Development & Communications Manager

Job Description

The Development & Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for consistent cultivation, stewardship, meaningful recognition, and engagement opportunities for Locust Projects donors, members, and sponsors. In addition, this position is responsible for implementing and overseeing strategies that build Locust Projects’ visibility locally, nationally and internationally. The Development and Communications Manager works as part of a team with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and staff to support the artist-centric mission and values of Locust Projects.


  • Recommend, create, and implement stewardship, accountability and reporting strategies to create a sustainable and cohesive member/donor/sponsor experience from solicitation to stewardship and engagement.
  • Develop and oversee donor engagement programs and annual fundraising events
  • Develop and oversee communications strategies that engage artists/donors/members and build visibility for Locust Projects locally, nationally and internationally
  • Identify new prospects and cultivation opportunities
  • Oversee grant writing strategy, schedule and reporting working with grants writer.
  • Maintain and maximize Locust Projects’ use of current communications and cultivation vehicles including E-Tapestry, social media platforms and
  • Supervise 2 related support staff, events/membership volunteers, and interns

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of experience in direct membership/donor relations and stewardship for arts-related non-profits required
  • Experience in use of social media as a communications and promotional tool and proficiency in E-Tapestry or similar donor management system is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in arts, museum administration, public relations, communications, or related field preferred
  • Familiarity with South Florida’s art and culture community preferred
  • Public relations/marketing/communications experience preferred
  • Experience coordinating programming or special events preferred
  • Excellent communications, organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, strategic thinking, and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadlines required
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service experience required
  • Ability to work nights and occasional weekends required; occasional travel opportunities
  • Love of contemporary art, a sense of humor, and unflappability a plus

For further information contact: or 305.576.8570


Send your cover letter/resume via email to using this subject line: Development and Communications Manager Application and YOUR LAST NAME

Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience


There are no available positions open at this time.


Title: Intern at Locust Projects

Duration: Full: 3-4 months / High school: 2-3 months

Hours: Full: 10 hours per week commitment / High school: 5 hours per week
(with the potential to contribute more time for special events)

Opportunity Description:

This internship is available to individuals who seek an in-depth learning experience towards the exhibitions, events, and development activities of a celebrated non-profit contemporary art organization. Interns work directly with Locust Projects staff and contribute to the contemporary art community in Miami. Internships are unpaid. The best candidates will be undergraduates or recent college graduates, though high school internships are also available. The focus of the internship is in one of three areas:

  • Programming: Work directly on our experimental exhibitions, lectures, special events, and with our artists. This is the content of the organization.
  • Development: Learn about the important strategies for fundraising and growth for a non-profit organization.
  • Communications: Learn valuable PR and marketing skills required for any organization as you support our press, community contacts, and public image.
  • New Media: Work directly on our digital media content via graphic design, video and audio related projects. Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML are highly desirable.

For further information contact: or 305.576.8570

Application instructions

  1. Please email: with INTERNSHIP as subject.
  2. Include your CV
  3. Describe which internship you are applying for, your area of interest, understanding of Locust Projects’ mission & any relevant experience with contemporary art.
  4. Include two references (email address and phone number.)

Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be eliminated from the selection process.

Send / deliver materials to:
Locust Projects
Attention: Internships
3852 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Application Deadlines

SPRING: Application Due January 3, 2016. Duration: January – April.

SUMMER: Application Due April 15th. Duration: May - August.

FALL/WINTER: Application Due August 15th. September – December.