University of Wynwood Job Opportunity, Operations Manager

Ever considered working for a fake university? How about a scientific lab? How about both?

University of Wynwood and Coral Morphologic are searching for qualified candidates for a full-time Operations Manager. The new Operations Manager will be someone who has a passion for organization and demonstrable experience managing budgets, projects, and events. The Operations Manager will split his/her time between the two organizations, according to a pre-determined schedule. Our shared office is located at 800 NW 7th Ave., just down the street from Garcia’s fish market on a tributary of the Miami River.

Project management
Event management
Grant writing and research
Volunteer coordination
Basic web management
Office management

Demonstrable experience with organizational duties
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks
Strong math skills
Facility with basic website management
Flexibility to work with two different organizations
Commitment to community-based projects
A car and a cellphone

Fluency in Spanish
Knowledge of basic HTML
Adobe Acrobat
Apple iCal and Google Calendar
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign

Artists are welcome to apply but should know the priorities for this position are organizational and not creative.

If you are interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to AND Or if you know someone who might be, please forward this message onto them. Qualifying candidates will be contacted for an interview. Salary will be awarded according to experience: $35,000 – 41,000.

Founded in 2008, University of Wynwood is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation in the State of Florida with the mission of advancing contemporary literature in Miami, FL. Our principal projects are the O, Miami Poetry Festival, the University of Wynwood Visiting Poet Series, Jai-Alai Magazine, and Florida Precision Instrument, a bilingual publishing imprint. In 2011, Fast Company Magazine named University of Wynwood one of its 51 “Brilliant Urban Ideas.” University of Wynwood events and projects have been covered by New Yorker magazine, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Associated Press, Dwell magazine, The Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, and many others. (web link)

Coral Morphologic exists as a hybrid art-science experiment comprised by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. Together, Foord and McKay present coral reef organisms as inspiring and archetypal life-forms through multi-media and site-specific artworks that transcend the traditional divide between art and science. Coral Morphologic’s work has been featured in The Miami Herald, Ocean Drive, Vice, and Nylon Magazine. In 2011 they received a Knight Art’s Challenge for their ‘Aquacultural Transformation’ project to utilize their corals to create a new iconography for the city of Miami. (web link)

This position was created through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

University of Wynwood is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to advancing contemporary literature in Miami, FL. UW is made possible through support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, The Betsy Hotel, and the City of Miami Beach.


Please email the submission to AND