Current Openings:

Museum Store Manager

Part-Time Non-Exempt

Supervised By: Executive Director

Supervises: Store Staff and Buyer

Responsible for the overall design, management, culture, and operation of the museum shop. Plays a crucial role in setting a convivial, warm and creative tone at the museum. Develop a vision for the shop that advances the mission of the museum and its priority of welcoming our range of local, regional and international visitors.

Oversee and manage the store staff and the principle buyer for the shop. Work to build recognition of the shop and the museum by developing collaborations with artists, artisans, and museum colleagues; building relationships with museum members and visitors; and creating on-site and online displays. Engage with Store Committee members and Museum staff to create new initiatives that expand the reach of the shop and the museum, and engage with downtown Bainbridge, and connect the shop and the museum with the larger community.


Retail and Merchandise: Set the tone and atmosphere of the shop through customer service and on-site and online information.

Marketing and Sales: Cultivate a brand and tone for the shop by building relationships with museum supporters and visitors, members, and members of the community. Collaborate with colleagues in marketing to promote visibility of the shop and the museum. Work with other departments and the Committee to develop initiatives such as trunk shows, pop-ups, and sidewalk sales events that will broaden the reach of the shop. Work with consultants and museum marketing department to strengthen the store’s digital presence.

Shop Administration: Hire, train, schedule and oversee sales staff and volunteers. Manage financials for the shop, including POS and inventory system, annual budgeting and expense control, and profit margin analysis. Attend museum staff meetings and contribute to committees focused on visitor services.


Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience: High school degree plus a minimum of four years of related work experience in a retail environment or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience in a museum shop or similar retail environment is preferred.

Skills: Excellent communication, organizational, customer service and management skills. Must possess a keen eye for design and have significant experience with merchandising. Must be reliable and able to work independently. Must be comfortable and clear with delegation to both staff and volunteers. Ability to work a cash register, handle money and work with figures. Must be able to work weekends and occasional evening hours.

Physical Requirements: The work requires the ability to lift or move 30 pounds.



Please email a letter of application along with a resume and two references with phone and email contact information to HR@biartmuseum.org with the subject header “Museum Store Manager” followed by a colon and your first and last name.

No phone calls, please.


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.



Grant Writer

Reports to: Development Director
Function: The Grantwriter is responsible for effectively conveying the agency’s story to funders, and successfully securing new and renewing private foundation and government funding. The grant writer should be able to accurately set and meet deadlines, provide supervision and ability to collaborate with program staff, leadership staff, board members, and other key volunteers. We value individual initiative, as well as the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.


  • Private foundations: Work with the Director of Development to identify and cultivate foundations aligned with BIMA’s programs and projects and develop proposal strategies; conduct ongoing foundation research; direct key volunteers in cultivating and soliciting foundation representatives; write proposals; manage the stewardship once grants are secured; and manage the reporting activities and ensure all internal tracking is current.
  • Government grants: In partnership with members of the Leadership Team, write, edit, and coordinate the submission of City, County, State, and Federal grant applications and reports.
  • Maintain master calendar for all grant activity, to include submitted proposals and grant and reporting requests; create and maintain current records for all grants and reports in database and in department’s collaborative workspace.
  • Develop a deep understanding of how all the existing and potential funding and programmatic opportunities align in order to track when grants are expiring and plan for replacement funds.
  • Develop annual budget projections, track revenue received, and regularly provide analysis of financial results.
  • Manage funder site visits including coordination of funders and BIMA staff participating, development of speaking points and meeting overview, and follow-up. 
  • Proactively steward and cultivate relationships with Program Officer directly or in coordination with the Director of Development.
  • Agency and Team Participation 
  • Acquire and actively employ sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, its work, and its competitive and collaborative environment.
  • Support the Executive Director with Administrative support in the preparation of board meetings and committee meetings.



  • Technical Functions: Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher.
  • Familiarity with common web-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Etapestry, Raisers Edge, etc.).

Personal Competencies

  • Keen attention to detail, excellent judgment, discretion, accuracy, and accountability.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills; knowledge of AP Style.
  • Demonstrated ability to be both creative and meticulous in the use of language and data while developing concise, engaging text.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, manage shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • A high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to effectively develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships; ability to hear and incorporate others’ perspectives and build productive working relationships across groups and teams.

Minimum Experience required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years demonstrated successful grant writing with private sector foundations and government/public funding

Preferred Experience

  • Grant writing certification
  • Successful experience in writing and securing federal grants
  • General knowledge of early learning and education, art, museums



Please email your cover letter and resume to Peter Raffa, Development Director, at peter@biartmuseum.org.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.


Call for 2018-2019 Teaching Artists

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is building a roster of part-time teaching artists for 2018/2019. Do you have experience facilitating visual arts or integrated arts projects in classrooms or museum settings? Do you have a flexible schedule that would allow you to develop quality programs and deliver them to a range of grades within Kitsap and Jefferson counties? This roster may be for you.

BIMA strives to offer equitable access to excellent arts education in partnership with public schools through our ArtsGrowth Initiative, which supports in-school projects through our Field Trip and ArtPartners Programs.

We are seeking candidates that are exceptional creative role models with strong youth development skills and a commitment to social justice. BIMA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity.  Teaching artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please email the below information and materials requested to kristin@biartmuseum.org and include “TEACHING ARTIST APPLICATION” in the subject line.

Deadline: Ongoing

Include the following information in your email:

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • URL (website)
  • Mediums you teach
  • Communities you have worked in

Attach the following to your email:

  • Teaching resume
  • Personal teaching artist mission statement
  • 3-5 images of your work and/or student work
  • Sample curriculum or lesson plan
  • References who can speak to your teaching artistry 


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.



Part-Time Bistro Server

The BIMA Bistro is looking for a multi-talented individual to join our team. Do you enjoy preparing food as much as you love interacting with customers? The server position is ideal for hard-working, creative, flexible multi-taskers who do everything from assisting customers to serving drinks and our made-from-scratch recipes. You should be fast while consistent and detail-oriented, friendly and knowledgeable when acting as cashier, caring and considerate as part of a small team.

Requirements include:

  • Previous kitchen experience
  • Great customer service experience
  • Current food handler’s card and class 12 mixologist permit (may be obtained at time of hire)
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Neat and organized; show positive attitude even during a busy rush
  • Demonstrate initiative and require little supervision

This position is approximately 20 hours/week (including a Saturday or Sunday), with opportunities to pick up extra hours covering for staff on vacation/ill or for special events. Preference will be given to those candidates with some flexibility in their schedules to pick up extra shifts.

Compensation: hourly rate & free shift meal.

Open until filled. We are always collecting resumes.

Please email your resume to stephanie@biartmuseum.org. In your email, be sure to tell us how you meet or exceed the minimum requirements, and why you should be a part of our team.


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.