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Director, Individual Philanthropy, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Carnegie Museums seeks a seasoned fundraiser for the position of DIRECTOR, INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY. The director is responsible for leading a comprehensive individual major gift program and managing a portfolio of major prospects and donors. The director will lead a team of gift officers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, ensuring a door-centered strategy is customized for each individual.

The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical as is a track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree desirable.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/6)

Development Manager, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM), was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’s exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Every year the Museum welcomes a half a million visitors from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

About the position

The Development Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Museum’s fundraising operations, working closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations on behalf of the Museum. The Manager will provide administrative support to the Development team and oversee database management: recording donor interactions for the department, booking pledges and gifts, running reports and administrating stewardship of donors. Taking initiative, in collaboration with CDO and working across Museum departments, the Development Manager will be responsible for the organization and implementation of all fundraising and donor-related events.

Responsibilities

Lead all Museum individual giving campaigns in partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  This includes, but is not limited to, leading the Please Touch Museum’s urgent individual giving campaign scheduled for Summer to Fall of 2020. Specific tasks will include:

  • Identifying potential donors from PTM’s Annual Fund and Membership and work with CDO to cultivate and solicit donors.
  •  Managing a portfolio of individual givers and corporate supporters investing between $100 and $60,000+ in Please Touch Museum.
  •  Working with CDO and Campaign committee for this initiative and stewarding this group.
  •  Implementing a donor program strategy and comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for Please Touch Museum’s individual supporters. This includes an active schedule of personal interactions with donors including phone calls and visits to initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities.

Responsible for managing and maintaining all technical aspects of the development operation.

  •  Managing database systems and financial records. This includes donor acknowledgement letters and logging constituent interactions.
  •  Leading all donor e-communications through Outlook and Constant Contact. Including the Museum’s quarterly e-newsletter Touchpoints and the Museum’s Annual Report.
  • Creating timelines and budgets for all deliverables required by individual and corporate funders.
  •  Leading internal collaborations with: Marketing, Exhibits and Museum Learning to facilitate the execution of funder deliverables.
  •  Supporting department and committees with agendas, minutes, and monitoring/tracking deadlines.

Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and creating proposals for corporate sponsors. This includes writing letters of request and sponsorship agreements to secure institutional support.

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop fundraising strategies that integrate with Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts research to grow corporate sponsorship pipeline.
  • Act as a project manager to ensure that marketing, program delivery, and sponsorship deliverables are met and written reports filed if appropriate.

Responsible for leading fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in collaboration with CDO and when appropriate: cross-departmentally.

  • Design and implement all aspects of events in collaboration with CDO.
  • Create budgets, timelines, and promotion/outreach plans, working in collaboration with other Museum departments.
  • Identify and cultivate event committee for Imagination Ball, then assist and steward the committee members.
  • Coordinate post-event tasks including the reconciliation of budget in conjunction with the finance department, evaluation, and recommendations for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years working in a position of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and event management, preferably at an arts and cultural non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated writing and organizational ability who enjoys finding creative ways to make a case for funding.
  • Must be able take initiative, managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate success in working with people and organizing committees focusing on achievable goals.
  • Able to listen carefully to prospective donors, displaying a creative, problem solving attitude while maintaining a donor-centric fundraising philosophy and approach.

Please Touch Museum is an EEO employer. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to: DevJobOpp@pleasetouchmuseum.org 
(Posted 7/6)

 

Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication. PAFA has a multi-level mission, serving both the School and the Museum, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) will work to strengthen the position of all of the branches of PAFA and the institution overall. This newly structured and elevated position reports directly to the President & CEO. The SVP serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development for both enrollment and strategic marketing communication. The SVP has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic marketing plan aimed at utilizing a variety of media, both traditional and digital, to increase enrollment, visitors, and membership, as well as to increase auxiliary earned revenues including facility rentals and retail. The SVP will also be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management as well as strategic communication.

The successful candidate will partner with PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, the Vice President of Public Education and Engagement, Director of Events, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic goals.

PAFA and the Community: With over 200 years of experience training artists, PAFA nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education. PAFA offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

Founded in 1805, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. The School is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Museum earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Our Community: Once the original capital of America, Philadelphia has a past enriched with culture, history and symbolism. The city is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures and also possesses amenities that only the city’s own heritage can provide. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s evolution.

Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It holds the following statistics: it is the sixth most populous city in the US, the fifth largest city area by population in the US, the US’s fourth largest consumer media market and ranks 49th as the most populous city in the world. There are nearly 1.5 million people in the city alone.

Cultural, culinary, artistic and multicultural treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. From some of the very finest and diverse restaurants, museums, major league sports, theaters, to philanthropic organizations, Philly has it all. Residents have access to the best facilities known to a modern city environment and community including four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections, gorgeous green spaces, and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

The Position: The SVP will oversee and be responsible for the leadership, management, and direct supervision for the offices of: Admissions, Strategic Marketing and Communications, and Student Financial Aid. They will provide leadership in designing the institution’s enrollment and marketing/communication strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This will occur while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals while improving retention and graduation rates. The SVP must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match PAFA’s mission, resources, and market demand. With a team of eight, this position will craft social media, marketing and messaging plans to serve individual department needs to implement an annual master marketing research plan that provides insight into exhibit offerings, visitation and membership drivers, pricing strategy, and audience demographics. Relationships are critical to this role, the SVP will establish partnerships with outside organizations to develop marketing and promotional opportunities and actively attend events in the community. In addition, this position serves as Staff Liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the School Committee of the Board.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, the ideal candidate should have the following:

• 8 years of experience in enrollment and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education, arts and culture, or related areas with multiple revenue streams;
• Master’s Degree;
• Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
• Track record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in attendance and membership throughout the year, increase awareness of an institution’s programs and mission;
• Experience with all forms of institutional publishing and communications, including editorial of all media and supervising website and other digital content;
• Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raisings its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
• Working knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
• Entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time, deeply collaborative;
• A strong understanding of marketing research skills and financial aid leveraging;
• Experience in implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment and marketing/communication plan;
• The ability to work with Deans, faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together an Institution-wide enrollment management structure and environment.

Application and Nomination Process: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:
• Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
• A complete and up-to-date Resume;
• Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate)

Applications submitted by July 31, 2020, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is October 5, 2020. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. PAFA strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
(Posted 7/1)

 

Director of Education and Community Programs, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives.  With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As the primary advocate for the museum’s community-centered engagement philosophy, the DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS leads efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect diverse visitors (onsite, offsite, and online) with the museum. They supervise a high-performing team of museum educators; serve an integral role in artistic and strategic planning; initiate and sustain community partnerships to further the museum’s educational mission; and contribute to audience development activities on behalf of CMOA and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). Additionally, they effectively manage program budgets; actively seek ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the museum’s educational initiatives; and oversee CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI), both internally and externally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An advanced degree (humanities, learning, arts education, or a related field) and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a public-facing informal education role are required; or a comparable mix of education and experience. A track record of innovation and leadership is essential, as is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary, experimental, and collaborative approaches to public programming and engagement. Experience overseeing the creation of effective online educational resources is desirable. A record of research, publishing, and/or public speaking in museum education and/or public engagement is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Director of Education and Community Programs must have broad knowledge of informal education and engagement strategies relevant to cultural organizations today as well as tested skills initiating and sustaining community partnerships. Awareness of effective strategies for engaging diverse museum visitors of all ages is required, including an understanding of human development, learning theories, school curriculum, and program design and evaluation. The ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of artist-educators is essential. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required, along with proficiency in budgeting, evaluation, and grant writing and reporting. Must be able to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally needed if programs demand it. Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management and workplace chat applications, such as Asana and Slack.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, takes a leadership role in defining and evolving the museum’s community-centered educational philosophy and public engagement strategies in keeping with the museum’s overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for leading the design and development of a comprehensive range of innovative programs, services, and offerings for school students and teachers, children and families, and diverse adult audiences that meet or exceed high standards for museum education practice.
  • Actively establishes and nurtures collaborations and partnerships with a host of external partners to further the museum’s mission, serve its community, and extend the impact of its programming, especially to new audiences.
  • Hires, mentors, supervises, and evaluates education department staff members; supervises museum educators in hiring, nurturing, and evaluating volunteer docents, teaching artists, and other part-time staff members. Oversees the multifaceted efforts of education team members, collaborators, and contractors to meet schedules, budgets, and engagement objectives.
  • Participates on planning teams for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations, online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the museum’s educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery.
  • Advises curatorial colleagues on their efforts to conceptualize and develop interpretive materials, such as wall labels, gallery and activity guides, and other forms in print or online. Oversees creation of descriptive copy about education programs and activities for marketing initiatives.
  • Oversees and guides the work of the museum’s DEAI Staff Forum, pursuing new initiatives collaboratively to ensure team goals are met; endeavors to remain up to date on DEAI advancements in the cultural sector and imparts key learnings to staff.
  • Develops, manages, analyzes, and reports on education-related budgets for departmental operations, programs, and grant funded projects. Oversees timely tracking of participation in education programs and activities. Analyzes and responds appropriately to findings and trends to achieve goals for participation, impact, and revenue generation.
  • Plays a significant role in fundraising for the education department, including identifying, contributing to, implementing, and reporting on grant-funded opportunities; also helps to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings; and contributes to research and learning internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Remains current with the latest museum education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the museum.
  • Collaborates with other departments and components of CMP to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities related to the museum in particular and to CMP as a whole, including but not limited to strategic planning, education task forces, and audience development initiatives.
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the director.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 6/29)

