Grants Manager [Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI]



As a key member of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Development Department, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting the Museum’s mission and vision by securing grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement—and able to work in collaboration with all other Museum departments—this position writes proposals for unrestricted operating revenue as well as restricted projects. The Grants Manager is also responsible for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government agency sources.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Museum institutional history, goals, strategies, and programs in order to become a leading Museum advocate.
  • Research corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals to discover and evaluate donor prospects.
  • Create grant budgets and financial progress reports for prospective and current corporate, foundation, and government agency donors.
  • Comply with all other grant reporting as required by corporate, foundation, and government agency donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current corporate, foundation, government agency donors, and other collaborative partners including regular written updates (email, special notes, et cetera).
  • Work with the Senior Director of Advancement to establish relationships with corporate, foundation, and government agency donors and prospects, including onsite tours for foundation officers, foundation trustees, et cetera.
  • Maintain records in electronic and paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide the written materials necessary for ongoing donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, et cetera).
  • Work across all departments, as needed, to provide input for institutional materials (including the annual report, program brochures, et cetera).
  • Assist with other fundraising needs and projects as requested.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize projects effectively.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and interact effectively with donor audiences Museum staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with others, to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong contributor in team environments


  • Minimum of three years’ experience writing grants.
  • Previous experience with nonprofits and nonprofit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft products.
  • Finance experience a plus.

Job description at  Send 2 writing samples, resume & cover letter to

Job Information
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104, United States
  • 28748509
  • May 27, 2016
  • Grants Manager
  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Finance Manager [The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY]


The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum seeks a Finance Manager.  Reporting to the Director, the Finance Manager will oversee and maintain the financial operations of the Museum; provide the Museum’s management with reports and analysis of the Museum’s work; and develop procedures and standard to maintain the financial wellbeing of the Museum. The Finance Manager will work with all Museum departments as well as with outside auditors and funding agencies concerned with the Museum’s finances.

About the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

The Noguchi Museum – chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum – was founded and designed by the acclaimed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for the display of his life’s work. Opened in 1985 and located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building and is itself considered to be one of Noguchi’s greatest works. Today, the mission of the Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Noguchi’s art and legacy. It manages the world’s most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, works on paper, architectural models, and designs, in addition to his complete archives. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Oversee and manage the Museum’s institutional budget of $4.8 million and its investment portfolio of $35 million, as well as a forthcoming capital and endowment campaign budget and financial framework.
  • Work with departments and management to forecast the Museum’s financial needs and develop yearly budget. Prepare reports and monitor procedures for departments to work within budget.
  • Review all income and expenses to ensure proper allocation of both to the right departments and timely payment of Museum’s obligations.
  • Ensure proper distribution of funds to maintain cash flow in the Museum’s accounts.
  • Track and document adherence to Museum’s restricted funds and expenses.
  • Track and process international income and expenses related to the Museum’s merchandise and royalties, requiring knowledge of international currencies and exchange rates.
  • Supervise all aspects of the Museum’s payroll and the administration of employee benefits.
  • Set up financial procedures for use of the Museum’s funds and ensure correct representation of the data in the Museum’s financial software.
  • Act as a liaison with the Museum’s investment firm and the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees to track and report on the Museum’s investment assets.
  • Oversee the Museum’s Design Merchandising department on inventory, receivables, and reconciliation with the Museum’s financials.

Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Review and Analyze the Museum financial activities to identify trends in income and expenses and changes to Museum’s budget and recommend course of action to meet them.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for review by and discussion with the Museum management, Board of Trustees, and Government agencies.
  • Work with Development department on grant budgets and prepare financial reports to grant funders.
  • Prepare for annual audit and work with Museum’s auditors and accounting firms to provide information necessary to prepare the Museum’s tax returns.

