Founded in 1958, the Museum of Moab’s mission is to preserve and display artifacts and information, and to promote research and education, which accurately reflect the natural and cultural history of the Moab area.
We do this through our exhibits, research, and educational programs.

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Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts, establishing foundational support as the Museum continues to grow. The Director will have the opportunity assist the Executive Director and Board Trustees in building and tracking budgets and meeting fundraising targets. The Museum seeks a dynamic individual with a passion and gift for building strong constituencies of support to ensure long and short term performance goals are met.


  • Develop and execute the museum’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of Museum’s donor database and donor recognition program
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Plan, direct, and attend member events and donor receptions.
  • Oversee organization of fundraising special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Report monthly to Executive Director and development committee


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years’ experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills for tracking detail over multiple project deadlines.
  • Successful track record building major giving programs, securing annual support of 6 figures and above.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, PastPerfect, Adobe creative suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • CFRE certification a plus
  • some evening and weekend work required

Base commensurate with experience plus commission, incentives

To Apply
Submit cover letter, resume or CV detailing relevant experience, names and contact information of three references, and salary expectations by November 11 to:

John Foster
Executive Director
Museum of Moab
118 East Center St.
Moab, UT 84532