The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA), a 35,000 square foot non-collecting art museum that displays changing exhibitions in its seven galleries, offers studio space to 26 artists, and presents award-winning in-house and community education programs, seeks a qualified full-time professional to oversee a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program. The Director of Development is a member of the museum’s senior administrative team reporting to the Executive Director. Working in partnership with the Executive Director, DCCA staff members, the development committee of DCCA’s board, and volunteers and interns, the individual will oversee all aspects of an active development program — including annual fund campaign coordination; corporate, foundation and government grant writing and donor relations; identification, cultivation, and stewardship of fundraising prospects; and development of the museum’s membership program — and will coordinate with staff and volunteers to develop fundraising events. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of development experience, excellent research and grant writing skills, advanced computer skills including knowledge of fundraising software, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. Familiarity with arts organizations strongly preferred.

Send resume, writing samples, and salary requirement to:  DCCA, 200 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; FAX (302) 656-6944; email by October 12, 2012.  The DCCA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

Posted: September 26, 2012