Archives for January 2015

CLOSING BRUNCH & SCREENING: Lost in Translation

 

Lost in Translation

Sunday, February 8, 2015

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/ South Florida invite you to join us for the closing reception of Medianoche by artist Lujan Candria

Starting at 11:30am guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then at 12:30pm guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of LOST IN TRANSLATION by director Sofia Coppola! FREE and open to the public.

THE FILM:
The film revolves around an aging actor named Bob Harris (Murray) and a recent college graduate named Charlotte (Johansson) who develop a rapport after a chance meeting in a Tokio hotel.

Bob Harris (Murray), an aging American action movie star, arrives in Tokyo to film an advertisement, for which he will receive $2 million. Charlotte (Johansson), a young college graduate, is left behind in her hotel room by her husband, John (Ribisi), a celebrity photographer on assignment in Tokyo. Charlotte is unsure of her future with John as she believes he takes more interest in his celebrity models, most notably a young and popular American actress named Kelly (Faris), than he does in her. At the same time, Bob’s own 25-year marriage is tired and lacking in romance as he goes through a midlife crisis.

Medianoche | Lujan Candria
Medianoche reveals the mysteries of the night’s urban geography. Candria is seduced by the nocturnal and its lights—from the brightest to the ones that reveal the secrets of evening life. She uses the camera as her accomplice as she captures fragments of hidden realities and converts them into protagonists in a universal landscape—the nightscape of a city. This exhibition features works photographic and video works including the series Hogares Encendidos.

Lujan Candria | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Candria is a multidisciplinary artist who uses a wide array of media, such as painting, objects, photography, sound and video. A graduate in sculpture from Escuela Nacional Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón and Escuela Nacional de Cerámica Fernando Arranz in Argentina, she also studied Applied Musical Computer Science at Fonorama Escuela and Image Editing at Mac Training Center (UNTREF). Candria has presented solo exhibitions at Mock Gallery, Angel Guido Art Project Gallery, ThisIsNotAGallery, Borges Cultural Center, Espacio Urania Giesso and Recoleta Cultural Center in Argentina. Her work has also been exhibited interenationally including Finland, Spain and throughout the United States. She is currently a resident artist at ArtCenter/South Florida.

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Closing Reception: Thirty Years on the Road

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Wednesday, January 28 | 8-10pm
ON VIEW through February 1, 2015

Following the Departures/Arrivals II conversation, we ask you to stay for the closing reception of Thirty Years on the Road that will be held from 8 to 10pm. It encompasses our two exhibition spaces, The Richard Shack Gallery and Project 924, as well as the 924 Vitrine, the Lincoln-Meridian windows and four Windows@Walgreens locations.

The Richard Shack Gallery & Project 924
Gallery Hours | Mon-Thu 12-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm

Plus Lincoln-Meridian windows and Windows@Walgreens locations throughout Miami Beach.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jobs

Vice President of Programming

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The ArtCenter/South Florida (the “Center”) seeks a Vice President of Programming to lead the organization’s multi-faceted public, community, and educational programs.

As a member of the Center’s senior management team, the new Vice President of Programming must build on the current programming and provide the vision to implement a plan for the next phase of growth, connecting the institution to its artists, public and patrons.

Candidates must have a proven record and experience to: provide vision to the Center’s board, staff, and community; develop plans for the Center’s exhibition program; cultivate patrons and fundraising opportunities; manage a talented staff, volunteers, collaborations and community partners; and work collaboratively in a dynamic environment. This position will be a leading public voice for the Center.

 

CENTER BACKGROUND:

The ArtCenter/South Florida opened its doors to the public in 1984. The Center has an annual operating budget of $ 2.7 million and an endowment of $100 million. The Center has 13 employees and a Board of Directors presently composed of 12 members.

Through its artist residency program, exhibitions, studio art classes, educational programs, outreach programs, art film program, community events and curatorial lectures, the Center is recognized as the cultural artist support organization of Miami Beach.

To learn more about the ArtCenter/South Florida, please visit www.artcentersf.org

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Vice President of Programming has primary responsibility for the conception, implementation, administration, and evaluation of all of the Center’s public and programming initiatives, including oversight of our collaborations, residency and community outreach efforts. The Vice President of Programming reports to the Center’s CEO, is part of the Senior Management Team (along with the CFO), and leads a core team of five full-time and two part-time employees. The Vice President of Programming is a high-profile position and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of audiences in the Miami community as well as the international art scene.

