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Locut Projects Seeks Assistant Director of Development
Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

In partnership with the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of Development leads the strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive, annual fundraising plan.

The Assistant Director of Development will create strategies that diversify and expand Locust Projects' current fundraising strategies, including the continued cultivation of support from individuals, corporations and foundations. This position will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors.

The Assistant Director of Development requires skills for community outreach and developing corporate partnerships to generate revenue. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing and implementing key fundraising activities at the community level. Strong presentation skills—oral and written—are required. Must know how to close the deal, confirm mutual understandings, and manage sponsor participation to successful outcomes. Must pay close attention to details, be able to manage multiple activities, assist in budget development, provide monthly financial reporting, and be extremely detailed oriented.

Responsibilities Include:

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, plan, implement and monitor all annual fundraising activities
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors and sponsors
  • Serve as a visible spokesperson and advocate for Locust Projects’ mission and programs in the funding community
  • Work on other affiliate projects and events as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Coordinate donor patron receptions, events, and galas in collaboration with Executive Director
  • Maintain involvement with external organizations and professional groups that may provide continuing education or build long-term relationships with donors/supporters
  • Prepare and/or oversee all direct mail letters, and sponsorship proposals required to support fundraising efforts
  • Create and implement a strategic marketing plan for development including newsletters, direct mail, website content, e-blasts, social media and events
  • Provide detailed reports about the fundraising progress to the Executive Director on a regular basis
  • Maintain oversight over all fundraising activities including donations, grants, special events, direct mail appeals, corporate partnership initiatives.
  • Oversee the maintenance and expansion of the organization’s database of supporters
  • Ensure that all donors are appropriately thanked and receive regular communication by making donor stewardship a priority
  • Research and prepare grants

Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 year’s experience in fundraising or relevant experience with demonstrated success in raising revenue from diverse sources including:  individuals, government funders, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree

This is a full time position. Some weekends and evenings required.

Salary: Starts at $50,000

Please email cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to info@locustprojects.org. Include LP ASST DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in subject line.

Florida Grand Opera Seeks Director of Development
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is the nation’s 7th oldest with a budget of over $10 million, which was created by the successful merger of the Greater Miami Opera (1941) and the Opera Guild Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale (1946) and celebrates its 73rd consecutive season in 2013-14.  FGO currently produces a main-stage season of four operas in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.   It is a Resident Company of the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  The company also performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The company owns its office, rehearsal, and production center known as the Doral Center.

The Director of Development of the Florida Grand Opera, works closely with the General Director and CEO to ensure the accomplishments of the fundraising goals each year, which requires the individual to carry out all inherent responsibilities of a position of this nature.  The Director of Development is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of all fund raising activities for the Opera including the management of the development staff and maintaining an individual portfolio of donors.

Additionally the company is about to embark upon a Stabilization Campaign in which the Director of Development will play a key role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Spearhead all fund raising efforts working with the General Director, staff members, and the Board Development Committee to structure campaign strategies that will meet and/or exceed annual funding goals for individuals, corporations and foundations.  ($2014-15 Goal is $5,000,000)
  • Oversee the production of all development materials including copy and design of items such as donor cards, acknowledgment of pledges, etc.
  • Oversee (and if necessary write) government grant requests including, but not limited to, the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Cultural Institutions Program, and Miami-Dade and Broward Counties as well as private foundations.
  • Assuming the lead role in prospect management, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, individual donors and prospects.
  • Serve as an advisor and liaison to board committees as designated by the General Director.
  • The Development Director shall fulfill, as required by the Board, all social obligations required at performances, fund-raising activities and in the community.
  • Work with the General Director and other staff on other projects as required which support ticket sales, visibility, audience development, special events, public relations, volunteers, advertising and marketing.
  • Develop a plan for cultivation and solicitation of qualified prospects, using the full resources of the Florida Grand Opera.
  • Assist the General Director with board development efforts thereby guiding and supporting board participation in fund raising.
  • Oversee all special events, fund-raising trips, receptions, and donor acknowledgment events.
  • Supervise and direct to the work of the development staff in completing these duties in a timely, efficient and reasonable manner.
  • Work the requisite hours to assure the accomplishment of the development goals.  This is not a 9 to 5 position.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational ability
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strategic thinking and practice
  • A minimum of five years of development experience at a senior level with proven results.
  • Capital Campaign experience a plus.
  • A passion for Opera is preferred.
  • Candidates with experience in fund raising in diverse communities and in multiple languages are preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Tessitura is a plus.
  • Spanish speaker a plus.

