Director of Philanthropy [Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL]


Director of Philanthropy

Category:  Development – Full Time/Permanent/Exempt

Reports to President/CEO

Bok Tower Gardens, a National Historic Landmark in Lake Wales, Florida, founded in 1929, is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to manage its institutional fundraising and membership programs.  Having successfully completed a major capital campaign, the Gardens will open new visitor spaces, including a children’s garden, in the fall of 2016.  The Director will have the opportunity to grow membership, increase donor engagement and accelerate contributed giving by individuals and institutions.  Building from the 2016-2020 Long Range Plan, the Director will work with the President/CEO, a Development Committee and Board of Directors, as a member of the senior management team, to establish strategic plans and goals for grants, annual giving, planned giving, membership, and special initiatives.  The Director serves as liaison with other departments and units concerning grant coordination, development, and stewardship.  The Director is responsible for overall leadership of the development and membership programs, including supervising department staff and volunteers.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits.  Position open until filled.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or higher a plus
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation a plus
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience with successful implementation of annual fund, membership program, capital campaigns, grant writing and donor cultivation and personal solicitation
  • Proven track record (5-10 years) in researching, cultivating, soliciting and closing major gift prospects in the $10K+ range
  • Demonstrate success in a variety of fundraising venues
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, mentor staff, problem solve, analyze data, manage budget
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in donor management software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of Altru software a plus
  • Knowledge and appreciation of gardens, music, and nature a plus
Job Information
  • Lake Wales, Florida, 33853, United States
  • 28628331
  • May 20, 2016
  • Director of Philanthropy
  • Bok Tower Gardens
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 10-25%

About Bok Tower Gardens

Established in 1929, by Edward W. Bok as a gift to the American people, the 50-acre garden was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. to be a contemplative and informal woodland setting. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop of flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias showcase an ever-changing work of art.
The 205-foot marble and coquina Singing Tower is the focal point of the gardens with tile mosaics, animal carvings and custom iron-work. Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge and listed as a National Historic Landmark, carillon music is played daily.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and acquired in 1970, Pinewood Estate and garden is one of the finest examples of Mediterranean=style architecture in the Southeast.
Today, this is a place to enjoy Bok’s love of beauty, nature and music. Programs and events are offered throughout the year to learners of all ages. Discover the story of Edward W. Bok and the Gardens in the Visitor Center historical museum.

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Content Editor/Writer [Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD]


Help us bring the stories of the Walters to life!

The Walters Art Museum is looking for a creative, highly talented Content Editor/Writer to join a dynamic, growing Marketing & Communications Department. As part of a new strategic plan we are re-envisioning the Walters and making big changes to how we engage our audiences. We need someone with fresh ideas, expert writing skills, and the ability to create compelling editorial content for various audiences in a range of formats and multiple platforms.

This new position will play a central role in the team-based work of the Marketing & Communications Department. Working collaboratively with the Director of Marketing & Communications and colleagues in the department, s/he will be a first-rate storyteller delivering the right content to the right audiences, as well as the primary writer/editor for print and digital communication materials, ranging from news releases to the institutional website to the members magazine.

The Content Editor/Writer is a member of the Museum Advancement Division, which consists of the Development, Marketing & Communications, and Visitors Services departments. The position will work closely with these colleagues to engage audiences, build support, and increase awareness of the Walters. The Content Editor/Writer will also collaborate with colleagues throughout the museum, with responsibilities crossing multiple museum departments and divisions.

Responsibilities for this position:

?       Be a roving reporter with a collaborative approach to finding, producing, and sharing stories of Walters moments with our visitors, members, volunteers, and staff

?       Serve as editor of and editor and primary writer of print magazine for members

?       Draft original content and adapt existing content from various sources to be engaging for a variety of audiences

?       Provide core copywriting and editing for marketing, development, membership, and institutional communications. Source and supervise freelance copywriters, copyeditors, and proofreaders as needed

?       Contribute to social posts using consistent, engaging, and approachable voice

?       Establish a museum/institutional editorial style guide for consistent user-friendly tone, style, and voice

?       Share knowledge and best practices and mentor colleague contributors, building skills to contribute to web and print


Required Skills/Experience/Attributes:

?       Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, or related field

?       A minimum of 5 years of professional content creation and copywriting experience, on a full-time or freelance basis

?       Outstanding writing, editing, and storytelling skills, with ability to write short, medium, and long-form content

?       Previous experience with content strategy and production across multiple platforms

?       Excellent listening and verbal communication skills

?       Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, with ability to be diplomatic and balance trade-offs among multiple interests

?       Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines, manage multiple projects at once, and respond to changing and new projects and priorities with grace and confidence

?       Eye for good graphic design

?       Expert editing and proofreading skills and knowledge of various style guides including AP and Chicago Manual of Style. Attention to accuracy and detail is critical

?       Positive attitude, flexibility in a dynamic work environment, and appreciation for a fast-moving agile organization

Bonus Points If You:

?       Can actively and enthusiastically represent the Walters at various events at the museum and in the community on evenings and weekends, as needed, live tweeting, etc.

?       Love of art and/or love the process of creating

?       Have a sense of humor and appreciation for a fast-moving, agile organization

The Walters offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, 3 samples (print/digital mix), and salary requirements to with the position title/your first and last names in the subject line or by mail to The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21201, ATTN:  Becca Seitz.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions and are chosen for interviews. Unfortunately we cannot respond individually to everyone who submits an application. (We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application.)

