The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Addison Gallery of American Art in the search for a Director of Development.

The Director of Development reports to the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director and will be the chief fundraising officer for the Addison. The Director of Development will be responsible for the overall direction of fundraising, public relations, and special event activity in support of the Addison’s mission. The Director of Development will work closely with Addison’s staff and Board of Governors, as well as Phillips Academy’s Office of Academy Resources, to develop and implement strategies that align fundraising efforts.

This is an exciting time to be part of the Addison Gallery. With a new Director at the helm of the Addison, an ambitious fundraising program is envisioned—one that will support the development of a new website, a new institutional identity, and a new program of “See America” travel for Addison Friends. The Director of Development will work closely with the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director and Phillips Academy’s Office of Academy Resources to identify and cultivate donors and to elegantly and energetically promote the Addison.

The Addison Gallery’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. In a typical year, the Addison presents approximately twelve shows, including both permanent collection installations and major traveling exhibitions, carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. The Addison has also organized numerous nationally touring exhibitions, including shows such as American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927 – 1942, and Coming of Age, as well as retrospectives dedicated to artists such as John Marin, Sheila Hicks, William Wegman, Trisha Brown, Carroll Dunham, Wendy Ewald, Terry Winters, and Richard Stankiewicz.

The Addison is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that reaches diverse audiences, including teachers, students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and adults. All Addison education programs are offered free of charge. The Addison’s Museum Learning Center, in the new Sidney R. Knafel Wing, offers a flexible classroom and exhibition space that makes the entire collection accessible for programs tailored to the specific interests of individual groups. In addition to classes in art and art history, the Addison’s collection lends itself to use by history, math, and science classes.

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A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising (museum, secondary school, or university).

Job Information
  • Andover, Massachusetts, 01810, United States
  • 28090890
  • April 19, 2016
  • Director of Development
  • Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 10-25%