The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to support artists who are exploring new directions in contemporary art. CIFO fosters cultural understanding and educational exchange through three primary initiatives: a Grants and Commissions Program for emerging and mid-career visual artists from Latin America; an exhibitions program showcasing work by Latin American artists and international contemporary art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the CIFO Art Space; and foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.

Director of Operations

  • Undertaking administrative and office management duties in:
  • Planning and organizing the logistics related to events, exhibitions (budgeting, shipping, museography, publications, promotion) building and personnel.
  • Using skills in accountancy to prepare and monitor budget to verify expenditures stay within budgetary restrictions.
  • Manage Grants and Commissions program.
  • Taking responsibility for property functions, such as access, fire, safety and general maintenance.
  • Marketing responsibilities: work with the marketing department to provide information for press releases; production of printed matters such as banners, invitations, ads, etc.; and events organisation.
  • Help to develop and implement the foundation’s strategic plans and marketing strategies.
  • Coordinates work assignments, manages and directly supervises employees under director’s responsibility.
  • Resolves problems, interprets policies and procedures and prepares work schedule.
  • Ensuring corporate and legal requirements are complied with and reporting to the board of directors.
  • Prepare and submit grants and funding applications for specific activities and events.

Personal Requirements:

  • Have an interest in art.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Good organisational and management skills.
  • Able to handle finances.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Appreciation of the role of the arts in the community.
  • Have administrative and computer skills.
  • Be able to organise and prioritise work, solve problems and keep calm under pressure.
  • Have good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Be able to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Have commercial awareness.
  • Have an awareness of how to make information accessible to a wide range of people.


  • Degree in arts management;
  • Arts administration options in other arts-related degree;
  • Degree in business studies;
  • Experience managing art institutions and art programs/exhibitions
Job Information
  • Miami, Florida, 33143, United States
  • 28587434
  • May 18, 2016
  • Director of Operations
  • Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time