 

Director of Marketing and Social Media, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Director of Marketing and Social Media leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s integrated advertising/marketing/social media plan to support earned and contributed revenue initiatives, retain and grow audiences, and increase brand awareness for the institution. This position reports to the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics partners with the Director of Communications to ensure that content development plus media outreach and partnerships are consistent across all media vehicles within the overall marketing communications plan. This role also supervises two full-time staff: Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for their day-to-day work and for providing coaching, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.

This position provides guidance and leadership across a variety of institutional initiatives and strategic goals, helping to shape organizational messaging that drives revenue and/or audiences across the Barnes. Working with the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, this position maximizes the revenue and audience potential of the Barnes existing online initiatives and participates in the planning and execution of new initiatives. Lastly, the Director plays a key role in a newly formed Analytics function that collects, analyzes, and makes decisions based on the institution’s data.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Leads the development, execution, and analysis of advertising/marketing/social media campaigns, including negotiating media and trade contracts to support earned and contributed revenue goals as well as audience retention and development
  • Develops and refines the foundation’s overall brand strategy to direct consistent messaging and positioning across all media and platforms. Works with Design and Editorial team to ensure that the Barnes’s visual identity across all marketing and advertising assets meet graphic and editorial standards.
  • Leads partnership with media agency to develop, execute and analyze results of annual and long-range media plan and advertising campaigns.
  • Leads the development and implementation of SEO/SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing automation campaigns
  • Chairs the interdepartmental staff social media committee of to build the Barnes voice and manage content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn; grow and diversify audiences; and leverage channels that support revenue and attendance goals
  • Represents marketing and messaging interests to the internal Strategic Plan working group
  • Partners with Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations to develop promotions that include discount or incentive programs,
  • Partners with the Director of Communications to create and implement effective marketing and communications strategies to support the foundation’s audience and revenue goals and media/marketing partnerships, etc.
  • Participates in key internal committees and external conferences, contributing to key strategic, policy, culture and management decisions of the Barnes.
  • Works with all departments to develop marketing material in support of the mission of the Barnes Foundation.
  • Researches and analyzes best message, methods, channels, and trends for Barnes marketing and social media to support audience outreach and attendance goals.
  • Represents the sales/marketing, audience development, and SEM/SEO functions in ongoing optimization of the Barnes website, working collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer, Editorial and Design teams, and all other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates efforts with outside public, city and state agencies to develop collaborations in support of Barnes marketing goals.
  • Uses data driven analysis, including historical performance, external benchmarks, and market trends to develop, track, and evaluate advertising components of the Marketing Relations budget.
  • Creates marketing partnerships with allied local, national, and international organizations, when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor, supervise and hold accountable all employees in the areas of attendance, completion of documentation, ADP and implementation of all company policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with all direct reports to review operational metrics and provide ongoing guidance; documents constructive feedback regarding job specific functions, responsibilities and competencies.
  • Maintains written documentation of supervision for oversight and review by other parties as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain a stable, productive team environment through effective communication, staff appreciation and other activities that yield a high level of employee engagement to support and preserve the employee’s interest in working for The Barnes Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years’ experience in marketing/communications or business development fields required or some college with additional relevant professional experience required.
  • Proven ability to develop, coordinate, execute and analyze results of strategic and long-range marketing plans, consumer communications, message development, media planning and brand positioning.
  • Strong quantitative and marketing analysis and presentation skills Ability to demonstrate ROI across all functions.
  • Demonstrated budget responsibility, writing ability with strong visual sense and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver and producer who can synthesize complex material quickly into data, charts and copy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to establish priorities, work within deadlines, multitask, and organize.  Proven ability to drive initiatives from concept to implementation in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with contract oversight of third-party vendors, design agencies and content developers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat); social media scheduling and analytics tools; video editing, Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Analytics, and Survey Monkey.
  • Proficiency in all related computer applications (CRM and Content Management Systems experience preferred).
  • Experience in dynamic cultural or non-profit organization preferred.

Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application, along with salary expectations.

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 6/29)

 

President and CEO, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and engaged leader with a proven track record of museum experience and a vision for the future to serve as the new President/CEO. The President will provide leadership for the Museum’s operations, exhibition, and educational and fundraising programs to move the Museum forward as a significant player in the rebirth of downtown Allentown and the enhancement of the Lehigh Valley.

The successful candidate will bring experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the work of the Museum, in partnership with a skilled and committed staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, and many other volunteers. The President/CEO will have the opportunity to build a sustainable operating model for the Museum, articulate and implement the recently developed strategic plan and engage current and prospective donors, as well as leaders throughout the community, in supporting the Museum through successful fundraising and reputation enhancement.

The Allentown Art Museum is a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for more information.

Essential Qualifications

M. A. or M.F.A. required; PhD preferred.

Significant museum experience in a director, senior curator, or other leadership position, and knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain the Museum’s AAM accreditation, develop and oversee an active exhibition program, and keep the Museum moving forward.

Fundraising and development experience, preferably including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and the ability to attract new members and donors and to steward current relationships.

Ability to speak in an engaging and persuasive manner about art, wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, and the value of museums to varied constituencies including collectors, civic officials, foundations, members, and a diverse public.

Financial acumen and strong emotional intelligence.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply—submit comprehensive CV with cover letter that sets out your interest in the role and describes the aspects of your experience relevant to the above criteria. Include names and contact info for three references. References will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. Applications received by June 30 have best opportunity for consideration.

Submit to:  hr@allentownartmuseum.org

Salary Range:
Salary range of $130,000-$150,000 plus option for bonus
(Posted 6/22)

Vice President of External Relations and Development, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 6/22)

Development Manager, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000

The Development Manager is a fundraising professional with at least five years’ broad-based development experience, preferably in an arts/culture setting. The ideal candidate possesses exceptional key fundraising skills. The Development Manager possesses a track record of managing membership and/or annual fund programs with a demonstrated record of meeting financial goals and effectively managing timelines. Grant writing experience is a plus. This position also requires a broad spectrum of development experience, including database management, event coordination, and familiarity with best practices in the field.

This position reports to the Director of Development, but also works closely with the Executive Director, as well as the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. The Development Manager will also work collaboratively with all members of FWM’s staff as needed to accomplish goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership and Annual Fund
Working closely with Director of Development, oversee FWM’s relaunched Membership Program including:
– Conducting an annual membership campaign
– Preparing renewals, reminders, acknowledgements and fulfillment
– Building a calendar of regular communication and drafting messages for members (mail/online/on-site/web-based and social media)
– Assisting in conceiving and implementing cultivation activities and events

Manage FWM’s Annual Appeal campaign including:
– Drafting solicitation and acknowledgement letters in coordination with the Director of Development
– Implementing all administration of Appeal including compiling mailing lists and coordinating the design, printing and mailing of the piece, as well as reporting and analysis

Gift Administration
– Manage all stages of gift processing, including data entry, records maintenance, and acknowledgements
– Coordinate with Finance Office on gift administration policies and regular reporting and analysis
– Administer CRM to track donors and generate reports and mailing lists

Institutional Giving and Grants
Working closely with the Director of Development, manage FWM’s foundation and government relations efforts including:
– Maintaining and updating a calendar of grant proposals and reports
– Tracking grants in progress and managing the fulfillment of requirements such as recognition, reporting and financial compliance
– Researching and identifying foundation and government prospects for targeted support of FWM’s programs and exhibitions; maintaining an active pipeline of prospects
– Contributing to grant writing and reporting, including gathering data, preparing financial reports, and sharing responsibility for drafting proposals and reports
– Draft in-kind and corporate solicitation materials for project and exhibition support
– With Communications Manager, coordinate benefits delivery for creative partnerships and auction donations on behalf of FWM

