Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum serves one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and a premier cultural institution at the cross-sections of Caribbean, North and South American cultures.
PAMM evolved from the Miami Art Museum, which grew out of the Center for the Fine Arts (CFA). The CFA opened to the public in 1984 as a partnership between Metropolitan Dade County Government and the Center for the Fine Arts Association Inc., a private 501(c) (3) corporation. In 1994, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the CFA’s leadership determined to transform this County department from a space solely for temporary exhibitions into a private institution with a permanent collection dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 1996, Miami Art Museum began collecting and operating from the Miami Cultural Center downtown. In 2004, plans for a new building dedicated solely to the museum were approved by county voters. Miami-Dade County provided the capital funds to construct major new art and science museums. MAM commissioned the Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron to design a state-of-the-art, sustainable building that expresses the museum’s role as an educational and civic forum for the County’s residents and visitors. In 2013, when the museum moved to its acclaimed, 200,000-square-foot facility overlooking Biscayne Bay in Museum Park, it was renamed the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County.
PAMM is currently in a strategic planning process to plan for its future. This living document will provide the roadmap for a future endowment campaign to insure institutional sustainability.
PAMM is led by Franklin Sirmans, who joined the museum as Executive Director in October 2015. He previously served as department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum has a full and part time staff of 120, and is governed by a 48-member Board of Directors. The annual operating budget is approximately $16 million, of which approximately $4 million is raised. There is an endowment of $20 million.
The Director of Individual Giving is a new position developed to appropriately address PAMM’s future goals. We seek an experienced, driven, creative, motivated and passionate fundraising leader and team player for this multi-faceted position. The Director of Individual Giving will report directly to the Deputy Director for Development. This position will be a critical part of a twelve-person development department, which works collaboratively, and will supervise one Development Assistant.