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EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER & INTERSHIPS

Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

Job ID: 508673

Review Date: 10/31/2014

Location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

About FIU

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

 

Job Summary

The Director of Development serves as the frontline fundraiser for the Patricia and Phillip (PPFAM). Identifies, expands, diversifies, and cultivates relationships with prospective and existing donors, in order to successfully close gifts and continue the development of the relationship with the University.

  • Strongly support the mission and vision of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (PPFAM) and assist in developing the strategic fundraising direction.
  • Cultivate and expand current corporate, foundation, and individual support through stewardship, other giving opportunities, and by moving donors up the giving ladder.
  • Grow the Museum's endowments by developing a planned giving program to obtain support through wills, bequests, and other forms of estate planning.  Collaborates with University Advancement's Estate and Planned Giving staff in these efforts.
  • Build current relationships, develop new relationships, and identify new opportunities for support.  Solicits support from previous and potential donors to the University. Meets with potential donors on campus and in the community. Travels to local businesses and residences to meet with prospects. Attends meetings, gatherings or University-sponsored events. Operates a motor vehicle in the performance of these duties.
  • Develops, plans and implements strategies to secure gift funding of $50,000 and above from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of the fund-raising priorities of the University and the PPFAM. Directs all fund-raising activities relative to the PPFAM, and works closely with the Director with fundraising activities.  Initiates, plans, drafts and coordinates the development of proposals (and other materials) for solicitation of gifts specifically focused on the museum.
  • Provides leadership in the stewardship and oversight of donations related to advancement of the PPFAM.
  • Work closely with University Advancement and Museum Director to establish development and fundraising budget goals, and ensure financial goals are being met on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Participates in university-wide prospect management, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects.  Develops and implements a strategic work plan that focuses on the internal and external objectives of University Advancement and the museum.
  • Develops and assists with the approval of fund-raising publications and publicity materials for all fund-raising programs at the museum and recommends to the Director for final approval.  Works with External Relations in developing the materials.
  • Serves as a liaison with volunteer groups supporting the University.
  • Receives donated funds in the forms of checks or negotiable securities.  Accesses confidential information regarding gifts and donors.
  • Represents the University and the PPFAM at public functions as needed.  Engage in networking opportunities in the community that will generate greater awareness of the PPFAM and increase partnership opportunities.
  • Assists in the development and coordination of efforts associated with volunteer, industry, advisory boards and programs at the Frost Art Museum.  Supports industry relations efforts.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in an appropriate specialization and six years of experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate specialization and eight years of experience.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Five+ years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, preferably in a museum or cultural organization.
  • A demonstrated career track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing five and six-figure gifts and a history of stability with an organization.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of integrity and trust; able to build strong partnerships across the institution with a sense of urgency and a clear set of priorities; but have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment.

Job Category: Administrative

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

  • Begin time: 8:30 AM
  • End time: 5:00 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check

Other Information

  • Must attend meetings off campus and  occasionally attend functions on weekends and evening
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system at http://careers.fiu.edu. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest.  Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

 

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Equal Opportunity Programs

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Search Information

Job Opening ID: 508673
Business Unit: ADVANCEMENT
Department: Development

Preparator

Job ID: 508960

Close Date: 01/27/2015

Location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

About FIU

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA
and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

 

Job Summary

  • Performs all aspects of exhibition preparation from installation to de-installation, including painting, fabrication of display cases and accessories, construction of walls and panels, installation of artwork, lighting and signage.
  • Performs art handling including moving, packing, crating, shipping, receiving and transporting objects.
  • Monitors and maintains conditions of display areas and ensures that all equipment is functioning according to exhibition design plans.
  • Cares for and maintains Sculpture Park including condition reporting, communicating with conservators to analyse preservation needs and make recommendations for care; work with various contractors for the installation and movement of sculptures.
  • Collaborates with Curator and Curator of Collections to create expense projections in relation to project needs and budgets.
  • Works with Collections Curator, Curator, contractors and vendors for the completion of exhibits.
  • Helps to maintain the cleanliness and order of the permanent collection storage and workshop areas; maintains and organizes stock of materials, tools and equipment and ensures they are in proper working order; purchases and maintains required materials and supplies.
  • Adheres to OSHA standards and FIU's safety guidelines for maintaining a safe, healthy working environment including following proper procedures for utilizing paint, solvents, power tools and other shop equipment.
  • Liaises with print production company to coordinate the creation and installation of wall text and other exhibition graphics.

           
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma and two years of experience. College course work or vocational training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

 

Desired Qualifications

HS diploma or GED required and 5 years of related experience, or Bachelors degree and 2 year of related experience.
Effective budget management skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Ability to work with design software such as Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

 

Job Category
Staff

Advertised Salary
$39,000 - $43,000 commensurate with experience

Work Schedule
Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

 

Working Condition(s)

  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Industrial Vehicles & Mobile Equipment
  • Loud Noise from Equipment/Machinery/Vibration
  • Needs personal protective equipment for the job
  • Operating University Vehicles (all types)
  • Power Tools
  • Required to spend 50% or more of time operating a computer
  • Roof Work & Scaffolds
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Pre-Employment Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check
  • Other Information
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the University

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system at http://careers.fiu.edu. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

 

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest.  Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

 

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Equal Opportunity Programs

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Search Information
Job Opening ID: 508960
Business Unit: FROST ART MUSEUM
Department: Frost Art Museum

 

Internship Opportunities

Internships at the Frost

The Frost Art Museum is always looking for interns! The museum has internships available for students and non-students. If interested in an internship for school credit: visit the Art + Art History Department's website to view scheduled internship classes that begin each semester. For non-students please contact 305.348.2890 for more information.