Additional Responsibilities
– Participate in special event, fundraiser, and opening reception planning and implementation
– Expected to work occasional evenings and weekends to support FWM events
– Conduct hiring, training, and evaluation of Development interns
– Provide support for major gifts and corporate programs including conducting prospect research to identify funding opportunities and potential donors and drafting solicitation materials
– Prepare Board Development reports
– Take minutes and support Development Committee meetings
– As an integral member of the Development team, assist Director of Development as requested

EXPERIENCE

– 3-5 years in fundraising (preferably for a museum)
– History of oversight of annual appeal and membership program
– Expertise in database management
– Bachelor’s Degree required
– Strong communications skills required
– Familiarity with development best practices
– Familiarity with contemporary art and art community preferred
– Familiarity with Philadelphia philanthropic landscape preferred

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Lily Williams, Director of Development at lily@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org.
(Posted 6/22)

 

Executive Director, Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, Latrobe

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) is one of PA’s twelve designated Heritage Areas, and is based in Latrobe, PA.  Designated in 1995, the nonprofit organization works along the historic Lincoln Highway in Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams Counties to promote economic development through tourism, education, recreation, cultural and historic preservation.

Position Overview

The full-time Executive Director serves in a variety of roles, including Corridor-wide projects as well as management of the Lincoln Highway Experience museum.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • 10+ years of public/private sector experience in management, with at least two of those years in a supervisory capacity;
  • experience creating, articulating, developing and implementing strategic plans;
  • history of collaboration and partnerships;
  • demonstrated understanding of marketing, preservation and sustainability;
  • successful tenure working with a volunteer Board of Directors;
  • proven track record in generating successful government and private foundation revenue streams; and,
  • an understanding of nonprofit best practices.

Email resume with cover letter by July 7, 2020 outlining specific skills, relevant experiences, and salary history to office@LHHC.org The LHHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and conforms to Pennsylvania’s Nondiscrimination/Sexual Harassment Policy.
(Posted 6/9)

PT Arts Project Coordinator, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Summary: The Arts Project Coordinator serves as the main contact person and logistical coordinator for the project team that is developing interpretive technology, a new technological platform to allow for various in-gallery touring experiences.

Hours: This is a non-exempt, part-time hourly position: 25 hours per week; Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. as needed; occasional weekend or evening hours possible

Reports to: Director of Learning & Visitor Experience of The Frick Pittsburgh

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall coordination and management of the project to develop a new interpretive technology, using project management best practices
  • Serves as the liaison between members of the project team and partner institutions
  • Develops and maintains project schedule
  • Helps to forecast and monitor program budget
  • Organizes working meetings and facilitates related logistics
  • Coordinates content development, including research materials and image rights
  • Organizes and helps to facilitate diverse user groups for prototype testing
  • Keeps accurate records of processes and procedures during project development
  • Works with project team to develop training materials and to train interpretive staff in using the platform for in-gallery experiences
  • Other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Public) Arts Management, Art Administration, Museum Studies, Project Management, Marketing/branding, Communications, or related field is preferred
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s Degree with two (2) years of art support-related experience; or High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of four (4) years of direct experience supporting art projects/programs, will be considered
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Engaging speaker with a good sense of humor, enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and adaptability
  • Professional, reliable and punctual, with an interest in history and art
  • Must have good computer skills with access to a computer to download training materials and to receive work-related communications
  • Must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment background screening

EOE
(Posted 6/9)

CRM Systems Analyst, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The CRM Systems Analyst is responsible for the success, data integrity and optimization of The Franklin Institutes CRM applications and integrated systems, and plays a key role in the development of related analytic reports.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the success, data integrity, and user optimization of all CRM/ERP applications including Raiser’s Edge and Galaxy Ticketing systems
  • Develop queries and analyze databases to produce daily, weekly and monthly reports using SQL
  • Interface with all areas of the business and collaborate with users to ensure data optimization, application solution design, system configuration, integration testing, data hygiene, documentation, training, and complete deployment in the support of applications.
  • Gain in-depth application and database knowledge for the Institute’s CRM applications.  The candidate will serve as the Admin and Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will be responsible for the support, design, upgrades, usability and configuration of such applications
  • Facilitate the adoption of enhanced functionality within TFI’s CRM investments; identify and deploy features to support visitor experience, financial transactional health, business operations and the support of data analytics.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional TFI power users to drive business process changes while establishing an institute-wide data dictionary and data entry protocol.  Perform solution design, configuration, integration testing, documentation and training.
  • Apply problem-solving skills by applying business, financial/transactional and technical expertise. Working with both internal resources and vendors, resolve issues while maintaining detailed documentation of the progress through completion.
  • Lead and/or perform Quality Assurance Testing on applications release lifecycle and the deployment of reports/analysis.  The candidate will work closely with the quality and engineering teams during software release cycles and will have the skills to keep the appropriate parties informed so that corrective actions are achieved.
  • Recommends technologies and solutions to accelerate user adoption of technology.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advanced Analytics and Applications.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree IT related field or relevant industry experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the support and deployment of CRM applications
  • Expertise in MS SQL
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with an eagerness to learn new skill sets and apply them towards project and team success
  • Demonstration of cultural competence to work across lines of business and differences
  • Exceptional written, visual presentation and oral communication; interviewing, facilitation, listening and interpersonal skills.

