Career Opportunities

Developement Assistant for
The Capital Campaign 

This full time, non-exempt, position reports to the Development Officer for the Capital Campaign.

Position summary:

The Development Assistant for the Capital Campaign provides administrative support for the Development Department during the Capital Campaign. This position is responsible for the proactive coordination and preparation of materials required to support the scheduled programs and functions of the Capital Campaign and Development Department, including campaign prospecting, gift agreements, collateral, and Campaign correspondence.

 
Position Responsibilities:

Individual Giving

  • Support Development Officer for the Campaign and Director of Development in Campaign activity
  • Act as liaison/adjunct participating with the Development Officer for the Campaign and Director of Development at Special Events / Exhibition Openings/ Campaign Committee meetings, etc.
  • Work with Development Officer for the Campaign to update and prepare materials for prospect meetings and Campaign Committee meetings
  • Conduct Campaign prospect research and review findings with Development Campaign team, and the Executive Director
  • Work with the Development Officer for Major Gifts to develop content for quarterly Campaign newsletter and the Campaign page of the Museum website
  • Work with Special Events team to create, coordinate, and manage layout and flow of Campaign events, including Campaign Committee meetings

Finance

  • Work with Development Officer for the Campaign to prepare gift agreements
  • Manage Campaign financial correspondence, including pledge reminders and tax acknowledgements
  • Review all incoming pledge payments and gift agreements with Development Officer for the Campaign and Director of Development
  • Assist with monthly Campaign cash-flow reports and pledge payment tracking for review with Finance team
  • Work with Development Officer for the Campaign to produce monthly Campaign reports

Grants

  • Conduct research of institutional funding prospects and review findings with Development Campaign team
  • Provide grant administration for awarded Campaign grants, and manage fulfillment of grant deliverables
  • Coordinate reporting activities, write grant reports, and organize support materials, and correspondence
  • Coordinate , compile, and assist with writing Campaign grant proposals and facilitate timely submission

Other

  • Support Development Officer for the Campaign  in maintenance of constituent records in the Development Department’s donor database
  • Maintain professional communications with Trustees, donors, and Museum colleagues
  • Review outgoing correspondence for accuracy, grammar, etc.
  • Present data and research in a clear and concise manner
  • Manage Campaign supplies and collateral: stock, inventory, and organization of the items
  • Administrative duties include answering phones, managing email accounts, referring communications to the correct parties, arranging meetings, and preparing materials for meetings and special events
  • Participate in evening and weekend fundraising activities with Development staff
  • Exercise discretion and handle confidential information appropriately
  • Other reasonable duties as requested

 

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including database management (Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in performance, including comfort in dealing with financial information, and ability to synthesize significant amounts of data
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high-pressure situations
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in fast-paced environment
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with our without reasonable accommodation
  • Experience in Development or donor-relations preferred

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

 


Development Assistant for Membership

This full time, non-exempt position reports to the Senior Development Officer for Membership.

Position Summary:

The Development Assistant for Membership supports the Membership program area within the Development Department of the Norton Museum of Art. This position is responsible for providing direct assistance to the Sr. Development Officer for Membership and Development Associate with responsibilities not limited to membership fulfillment, membership event logistics and data entry.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Complete, in a regular and timely manner, membership fulfillment mailings including new member acknowledgements, renewal acknowledgements and membership card printing
  • Assemble and mail new member and upgrade informational packets
  • Process mailing lists for Member communications, manage membership collateral inventory and support Development Associate with management of membership collateral projects
  • Coordinate monthly renewal solicitations with the Membership team and mail house
  • Maintain records and access information in Altru, the Museum’s constituent database, on a daily basis
  • Manage donation requests from other organizations and community partners, tracking and fulfilling auction items for membership and complimentary memberships.
  • Professionally communicate with Members (prospective and lapsed) and donors via phone, email and in person to answer questions about the Museum’s benefits, programs and to process membership payments
  • Maintain Membership budget and produce monthly reports for Sr. Development Officer for Membership
  • Create, coordinate, and manage layout and flow of all membership events with Sr. Development Officer for Membership
  • Manage RSVPs for all membership events
  • Coordinate with vendors and support personnel as needed in order to arrange catering, setup and other event logistics as needed. This includes being the vendor and personnel contact during Membership events.  
  • General tasks include answering phones, managing email accounts, and other duties as requested
  • Utilize Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, on a daily basis
  • Perform all duties with a high level of tact, confidentiality, professionalism, trust and efficiency 

Position Specifications:

BA required

  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, and familiar with constituent management databases (Altru or Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus)
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • High level of personal and ethical standards
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in performance
  • A proactive approach to working with deadlines and implementing projects in a timely manner is essential.
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Schedule flexibility; ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

 

Please send cover letter and resume to wattickj@norton.org.

 


Associate Curator of Education for School and Teacher Programs

This full time, exempt position reports to the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education

Position Summary
The Associate Curator of Education assists the Curator of Education to develop, coordinate and execute school and teacher programs.
 

Position Specifications

  • Serves as liaison with the K-12 public, private, parochial school community
  • Maintains tours, designs new arts-integrated education programs
  • Manages two part-time staff whose responsibilities relate to school programs
  • Oversees promotion, scheduling of school tours
  • Manages the Norton School Partnership program
  • Trains docents and interns to work with school-age audiences in the galleries
  • Evaluates programs for efficacy and community impact
  • Leads school tours; models effective gallery teaching techniques
  • Manages all aspects of Marden Community Gallery student exhibitions
  • Oversees/researches, writes, prepares, and distributes teacher resources
  • Plans and coordinates teacher professional development programs
  • Plans and executes new initiatives, including Summer Teachers’ Institute
  • Contributes to the work of the Museum’s Education Committee
  • Together with Curator of Education, determines annual operating budget for school and teacher programs and manages budget expenditures
  • Assist with Family and Public programs as needed

 

Position Requirements

Education:  MA in Art, Art History, Education, Museum Studies or related field preferred.

Training and Experience:  Professional museum experience with children and/or experience teaching in a classroom preferred.  Computer literate on MS Office. 

Skills and Abilities:  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate the Museum’s vision; strong writing skills; high standards for efficiency, quality, and accuracy.  Skill in leading, managing, supervising, and building cohesive teams.  Ability to work with varied constituencies and partners.  Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to deliver on-time and on-budget, and to organize time efficiently.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org.

 

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.