbal communicator to join the Communications team as a PR & Digital Marketing Coordinator. The PR & Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the digital marketing program and provides support for public relations initiatives. The candidate will report directly to the Communications Manager and will work collaboratively alongside the Graphic Design Coordinator on the execution of marketing materials and implementation of promotional campaigns. The coordinator will be responsible for email marketing, copy writing, social media community management, media outreach, press clipping, optimization of the museum website for SEO/SEM, reporting and digital media buying. Candidate must be knowledgeable in digital marketing, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, an interest in the arts, and a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a related field.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with the Communications Manager to plan creative campaigns and participate in the development of the museum’s marketing and advertising strategy
  • Build and manage a rich reporting system that analyzes the museum’s engaged audience across digital platforms
  • Implement strategies for growing audiences across digital platforms and optimize the museum’s marketing automation systems
  • Optimize the museum website through keywords, meta-tagging and development of original content to support SEO/SEM efforts
  • Work directly with the Graphic Design Coordinator to implement marketing campaigns across digital platforms and assess/develop visual needs
  • Manage the Google Ad Grant and ensure that full spend is being achieved
  • Place all digital media buys, including social media (Facebook and Instagram), Adroll remarketing and Google Ad Words
  • Represent the museum in a communications role at events alongside the Communications Manager
  • Maintain the email marketing database for the museum and send email newsletters in tandem with the Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Write and edit content for various communications materials, including: press releases, ad copy, social media posts, email newsletters, and print materials, among others
  • Create monthly content calendars for all social media platforms alongside the Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Serve as community manager and regulate social media platforms on a daily basis, including scheduling and posting of content
  • Organize and maintain digital press kits and clippings of press coverage, including monthly reports
  • Manage all promotional listings for exhibitions, programs, events, etc. on various partner sites
  • Participate on the account team with the external PR firm, supervised by the Communications Manager
  • Supervise departmental interns, sourced by the Communications Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in digital marketing and/or public relations for an art institution, non-profit business or related field
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, excellent presentation skills and precise attention to detail are a must
  • Strong organizational and project management skills including ability to effectively monitor project budgets and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer and software skills, with advanced knowledge of email marketing tools (Mailchimp or related), digital media buying venues (Adroll, Google Ad Words, Facebook/Instagram), social media scheduling tools (Hootsuite, Later, or related) is required
  • Experience with media relations and ability to manage relationships with external partners
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, and adapt to a flexible work flow
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, web development and HTML/CSS code are a plus

COMPENSATION

The Bass offers competitive salary and health benefits commensurate with experience.

The Bass 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.

DATE OF HIRE

On or after September 1, 2018

TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing samples and two professional references to [email protected]. Please, no phone inquiries.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator

Full-Time

The Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator is tasked with strategically planning and managing The Bass Museum of Art’s outreach and tour experiences. Current outreach programs include classroom outreach presentations, large community events and fairs that will have an impact on programs taking place in the community as well as inside the museum.  Additionally, a school program component entails creating and implementing curricula for tours. The Education Outreach and Programs Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities

The Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator’s major tasks are to

  • Strategically establish and maintain relationships between The Bass and local schools, agencies, event coordinators and other community organizations that represent Miami’s diverse population;
  • Liaise between The Bass and target community or school personnel to determine solutions for eliminating barriers to museum participation;
  • Develop multi-generational lesson plans that follow the overall pedagogy and vision of The Bass Education Department as well as state learning standards when needed;
  • Contribute to the design and creation of tour and outreach learning experiences that are based on our exhibitions;
  • Ensure that all programs are accessible to all, which may include creating multiple learning paths based on learner needs;
  • Ensure that evaluation processes and necessary reporting are being instituted based on grant reporting requirements;
  • Ensure data bases are current and up to date;
  • Do regular inventory checks on supplies, both in-house and externally at partner sites and submitting orders when needed;
  • Manage outreach budget, including submission of invoices and other check requests as needed;
  • Manage outreach staff and/or teaching artists, whether volunteer or paid, which includes evaluating quality of work, schedules, meetings and training;
  • Help coordinate miscellaneous events such as Family Days and public programs

Education

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any of the following fields: art education, education, business marketing, liberal studies, communications, social work or any other related field of study

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of standard computer software and internet
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Must pass Level II background check

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of appropriate work experience
  • Teaching certificate preferred

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk, walk with pull-cart and stand. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job are those required to obtain a driver’s license in the state of Florida.

Job Status: Full time, 40 hours/week with infrequent weekend and evening hours which include special museum events

To Apply

All interested and qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Kylee Crook, Director of Education, [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.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Assistant to the Executive Director

Full-Time

The Bass Assistant to the Director will play an integral role in the museum. S/he will be responsible for all administrative tasks involving the executive office, including record keeping and filing, coordinating the director’s schedule, miscellaneous research, and organizing materials for meetings. The Assistant to the Director will actively participate in the museum’s executive activities, including interacting with the Board of Directors and liaising with the City of Miami Beach.

This position requires maturity, discretion, and the ability to multitask, as well as superior organizational skills. It requires the flexibility to work on weekends, early mornings, and late evenings, as necessary. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

  • Handle all communications required of the executive office: answer telephone, check main fax line, email and mail correspondence and in many cases, serve as liaison between Executive Director and staff.
  • Perform routine administrative tasks: letters, memoranda, agendas, forms, reports, power point presentations, etc. using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or other presentation software such as Microsoft Office, Power Point or other programs.
  • Filing, maintaining, and sometimes creating all records of the executive office including board documents, contracts, etc.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments for Executive Director (with Board members, City of Miami Beach, committees and other). This includes making arrangements for onsite and offsite meetings/dinners including catering, water, coffee, AV equipment, office materials, and follow up tasks. Minor clean-up after meetings might be necessary.
  • Arrange travel for the Director and others as needed.
  • Assist with Development tasks such as fundraiser and fundraising events, attend meetings and represent the museum on and offsite.
  • Assist the Deputy Director with clerical tasks such as filing, copying, etc., as needed.
  • Cover the front desk when the museum is closed to the public, and at other times as needed.
  • Maintain inventory and merchandising of museum shop, and reorder merchandise as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

COMPENSATION

The Bass offers competitive salary and health benefits commensurate with experience

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.

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.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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 unless otherwise noted.

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].

APPLY!

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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].

APPLY!

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The Teen Board

The latest addition to our volunteer opportunities is the Teen Board, aimed at bringing teens together to help plan events and activities for the community. Open to students aged 13 through 18.

APPLY!

For more information:
[email protected]