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Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave, , 39th Street
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 305.576.8570
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Miami, FL, United States


Program-Project Management, Public Art Administration

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Job Description:

The Operations and Project Coordinator is a critical member of a collaborative team at Locust Projects and is primarily charged with installing exhibitions and assisting artists in realizing their vision for newly commissioned site-specific installations within the allotted budget, space, and time. Oversees facilities, the artist residence, and programmatic operations, including assisting Program and Development staff with after hours and weekend events and programs.


The Preparator and Project Coordinator contributes to the overall success of Locust Projects working as a team with Locust Projects staff to provide a functional, safe and welcoming space for artists, staff, and the public; supports artists as preparator and project manager in realizing their projects; identifies and solves problems collaboratively; supports a positive experience for artists-in-residence and visitors alike; helps ensure project planning and implementation deadlines and budgets are met; professionally represent Locust Projects in all dealings. Reports directly to Executive Director.

This is a full-time equivalent position with flexible days/hours. Benefits include 403b retirement plan with partial match.

Job Requirements:


  • Oversee planning, coordination, production and scheduling of installation and de-installation of artists’ site-specific, commissioned projects and other exhibitions both onsite and off
  • Provides art handling, fabrication and preparator support to artists and exhibitions
  • Assist artists as needed with problem solving and materials research and sourcing
  • Identify, schedule and oversee contract labor as needed, vendors, fabricators
  • Create and maintain exhibition and project production timeline and punch lists
  • Oversee facility and artist residence operations and maintenance
  • Manage project, exhibition and facility budgets, purchasing and payment processing
  • Coordinate artist contracts, deliveries, loans, shipping, packing, framing
  • Maintain tool, AV, lighting, and art inventory and storage
  • Provide program and event set up, AV, and logistical support
  • Ensure exhibitions and facilities maintained in accordance with ADA accessibility and safety requirements


The ideal candidate will also meet the following preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training, education, and experience
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Interest in contemporary art, and/or experience working with contemporary artists
  • Resourceful and proactive in finding budget-conscious solutions 
  • Demonstrated experience with construction, lighting and audio/visual installation
  • Experience with safe rigging techniques and processes
  • Experience with and understanding of best practices in art handling and installation
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment, and contribute creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a diverse environment and with a diverse range of artists and colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic computer skills-Excel, Word, Gmail and Google Calendar/Drive
  • Experience using SketchUp, CAD or similar programs a plus
  • Sense of humor always welcome

The ideal candidate will meet the following minimum requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time; use hands and arms to reach, handle, and feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs or more.
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Reliable transportation required

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience

Application Instructions

  1. Please email: with PROJECT COORDINATOR as subject.
  2. Include your CV
  3. Describe briefly your experience, qualifications and interest in working at Locust Projects and share any understanding of Locust Projects’ mission, and any relevant experience working with contemporary artists.
  4. Please note, references with email address and phone number will be requested if you are contacted as a potential candidate. 

Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be eliminated from the selection process.

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