Bas Fisher Invitational

Development and Financial Manager

Job Position title: Development and Financial Manager

Job Location: Miami, Florida

Organization: Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI), Miami

Please send resume and a brief letter of interest to:

thebasfisher [​at​]

Position Summary: Bas Fisher Invitational is seeking a part-time employee to fill a hybrid position of Development and Financial Manager to join its energetic and experienced staff. While this is largely an administrative role, we are looking for someone who shares our belief that art can open doors to further community engagement, be a safe space for experimentation, and amplify voices that might not otherwise be heard. We imagine this position to be well suited for an early-career development professional looking to grow into a senior role and make a substantial impact on a small-scale organization. This new position is a big expansion to our full-time staff of two, so you will be a key part of the growth of an artist-run space!

They will work the majority of their hours leading BFI’s fundraising initiatives, and managing the organization's finances. The Development and Financial Manager advances and supports the organization's efforts to secure private and government grant funding by overseeing activities pertaining to BFI’s grant strategy, including: locating funding sources, preparing grant proposals, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, and fulfilling reporting requirements. They must possess the ability to distill complex ideas and organizational strategy into a clearly articulated, data-based case for support.

The Development and Financial Manager will additionally oversee the organization’s annual budget, track individual project budgets, and identify opportunities to expand the organization’s funding portfolio. They should have or be able to quickly gain an understanding of tax reporting procedures for 501c3 arts organizations, and will work with an external accounting firm to file annual reports. They will work in collaboration with the Director, Operations Manager, and an external grant writer to create funding proposals.


$30,000 a year, with increases upon securing additional funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required

Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, including; familiarity with business software applications and ability to learn new online platforms used by agencies for grants management; use of best practices in proposal development including budget development and allocation; understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the institution and for specific projects; ability to learn subject-specific terminology for use in developing written materials; knowledge of when and how to use various channels of communication.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience will satisfy the minimum requirements.

Work Experience:

Minimum two years of experience in business, grant, or technical writing, communications, English, media relations, or related field.

Demonstrated proficiency in Mac OS, MS Office, Google Workspace, Quickbooks, Adobe Suite.

Work Environment: The majority of work will be performed remotely from home. BFI does not maintain a permanent office, relying rather on office and exhibition space donated in-kind by local partners. While BFI staff sometimes work from temporary gallery/office space, it should be assumed that most work will be performed remotely. BFI would prefer to work with a Development and Financial Manager who is based in Miami, Florida, who understands the nuances of local funding and can contribute to growing the creative community of South Florida. There are times when your in-person attendance to grant panel meetings or events may be requested. That being said, BFI staff excel at working remotely, and BFI will consider hybrid or alternative working arrangements as long as the applicant can successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bas Fisher Invitational is committed to a diverse and pluralistic workplace. People of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

About BFI:

BFI is an artist-run presenting organization dedicated to creativity, experimentation, and discourse in contemporary art. BFI creates a bridge between Miami and the international art world by curating programs featuring both local and global artists at sites throughout Miami-Dade County, and in collaboration with national and international partnering organizations. Having facilitated over 150 exhibitions, lectures, performances, and events by a range of local and national artists of diverse backgrounds that are free to the public, BFI’s primary curatorial initiatives are:

WATERPROOF MIAMI a site-specific curatorial platform through which we present exhibitions and public programming that directly address environmental issues facing South Florida, in collaboration with Bridge Initiative.

WEIRD MIAMI a series of artist-led tours that show locals and visitors Miami through artists’ eyes.

BFI prioritizes working with artists who live in, grew up in, or spent significant time in Miami. Keeping the network of exchange between artists and curators who have ties with the city bolsters the local community’s ability to participate in the global art world. BFI is committed to cultivating sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract their labor, and in this effort has been a W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) certified organization since 2014.

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