The Finance Manager is a full-time position located in the administrative offices of The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens. The Noguchi Museum offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements via mail or email to:

Finance Manager Position

The Noguchi Museum

32-37 Vernon Boulevard

Long Island City, NY 11106 with subject line “Finance Manager Position”



  • bachelor’s or master degree in finance, accountingbusiness administration or related field is required. While CPA is not necessary, knowledge and solid understanding of nonprofit accounting principles and financial statistics are important.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel is a must for this position
  • At least 5 years of experience as Finance Manager or similar position, preferably in arts organization or other non-profit.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Job Information
  • Long Island City, New York, 11106, United States
  • 28748490
  • May 27, 2016
  • Finance Manager
  • The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
  • Accounting/Finance
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • None

Director of Information Technology [Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ]


The Desert Botanical Garden is a major cultural institution in the Phoenix metropolitan area with a multi-faceted mission: conservation, education, research an exhibition of desert plants. It welcomes 315,000 visitors annually – roughly 50% local and 50% tourists.  It is imperative that the security, sustainability and growth of the institution’s technology be monitored and managed with a high standard of quality. The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the vision, integrity, stability and functionality of core technology infrastructure. S/He is responsible for strategy, function and improvement of the institution’s IT systems, equipment and management of any new technology projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Director of Finance & Administration, outside consultants and other key stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain a Business Continuity Plan for the Garden including a long-range strategic plan, training and evaluation of staff and improve processes and procedures
  • Provide guidance, leadership and expertise to the members of the Technology Advisory Committee by facilitating monthly meetings with all users and interpret, recommend and deliver solutions in support of all departments’ existing and developing IT needs
  • Identify and recommend cost-effective technology solutions in alignment with the business and mission objectives of the Garden
  • Select, manage and oversee all IT, A/V and communication partners and vendors in coordination with the Operations Administrator and the Director of Operations
  • Develop and successfully manage the IT Operations budget; provide recommendations for capital expenditures and asset replacement projects to the Operations Support Committee; lead an annual inventory process of all technology hardware
  • Prepare Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and lead contractor negotiations for all IT projects; secure necessary municipal and government permits, if applicable
  • Analyze complex business problems related to technology, business processes and/or workflow and recommend streamlined solutions to Senior Staff and other key stakeholders

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, IT Management, or related field
  • A minimum of five years of management experience in developing and implementing software and hardware solutions, preferably in a visitor-based mid-to-large size organization
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills and a proven track record of successful leadership and participation with diverse teams
  • Strong proficiency in computer operating systems, networks and servers, including ACD systems
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with software integration and connectivity processes provide a competitive edge and are preferred
  • Technical certification(s) preferred
Job Information
  • Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, United States
  • 28748444
  • May 27, 2016
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • IT/Web
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • None

Helga Wall-Apelt Associate Curator of Asian Art [The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL]


Helga Wall-Apelt Associate Curator of Asian Art – The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)

Job ID: 40336

Location: Sarasota, FL

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

To access this posting directly visit:


The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and is administered by Florida State University. It features a historic mansion, art museum, circus museum, historic theater, and reference library, situated on 66 acres of bay front property in Sarasota. John Ringling built the original 21-gallery museum, modeled on the Florentine Uffizi Gallery, to house his treasure trove of paintings and art objects, highlighted by his collection of Old Masters, including Velazquez, Poussin, van Dyke and Rubens. John opened the Museum of Art to the public in 1931, two years after the death of his beloved Mable, saying he hoped it would “promote education and art appreciation, especially among our young people.” Today, The Ringling’s mission is to serve as the legacy of John and Mable Ringling – a place of art, architecture, and circus in an environment that inspires, educates, entertains and serves over 400,000 guests annually. The collections have expanded to include Contemporary, Asian, and Circus art, as well as visiting exhibitions from museums around the world, supporting educational programs, and vibrant performance programing in our Historic Asolo Theater. For more information please visit


Primary responsibility is serving as curator of the Asian Art Collection of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This is an endowed non-tenure track faculty position.

  • Oversees care and makes recommendations for growing the Asian art collection. Researches and documents the Asian art collection to include interpretation and translation of foreign documents. Develops publications about the Museum’s Asian Art collection.
  • Plans and coordinates temporary exhibitions, which supports The Center for Asian Art. Supports the Curatorial and Collections teams and special projects as needed.
  • Creates project plans and budget. Works with Accounting department for exhibition or loan contract reviews. Monitors project expenditures.
  • Conducts tours of the art museum and specifically the Asian Art wing. Develops associated docent training materials pertaining to the collection in conjunction with the Education Department. Teaches and mentors interns and fellows. Participates in donor cultivation, outreach, and lecturing in the community. Interfaces with colleagues at the national/international level.

Anticipated Salary Range: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.

Background Check Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check to include fingerprinting.

