Bas Fisher Invitational

Operations and Development Manager

Job Position title: Operations and Development Manager

Job Location: Miami, Florida

Organization: Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI), Miami

Please send resume and a brief letter of interest to:

thebasfisher [​at​]

BFI is interviewing candidates before the holidays, for a start date of January 3rd.

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.

BFI is interested in exploring innovative ways to present and experience art, our nomadic presenting history includes forays into the digital realm. If conceptualizing and implementing new ways of digital presenting is of interest to you, that is a bonus.

For more info:

Position Summary: Bas Fisher Invitational is seeking an employee to fill a hybrid position of Operations and Development Manager to join its energetic and experienced staff.

Ideal candidates will share 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 production minded and/or development professional looking to grow into a senior role and make a substantial impact on a small-scale organization. This new position is replacing a key staff member who is moving on to focus on their personal work, 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 day to day logistical and administrative initiatives, as well as fundraising and development. The Operations Manager is the primary artist liaison for BFI, working closely with each artist involved in our programming, and is responsible for organizing public programs, exhibitions, and events for the organization. They will also be in charge of marketing and event promotion.

The Operations 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.

They will work in collaboration with the Director, the Financial Manager, and an external grant writer to ensure streamlined work.


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

For an individual new to the field, this would be a full time position with mentoring and room to grow.

For an individual with years of experience and proficiency in the field, this would be a part time job. There is also the potential to transform this opportunity into a more robust full time hybrid position as a part time studio manager for an artist's studio.

We are nimble and adaptable and want to work with the right person to create an ideal opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

At least 6 months experience working/interning in an art gallery, museum or artist studio environment.

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

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; 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.

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 an Operations Manager who is based in Miami, Florida, who understands the nuances of local logistics 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.