Director of Development

American Friends of the Louvre

Los Angeles, CA


The Louvre is one of the world’s most renowned and beloved art museums and its vast collections document humanity’s centuries-long creative achievements. American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) was created to support the Louvre’s efforts to share its cultural resources with the world.  The organization’s New York office opened in 2004 and activities are now being expanded to the West Coast.


AFL is currently seeking a part-time Director of Development based in Los Angeles to join its small team and to work hand in hand with the executive director who is also L.A. based.  The Director of Development will initially work three days per week, however, the position may eventually evolve to full time.  


  • Research and identify new prospects based in L.A. and on the West Coast for both membership and project support

  • Assist the executive director and development assistant in managing membership programs, including two high level programs for individuals.  Also assist with unrestricted giving and planned giving

  • Lead fund raising efforts for projects at the Louvre, including strategy development, prospect identification, proposal writing and organization of meetings for the executive director and board chairman

  • Oversee grant reporting and other responsibilities related to the administration of grants with an international museum

  • Collaborate with AFL and Louvre staff on stewardship and cultivation events in the U.S. and abroad designed to strengthen and broaden fund raising programs 


  • Complete proficiency in spoken and written French (no exceptions will be made to this qualification)

  • Minimum of 7 years fund raising experience in museum, cultural or academic organization

  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to produce solicitation and acknowledgement letters, and grant and sponsorship proposals in a timely and efficient manner

  • Superior communication and social skills and confidence in dealing with board members, high level donors, and professional peers

  • Strong computer skills; database expertise required

  • Maturity, good instincts, discretion, sound judgment and desire to work as part of a team

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks

  • Ability to travel in the U.S. and abroad


  • B.A. required, M.A. preferred; substantial educational background in art history highly desirable 


Competitive salary offered


Please submit short cover letter and resume to Sue Devine at [email protected] by November 15.


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