The Queens Museum is at a watershed moment. After a three-year fully funded renovation and expansion project, the Museum will reopen its doors this fall. The new Museum will double in size to 105,000 square feet and transform its space into an open, accessible, and welcoming building, with increased visibility, light-filled galleries, and large scale public event spaces in soaring state-of-the-art architecture. The building’s architecture directly reflects the Queens Museum’s mission. Founded in 1972, the QM has an intimate connection to its community and the history of its site. Our mission statement declares that QM is “dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community.” The principal fine arts-collecting institution in the borough, QM fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design. QM presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
The Queens Museum is seeking an experienced writer to assist in the implementation of a fundraising strategy that targets foundations, corporate philanthropies, and government grant making agencies.
Reporting to the Director of Development, this position will meet regularly with Museum department heads and Executive Director to determine funding needs, opportunities and priorities.
Write/edit proposals and final reports targeted to the unique guidelines set by funders. Develop fresh language on grant materials and write copy for fundraising campaigns and promotional materials.
Research funding prospects from all possible sources, and provide Board of Trustees, Executive Director, Director of Development and Director of Strategic Partnerships with research and background materials to support fundraising efforts.
Maintain files of fundraising materials including current budgets, IRS letters, audited financial statements, major contributor lists and information packets. Compile and update statistics and information relating to grants.
Excellent writing and organizational skills required. Ability to think creatively, synthesize information effectively, and tailor information to appeal to a broad spectrum of funder interests. Knowledge of Raisers Edge a plus.
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