Manager of Annual Giving

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles, CA

With more than 137,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring


Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of Curator’s Circle, the museum’s largest annual giving program, and LACMA Fund, the museum’s annual fund. Curator’s Circle is one of LACMA’s highest level giving groups with over 400 supporters giving annual membership dues ranging from $2,500-$10,000. This group of art supporters are interested in greater and more rewarding participation with the museum and enjoy a range of in-depth curator-led programs including exhibition walkthroughs, in-depth looks at the permanent collection, studio and collection visits, gallery talks, and VIP servicing, all of which are organized by the Annual Giving team. The Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the full spectrum of the Curator’s Circle program, and ensures that it effectively meets team and division goals while fully serving its supporters. LACMA Fund is the museum's annual series of solicitations and communications designed to establish and nurture a broad base of unrestricted donor support.


Some duties include: responsible for the overall growth strategy and program for Curator’s Circle and LACMA Fund; interacts with other teams including Membership, Major Gifts, and Communications & Marketing to move individuals through the donor pipeline and grow existing revenue; holds a portfolio of 100+ members/donors with one on one relationships; initiates and establishes new acquisition and upgrade strategies based on research, trends, and opportunities with peer institutions; ensures that existing benefit program for supporters is appropriate stewardship for their giving level; organizes programming and events, approximately 18 - 22 events per year; works closely with Major Donor Events team; helps administer membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, engages in donor services; fulfills all promised membership benefits; helps create e-communications and event invitations, calendars, etc., manages communications schedules; helps to set and meet revenue goals and budget expenses, including planning and tracking; helps identify donors with major gift potential from within the Curator’s Circle and LACMA Fund; keeps abreast of art world current events to relate to donors’ interests; works closely with all members of the annual giving staff, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.


The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least 3-5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising, preferably in the visual arts. Experience using Raiser’s Edge is highly preferred.


An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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