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

Phone: (305) 893-6211
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Development Assistant


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North Miami, FL, United States


Administrative Support, Fundraising-Development


$45,000.00 per year

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Job Description:

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a Development Assistant to support the museum’s development department and fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Director of Development, they will support the museum’s strategic efforts to secure contributed revenue, including individual, membership, corporate, government, and foundation support.



  • Ensures smooth administrative operations within the Development Department.
  • Maintains donor records, processes gifts, prepares reports, and pulls lists from the museum’s CRM system, Altru.
  • Working closely with the Membership and Donor Relations Manager, produces acknowledgement letters, membership cards, renewal letters, and other donor communications.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of development initiatives such as Give Miami Day, membership acquisitions, and annual appeals.
  • Conducts prospect research on potential individual, corporate, and foundation funders.
  • Updates the development prospect and moves management system to ensure timely follow-up and long-term relationship building.
  • Schedules development meetings and tours for members, donors, and prospects.
  • Prepares solicitation decks, proposals, contracts, invoices, and sponsor reports.
  • Completes administrative tasks associated with grants, including preparing and mailing documents, contract execution, and credit line tracking.
  • Updates the calendar with development meetings, programs, and special events.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of development meetings, programs, and special events, including invitation and attendance tracking.
  • Works with the development team to complete benefit fulfillment for all members and donors.


  • Self-directed, positive, collaborative, problem-solver, and motivated.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth
  • and rapid change.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Superior written, verbal, and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.

Job Requirements:


  • Minimum two years of administrative experience in an office setting
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with donors/customers/clients
  • Experience communicating with donors/customers/clients on the phone, via email, and in-person
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to learn new skills and tools quickly and proficiently
  • Ability to maintain donor confidentiality
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends


  • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting, preferably in South Florida.
  • Knowledge of professional fundraising principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fundraising research tools and methodology.
  • Experience with Altru or other CRM/donor database systems.
  • Experience planning and executing meetings, programs, special events
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

This is a full-time, salaried position requiring some early morning, late evening, and weekend hours as necessary. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.


Reports to: Director of Development


Compensation: Salary starting at $45,000 annually, commensurate with experience and including an excellent benefits package.


Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to with subject DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT. 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.