Employment is contigent upon a favorable investigative background report.

Apply by

June 24, 2016

An Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer

A Drug and Smoke-free Workplace

Job Information
  • Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, United States
  • 28628146
  • May 20, 2016
  • Content Editor/Writer
  • The Walters Art Museum
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 0-10%

About The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum preserves and develops in the public trust a distinguished collection of world art from antiquity to the 20th century. In 1931, the museum’s founding benefactor, Henry Walters, bequeathed the core collection to the City of Baltimore “for the benefit of the public.” Since its opening, the Walters has been a national leader in scholarship, conservation, and education.

Mission Statement

The Walters Art Museum brings art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. We strive to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art. We are committed to exhibitions and programs that will strengthen and sustain our community.

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Museum Preparator [The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS]


The University of Mississippi, Museum, is seeking to fill the position of Museum Preparator. For more information and to apply, visit http://jobs.olemiss.eduThe University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Job Information
  • University, Mississippi, 38677, United States
  • 28628104
  • May 20, 2016
  • Museum Preparator
  • The University of Mississippi
  • Curator
  • No

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications [National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC]


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) seeks an Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications to lead the oversight and management of the reputation, brand, and marketing needs for NMAI, with public facilities on the National Mall in Washington, DC and in Lower Manhattan in New York City, with the goal of supervising the fostering of local, national, and international engagement. This position has responsibility for designing, implementing and developing both short and long range goals for strong and coordinated marketing communication strategies and implementing outreach efforts for the NMAI, and is responsible for developing communication programs and appropriate marketing strategies to increase the visibility of the museum and increase annual visitation. This position is located at the NMAI’s museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.



For additional information about the position and to submit an application, please go to and reference job number 16A-JC-301708-TRF-NMAI. Applications accepted through June 3, 2016.

Job Information
  • Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • 28628100
  • May 20, 2016
  • Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, IS-1001-14
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • $107,325.00 – $139,523.00 (Yearly Salary)

Associate Curator (Latino Design) [Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY]


OVERIVIEW: An opportunity to serve as an Associate Curator (Latino Design) for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which is the only museum in the country devoted to historic and contemporary design. Candidates must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish in order to perform research, writing and other duties associated with the collection and exhibitions.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: • Identifies, locates, and solicits objects for the collection, in addition to researching, interpreting, preparing catalog records, securing image rights, overseeing new photography, and creating web-based content for both new and existing Latino collection objects. • Collaborates with the Education Department to initiate and develop ways to interpret, expand audiences and optimize opportunities to disseminate knowledge about American Latino design. • Conducts in-depth research and develops a Collections/Acquisitions Plan to guide acquisitions of modern and contemporary American Latino design. • Proposes and develops a Latino-focused exhibition and accompanying publication. • Engages with the Digital and Emerging Media Team to create Latino-based content. • Reaches out to curators, researchers, and educators on Latino initiatives and develops collaborative activities.


*Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish in order to perform research, writing and other duties associated with the collection and exhibitions. (Screen out)

*Ability to perform collections management, scholarly research, exhibition planning/production, publishing, public engagement, and administration.

*Ability to conduct in-depth research and develop a Collections/Acquisitions Plan to guide acquisitions of modern and contemporary American Latino design.

*Ability to conduct  outreach and working with a museum Education Department to initiate and develop ways to interpret, expand audiences and optimize opportunities to disseminate knowledge about American Latino design.

*Ability to fundraise for acquisitions and exhibitions to develop fundraising support for programs and activities assisting with fundraising as appropriate.

*Skill in collaborating and working effectively with all levels of museum and curatorial staff and visitors.

*Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree or higher in museum studies/art or design history with a specialization in modern and contemporary American Latino design (or equivalent).

EXCEPTIONAL SMITHSONIAN BENEFITS: 401k with matching funds + federal pension plan Group Life Insurance Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Long Term Disability Health Insurance Dental Vision Flexible Spending Accounts Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,060 commuter costs paid per year) Annual Leave (13 days) increasing after 3 years (20 days) Sick Leave (13 days) Federal Holidays (10 days) Family Friendly Leave Family Friendly Workplace Telework Policy Historic and landmark offices and garden 92Y Fitness Center Free Entrance to Museums and Galleries Design Library Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt) Employee Assistance Program Smithsonian Network Tarallucci e Vino Museum Café (employee discount) Cooper Hewitt Museum Shop (employee discount) Admission to NYC museums and galleries (free) General Employee Discounts

ABOUT COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. On Dec. 12, 2014, Cooper Hewitt reopened in the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, which offers 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence. The renovation of the Carnegie Mansion and museum campus was recognized with LEED Silver certification. Currently on view are nine exhibitions and installations featuring hundreds of objects throughout four floors of the mansion, including the fifth installment of the museum’s contemporary design exhibition series, “Beauty?Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” “Thom Browne Selects” and “Pixar: The Design of Story.” Visitors can experience a full range of new interactive capabilities, including exploring the collection digitally on ultra-high-definition touch-screen tables, drawing their own designs in the Immersion Room and addressing design problems in the Process Lab.

LOCATION: 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Please note this is a federally funded position. In order to be considered for this job, you must set up an account at usajobs and apply on line at this website at:

Submit a detailed resume addressing all qualification requirements and submit an unofficial transcript from your undergraduate and graduate schools.

Thank you!

Job Information
  • New York, New York, 10128, United States
  • 28605821
  • May 19, 2016
  • Associate Curator (Latino Design)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 0-10%