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Feb 04, 2013

Work with University of Wynwood and Coral Morphologic

Posted by Valerie Nahmad

By P. Scott Cunningham, University of Wynwood

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.


  •        Bookkeeping
  •        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 (html knowledge preferred but not essential)
  •        Flexibility to work with two different organizations
  •        Commitment to community-based projects and non-profit organizations
  •        A car and a cellphone

Recommended Experience

  •        Fluency in Spanish
  •        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 Qualifying candidates will be contacted for an interview. Salary will be awarded according to experience: $35,000 – 41,000.

About Us

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.

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.

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


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