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Development Director [Avery Copp House Museum, Groton, CT]

Development Director at the Avery Copp House Museum

The Avery Copp House Museum in Groton, CT is seeking a Development Director to be responsible for planning and implementing fundraising initiatives. We are a small and growing historic house museum located within the Thames River Heritage Park. The new director will work with the board of directors on creating a development plan, including identifying and applying for grants and other fundraising opportunities. Responsibilities will include the inauguration of a membership program; overseeing the Annual Appeal; the cultivation of long-term donors and planned giving; and the maintenance of a donor database.

This position requires the ability to establish relationships with corporate partners and community organizations. The new director will be involved in marketing and public communications for the museum, and work closely with the Museum Director on creating a volunteer program.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with knowledge and experience in fundraising management. This new, full-time position requires superior communication and organizational skills. Strategic thinking, an interest in volunteer and donor services, and an ability to play well with others will be important for a successful candidate. For more information on the museum please visit the web site at

Interested applicants please send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

Public Education Manager [The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY]

Public Education Manager – The New York Botanical Garden


This position is Monday through Friday, with at least one Saturday and one Sunday per month.

The Public Education Manager plays a key role in managing programs for visitors of all ages. S/he is responsible for developing dynamic programs that reflect the opportunities of a unique urban garden setting that specializes in art, science and the humanities.  S/he works with the Director and full time staff members to develop, coordinate, and implement public programs such as films, lectures, concerts, performances, demonstrations, and special evening events.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage event productions, such as musical performances, demonstrations, lectures, films, festival weekends, and evening programs
  • Execute logistics on-site at events, including basic AV set-ups; liaise with onsite Garden staff to ensure proper hardscape set ups for events
  • Train, schedule, and supervise Weekend Assistant staff and volunteers
  • Contribute ideas to support the content of programs and research program ideas and event schedules; Identify trends in contemporary culture, focusing on art, science and the humanities, and create programs that feature these elements
  • Identify and build relationships with potential presenters, performers, and community partners, including artists, scholars, and other specialists
  • Prepare budgets and event reports for programs
  • Assist in managing Coordinators’ projects such as Event Plans, Operations Reports, Weekend Handouts, and Staff Plans
  • Communicate with vendors for program production needs such as stage, lighting, and sound equipment
  • Facilitate communication between departments on Garden-wide events and activities and lead meetings with Visitor Services, Creative Services, Security, and Operations teams to ensure adequate preparation and staffing for events
  • Keep up to date with best practices in museum programming, and seek to strengthen the Garden’s program roster and maintain contact with the broader network of museum professionals through participating in conferences, professional networks and organizations.
  • Other projects and events as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years of experience in program or special event planning or related experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a polished, polite, articulate, energetic,  friendly, team-player demeanor with an engaging, outgoing personality who enjoys working with the public with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and problem-solve quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills, showing attention to detail and the ability to self-start and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends and holidays as program schedule necessitates.
  • Familiarity with basic technical A/V set ups preferred
  • Driver’s license required


Arts at MIT Intern [Arts at MIT, Cambridge, MA]

MIT invites you to apply as an intern and become a member of the team that administers the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) in Spring 2017. Are you studying the arts, arts administration, arts development, or student affairs? Do you love the arts and are you interested in helping spread the word about the dynamic initiatives and events happening at MIT? Then join us!

The Arts at MIT is looking for a part-time intern for 8 hours per week ($12/hour). Students from any accredited college or university in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Students pursuing a degree in the arts or arts administration or a related field preferred. Students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the arts will also be considered. The intern will work closely with the Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT to coordinate and implement CAMIT programming.

Tasks include:

• Assist in updating CAMIT content on the Arts at MIT website Grants Program:
• Help the Director to facilitate the CAMIT grants program, which provides grants to students, faculty, and staff for art projects, by compiling grant applications, helping plan the grant review day, and managing day of scheduling, AV, and catering.
• Work with the Communications team to advertise the program across the Institute.
• Manage follow up with grant recipients, including requesting reports and compiling project viewing dates. Take the lead on tracking the grants program.
Museum Membership and Performing Arts Tickets Program:
• Help the Director to facilitate the CAMIT tickets program, which allows MIT students to experience the arts in the Boston area for free or a discounted rate.
• Draft announcements to the MIT community using Mailchimp and Eventbrite; track responses and work with partner organizations.
General Office Support:
• May include helping with correspondence and/or meeting planning, and other administrative duties as needed.

Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Exceptional attention to detail required.
Willingness to ask for help and take initiative. Demonstrated commitment to the arts and knowledge of academic institutions in the Boston area required.
Knowledge of Apple software and programs, including MS Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe, Slideroom, Eventbrite, Keynote and MailChimp or demonstrated technical aptitude and a willingness to learn.
Intern must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.

How To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to:
Rachel Bennett
Director, Council for the Arts at MIT
No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
January 31, 2017

About this Organization:
The Arts at MIT connect creative minds across disciplines and encourage a lifetime of exploration and self-discovery. They are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving. The arts strengthen MIT’s commitment to the aesthetic, human, and social dimensions of research and innovation. Artistic knowledge and creation exemplify our motto — mens et manus, mind and hand. The arts are essential to MIT’s mission to build a better society and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Development Associate [Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI]


The Development Associate maintains all donor data to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the database. He/she helps execute the annual fund development plan through administrative support including appeals, gift entry and tracking, acknowledgements, queries and reports, and financial reconciliations. The Development Associate will assist with Museum special events and programs as necessary. He/she will be the primary contact for questions about membership and special-event registration.


  • Process all gifts and memberships received by the Museum, including direct mail, credit card, online, matching gift, and in-kind donations, accurately and in a timely manner using the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Ensure acknowledgment letters are up-to- date and draft new letters as needed; mail acknowledgment letters in a timely manner
  • Run queries for research, analysis, and corrections, preparing reports as requested by the Director of Development and Executive Director
  • Prepare contact lists for online and direct mail fundraising campaigns, fundraising events, and membership drives
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Finance Department to ensure consistency between Raiser’s Edge and QuickBooks.
  • Enter and update donor information in Raiser’s Edge
  • Prepare and mail new member packets; coordinate the mailing of fundraising appeals, membership renewals and special inter-departmental communications and annual reports
  • Send renewal reports to the Director of Development for review
  • Answer donor membership questions and send membership information to potential members.
  • Provide administrative support for the grant application process as needed
  • Work with Raiser’s Edge tech support to keep Raiser’s Edge software updated
  • Other tasks as directed by the Director of Development
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all Museum information


  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge software
  • Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of fundraising processes
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including the ability to merge letters using Microsoft Word
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to meet the required deadlines for gift entry and donor acknowledgment letters
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new challenges

The Development Associate should be extremely competent in working with membership databases and enjoy talking with donors and meeting people. He/she must also have an appreciation for Newport and its communities. Interest in art is a plus.

The culture of the Museum is one that values hard work, initiative, independence, teamwork, dedication, and getting the job done. Newport Art Museum’s staff is resourceful, hard working, flexible, tenacious, creative, and results-driven. We whistle while we work!

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits, located in our office in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House on the Newport Art Museum campus. The Newport Art Museum offers a competitive salary and a rich cultural work environment.


Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and three references. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to:, with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Newport Art Museum and Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

FAM Koch Curatorial Fellow [Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA]

The Koch Curatorial Fellowship at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) is designed to launch emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing a 13-month, full-time, immersive educational experience in the Curatorial Department of a regional art museum.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 4,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellowship is a 13-month, full-time appointment for a recent M.A./Ph.D. in museum studies/art history. The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellow will participate in the full range of curatorial practice, including exhibition planning, design, and management. The Fellow will work with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engage in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and administrative work.

The Koch Fellow will report directly to Interim Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will benefit from daily mentoring by Dr. Crossman, and enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture. As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be planning, facilitating and curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the future career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks.

The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage with an option to purchase additional family coverage. The Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2018.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (, ATTN: Koch Curatorial Fellowship. The deadline for application is February 13, 2017.

For general information about FAM, please visit

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