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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.

DATE OF HIRE

Immediately

TO APPLY

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

Note: This description indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed and responsibilities held by the team member(s). Duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive or specific to any individual team member.

No third party agencies or submissions will be accepted. This is a full-time position that will work on-site, no exceptions.

Our company is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, political affiliation or veteran status. DFWP

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.

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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.

Note: This description indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed and responsibilities held by the team member(s). Duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive or specific to any individual team member.

No third party agencies or submissions will be accepted. 

Our company is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, political affiliation or veteran status. DFWP

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]