Director of Development (DoD)

Incredible leadership opportunity in West Palm Beach, Florida!  We are seeking a Director of Development (DoD).  This is a full-time, salaried position.  We are utilizing an external search firm, Howe-Lewis International, to assist us in sourcing a diverse pool of qualified candidates.   

The Opportunity: The Director of Development (DoD) reports to the Museum Director and CEO, Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D., and works closely with senior staff and the Norton Board of Trustees. S/he will develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive development plan to support operations and capital needs. The DoD is responsible for growing the membership program and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective donors of all types. S/he will also serve as the primary conduit to the executive office and to the Board on major gifts, deploying these key organizational leaders in strategic ways to cultivate significant prospects and close leadership gift opportunities. The DoD will manage an active portfolio of major donors and prospects. 

The DoD will provide leadership, direction, vision, and inspiration to a team of 14, and join a vibrant, committed and talented senior leadership team at a pivotal moment in the Norton’s history.

IDEAL Qualifications:

  • Substantial leadership experience within a sophisticated fundraising operation, preferably in a museum or other cultural institution.
  • Success implementing fundraising plans and cultivating relationships for all funding streams.
  • Direct experience leading and expanding a successful major gifts program and robust membership programs.
  • Demonstrated success as a front-line major gift solicitor at the six- and seven-figure level and beyond. 
  • Track record of identifying and engaging new communities of prospective donors.
  • Ability to partner effectively with newly appointed Director and CEO.
  • Extensive experience working with an engaged and active board.
  • Knowledge of the regional and national philanthropic communities.
  • Ability to collaborate with the curatorial staff and collectors to solicit and secure gifts of art. 
  • Experience with/understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges working in a seasonal community and how best to leverage opportunities in-season and create other opportunities to engage donors year-round.
  • Experience with the entire range of external relations is a plus.
  • Strong record of recruiting and developing exceptional people and fostering a transparent, collegial work environment.
  • Experience across digital and social as well as traditional platforms.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, monitoring and administration.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and commonly used fundraising prospect management tools.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation.
  • Discretion required to manage confidential information.
  • Sophistication and social finesse to work with Trustees, staff, donors, and potential prospects.
  • Genuine passion for the Norton’s mission and the ability to hold meaningful conversations and foster relationships with prospective donors, collectors, curators, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively, and to deliver effective, consistent messages and presentations.
  • Flexible, team-oriented, results-driven, and a self-starter.
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend events on a regular basis and to serve as a highly visible ambassador for the Norton in the local community and beyond.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% is required.
  • Bilingual language skills (English/Spanish) is beneficial, but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a relevant advanced degree is a plus.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.  

To apply, please go to: and click on the “Assignments” tab on the top menu.

Docent and Volunteer Manager

Incredible opportunity at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida! We are seeking a Docent and Volunteer Manager (DVM).   This is a full-time, salaried position.

The Opportunity: The Docent and Volunteer Manager (DVM) reports to the Museum’s Curator of Education and works closely with other departmental staff.  With oversight from the Curator of Education, s/he will develop, execute, and manage the operations of the Docent Program and the Volunteer Program. 

Qualifications:  S/he will be an inclusive manager and mentor of the highest integrity, with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire, and unite docents and volunteers around a shared vision.  S/he should have an open and engaging personality able to attract a diverse range of docents and volunteers.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant / applicable work experience, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • A genuine passion for the Museum’s mission and the ability to hold meaningful conversations and foster relationships with docents and volunteers.
  • Excellent English language skills including oral, written, active listening, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Positive “can-do” attitude, flexible, team-oriented, attention to detail, results driven and demonstrated initiative.  A good sense of humor is also appreciated!
  • Prior experience training others, leading, motivating, managing and supervising volunteers.
  • Solid problem-solving skills and abilities.
  • Flexible to attend evening and weekend events, including some Saturdays and some Friday evenings. 
  • Competence in using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) plus experience with various databases, such as Raiser’s Edge, Altru, and Volgistics.
  • Up to 5% travel may be required. 
  • Bilingual language skills (to include Spanish) is a plus but not required.
  • Associate’s Degree is required.  Relevant Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Physical Requirements:  The person in this position must be able to move about inside and outside the museum; to frequently communicate with key stakeholders (speaking, hearing, exchanging information); critical thinking and problem solving skills and abilities, ability to access and operate computer and other office equipment, and ability to lift, move or carry up to ten (10) pounds. 

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached (Microsoft Word format) to:  [email protected].   No telephone calls please. 

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Director of Human Resources

The Norton Museum of Art seeks a Director of Human Resources. 

The Human Resources Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for overall administration of human resources functions.  The Human Resources Director is a member of the Senior Staff.

Position Specifications

  • Benefits:   Responsible for the development, implementation and day-to-day administration of the Museum's benefit program.  Ensures accurate and effective communication with both employees and providers regarding helpful and necessary coverage information.
  • Employee Records:   Responsible for appropriate personnel record collection and retention policies and the confidentiality of all personnel information. Reviews position descriptions and oversees performance appraisal process on an annual basis.
  • Recruiting, hiring and termination: Responsible for the recruitment of all temporary and regular staff, coordination of the hiring process with supervisors, and the orientation of all new employees. Ensures that all proper and appropriate measures are taken throughout the hiring or termination of an employee. Conducts new employee orientation and exit interviews.
  • Staff development:   Responsible for training programs or instructional guides, guidelines, procedures and/or policies measuring or encouraging internal development; and the use of motivational tools.
  • Manage STC, the Staff Team Committee.  Responsible for governance of STC, oversee budget and approve projects undertaken by STC.
  • Policy and Procedure:   Responsible for development and implementation of personnel and compensation policies and procedures; recommends improvements for the internal Museum policies.  Communicates with and advises staff regarding internal policies and procedures.  Ensures the fair and equitable administration of policies.
  • Compensation:   Responsible for the construction and update of job descriptions and salary ranges for staff positions.
  • Legal: Assures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Payroll:  Assists the payroll process by entering and maintaining employee payroll records.   

Job Requirements


BA degree in Human Resources or related field

Training and Experience:

Five or more years’ human resource experience with management level experience required

Job Knowledge:

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Infrequent light physical effort required.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please send cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.