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Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL, United States

Phone: 3056748278
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Education & Community Engagement Manager


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Miami Beach, FL, United States


Education, Program-Project Management


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Full time



Job Description:

Oolite Arts (“Oolite”) seeks an Education and Community Engagement Manager to oversee and further develop the organization’s multi-faceted public, community, and educational programs. As Oolite embarks on a multi-year transition to a new home at 7230 NW Miami Court, the Education and Community Engagement Manager will primarily create and execute programs that engage the surrounding Little Haiti Community and Miami-Dade school system’s Region 2 Feeder Pattern. 


This position will work closely with the CEO and VP of Programming. It will facilitate and build upon the current youth-centered and community-engaged programming at Oolite. Oolite’s current program offerings include a Video Art Club: a program at St Mary’s Cathedral School that connects Miami’s artists to middle school students to create collaborative video art projects; a Teen Artist Residency program: offering teaching opportunities for resident artists, plus art learning opportunities for selected talented in local high schools; organize and implement tours and workshops around Oolite’s exhibition program. 


Candidates must have a proven track record and experience working with K-12 students and creating community and foundation partnerships on behalf of the organization. Candidates must have experience managing staff and volunteers and work collaboratively and effectively with community partners. This position will be an active public voice for Oolite. 




Oolite Arts (formerly ArtCenter/South Florida) opened its doors to the public in 1984. Oolite was founded by Ellie Schneiderman in 1984 as ArtCenter South Florida on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Oolite has been a pioneer in the South Florida cultural arts community, becoming what today is Miami’s largest support organization for visual and cinematic artists. 


Oolite has undergone a period of dynamic evolution over the past several years. During this timeframe, Oolite achieved a sizable endowment following its primary artist studio building; hired an internationally recognized CEO; rebranded itself from ArtCenter South Florida to Oolite Arts; created new and transformative programming for artists, their audiences, and continues to establish new community partnerships.


Through its artist residency program, exhibitions, direct support to artists, studio art classes, educational programs, outreach programs, art film programs, community events, and curatorial lectures, Oolite is acknowledged as the leading visual artist support organization in Miami-Dade County. 


To learn more about Oolite Arts, please visit

Job Requirements:



The Education and Community Engagement Manager is primarily responsible for implementing and evaluating Oolite’s innovative education and community engagement activities, including youth and teen programs, outreach community-based programs, and more. 


The Education and Community Engagement Manager focuses on initiatives in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood and outside of Oolite’s current facility on Miami Beach. The position reports directly to the VP of Programming and works closely with various departments and community partners across Miami-Dade County. 


The Education and Community Engagement Manager identifies and implements opportunities for involvement between Oolite and its surrounding communities and other constituencies. This position also offers opportunities to create new and exciting educational and community engagement programs. 


  • Schedule, implement, manage, and periodically suggest new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement initiatives; 

  • Identify, initiate, and deepen relationships with various community partners in Little Haiti and across Miami-Dade County; 

  • Work closely with Oolite’s resident artists and alumni to create new and unique outreach programs; 

  • Hire and manage necessary teaching artists and additional contractors needed to execute educational programs; 

  • Implement meetings, surveys, evaluation tools, and criteria, plus design other ways of communicating with and receiving feedback from the community about Oolite and its initiatives; 

  • Maintain various databases of youth participants and public program attendees

  • Create mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of community engagement initiatives;  

  • Compile collected information for the VP of Programming to regularly present to Oolite’s Board and staff leadership. 



This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of arts administration and experience in art education, community organizing, or other related experiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: 

  • Experience and successfully working in partnership with residents, community organizations, and schools; experience with and understanding of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood is a plus

  • Outgoing and a love for meeting people and appreciation for artists and young people. 

  • Effective communication, both oral and in writing (fluency in Haitian Kreyol or Spanish is valued but not required); 

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers; 

  • Ability to work and nurture emerging artists in a holistic service environment;

  • Success at managing and prioritizing a wide array of tasks and projects and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment; 

  • Willingness to work select weekends and to occasionally adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job; 

  • Excellent organization and planning skills; 

  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc. (knowledge of Adobe applications is a plus); 

  • Experience working with an integrated CRM system (Proficiency in Blackbaud is a plus)

  • Familiarity with the international contemporary art scene (Miami art scene is a plus); 

  • Passion for the Arts and commitment to art’s ability to transform communities.



The physical demands described here represent those an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.


The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is usually done indoors in a climate-controlled environment and is typically quiet. Occasionally, the work may entail interacting with Oolite’s visitors in an outdoor environment.



The Education and Community Engagement Manager’s compensation level is commensurate with experience and includes a robust benefits plan, including health insurance and 401K matching. 



Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page narrative describing their interest and experience, and three references. Oolite’s senior management will review applications. Candidate recommendations are welcome. 


Send resume and accompanying materials to: 



Subject: Education and Community Engagement Manager 

Oolite Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.