Located on Los Angeles’ historic Miracle Mile since 1965, the Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower. With a focus on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, Craft Contemporary presents dynamic exhibitions by established and emerging artists and designers who are often underrepresented in larger art institutions. Through regular programs and events, Craft Contemporary offers creative opportunities for the public to participate in hands-on workshops led by professional artists.
The Development Manager is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with communications and the board of trustees. Under moderate supervision, this one-person department position co-creates the museum’s development strategies and encompasses major responsibility for managing logistics related to donor management and cultivation. A successful candidate demonstrates vision, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic, while attending to the daily, organizational details critical to success. A desire to work in a small organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Membership and Individual Donors
Plan and oversee all initiatives – from conception of strategies through implementation—for the cultivation, acquisition, renewal, upgrade and stewardship of members and donors
Research prospective donors
Prepare routine correspondence with members and donors including gift acknowledgement and fulfillment of membership benefits
Manage CRM database, including maintenance of data integrity, developing standards for data-entry and enhancing database functionality. Reconcile all gift entries with accounting system on a regular basis
Coordinate the fulfillment of donor benefits
Manage year end giving appeal including drafting letter, building mailing list and tracking and reporting on results
Provide assistance to the Board: attend and take minutes at meetings, staff committees
Track all Board fundraising efforts and activities
Represent the museum at community meetings and events as indicated
In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, oversee the production of Craft Contemporary’s annual gala, including catering, data management and gift processing, mailings, response tracking, and production of printed materials, volunteer coordination, and event logistics
Develop other fundraising events in collaboration with the museum director and/or museum trustees.
Conceive and oversee the implementation of member events including opening receptions
Oversee and manage rental events
Assemble materials for grant submissions and reporting
Conduct research into prospective corporate and foundation donors
Marketing and Communications
Develop and/or oversee creation of appropriate collateral materials on a timely basis
Coordinate with the communications staff to assure timely and consistent messaging across all platforms to accomplish our mission, extend the museum’s audience and promote the museum’s community reputation.
Supervise front desk staff
Supervise Digital Marketing Manager
Minimum of one to three years of fundraising or communications experience in a museum, non-profit arts organization or related non-profit or experience as an executive assistant.
Experience supervising volunteers
Outgoing, upbeat and comfortable cultivating relationships
Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact
Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
Ability to manage and maintain email correspondence in timely manner
Superior written and verbal communication skills, including copyediting proficiency and communicating ideas to a group
Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CRM software—Bloomerang.) Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies and tools
Team-oriented and comfortable working in a small organization and shared office space, superior interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and solution-oriented approach
Demonstrate mature judgment, with a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Receptive and able to incorporate feedback into work
Detail-oriented and organized
Awareness of arts and culture in Los Angeles
Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed
To apply please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Suzanne Isken: [email protected]. Craft Contemporary is an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity at all levels of our work.
Starting Salary: Est. 60K