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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

Coordinator, Public Programs [Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn,NY]

The Brooklyn Museum’s Public Programs team is seeking a results-oriented and exceptionally talented Public Programs Coordinator to coordinate a diverse roster of public programs including events related to Brooklyn Museum’s mission, collection, and special exhibitions. The successful candidate is knowledgeable about and has an interest in studying the arts and culture scene in Brooklyn, New York, and globally with an emphasis on social justice.

● Programs. Develop ongoing programs like Target First Saturdays, Thursday night and weekend programs, as well as rentals. Provide strategic program support to Associate Curator of Public Programs including writing, event research, submissions review, schedule coordination, and internal/external database entry. Develop efficient systems for public programs project management. Compile and analyze statistics on attendance, revenue, and expense for divisional records and reports. Act as point person for logistics and coordination, including securing and booking talent and coordinating film rental related to small and large-scale programs; and serve as a liaison with community organizations, committees, and volunteers. Coordinate programming with the museum’s operations staff including security, AV, facilities, and our exclusive on-site caterer.
● Promotion. Collaborate with marketing and other departments on promotional activities. Coordinate mailings, email marketing, website copy, and social media for programs. Write program guide copy, maintain events database systems, and assist in editing and proofreading.
● Information. Accurately track relevant budget information and data to assure operations are within or below budgeted amounts, coding of all invoices, reviewing expenses and revenues, and checking monthly balance statements. Establish and maintain a regular flow of information within the Education and Public Programs Division and with other departments within the museum through meetings and email correspondence.
● Representation. Represent the Public Programs department at meetings and programs; present information on the Museum’s programs. Serve as a liaison between other departments within the museum and public programs regarding matters related to programs.
● Accountability. They will have ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner. Assume other responsibilities as requested or as needed by the museum.
● Training and mentorship. Serve as the point person and manage training materials for our 10 month Public Programs Fellows and volunteers.
● Project management. Manage the teams deadlines and schedules for public information, marketing, logistics, and print materials to make sure we tell our story and maximize visibility of our public programs. Working with Public Programs Assistant to develop effective project management systems.
● Facilitate and serve as the point person for select public programs and rentals including Target First Saturdays and Sunday music series.

● Minimum of 2 years of experience designing and implementing public programs or events, managing budgets, and supervising staff with a working knowledge of innovative cultural programming and museum practice.
● Individual must be a creative and reflective practitioner with a Bachelor’s degree in related cultural field including Art History, Art Administration, Anthropology, Studio Art or the equivalent combination of education/experience.
● Knowledge of volunteer management; program development and administration; research and evaluation; budget development and management; experience working accurately with close attention to detail and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
● Ability to assess priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving and analytic skills. Must be able to maintain work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.
● Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally, with demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access and other related software applications.
● A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
● Demonstrated interest in local contemporary artist communities including performance, music, literary, and visual art.
● Programming experience in an arts organization or related cultural organization preferred.

Reports to: Associate Curator of Public Programs
Start date: Open until filled

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and your résumé to:

Common Internship [Cambridge Arts, Cambridge, MA]

Project Intern: Spring / Summer 2017 Cambridge Arts: Public Art

Cambridge Arts is seeking a spring and summer intern to assist with all aspects of its upcoming contemporary art series Common Exchange. A group exhibition of sound installations and performances, Common Exchange will feature 10 artist projects in and around the Cambridge Common from May – September 2017. Organized in honor of the park’s recent pathway renovations, each project that constitutes Common Exchange reiterates the park’s physical and ideological function as a connective space. Over the course of the summer, time-based and participatory works will occupy the Cambridge Common and its surrounding buildings to address connectivity and exchange in the twenty-first century, moving from interpersonal to communal and historical relationships. The public remains the central figure in each artwork to emphasize that it is participation and public discourse that ultimately shapes our civic spaces. Featured artists include: Andy Graydon, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Carmen Papalia, Aki Sasamoto, Kelly Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Allison Smith, Julianne Swartz, and Lee Walton and Jon Rubin.

Common Exchange is made possible through multiple partnerships and sources of support, including the National Endowment for the Arts ArtWork Grant, VIA Art Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Community Fund, Berkshire Taconic, Artists’ Resource Trust, Massachusetts Cultural Council the Community Design Studio of LUCAD, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, and Holosonics.

The Common Exchange intern will work closely with the Director of Public Art at Cambridge Arts, Lillian Hsu, and the exhibition guest curator Dina Deitsch. Duties will include organizing and keeping schedules for events and artists’ travel, project research for artists’ projects, attending meetings and public presentations, and providing general administration assistant to the curator and director.

The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in project management and/or in public programs in the arts as well as excellent organizational skills. An interest and knowledge of contemporary public art practices is a plus. A great and flexible attitude is absolutely required.

This position is funded by a stipend and would require an average of two days a week, which may include weekend or evening hours. Schedules are flexible and can be modified as needed. Course credit can be attained for select academic programs.

About Cambridge Arts:
Cambridge Arts (CA), also known as the Cambridge Arts Council, is the official arts agency for the City of Cambridge, MA. Established by City ordinance in 1974 and incorporated as a public non-profit in 1976, CA’s mission is to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting Cambridge. As both a service and presenting organization, CA accomplishes this mission by stimulating public awareness of and support for the arts, preserving and celebrating the City’s diverse cultural heritage, displaying art in public places, and developing opportunities to improve the overall aesthetic experience for residents and visitors of Cambridge.

Cambridge has one of the oldest percent-for-art public art programs in the country, established through the Cambridge Public Art Ordinance in 1979. To date, over one hundred artworks have been publicly sited in Cambridge. Commissioned for capital improvements, the art is lasting evidence of the City’s ongoing pursuit to enhance its physical environment. For more information, please visit

Please email inquiries and applications to with the subject: Attn: Dina Deitsch / Common Internship.

Social Media Internship [Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA]

The Andover Historical Society is working with Cuseum ( on what they’re calling a Virtual Andover App. They’re bringing history into the community while partnering with local organizations to build and promote the application.

They need a motivated intern to work on content development and management. It’s a writing and social media position (not a research position) to transform hundreds of stories, images, and objects into the content. The position is paid. They would love someone to start immediately. Andover is located North of Boston and accessible by public transportation. Work site location can be negotiated. Please contact Cara Iacobucci at for more information and the contact information.

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