Full Time Positions
The Queens Museum is seeking an innovative and creative development professional to support fundraising efforts including but not limited to special events, corporate and individual membership and annual fund and various targeted initiatives. Position reports to the Director of Development.
- Assist the Director of Development in the organization and management of annual fundraisers and special events
- Responsible for the organization and management of donor cultivation events related to individual and corporate membership programs
- Assist Director of Development in maintaining direct relationships with donors through solicitations, invitations to exhibition openings, cultivation events and opportunities that highlight museum programming
- Assist Director of Development in organizing and managing corporate and individual annual giving/membership programs
- Executing crowd funding and other special fundraising projects (i.e. art sales, Kickstarter, Adopt-A-Building program, etc.)
- Write letters of inquiry, acknowledgment letters and appeals
- Research new funding prospects and support all efforts to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing donors
- Follow all processes and procedures for receiving and recording gifts and updating funder lists
- Track all donors and prospects in eTapestry, run custom reports, generate mailing lists
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience with varied constituencies
- Highly organized and self motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Event planning, design and presentation skills preferred. Experience with eTapestry preferred
- Ability to be resourceful and a creative problem solver. Ability to thrive in culturally diverse settings
Please send by email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to HR@queensmuseum.org; no calls please.
Grant Writer / Development Writing and Research Associate
We seek an ambitious writer to assist in the implementation of a fundraising strategy that targets foundations, corporations, and government grant-making agencies. The Grant Writer will report to the Director of Development and be part of a dedicated team of fundraising professionals.
- Meet regularly with program staff to determine funding needs, opportunities, and priorities.
- Write all funding proposals, reports, and other correspondence to foundations, corporate philanthropies, and government entities, as well as corporate sponsorship appeals.
- Develop fresh language on grant materials and write copy for fundraising campaigns and promotional materials.
- Research funding prospects and provide senior staff with research and background materials to support fundraising efforts.
- Maintain all grant-related records in donor database, including constituent records, gift and proposal entries, submission deadlines, and crediting information.
- Compile and update statistics and information relating to grants.
- Update files of fundraising materials including current budgets, IRS letters, audited financial statements, and information packets.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or similar field preferred.
- 1–2 years grant writing experience in the development department of a non-profit organization, ideally in the arts.
- Excellent writing and organizational skills required.
- Ability to think creatively, synthesize information effectively, and tailor information to appeal to a broad spectrum of funder interests.
- Experience with eTapestry or other fundraising software a plus.
Please send by email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org; no calls please.