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Locust Projects
296 NE 67th Street
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 305.576.8570
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Development and Events Assistant


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Miami, FL, United States




$23.50 per hour

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Locust Projects is seeking a Development and Events Assistant (20hrs a week), an energetic and passionate individual committed to supporting the arts.

The D&E Assistant plays a vital role in supporting events and fundraising efforts. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Development Director, Events Manager, and other team members in support of development strategies to cultivate, manage and sustain member, donor and sponsor relationships, and provide administrative support toward the overall success of the organization’s fundraising initiatives. The D&E Assistant is also responsible for supporting the planning, organizing, and implementation of LP’s annual fundraising events including the Fall and Spring Fundraisers, Benefit Dinner and other VIP and special events. This position reports to the Development Director.


Job Requirements:

Key Responsibilities

Development support:

  • Update donor records in the organization’s donor database - Bloomerang

  • Input donor information, track interactions and gifts, and generate solicitations, renewals, receipts, reports as requested

  • Support data review for accuracy and integrity

  • Follow leadership guidelines to keep weekly track of upcoming sensitive dates, timelines, for, events, reports, and development communications and campaigns.

  • Support production of materials for events and fundraising activities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including the executive team, programs, communications, gallery, volunteers, and other staff members, to support development and event efforts

  • Keep track and reports of follow up tasks related to events and fundraising campaigns

  • Collaborate to ensure consistent messaging across various platforms following development calendar, events, and membership levels

  • Support flow management of communications dedicated to donors and members, including acknowledgment letters, updates, and impact reports

  • Support Development team to ensure fulfillment of donor packages per membership commitment and event level including tracking recognition timelines and communications 

Fundraising Event support:

  • Work as liaison between Development and Events leadership to ensure calendar goals are kept on track and important dates are met

  • Research identification of vendors, potential sponsors, and event partners

  • Maintain and follow LP’s procedures to track expenses, invoices, and accurate budget documentation

  • Maintain and update event-related content in Locust’s database including guest lists, mailing lists, registration/check-in, RSVP and VIP lists

  • Assist in invitations, event production, guest registration, and on-site event support

Administrative Support:

  • Assist the leadership in organizing and coordinating development and event related meetings and events

  • Compile meeting agendas and prepare support materials

  • Ensure timely distribution of meeting materials

  • Coordinate meeting logistics, including setup

  • Provide administrative support to the Director as needed

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as nonprofit management, arts administration, or communications). 

  • Relevant coursework or prior experience in fundraising  is preferred.

  • Experience in development or membership position in nonprofit setting

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

  • Knowledge of donor databases and fundraising software. Experience with CRM systems (Bloomerang)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail and ability to tailor messages and styles to different audiences

  • Strong research skills, with the ability to gather and synthesize information effectively.

  • Basic understanding of fundraising techniques and best practices.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with Adobe Suite, other design software is desirable

  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently when needed

  • Professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to maintaining donor confidentiality

  • Demonstrated passion for and knowledge of art and culture

  • Enthusiasm for learning and willingness to take on new challenges

  • Ability to work evenings, holidays and weekends as scheduled

This is a regular part-time, non-exempt in-person position. Salary based upon experience. 

TO APPLY: Submit Cover letter, References, and CV to ; Must include subject line: DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS ASSISTANT POSITION


Equal Employment Opportunities 

Locust Projects supports equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,  color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Locust Projects complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where the company has facilities.


We recognize that it is highly unlikely that any applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.


About Locust Projects

Founded by artists for artists in 1998, Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space. We produce, present, and nurture ambitious and experimental new art and the exchange of ideas through commissioned exhibitions and projects, artist residencies, summer art intensives for teens, and public programs on contemporary art and curatorial practice. As a leading incubator of new art and ideas, Locust Projects emphasizes boundary-pushing creative endeavors, risk-taking and experimentation by local, national and international artists. We invest in South Florida’s arts community by providing artists with project grants and empower creative careers by supporting the administrative work of being an artist through an onsite artist resource hub and access to pro bono legal services.