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Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Vacancies

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NAGB seeks dynamic Communications
and Development Manager

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has an exciting opportunity for a creative, talented and professional Communications and Development Manager with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier cultural institution. The Communications and Development Manager would also be responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the planning and production of public fundraising campaigns for exhibitions, general programming and capital projects.

The individual would also oversee the museum’s communication and publicity efforts and is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the museum’s public relations and outreach efforts, media relations, programming initiatives and, most importantly, digital communications strategies, including the website.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop strategies with Executive Director and Chief Curator to enhance the NAGB’s public identity and positioning, foster positive external relations, build strategic alliances, and play an active role as a spokesperson and representative of the NAGB.

  • Assess current NAGB branding and strategies for its intelligent evolution over time and in alignment with mission, vision and goals of the NAGB.

  • Supervise and manage the research and preparation of all foundation, corporate and government grant proposals, and oversee grant administration and reporting.

  • Assist Executive Director in supervising capital works projects.

  • Facilitate and initiate communication to foundation, corporate and individual patrons to secure funding or begin the process of engaging for support.

  • Develop a strategy for sponsorship, for both NAGB programs and exhibitions. • In collaboration with the Executive Director, prepare corporate and individual fundraising mailings, including letters and proposals.

  • Work with the Executive Director and Chief Curator to build out short-term and long-term growth strategies for the entire museum.

  • Write press releases and blog entries about exhibitions and gallery programming activities.

  • Manage museum’s external communications, including coordination of any digital, television and radio appearances; not limited to radio ads, TVC, print advertising.

  • Maintain updates on NAGB website.

  • Coordinate content across all social media platforms and bi-monthly newsletters under the supervision of the Chief Curator, ensuring that these strategies are optimized in relation to the aesthetic aspects of the museum and its brand in signage and spatial utilization.

  • Manage museum tours for schools, donors and VIP guests.

  • Assist with writing PR communication materials for exhibitions.

  • Assist with organization of Blank Canvas radio show and Facebook page.

  • Perform general administrative duties, including scheduling of events or assisting at programming talks and/or screenings.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will be results oriented and capable of working autonomously with the tact and professionalism and shall additionally meet the following requirements:

  • A Master’s degree is preferred, but qualified candidates will possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and more than three years of relevant experience.

  • Previous working experience in communications, development, social media in a fast paced cultural environment, including experience in a supervisory/management capacity.

  • Must have the ability to plan, prioritize and manage workloads whilst meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively with different stakeholders.

  • Exceptional writing and oral skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Some knowledge of working with Adobe Suite, MailChimp, Google Drive.

  • Previous project management experience.

  • An outstanding team player with strong leadership qualities.

  • A vested and deep interest in and knowledge of modern and contemporary art, especially from The Bahamas and the region.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION

All applicants must submit the following by email, to nagbcareers@viviangroupbahamas.com, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday January 16th:

  • Cover letter highlighting the applicant’s interest and suitability for the position.

  • Current résumé and copies of qualifications and certificates.

  • Three (3) professional references.

  • Copy of one form of national ID, including either National Insurance Card, Passport or Driver’s License.

Queries may also be sent to nagbcareers@viviangroupbahamas.com. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED FOR CONSIDERATION.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th


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NAGB Seeking Education & Administrative Assistant

The Education & Administrative Assistant (hereafter “staff member”) is a full-time position at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) and assists all team members in the Education & Outreach Department and the office of the Executive Director with administrative duties.

The position will be guided by the Executive Director and the Education & Outreach Manager and will report directly to the latter. Two days a week will be spent on administrative work for the Executive Director and three days on duties for the Education Department, which will include on site educational programming as well as offsite outreach programmes. The workweek will be limited to 40 hours, however some of the hours will be accrued on Saturdays or Sundays. Duties include computer data and file management in the office, processing paperwork related to imports, transcription and record-keeping, library maintenance and support and direct program assistance for selected educational programmes that take place at NAGB or offsite. The Education & Administrative will work with the Executive Director, museum staff, interns, program volunteers, and the entire Education & Outreach team to support these and other program initiatives and must be an individual of the highest competency, discretion and trustworthiness and be as content with organisation and filing, as with hands on activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Executive Director with filing and data management. 

  • Assist the Executive Director with paperwork related to artwork imports and duty waivers on incoming art supplies.

  • Assist the Executive Director with the transcription of meeting notes, the preparation and execution of memos and other secretarial duties.

  • Assist Executive Director with implementation and maintenance of record systems for Board Meetings, Audits, and other managerial items.

  • Support the maintenance of and assist in facilitating the use of library, including cataloging, tracking reservations and assisting with research.