 

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Execute current initiatives and develop a long-term plan for the Center’s programming efforts.
  • Provide new vision and focus for the Center’s residency and educational initiatives.
  • Evaluate audiences and create new strategies to improve and increase participation.
  • Build the Center’s relationships and collaborations with the local and international communities.
  • Strengthen staff capacity and create a culture rewarding innovation, collaboration, professional development and accountability.
  • Collaborate with Senior Management Team to develop fund- and friend-raising efforts to support the Center’s program activity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Provide a compelling vision for the Center’s educational efforts.
  • Create a strategic plan to drive vitality of the Center and its residency programs.
  • Develop staff, volunteers, and public efforts to strengthen the Center.
  • Direct program evaluation and generate and provide metrics to share with internal and external partners.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Center’s public programming initiatives.

Engagement

  • Oversee the Center’s public programming efforts including: community outreach, lectures, symposia and other public programs.
  • Supervise programming staff, contract personnel and volunteers.
  • Develop and manage the Center’s programming budget.
  • Engage the Center’s Board to achieve a long-range strategic plan for programming.
  • Collaborate with the CEO to ensure successful support and funding for programming initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Manager to ensure excellence in communication of all programming and interpretive materials.

Administration

  • Represent the department at internal and external meetings.
  • Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the President/CEO.

Functional Relationships

  • Reports to the President/CEO and is member of the Center’s Senior Management team.
  • Works closely with the President/CEO and the Center’s CFO, Communications Manager, Artistic Director, Director of Facilities, Assistant to the President/CEO.
  • Supervises the Programming Department full and part time staff and Volunteers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

B.A. in Art History, Art Education, or a related field; Knowledge of best practices in arts nonprofits or similar cultural institutions; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong management and organizational skills; ability to work with others in a fast-paced environment.

Characteristics

  • Passionate advocate for the arts and their role in community life.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinker with strong leadership skills.
  • Experienced manager with at least five years in senior administrative role.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with artists and audiences of all ages.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written skills.
  • Exceptional public-speaking skills.
  • High energy level to capitalize on program and fundraising opportunities.

 

COMPENSATION:

The Vice President of Programming compensation level is commensurate with experience and includes a strong benefits plan, including health insurance and 401K matching.

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page narrative describing interest and experience, and three references. Applications will be reviewed by the Center’s senior management. Candidate recommendations are welcome.

Send resume and accompanying materials to:

Email: hr@artcentersf.org

Subject: Vice President of Programming

 

The ArtCenter/South Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Administrative Assistant

ArtCenter/South Florida is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to provide support to staff by assisting with daily office needs and managing our general administrative activities.

The ArtCenter/South Florida opened its doors to the public in 1984. The Center has an annual operating budget of $ 2.7 million and an endowment of $100 million. The Center has 13 employees and a Board of Directors presently composed of 12 members.

Through its artist residency program, exhibitions, studio art classes, educational programs, outreach programs, art film program, community events and curatorial lectures, the Center is recognized as the cultural artist support organization of Miami Beach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer and transfer phone calls to the appropriate department.
  • Greets visitors and provides information about our programs.
  • Assist administrative department with Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable.
  • Pays invoices by verifying transaction information; scheduling and preparing disbursements; obtaining authorization of payment.
  • Obtains revenue by verifying transaction information; computing charges and refunds; preparing and mailing invoices; identifying delinquent accounts and insufficient payments.
  • Maintains financial historical records by filing accounting documents.
  • Liaise with other departments/customers/vendors.
  • Manage and maintain members, students, and donors’ database.
  • Organize and schedule appointments.
  • Assist with the set-up and break down of Board Meetings.
  • Draft and mail out letters.
  • Develop and maintain a filing system.
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports.
  • Act as the point of contact with visitors, artists, etc.
  • Assist other ArtCenter’s departments as needed including support the CEO function.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like copy machines and multi-line phone.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and MS Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Previous administrative assistant experience desired.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is an advantage.
  • Flexible schedule that might include evenings, weekends and holidays.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Send resume to:

Email: hr@artcentersf.org

Hours per week: 40 hours

Full-Time

The ArtCenter/South Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Field Miami

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The Field Miami at ArtCenter/South Florida presents the Fieldwork Workshop, a unique forum for artists to share developing creative works and exchange feedback, peer to peer. The FieldWork structure reveals how each piece is perceived by others and fosters a detailed information exchange. Incisive and stimulating critiques are guided by an experienced facilitator. Comments focus on what’s happening in the work and how each choice shapes the work, keeping the authorship of  the artist constantly supported. FieldWork cultivates insight into composition and strengthens one’s ability to give critical commentary.

This 8-week workshop facilitated by Oscar Fuentes will culminate in an informal showing open to the public. The sessions will be bilingual in English and Spanish and open to all artistic disciplines.

Sessions coming soon!

ArtCenter South Florida Studios: 924 Lincoln Road
Office: 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205 | Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (p) 305.674.8278 (f) 305.674-8772