Grant Writer

The Bass Museum of Art

The Bass’ Grant Writer plays an integral role in the Development Department. They are primarily responsible for researching, writing and performing the administrative duties associated with the museum’s foundation, government and corporate grant efforts in support of the museum’s annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives and capital projects. Major responsibilities include coordinating and tracking an existing portfolio of foundation, government and corporate grant funders and researching potential new funders. The Bass’ Grant Writer will report directly to the Director of Development.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong editing skills

  • Maturity and discretion

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills


  • A minimum of 2 years of nonprofit administrative/fundraising and/or professional writing experience

  • Ability to write clearly, succinctly and persuasively

  • Capable of working well under pressure, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Strong sense of personal and professional accountability

  • Knowledge of local, state and national foundation, government and corporate grant landscape preferred

  • Experience building and manipulating budgets preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro, Altru CRM and Financial Edge NXT preferred

  • Initiative, integrity and desire to support The Bass’ mission:

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, creates connections between international contemporary art and the museum’s diverse audiences. The Bass shares the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate.

  • Research, write and submit letters of inquiry, proposals and other materials as necessary to secure foundation, government and corporate grant support.

  • Work with Deputy Director and project directors to prepare, track and report on project budgets that meet funder guidelines.

  • Work with project directors to ensure grant-funded projects are on-track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement.

  • Submit project revisions to funders as necessary.

  • Coordinate with existing grant funders and research new sources of grant revenue in conjunction with institutional priorities.

  • Track annual income goals for grant support.

  • Maintain the annual grant calendar to ensure timely submission of applications, reports and other materials.

  • Maintain credit line tracker and coordinate with Communications team to ensure that funders are acknowledged in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.

  • Ensure funder files are accurate and up-to-date in Altru CRM, Financial Edge NXT and paper files.

  • Attend grant meetings on and offsite.

  • Maintain ongoing upkeep of the museum’s CRM database, Altru in support of the development team as directed by the Development Manager.

  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Please, no phone inquiries.

No phone calls, please.

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Posted on May 28