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EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER & INTERSHIPS

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Director of Development, Frost Art Museum

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

Job Title: Assistant Director of Marketing & Communication

Job ID: 508784

Close Date: 12/17/2014

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

The Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications promotes the museum by directing and overseeing all aspects of marketing and communications for the Frost Art Museum including the production of all collateral materials, public relations and PR materials, media relations, advertising, website, social media, branding and identity. The Assistant Director develops and directs the marketing and communications plan in line with the museum's mission, vision and goals. The Assistant Director develops and manages the department's budget according to the marketing and communications strategy and determines the allocation of resources.

 

  • Plans and directs the production of all publicity and collateral materials including e-newsletters, brochures, invites/e-invites, catalogs, etc. Creates timelines and monitors deadlines for project completion.
  • Plans and directs the production of all PR materials prepared internally or by project partners: press kits, press releases, media advisories, fact sheets, briefing materials and general PR/media related correspondence.
  • Initiates, develops, and maintains media contacts for disseminating information and seeks opportunities for local, regional, national, and international publicity by pitching stories and distributing materials to specific media, niche audiences, industry publications, etc.
  • Plans and directs all advertising, print, radio spots and digital media buys.
  • Proofreads and edits all materials for press, marketing, web and other electronic media.
  • Oversees all social media for the museum according to the marketing and communications plan. Plans and directs campaigns and stays current with emerging trends.
  • Oversees the museum's website administration and its mini-sites. Directs any major changes in content and design. Researches web trends and uses tools for website analytics.
  • Arranges and oversees media interviews, press conferences, and where appropriate, serves as spokesperson for the museum. Researches materials and writes speaking points for the Director. Represents museum at private and public events, conferences and art fairs.
  • Serves as liaison to the University's External Relations department and ensures compliance with state and University regulations. Works with University External Relations in implementing a crisis communications plan.
  • Develops and manages the departmental budget, projecting costs, allocating resources, determining necessary adjustments, and tracking and reviewing expenditures.
  • Conducts research and works with museum partners and external agencies to appropriately position and brand the museum. Ensures that the museum's brand is consistent in all print and digital materials. Ensures the design of materials is cohesive with the brand. Ensures the identity of the museum is consistent across all communications and marketing.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of the marketing and communications plan. Reviews the plan periodically and makes any changes as necessary. Develops campaigns and strategies to promote the museum's exhibitions and programming. Produces reports regarding social media and web analytics. Prepares media coverage reports for exhibitions and programming.
  • Liaise with museum partners such as galleries, museums, curators, artists and other external contacts for publicity and the production of materials.

 

Minimum Qualifications

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

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Mass Communications or other related discipline and 4 years of related experience in an arts/cultural organization. Experience with branding in a cultural organization is highly desired.
  • Direct experience with social media platforms, trends and campaigns highly desired.

 

Job Category: Administrative

Advertised Salary: $55,000-$60,000

Work Schedule:

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

 

Working Condition(s)

Required to spend 50% or more of time operating a computer

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

 

Other Information

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

 

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.

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: 508784
Business Unit: FROST ART MUSEUM
Department: Frost Art Museum

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with The Frost Art Museum
The Frost Art Museum is looking for individuals with an interest in art and a desire to learn, to become museum ambassadors, or docents. As a docent, you will guide visitors towards a personal connection with works of art creating an interactive environment. Your engagement with the community, students and each other will enhance your understanding of art, the world and its diverse cultures.

Application Documents:
1. Docent Volunteer Application
2. FIU form A
3. FIU form B

4. FIU form C

Time Log Sheet

Museum Volunteer Application

If you are interested please contact 305.348.2890.

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.

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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