Pay Plan: This is an endowed non-tenure track faculty position

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

To access this posting directly visit:

1. Go to

2. Click on “Browse Job Openings”

3. Select “Sarasota” From Locations

4. Click on the name of the desired posting

5. After reading the complete posting, if interested and qualified click “Apply now”

6. At this point follow the prompts on the screen

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity: An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:



Master’s Degree in a related field and three years of related work experience. High level knowledge of Asian art. Ability to read at least one Asian language. Knowledge of collections management and the responsibilities of compliance with the American Association of Museum’s policies and procedures. Skill in public speaking. Ability to conduct original and secondary research in the field of Art History.


Ph.D. preferred plus two to three years of curatorial experience. Experience working with donors, major museums, and galleries. Experience in conducting original and secondary research in the field of Art History. Fluency in Chinese or Japanese language preferred.

Job Information
  • Sarasota, Florida, 34243, United States
  • 28748362
  • May 27, 2016
  • Helga Wall-Apelt Associate Curator of Asian Art
  • The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years

Senior Publicist [The Jewish Museum, New York, NY]


The Jewish Museum

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 the present day. It is recognized around the world for the quality of its collection, exhibitions and scholarship. The museum is shaping a new vision for its future that builds on its unique history and values, and propels its mission into the 21st century. The Jewish Museum is internationally recognized as a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture – the essential “go to” cultural destination for Jews and people of all backgrounds.

The Position

The Jewish Museum seeks a talented, strategic, and enthusiastic publicist with experience in media relations to join our Communications team during an exciting period of change and growth. Working closely with Curatorial, Education, Marketing, and Digital departments, the Senior Publicist is responsible for planning and executing promotional campaigns for exhibitions, programs, and institutional initiatives, with an emphasis on programming related to contemporary art.


  • Work closely with other members of the Communications Department, the Marketing Department, and outside consultants (when applicable) to develop strategic and proactive press and media relations for the Jewish Museum and its exhibitions, with the ultimate goal of raising the profile of the institution as a destination for potential audiences and as a leader among peer museum and contemporary art organizations.
  • Plan and execute strategies for long-lead publicity campaigns for select exhibitions; work closely with Curatorial and Marketing teams to develop key messages; write press materials and pitch letters; proactive outreach and follow-up with press; respond to selected press inquiries; manage relations with artists and guest curators.
  • Attend evening and weekend events, as necessary.
  • Maintain and build professional relationships with press, media, and art world influencers. Contribute to building effective contact lists of international, national, regional, and local press.
  • Coordinate TV and photo shoots for journalists and media outlets in collaboration with other Communications staff.
  • Help plan, produce, and execute press previews and other special events for the media; hire photographers; coordinate with Special Events teams.
  • Provide media relations counsel to the Museum Director and senior staff, including on site during Museum events.
  • Assist in monitoring, tracking, archiving, and reporting on earned media coverage.
  • Draft weekly status reports on current and upcoming press outreach, placements, and strategy, including updates to tracking spreadsheets identifying specifics of media commitments. Assist in preparing reports on Museum’s press activities and publicity for Board and Committee meetings.
  • Provide information on exhibitions, programs, and special events, as well as museum policies, to journalists.


  • Exceptional skills in writing, public speaking, proofreading, fact checking, and telephone marketing, as well as administration.
  • Passion for and interest in contemporary art.
  • In-depth knowledge of and relationship with the media, specifically contemporary art and culture media (key writers, editors, producers).
  • Creative, strategic and entrepreneurial thinker able to execute accurately and resourcefully in a demanding environment with tight deadlines. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Sound judgement and ability to interact professionally and productively with a wide range of constituents (press and media, museum staff, trustees, artists, community and government leaders, the general public).


  • B.A. Degree in Art History, Communications, English or the humanities.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of significant professional public relations and communications experience, preferably in the visual arts. Agency experience a plus.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering print, broadcast and online media results. Must enjoy and be effective at pitching to journalists.
  • Flexibility, positive attitude, and excellent interpersonal skills essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Outlook, Cision, and Mailchimp is required.
  • Basic knowledge of art history from ancient to contemporary.
  • Knowledge of and interest in Jewish culture preferred.

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director of Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128


Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information
  • New York, New York, 10128, United States
  • 28748147
  • May 27, 2016
  • Senior Publicist
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • No
  • Full-Time