Posted August 14, 2014

This exciting, newly-created position for a Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for launching two new patron donor groups – – the Jewish Museum’s first-ever Young Patrons Group and the first JM Contemporary Circle for contemporary art lovers. S/he will be responsible for establishing these new donor groups; outreach and recruitment of patron donors; organizing and coordinating a calendar of special events aimed at younger donors (ages 21-40) for the Young Patrons, and a series of art-related programs for major donors in the Contemporary Circle; meeting fundraising goals; and maintaining ongoing communications with both groups via social media and targeted communications. Vision, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit, combined with strong project management, organizational and communication skills are important for this position. Experience in the arts, fundraising, and related areas required. Must have knowledge of contemporary art, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent project management skills.

Responsibilities Include:

• Establish and manage all aspects of two new donor groups – – Young Patrons and Contemporary Circle
• Partner with senior staff and lay leaders to identify, cultivate and solicit new Young Patrons
and Contemporary Circle members
• Design and coordinate a diverse calendar of exclusive events for younger donors ages 21-40 years, and a series of contemporary art programs for major donor members of the Contemporary Circle
• Oversee implementation of Patron and Contemporary Circle benefits
• Maintain an active social media presence for Young Patron and Contemporary Circle groups
• Cultivate relationships with donors and prospects, communicating with them regularly
• Ensure Patrons’ and Friends’ database records are up-to-date
• Participate in Major Gifts strategy meetings and moves-management process
• Help with other development projects and duties, as assigned

• Minimum 3 years of related experience in the arts, museums, art business, fundraising, and/or Jewish communal field
• Knowledge of and strong interest in contemporary art
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of donors
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and proven project management skills
• Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings as necessary
• Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other development technology for prospect identification and research
• Bachelor’s degree required

About The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is shaping a new vision for its future — a vision that builds on its unique history and values, and propels its mission into the 21st century. The Jewish Museum is the only art museum in the world that focuses on the dynamic interplay between artistic practice (both contemporary and historical) and an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts reflecting global Jewish identity and tradition from ancient times to present day. It has an impressive 109-year history and is recognized around the world for the quality of its collection, exhibitions and scholarship.

Application Instructions
Send Resume with Cover Letter and Salary Requirements To:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Fax: 212-423-3232