Grants and Sponsorships Manager

Bakehouse Art Complex envisions a world that supports and values artists and recognizes their ability to shape, reflect, and transform our world. A 501(c)(3) located in the Wynwood Norte neighborhood of Miami, our mission is to address the need for affordable live, live-work, and workspaces for artists in Miami’s urban core and provide opportunities for artists to engage with the broader community.

Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery, Bakehouse provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent. As one of Miami’s oldest and largest artist-serving organizations, Bakehouse provides approximately 100 artists with studios of varying sizes and access to two galleries, a classroom, print room, photography lab, ceramics facilities, and woodworking, and welding areas. These spaces allow artists to work, make, discover, learn, and share their practices and work with each other and the broader community.

Bakehouse is positioned for its next stage of development, seeking to play a more critical role in the collective efforts to build a strong and sustainable ecosystem in which artists and the arts can thrive. A plan is currently underway to redevelop our 2.3-acre campus to better serve the needs of Miami’s cultural community. This future project, now in the planning stages, will encompass the renovation of the main and former industrial bakery building and the addition of new cultural spaces and affordable live-work units for artists and other members of the community. Bakehouse hopes to become an important cultural anchor to the community in which it is embedded.

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Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
$55,000 - $70,000
This is a remote position

Miami, FL
United States

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to

Please place “Grants + Sponsorships Manager” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

Bakehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply.

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Description and Qualifications

The Grants + Sponsorships Manager is a full-time, non-exempt in-person position that reports to the Executive Director and works closely with a small team to advance the institution’s fundraising goals and help build meaningful relationships with donors and supporters. This position serves as a critical liaison between the organization and its funders—government, foundation, and individual donors. As such, this individual is primarily responsible for grant management processes, including researching, preparing, writing, submitting, monitoring, tracking, and reporting existing and annual grants and identifying strategies for new funding opportunities. This position requires strong writing and communication skills, knowledge of data management and analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.

Essential duties and responsibilities 

- Research and identify sources of support along with the Executive Director and proactively seek new funding sources.
- Develop grant proposals based on the Bakehouse’s operating and program funding needs and as aligned with the criteria of funding sources.
- Oversee the preparation and submission of grant proposals, including assembling research, data collection, writing, budget information and reporting.
- Prepare grants proposals, online applications, letters of intent, concept papers, reports, follow-up letters, thank you letters and other donor and grant-related documents, as needed.
- Provide grant editorial assistance and application guidance to other team members.
- Identify and pursue new opportunities for revenue generation and long-term plans for revenue growth.
- Identify grant/donation reporting requirements and coordinate the execution and submission of interim and final grant tracking reports for budget and grantor management purposes.
- Maintain the grants management calendar and prepare for monthly internal grants management reports.
- Prepare sponsorship proposals and related documentation.


- Minimum of three years’ comprehensive experience in a non-profit development operation, preferably in an art museum or cultural institution.
- Knowledge of grant writing strategies and techniques for corporate, foundation, and government sources.
- Demonstrated experience and success in grant writing and reporting for government, foundation, and private donations.
- Expertise in the management, use of, and content analysis of CRM databases and integrations (such as Salesforce, Raiser's Edge, or Bloomerang) to manage donor information and track fundraising progress.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, stakeholders, and partners, both externally and internally, to effectively represent Bakehouse to its multiple audiences and funders, new and prospective.
- Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Value diversity and inclusion, and the ability to work across teams and engage a variety of stakeholders.
- Enthusiastic self-starter with organizational and time-management skills to work independently to meet multiple deadlines.
- Flexibility and the ability to make thoughtful independent decisions in a fast- paced and dynamic environment.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to data accuracy.
- Ability to analyze data to track progress and make informed decisions.
- Persuasive and articulate communicator and active listener with strong written and presentation skills.
- Willingness to work occasional weeknight and weekend hours for events as needed. Some travel, both local and regional, may also be required. Flexibility is key.

Nice to Have

- A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
- Experience with Google Suite or similar tools for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
- Familiarity with tools such as Excel, Google Analytics, or Tableau to analyze data and track performance metrics.
- Experience with tools such as Asana, Trello, or Basecamp to manage projects and tasks.
- Knowledge of tools such as Slack, Zoom, or Google Meet to collaborate with team members remotely.
- Experience with graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or GIMP to create graphics and visual elements for marketing and communications materials.
- Knowledge and passion for the arts and culture.