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generation Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu(please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line) OR visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 6/9)

PT Historic Interpreter, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

Position Function: To interpret and conduct tours on 19th century farm life, domestic spaces, activities, 1-room schoolhouse for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Job Relationships:
Supervises: No one
Supervised by: Management

FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Duties:
 Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude and demeanor to other staff and the public at all times.
 Wear time-period appropriate attire as mandated in the Quiet Valley personnel manual.
 Support Quiet Valley’s mission, policies and procedures as outlined in staff handbook.
 Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.
 Demonstrate professional behavior, reliability, and dependability
 Complete work-related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by management.
 Work with visitors of all ages including children and adults.

Interpretation:
 Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming.
 Learn and demonstrate 19th century skills, trades, farm chores, and associated knowledge.
 Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the history of Pennsylvania, and 19th century America.
 Serve as role model for seasonal interpretive staff.
 Conduct tours in first person interpretative style.

Qualifications:
 Knowledge of or willingness to learn about farm animal husbandry
 Prior work at historic site is helpful
 Experience with schoolchildren, educational programming, outreach programs and special events in a traditional or non-traditional setting is helpful
 Volunteer experience
 Physically able to lift 50 lbs.
 Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record
 Ability to pass child abuse and criminal record checks
 Working papers are required for those 18 years and younger

Working Conditions:
 This position is a seasonal, part-time position with 15 to 20 hours during slower seasons and 30 to 35 hours weekly during busy seasons.
 Ability to work a flexible schedule, some summer weekends are a must
 The position includes some physical labor, such as gardening or animal care, in varying weather conditions without climate control.
 Ability to use or learn to use 19th century and modern farm equipment.

Please contact Quiet Valley Farm at 570-992-6161 or via email at farm@quietvalley.org for more information and sending applications.
(Posted 6/8)

 

PT Weekend Farmer/Maintenance, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

Position Function:
Feed and care for farm animals on the weekends and additional time as needed; conduct interpretive tours of 19th century farm, garden, animals and buildings for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Job Relationships:
Supervises: None
Supervised by: Farm Manager

FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:
General:
 Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and professional attitude and demeanor with other staff and the public at all times.
 Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.
 Complete work related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by Supervisor.

Farm Duties:
 Provide care for the farm animals and pens, including horses, cows, sheep, goats, swine, chickens, and fowl, as applicable, on weekends and holidays as well as at other times as requested by the Farm Manager.
 Assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, Old Time Christmas and other events.
 Perform other duties as assigned by Farm Manager and other supervisors.

Interpretation:
 Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming
 Learn and demonstrate 19th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge
 Work on and interpret the 19th century farm, gardens, and animal husbandry to visitors of all ages
 Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and the history of Pennsylvania and 19th century America.
 During times when we are open to the public, wear period correct clothing while completing farm work.

Maintenance:
 Maintain the general appearance and cleanliness of all farm facilities used by the public and staff, including cleaning of outhouses and bathrooms during times of use.

Qualifications:
 Knowledge of animal husbandry, agriculture, and/or basic maintenance preferred
 Applicant must have a driver’s license in good standing
 Minimum education of a high school diploma or GED
 Applicant must pass a background check
 Position entails heavy lifting, often over 50+ lbs.

Working Conditions:
 The position is 16-30 hours per week, with much of the work duties taking place on weekends and holidays and some week day work. Working with the public is a must. Cell phone use is prohibited on the farm when staff is in period clothing and when visitors are present.
 Most tasks will be performed outside or in the barn in all types of weather and may require the use of farm equipment and machinery or other tools, both vintage and modern, as necessary to complete the task.

Please contact Quiet Valley Farm at 570-992-6161 or via email at farm@quietvalley.org for more information and sending applications.
(Posted 6/8)

 

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