Advancement and Engagement Coordinator

Fulcrum Arts

Pasadena, CA

The Advancement and Engagement Coordinator (AEC) is a full time, exempt position that reports to the Executive and Artistic Director and will play a major role deepening and expanding access to Fulcrum’s Emerge Program, which supports ~85 independent artists, collectives, and arts organizations of all disciplines through fiscal sponsorship, professional development, and administrative services; as well as providing core operating support. The person in this position will develop and implement strategies that will maximize the programs’ effectiveness, increase their fundraising capacity and visibility with diverse participants and audiences, assist with identifying and cultivating potential funders, and represent Fulcrum Arts at public events.


• Provide strategic fundraising consultation for 80+ fiscally sponsored artist projects including, but not limited to, crowd funding, individual donor giving plans, government and foundation grant research, and grant writing
• Work with Fulcrum Arts Executive and Artistic Director in developing individual and corporate fundraising plans
• Cultivate relationships with members of the cultural community, in accordance with our cultural equity plan, to identify potential new projects, venues and partners
• Evaluate new project inquiries
• Establish and maintain timeline, benchmarks, and funder requirements for Fulcrum Arts programming
• Administer professional development workshop series for both Emerge projects and other independent community arts projects
• Provide strategic PR and marketing consultation for 80+ fiscally sponsored artist projects including, but not limited to, press releases, social media, and developing media contacts.
• Collaborate with Fulcrum Arts Social Media Coordinator and various PR, marketing, and outreach consultants
• Monitor program qualitative and quantitative outcomes and demographics
• Conduct an annual review and cost-benefit analysis of the Emerge program


• BA/MA degree or equivalent nonprofit management experience
• Three to five years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative program models. This should include experience fundraising and marketing for performances, exhibitions, and other public events
• Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, including but not limited to grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and crowd funding
• Proficient in using technology for database management, marketing, social media, and reporting
• Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
• Must have own vehicle and liability insurance
• Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel
• Deep knowledge of local, regional and national arts community, with an understanding of diverse cultural traditions and disciplines; knowledge of international arts community helpful
• Based in LA County or vicinity; able to work both remotely and from the Fulcrum Arts offices in Pasadena
• Courteous and professional demeanor


Please submit the following materials as a single PDF to [email protected] by 1/31/21:
• Resume & Cover letter that speaks to your interest and experience with fundraising and capacity building for artist projects and small arts organizations
• Current curriculum vitae
• Contact information for 1-3 professional references
$48,000 - $52,000/year
• Monthly reimbursement of health insurance expenses after three months of employment.
• One-week paid vacation every year, with additional days accrued after the second year of employment
• Fulcrum Arts offers alternating 4- and 5-day work weeks to all full time, exempt employees
• Fulcrum Arts employees may opt to work remotely with approval from EAD

This exempt, full time position, with additional days as needed. Fulcrum Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be amended at any time at the discretion of the Employer.


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