Deadline:  May 15, 2014.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position may be filled before the deadline.

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume, a writing sample and the names and contact information of three references to:  dofdsearch@fgo.org

Florida Grand Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Breakfast with the Arts and Hospitality Industry
Join the Arts & Business Council of Miami for the 10th annual breakfast featuring ideas on how we link the arts and tourism and a discussion about profitable partnerships. Miami is the NEW “go-to” destination for the arts. Learn how your business can reach this lucrative market.

The arts in Miami-Dade County have a $1 billion economic impact on the local economy. Cultural tourists spend more money and stay longer at a destination. One in three tourists attend an arts event or performance while traveling and one in five rank the destination’s arts scene as essential or very important in planning a trip.

Featured speakers include George Neary, Vice President Cultural Tourism for Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau, Gillian Thomas, President and CEO of the Frost Museum of Science, Leann Standish, Deputy Director of External Affairs for Pérez Arts Museum Miami and Yolanda Sanchez, Director of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs for Miami International Airport.

Anyone in the tourism industry or cultural arts is encouraged to attend this lively discussion about the possibility of new opportunities. Register today because seating is limited.

Cost:  $25

When:  April 27, 2014 from 8AM – 10AM

Where:  InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown

Register:  www.artbizmiami.org

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation Seeks Director of Public Art
The Opa-locka (FL) Community Development Corporation is engaged in a transformative initiative to revitalize the neighborhoods and downtown of the historic community in north Miami Dade County. Over the last four years, ambitious arts projects and programs have become critical elements in the overall strategy. To lead its growing arts program, OLCDC seeks an energetic leader who will be responsible for executing the Opa-locka public arts master plan.

The Director of Public Art will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and manage a staff of two, in addition to several consultants. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and several national and regional foundations, OLCDC has engaged several regionally and nationally recognized artists to create site-specific installations. The Director will have primary responsibility for managing the installation of art projects. This involves interaction with artists, city and county officials, landscape and engineering professionals, contractors and other disciplines. The Director will work with artists and designers to refine concepts, as well as manage budgets and timelines.

The ideal candidate will be a well-organized results-oriented self-starter who can cross disciplines, facilitate collaboration and partnerships. S/he will have a graduate degree in architecture, planning, design, engineering and several years of capital project management experience, preferably with responsibilities involving managing artists engaged in public art projects. Salary and benefits commensurate with responsibilities and background.

For additional information on OLCDC and the arts program, visit www.olcdc.org/arts.php. The position description is among the materials posted on the site. Position is open until filled; the intent is to have the Director on board by early Summer, 2014. Candidates should send a resume, together with a letter describing the qualities and experience you would bring, and what attracts you to this unorthodox community-based organization and its arts program. Document titles should include your name. Send to:

Dr. Willie Logan, President and CEO
Opa-locka Community Development Corporation
logan@olcec.org

Mary Means + Associates
Advisor to OLCDC Arts Initiative
mmeans@marymeans.com

Arts for Learning Seeks Summer Interns
Arts for Learning’s Summer ArtWorks program is a 6-week paid internship in the arts. Interns will work alongside a Master Teaching Artist (MTA) in a specific artistic discipline of their choice to create works of art while learning key workforce development skills. Interns will produce public performances and exhibitions of their work, and are provided opportunities to participate in community-oriented projects. No prior arts experience is necessary, but applicants should have a strong interest in the arts and a willingness to learn in a diverse setting. For the 2014 summer program, there are a total of 40 available positions.

Applications and all support materials must be received before 4:30 pm for your application to be accepted for consideration.

Listing of 2014 Arts and Science Summer Camps Released
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released the 2014 list of the arts and science summer camps recommended for grant funding this year through the Department's Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) grant program. 

The SAS-C funded camps that offer inclusion programs for children and youth with disabilities are highlighted in yellow, indicating if the program is specifically designed for children and youth with disabilities, or if the program offers an inclusion setting.  All organizations that receive funding through the Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids grant program are required to attend a workshop on including children with disabilities in their programs.

The Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Grants Program was created as a joint initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and The Children’s Trust.  The SAS-C Grants Program is funded by The Children’s Trust.  The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.  

Please also visit The Children’s Trust to search for programs and services at:  http://www.thechildrenstrust.org/parents/

 Download the 2014 list of SAS-C arts and science summer camps here.

Opa-locka (FL) Community Development Corporation seeks Director of Arts Initiatives
The Opa-locka (FL) Community Development Corporation is engaged in a transformative initiative to revitalize the neighborhoods and downtown of the historic community in north Miami Dade County. Over the last four years, ambitious arts projects and programs have become critical elements in the overall strategy. To lead its growing arts program, OLCDC seeks an innovative energetic leader who will be responsible for executing the Opa-locka public arts master plan.

The Director of Arts Initiatives will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and manage a staff of two, in addition to several consultants. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Miami Dade County and several national and regional foundations, OLCDC has engaged several nationally recognized artists to create site-specific installations. The Director will have primary responsibility for managing projects from initial concept through completion, including: identifying and evaluating funding opportunities, developing competitive proposals, working with artists and designers to refine concepts, preparing funding submissions, and managing the installation of art projects. Achieving the latter involves interaction with city and county officials, landscape and engineering professionals, contractors and other disciplines.

The ideal candidate will be an innovator, a well-organized results-oriented self-starter who can cross disciplines, facilitate collaboration and partnerships. S/he will have a graduate degree in planning, design, arts management and several years of project management experience, preferably with responsibilities involving managing artists engaged in public art projects. Salary and benefits commensurate with responsibilities and background.

For additional information on OLCDC and the arts program, visit www.olcdc.org/arts.php. The position description is among the materials posted on the site. Position is open until filled; the intent is to have the Director on board by early Summer, 2014. Via email, candidates should send a resume, together with a letter describing the qualities and experience you would bring, and what attracts you to this unorthodox community-based organization and its arts program. Send to: logan@olcdc.org and mmeans@marymeans.com.

Schedule of Culture Grants Online (CGO) Deadlines & Grant-Specific Workshops
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the deadline schedule for the fiscal year 2014-2015 spring cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural groups. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and other detailed program criteria can be downloaded at www.miamidadearts.org by clicking Grants/Online Grants/Organizations. Grant guidelines can also be requested in-person person by calling the Department of Cultural Affairs at (305) 375-4634, or by email at culture@miamidade.gov.
2014-2015 Deadlines for Spring Cycles

Annual Operating Support Programs

  • Major Cultural Institutions Grants Program (MCI) – February 12, 2014
  • Cultural Advancement Grants Program (ADV) – March 20, 2014
  • Festivals and Special Events Grants Program (FEST) – April 25, 2014
  • Hannibal Cox, Jr. Cultural Grants Program (HCJ) – March 13, 2014
  • Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants Program (DAN) – May 15, 2014

Youth Arts Programs

  • Youth Arts Miami Grants Program (YAM) – February 28, 2014
  • Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Program (YEP) – April 1, 2014

CULTURAL FACILITIES PROGRAMS

  • Capital Development Grants Program (CAP) – March 18, 2014

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

  • Audience Access Grants Program (AUD) – Ongoing
  • International Cultural Exchange (ICE) – March 3, 2014

Pre-Grant Submission Workshops/Consultations:
The Department offers an ongoing series of training workshops on the basics of utilizing Culture Grants Online (CGO), the Department’s online grant system. All first-time applicant organizations are required to attend a CGO Basics workshop if they wish to apply a spring grant program.

For the complete CGO Basics workshop schedule, visit www.miamidadearts.org, click Grants/Online Grants. To RSVP for a CGO Basics workshop, visit http://bit.ly/19XqaMn.  The workshops are held at the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, located at 111 NW 1st Street, at the 6th Floor Conference Room.
Additionally, applicant organizations are required to contact the grant program administrator for a pre-application consultation and/or attend the program’s corresponding workshop (if applicable). Pre-grant submission requirements for each program can be found on the program’s information page at www.miamidadearts.org by clicking Grants/Online Grants/Organizations

For more information about the Department of Cultural Affairs and its programs, please visit www.miamidadearts.org. Grant funding for FY 2014-2015 is contingent upon the approval of Miami-Dade County’s FY 2014-2015 budget by the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

 


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