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Museum of Contemporary Art-North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, FL, United States

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Director of Community Engagement


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North Miami, FL, United States


Communications-Public Relations


$70,000.00 per year

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Director of Community Engagement
The Director of Community Engagement oversees the development and delivery of offsite Community Engagement initiatives and partnerships. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will serve as a key member of the museum’s senior leadership team and is responsible for implementing and expanding MOCA’s community engagement objectives. The Director of Community Engagement will secure and lead critical partnerships and serve as the museum’s ambassador throughout its surrounding community. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to integrating learning, culture, creativity, and civic engagement as an avenue to creating more equitable and accessible institutions. This is a new position for a dynamic, flexible leader with a collaborative spirit to work in a rapidly transforming museum that aspires to become a leader in the growth of the city that surrounds it.

Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Establish and maintain meaningful, mutually beneficial community partnerships with local organizations and community stakeholders throughout North Miami and Miami-Dade County.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to grow existing community engagement initiatives, including programs in schools, libraries, parks, and other venues.
  • Create and implement program evaluation criteria for qualitative and quantitative feedback to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of community engagement programs.
  • In line with the museum’s strategic plan, advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives in order to promote MOCA’s values, mission, and vision.
  • Participate in Board of Trustee meetings, including relevant committees.
  • Collaborate with the exhibitions and education departments to create opportunities for community engagement focused on upcoming exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with the development and communications departments by providing a clear schedule of upcoming community engagement events (including relevant content for promotions/social media), and assisting with grant proposals and gift solicitations.
  • Facilitate and participate in events related to community engagement and educational programs, including fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Plan, develop, and manage budgets related to community engagement, working closely with the Deputy Director.
  •  Applied knowledge of community engagement principles, practices and procedures.
  • Self-directed, collaborative and motivated.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative risk-taker, out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing budgets.
  • Superior written, verbal, and aural communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  •  Superior public speaking skills, specifically when interacting with community stakeholders, donors, and museum visitors.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Keen attention to detail.
This is a full-time, salaried position, with a Monday-Friday schedule. Occasional early morning, evening, and/or weekend work required for special events and programs. A level 2 background check will be required upon offer of employment.

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: None
Compensation: Salary starting at $70,000, depending upon experience, including a competitive benefits package.

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to with subject Director of Community Engagement.  No phone calls please.
MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.

MOCA aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

MOCA will tap into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami’s legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature underexplored art and artists, and lift up diverse voices and stories.

MOCA will become known and respected locally and nationally for its innovative curatorial approach and research-driven exhibitions that are supported by educational programs for all ages. As a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, MOCA will become a center for cross-cultural understanding and inclusion, connecting diverse communities through the arts.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in community engagement.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Altru or other CRM/donor database systems.
  • Ability to create and successfully manage a project or program budget.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the creation and implementation of project outcomes and schedules.
  • Bilingual in Haitian Creole and/or Spanish.
  • Master’s degree in Arts Management or related field.
  • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting, preferably in South Florida.