 

Events Intern

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Facility Rentals & Special Events Department
2 positions available

The Events Intern will work with the Facility Rentals & Special Events Coordinator and support the museum’s events and facility rentals in all aspects of the event. The intern will also work with corporate sponsors for events as well as aid in securing sponsorships.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist coordinating, planning and scheduling events
  • Assist in the set-up, break-down and overseeing of events
  • Assist in coordinating deliveries, equipment, catering, staffing, etc.
  • Inventorying & tracking supplies, equipment and donations
  • Researching possible events sponsors
  • Drafting letters and cold calling possible event sponsors
  • Keeping files on event sponsors and tracking sponsorship deadlines
  • Monitoring & adhering to event budget

Educational Background:

Junior or Senior preferred

Skills Required:

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have a professional demeanor and an excellent work ethic working within the organization as well as with other departments and organizations
  • Ability to multi-task to meet shifting demands
  • Must have calm & collected nature during the events
  • Interest in the arts, events and working with diverse audiences
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds

Departmental Preferences:

  • Events or logistics background
  • Past experience working with sponsors or development

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

Schedule:
Flexible schedule of 10-20 hours per week. Available to assist during museum events on weeknights and some weekends.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to jlettsom@fiu.edu with the subject line: Events Intern to ensure your application is reviewed.

 

Curatorial Intern

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Curatorial department
1 position available

The Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Curator in the day-to-day activities of the department.  They will assist in all aspects of curatorial responsibilities for exhibitions including scheduling, research, written materials, correspondence, design and installation. Interns will gain a practical and educational experience while being introduced to issues relating to best museum practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs thorough research on an academic-level for future exhibitions and new acquisitions.
  • Assists with arranging loans, catalogue preparation, preparation of checklists, preparation and installation of wall labels, website content and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum.
  • Assists in communicating and working with artists, curators and other key collaborators to coordinate exhibits from initial planning stages through installation.
  • Compiles informational packets and prepares PowerPoint presentations for exhibitions. 
  • Answers inquiries and conducts museum tours as necessary for visitors, etc.
  • Assists in the coordination of curatorial projects such as visiting artist programs and lectures.

Educational Background:
Junior, Senior or Graduate student pursuing an Art /Art History/Art Education or museology degree preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with using tablets and other mobile technology
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have a professional demeanor and an excellent work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task to meet shifting demands
  • Interest in the arts and working with diverse audiences

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bilingual (i.e. Spanish, Creole, French, Italian and Portuguese)
  • Knowledge of Adobe programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Publisher) a plus

 

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

Schedule:
Minimum of 8 months (2 semesters). Flexible schedule of 10-20 hours per week. Available to assist during museum events on weeknights and some weekends.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to famjobs@fiu.edu with the subject line: Curatorial Intern to ensure your application is reviewed.

Closing Date:
January 9, 2015 at midnight

Other Internship Opportunities

Summer Internships:
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

These programs are centrally funded paid internships. When students apply they can be placed in any of the Smithsonian units www.si.edu

For more information on other internship opportunities visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship

Locust Projects Internships

DURATION: 3-4 months
HOURS: 10 hour per week commitment
*with the potential to contribute more time for special events

This internship is available to individuals who seek an in-depth learning experience towards the exhibitions, events, and development activities of a celebrated non-profit contemporary art organization. Interns work directly with Locust Projects staff and contribute to the contemporary art community in Miami. Internships are unpaid. The best candidates will be undergraduates or recent college graduates, though high school internships are also available. The focus of the internship is in one of three areas:

  • PROGRAMMING: Work directly on our experimental exhibitions, lectures, special events, and with our artists. This is the content of the organization.
  • DEVELOPMENT: Learn about the important strategies for fundraising and growth for a non-profit organization.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Lean valuable PR and marketing skills required for any organization as you support our press, community contacts, and public image.
  • NEW MEDIA: Work directly on our digital media content via graphic design, video and audio related projects. Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML are highly desirable.

High School Internships:

DURATION: 2-3 months
HOURS: 5 hour per week commitment
Focus on contributing to special events and projects.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Please email to: info@locustprojets.org with INTERNSHIP as subject

  • CV
  • A cover letter describing which internship you are applying for, your area of interest, understanding of Locust Projects’ mission & any relevant experience with contemporary art.
  • Two references (email address and phone number.)

APPLICATION DEADLINES
SPRING:
Application Due 15th December. Duration: January – April.
SUMMER:
Application Due April 15th. Duration: May - August.
FALL/WINTER:
Application Due August 15th. September – December.

David Castillo Gallery

David Castillo Gallery is currently seeking qualified and enthusiastic
candidates for its internship program.

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical gallery
experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

Interns will gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.

Duties include (but are not limited to): generating professional
correspondence, inventory registration, running errands for the gallery,
assistance with archiving and administration duties, image editing &
printing, answering phones, filing, and scheduling travel. Some evening events required.

Interns must commit to a minimum of one day per week,
10:30 am - 5 pm, and be available to work during the evening of the Second Saturday of every month when the gallery holds its receptions.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Interested individuals may submit their resume with a cover letter via
e-mail to:
Diana Ruiz, Gallery Manager
diana@davidcatillogallery.com

 

 

 
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