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Executive Director, Museum of Art and Design (MOAD)

Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus

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Job Details

Job Title: Executive Director, Museum of Art and Design (MOAD)
Location: Wolfson Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1005499
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$106,419 - $133,023


Museum of Art and Design

Reports To

Executive Director, Cultural Affairs

Closing Date

November 29, 2023

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

Second Review Date

June 2, 2023

September 14, 2023

Job Summary

This position provides integrated year-round exhibition programming and related cultural initiatives such as education and public programs to the College’s campuses, Freedom Tower galleries and outreach centers in coordination with the appropriate college departments. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs curatorial duties associated with the research, planning, developing and implementation of exhibitions at the College’s campuses, Freedom Tower galleries and outreach centers in coordination with the appropriate college departments
  • Articulates and directs the overall vision and mission of the Art Gallery System to include exhibition and public programming, acquisitions and art in public places
  • Develops public and educational programming that includes lectures, visiting artists’ series’ and commissioned art initiatives for all campus galleries
  • Works closely with Chairpersons and/or faculty of Arts and Philosophy departments or Campus President’s cabinet staff members at each campus to develop lectures, residences, and workshops related to exhibitions, as well as other opportunities to maximize use of the multi-campus galleries by students
  • Works with the College’s Public Affairs and Communications departments to develop exhibition catalogues, invitations and other publicity and marketing materials.
  • Develops grant proposals for program funding and prepares all contractual paperwork and reports associated with grants
  • Supervises and/or performs all financial and internal operations needed to manage the multi-campus and Freedom Tower galleries
  • Works with the Arts and Philosophy departments in the planning and developing of faculty and student shows on a college-wide basis
  • Supervises and/or performs the negotiations of contracts with artists, lending institutions, catalogue essayists, shippers, and all other service providers involved in the development and implementation of a year-round exhibition program
  • Supervises and works closely with campus contact person appointed to manage art gallery activities that include the planning and execution of exhibitions
  • Convenes and leads gallery committee in identifying themes and work for exhibitions, and in the decision-making of acquisitions and art in public places matters for all campuses and Freedom Tower galleries
  • Secures insurance needs through the Risk Management Department
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Art History or related field in arts and culture and six (6) years of museum-related experience or other major cultural institution; or Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field in arts and culture and ten (10) years of museum-related experience or other major cultural institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international art scene
  • Knowledge of museum industry standards in curatorial, registrarial, and collection-building areas
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and College regulations
  • Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures as well as philosophy and mission.
  • Proficiency in writing about contemporary art and culture and the ability to interpret and contextualize its meaning
  • Ability to articulate a mission and vision for the Art Gallery System and strategically develop and implement initiatives accordingly
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements
  • Ability to work with regional and national artists and arts organizations to promote and develop artistic programs
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees, faculty, staff, and community groups
  • Possess strong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth
  • Ability to work well in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with students, faculty, and staff
Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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