  • Support Field Trip and Tour Programs, including scheduling tour dates, coordinating NAGB tour leaders, and assisting with pre- or post-visits, tracking, evaluations and follow-up as necessary.

  • Support the NAGB Docent Program, Traveling Exhibition and Mixed Media Art Summer Camp as needed with maintenance of the volunteer database, scheduling of volunteers, data entry, filing, communications and other related duties.

  • Attend weekly Education Department and General staff meetings. Keep meeting notes, assist in preparing agendas.

  • Assist with setup, breakdown, and program oversight of NAGB Education & Outreach  Programs as required.

  • Attend Museum programs and special events as required.

  • Assist with social media postings as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and experience.

  • Demonstrated office and program experience.

  • Knowledge of databases and/or registrations systems, or willingness and ability to learn.

  • Ability to work a schedule that supports the Education and Outreach Department and Executive Director, including some flexible and variable hours, such as weekends and evenings.

  • Ability to assist with event set-up and clean-up, including lifting and moving items of moderate weights and sizes.

  • Fluency and excellent written skills in the English language.

  • Training or demonstrated interest in museum studies, arts or education administration is preferred. 


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NAGB seeks Community Outreach Officer

The NAGB’s Community Outreach Officer leads the institution’s outreach efforts in order to expand and reach audiences and to assist the Education & Outreach Manager with aspects of production and execution of onsite and offsite activities. The team member is tasked with encouraging people to engage with NAGB and its collections, collaborating with schools and local groups to bring the NAGB collections into their learning experience, and encouraging the use of creative thinking to support their development and quality of life.

The work will include, but not be limited to, visiting schools in New Providence and the Family Islands, organizing travelling exhibitions to the Family Islands, continuing the Mural Programme, facilitating the Mixed media Summer Camp, as well as other organizing other group initiatives including onsite and offsite activities, assisting with the implementation of the exhibitions and events. The job will also require basic data entry, general office tasks and other tasks as assigned.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop greater community and island outreach programme ideas, for adjacent neighbourhoods and beyond—e.g. Mural Programme, Travelling Island exhibition; Playground programme —that draw attention to NAGB and its mandate.

  • Together with Education & Outreach Manager, collaborate with Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture on the fine art component of E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.  Incorporate use of new media to attract new and younger audiences.

  • Together with Education & Outreach Manager, develop, implement and supervise varying educational programs related to the collection, and temporary shows for children, students, teachers, adults and artists, at the gallery and beyond its borders.

  • Co-ordinate, monitor and supervise “Arternoons” and “Mixed Media Summer Camp,” including recommending temp staff, recruitment and training of volunteers, and overseeing the camp scholarship award process.

  • Conduct Educational tours for school groups and assist with tour schedule and implementation.

  • Develop educational materials for exhibitions, with Education & Outreach Manager and under the direction of the Communications and Development Officer, and as a part of educational product development.

  • Assist with the development of NAGB’s public programs and assist in the implementation of projects such as festivals and workshops.

  • Conceive and implement small shows in The PS Room that attract younger, amateur or inexperienced audiences.

  • Continue to assist the Education & Outreach Manager with the ongoing development of the educational curricula component for art teachers.

  • Continue to manage and support volunteers working for the Outreach Programme. o Together with other team members, continue to assist with marketing and publicizing projects via social media, the press, etc. o Together with the Executive Director and the Communications and Development Officer, brainstorm ways to seek out alternative sources of funding and/or partnerships for programming through grant writing and connections to different networks.

  • Assist Curators with the implementation of NAGB’s exhibition program, as needed, with regard to installation of exhibitions or other needs as they occur.

  • Duties as assigned.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and previous relevant work experience with children of at least three years.

  • Previous work experience in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to deal respectfully and efficiently with a wide variety of people, from children to adults, from all economic communities and backgrounds.

  • Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills demonstrating various capacities to plan, liaise and manage projects.

  • Good writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, PowerPoint, Google Drive.

  • Must have the ability to plan, prioritize and manage workloads whilst meeting deadlines.

  • Previous project experience in the management of community based, art education, cultural or related projects.

  • An outstanding team player with the ability to work on own initiative to drive results.

  • Ideal candidate should be autonomous demonstrating tact and professionalism with little supervision.

  • A vested and deep interest in and knowledge of modern and contemporary art, especially from The Bahamas and the region.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

    All applicants must submit the following by email, to nagbcareers@viviangroupbahamas.com, no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17 th:

  • Cover letter highlighting the applicant’s interest and suitability for the position.

  • Current résumé and copies of qualifications and certificates.

  • Three (3) professional references.

  • Copy of one form of national ID, including either National Insurance Card, Passport or Driver’s License.

    Queries may also be sent to nagbcareers@viviangroupbahamas.com. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED FOR CONSIDERATION.

    Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17th, 2019