Design Museum Boston is seeking a Development Contractor (40 hours/week — November 2012 – February 2013). There is a strong possibility of this contract position becoming a full-time position as a Development Associate. Contractor will assist two Executive Directors by coordinating all development and fundraising activities for the museum including prospect research and identification, fundraising activities and solicitations for exhibition and program sponsorships, grant research and proposal writing, coordinating membership campaigns and annual fund initiatives.

Development Contractor will manage membership and donor databases on Salesforce, develop and coordinate correspondence and meetings with donors as well as provide statistical reports on development activities for meetings. Development Contractor will also assist in special event planning and execution.

Qualified applicants will have: • 3-5 years experience in nonprofit development/fundraising, particularly in the arts • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience • Master’s degree in nonprofit management and/or fundraising preferred • Passion for design and education • Familiarity with development operations and best practices • Knowledge of Salesforce • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and attention to detail • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills

Job details: • 40 hours/week • November 2012 – February 2013, with strong possibility of becoming a full-time position • On-site at Design Museum Boston’s office in Boston near South Station

Design Museum Boston is New England’s first museum dedicated solely to design. Our mission is to educate the world on the role of design in our lives and to unite the design community in ways that enrich our collective work, make businesses more competitive, and solve real-world problems more creatively. After all, design has the power to make our everyday lives more comfortable, more efficient, more exciting, more rewarding, more… better.

Design Museum Boston is a decentralized network of physical and virtual exhibits. Whether in a gallery, retail environment, public space or on the web, our programming gives audiences new insights into the design process and the greater social, economic, and environmental contexts that both affect and are affected by design.

Design Museum Boston is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information visit: