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Major Gifts Officer—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in individual donor development and major gift solicitation, including experience managing a portfolio of high net worth individual donors. Excellent presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge are essential. She or he must be willing to travel in the United States and work weekends and evenings, as necessary. Working knowledge of philanthropic vehicles in order to facilitate sophisticated philanthropic conversations is critical. Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are a must. The candidate must be results-oriented with a passionate commitment to the visual arts and an appreciation of the goals and mission of the Brooklyn Museum. He or she must possess an understanding of complex institutions and an ability to work as part of a team. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: The Major Gifts Officer is a dynamic, articulate and well-organized individual who identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of high net worth families and individuals to expand and maximize giving across the institution, including the Director’s Circle, Collections Councils, special events, endowments, and capital and infrastructure gifts. The Major Gifts Officer is an externally focused position, working closely with donors and Museum leadership. She or he manages a portfolio of 75+ major donors and prospects and will be responsible for personally cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts of $2,500 to $250,000 or more. The Major Gifts Officer formulates strategic direction and program development to enhance private individual philanthropic support in preparation for a future campaign.

The individual in this position works closely with the Deputy Director for Development to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and retain qualified prospects and donors; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, applying a moves-management approach with a custom cultivation strategy for each donor; strategically engages Trustees, Museum leadership, and current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, and closings; makes assessment calls and cultivates, solicits, and recognizes major donors; promotes and closes complex gifts such as campaign, endowment, and planned gifts; develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of the Museum’s exhibition schedule and educational and strategic programs in order to effectively articulate the Museum’s priorities and fundraising objectives to donors; prepares and submits goals that contain specific timelines, projected results, and outcomes; documents all activity in the Raiser’s Edge database; attends all appropriate meetings as well as other Museum-related events; and works closely with other Development staff to ensure appropriate coordination and communication.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to

Senior Museum Educator/Teacher Services Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have substantial experience teaching adult and school-aged learners in a classroom, studio, and/or museum environment; a demonstrated ability to design and implement lesson plans, educational materials, and programs; and a strong background in directing projects, managing budgets, and supervising staff. The individual will be a thoughtful practitioner with a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, education, or a related field; M.A. preferred. Innovative and experimental ideas about art-making and museum education are essential; familiarity with New York City schools is helpful. The successful candidate must be creative, well-organized, committed to working as part of a collaborative team, and able to meet strict deadlines while balancing several projects at once.

Responsibilities: As part of the Education Division, the Senior Museum Educator will be at the center of the Museum's educational programs and resources to help K–12 teachers integrate art-making and object-based learning into the classroom. He or she will design, conduct, and evaluate professional development programs for K–12 and pre-service teachers—including ArtXchange, Evening for Educators, Teacher Leadership Program, Teacher Institutes, and a variety of custom-designed workshops. The individual in this position will supervise and support colleagues and volunteers working with staff throughout the Museum to coordinate program logistics, teach and manage certain aspects of a multi-visit program, and lead occasional guided gallery visits—the foundation of all object-based learning in the Museum. She or he will conduct research to develop future programs, prepare teaching resources for collection highlights and special exhibitions, and contribute to other Museum initiatives as time permits. The Senior Museum Educator will help evaluate teacher programs and resources, and represent the Museum at local educational forums and conferences.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend hours, as necessary

Compensation: $41,826, plus benefits

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé via email to no later than August 18, 2015.

Project Objects Conservator—Conservation

(Full-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent. Experience examining and treating objects of various media desired. The candidate must have good interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to plan ahead for loans, gallery installations, and exhibitions, including providing work schedules and budgets; and the ability to be a team player and participate in the overall goals of the conservation department and the Museum.

Responsibilities: The Project Objects Conservator will examine, document, and treat the collection for display; maintain conservation records; conduct basic analysis; authenticate objects in the collection; condition possible acquisitions; advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment; inventory and order supplies; and complete other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator

Starting date: September 8, 2015

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, 5 days per week (Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a one-year position.

Salary: $35,000 per year

To apply: Please send your résumé and a cover letter to

Assistant Museum Maintainer/Art Handler—Collections Management

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalency degree in an arts-related field, as well as previous paid experience of an artistic or technical nature. The position requires extensive hand and eye coordination abilities. The candidate must be able to work with tools, lift and carry heavy and fragile objects, climb stairs and ladders, and visually identify objects and read accession numbers. She or he must be responsible, organized, and able to handle works of art, and must possess knowledge of and experience with preservation techniques and archival materials for gallery maintenance, cleaning, and presentation. Knowledge of or ability to learn how to safely operate heavy moving equipment is required. A training program evaluation may be required, and the candidate may be required to possess a valid driver's license.

Responsibilities: The individual in the Art Handler position works responsibly under supervision either as a member of a team or alone. Duties include transporting and handling art for installations, and handling, maintaining, and cleaning art props and storage areas. The Art Handler is assigned heavy and difficult tasks, which may require working on or from vehicles, ladders, scaffolds, platforms, etc. She or he performs technical work involving skill and care such as preparing and installing art objects, art exhibitions, and art props. Various other duties include but are not limited to receiving/shipping, loading/unloading, packing/unpacking, and moving crated/uncrated works of art into, out of, and around the Museum. The individual in this position transports works of art, materials, and exhibition equipment for pickup and delivery and acts as courier, handler, and driver over short or long distances, which may require extended absences from the Museum.

Starting date: August 17, 2015

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salary: $33,383

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to

Access Programs Assistant (P/T)—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position will have a bachelor's degree in education, art history, or a related field; experience working in art museums; and experience designing and implementing accessible programs for individuals with disabilities. She or he must possess excellent computer, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to make art museums accessible to all audiences.

Responsibilities: The Access Programs Assistant will work closely with the Museum Guide Coordinator to plan and implement regular programs for visitors with disabilities, including our Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss and our Sensory Tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Specific responsibilities include scheduling programs, scheduling Teaching Artists, ordering program supplies and catering, creating and distributing promotional materials, liaising with community partners, conducting outreach to target audiences, managing reservations, tracking attendance, supporting Teaching Artists during programs, conducting program evaluations, and other duties as required.

Starting and ending dates: September 1, 2015, through June 15, 2016

Work schedule: 7–10 hours per week, including some Tuesday afternoons

Salary: $12 per hour

To apply: Please send a detailed résumé and cover letter to and include "Access Programs Assistant" in the subject line.

DoE Teen Thursdays Instructor (P/T)—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: Individual must have a B.A. in art history, studio art, or a related discipline and two to three years of museum education experience. This dynamic Instructor will have experience teaching students ages 11–13, American history, and art-making in a museum setting, as well as experience with diverse audiences. Excellent teaching and organizational skills are essential. Individual must have experience developing lesson plans.

Responsibilities: The DoE Teen Thursdays Instructor will be responsible for teaching DoE Teen Thursdays, a New York City Department of Education partnership program that pairs middle schools with cultural institutions for after-school programs that link American history and museum collections. The Instructor will attend planning meetings with school partners and design and teach curriculum that includes a focus on American history as seen through the works in the Brooklyn Museum's collections and exhibitions. The Instructor will also collect student sign-in sheets and student feedback forms, document through photographs or other means the learning process, provide timely and periodic feedback to the Youth and Family Programs Manager and school partners, and assist with completion of a short evaluation at the conclusion of the program.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting and ending dates: August 15, 2015, through June 30, 2016

Work schedule: 7 Thursdays, October–December, 3–6 p.m.; if renewed, 7 Thursdays, February–May, 3–6 p.m.; includes at least one planning meeting per cycle and two research afternoons per cycle, 3–6 p.m.; 3 hours per week with a maximum of 14 weeks, plus planning and research

Salary: $155 per class; $155 per partner meeting (3 hours); $50 per research afternoon (3 hours)

To apply: Please send a cover letter and your résumé to

Meet the Museum Instructor (P/T)—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a B.A. or B.F.A. in art history, studio art, education, museum education, early childhood education, or a related field; 1–2 years of experience working with toddler/early childhood or family audiences in a classroom, studio, or museum environment; strong oral and written communication skills; and an ability to manage numerous tasks efficiently.

Responsibilities: Meet the Museum is a 90-minute art program for two- to three-year-olds and their adult companions. The Instructor will assist the Family Programs Coordinator with the morning sessions and teach independently in the afternoons. Lessons are inspired by a monthly theme, the Museum's collection, and/or studio art materials and processes. With the Family Programs Coordinator, the Instructor will prepare and set up lessons; plan and guide lesson-oriented, age-appropriate, family-friendly discussions with a focus on Museum objects; supervise a free choice of activities that include games, stories, material exploration, etc.; and lead a studio project that is linked to the gallery objects. The Instructor may facilitate program documentation and evaluations, and promote other Brooklyn Museum programs to the Meet the Museum audience.

Reports to: Family Programs Coordinator

Starting and ending dates: September 15, 2015, through May 31, 2015

Work schedule: 6 hours per week; Thursdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., with a two-hour midday break

Compensation: Teaching, $155 per diem; research, $50 per diem

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to

Museum Educator/School Partnership Coordinator—Education, School Programs

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an experienced museum professional whose teaching skills will contribute to the Museum's programs and resources designed to help K–12 teachers find vivid connections with our permanent collections and special exhibitions and integrate object-based learning into the classroom.

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have experience teaching adult and school-aged learners in a classroom and/or museum environment, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop lesson plans, produce educational materials, and implement programs. The individual will be a reflective practitioner with a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, education, or a related field. Experience teaching K–12 school groups in a gallery setting is strongly preferred. Innovative ideas about museum education are essential; familiarity with NYC schools is helpful. The candidate must be creative, well-organized, committed to working as part of a collaborative team, and able to meet strict deadlines while working on several projects at once.    

Responsibilities: As part of the Education Division, the Museum Educator coordinates multi-visit programs for several partnership schools. These programs combine guided gallery visits to the Museum with professional development, assessment, and planning with teachers. The individual in this position also works with staff throughout the Museum to prepare teaching resources for special exhibitions, collaborate on teacher workshops, contribute to the development of offerings for audiences with special needs, and contribute to other Museum initiatives as time permits.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Works schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with weekend, evening, and early morning hours, as necessary.

Compensation: $33,671–$38,722

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé via email to

Curatorial/Programming Intern (P/T)—Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art seeks an undergraduate or graduate student in Art History or Curatorial Studies with a strong background in research and writing. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in feminist art history and theory, strong organizational skills, and experience with exhibition preparation and program planning for arts organizations.

Responsibilities: The EASCFA Intern will gain experience in museum research and programming while working closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff. She or he will assist with research, planning, and organizing for upcoming exhibitions and help with the execution of Sackler Center programs. Other responsibilities may include assisting with the Sackler Center Feminist Art Base and social media platforms. The internship is unpaid; however, school credit may be earned. A commitment to work a minimum of two days per week is required, as well as a willingness to assist in evening and weekend programming.

Internship dates: September 9, 2015 to December 18, 2015

Work schedule: Sixteen hours a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter via email to

Membership Host—Development

(Part-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must be a dependable, resourceful, and people-oriented individual with a B.S. or B.A. degree and experience in sales or customer service. The individual will possess excellent communication, problem-solving, customer service, multitasking, and conflict resolution skills. She or he will also be a team player with the ability to deal courteously, efficiently, and maturely with staff, volunteers, members, and the general public. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, web and social media, and fundraising software (such as Raiser's Edge) is highly desirable.

Responsibilities: The Membership Host will provide sales, customer service, and administrative support to the Membership department. He or she will interact with a broad range of staff and visitors, and be expected to maintain excellent customer service for all Members and visitors in order to enhance the quality of their Museum experience.

The individual will provide front-line customer service and information to Members and potential Members; greet Members and visitors in a positive and professional manner; sell or renew Memberships; resolve Members' problems, addressing their concerns and requests in a respectful, expedient, and professional manner; and respond to public inquiries about the Museum and the surrounding community. He or she will also maintain and update Membership information using Raiser's Edge; provide clerical assistance to the Membership office, as needed; assist with the execution of Member events; provide Membership information and support to the Admissions desk; maintain an inventory of Membership materials at the Membership desk; and actively maintain Membership areas, equipment, and personal work space to ensure a neat, clean, and safe environment at all times.

Reports to: Senior Manager Membership, Development Operations, Annual Fund

Starting date: Immediate

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to

Development Assistant—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a B.A. or B.S. and at least a year of professional experience, preferably in fundraising or events at an arts institution or other non-profit. She or he must have knowledge of Microsoft Office and donor databases (Raiser's Edge, preferred). The individual should have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; and an ability to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment. He or she must demonstrate a professional demeanor and engaging personality. an ability to work productively as part of a team, and a willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of projects.

Responsibilities: The Development Assistant will prepare gift acknowledgements and tax receipts; coordinate key donor stewardship and prospect cultivation activities including meetings, visits, events and reports; and maintain records in the donor database (Raiser's Edge). He or she will provide high-quality administrative support in planning and executing the Museum's major fundraising, donor, and exhibition events (approximately 30 annually); answering phones and responding to general inquiries; generating and maintaining R.S.V.P. lists for events; and tracking responses and making follow-up calls. The position will also assist with invitations, solicitation mailings, acknowledgement letters, and e-mail campaigns; ticket sales tracking and event seating arrangements; and other event logistics (both on- and off-site) including the check-in process.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements via email to

Internships (P/T)—Digital Collections and Services

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internships)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks interns to work on projects in the Digital Lab. A limited number of positions are available, generally on a semester schedule. Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Due to collaborative projects with university programs, only selected projects may be open to other applicants during a particular semester.

Digitization Interns assist with the digitization of the b/w negative collection, including scanning and editing negatives, matching images to objects in the collections management system (TMS), creating metadata, and loading images and data into the digital asset management system (Luna). Qualifications: Applicant must have computer skills, familiarity with scanning and PhotoShop, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Copyright Interns research contact information for artists, generate letters and licenses, track progress in an Access database, and update rights information in TMS. For additional information about this project, please visit Qualifications: Candidate must have research skills, experience with MS Office suite (particularly Access and mail merge), verbal skills, and attention to detail.

Documentary Photography Interns photograph Museum events and activities, following up on assignments from staff and pursuing independent shoots in the galleries, and edit and manage images, which are then made available to the Museum's Design Department for promotional purposes and are preserved as part of the Museum Archives. Qualifications: Applicant must have excellent PhotoShop skills, DSLR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for documentary photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Object Inventory Photography Interns work with curators undertaking storeroom surveys, including creating images of works of art in the collection using a simple set and lighting, and managing the resulting image files. The opportunity to create metadata and load images into the Luna DAMS may be included. This internship is dependent on curatorial need and may not be available every semester. Qualifications: Internship requires excellent PhotoShop skills, DLSR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for still life photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Time Frame: Ongoing

Work Schedule: Part-time, Monday–Friday, with schedule to be determined
Compensation: These are unpaid internships. Interns will have Museum volunteer status.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to An online portfolio is required for photography internships. Applications are reviewed in August (for fall semester), December (for winter/spring semester), and May (for summer semester).

Corporate Sponsorship and Institutional Giving Intern (P/T)—Development

(Non-union, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must be actively enrolled in or have recently graduated from an educational program in arts administration, museum studies, art history, nonprofit management, or other applicable courses of study. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising software, although training will be provided; demonstrate an interest in art history, art administration, or museum development; possess excellent communication skills; and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Responsibilities: The Intern will learn firsthand how a professional fundraising team at a major art institution functions. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations, the Senior Institutional Officer, and Development Associates on fundraising geared towards corporate, foundation, and government agencies. Specific responsibilities include learning the steps in donor engagement and stewardship; completing training and developing competency with Raiser's Edge to assist with donor tracking; researching prospective donors after learning how to use various prospect research tools and databases, including the Foundation Directory Online; learning the basics of completing grant applications and proposals; coordinating stewardship mailings; and drafting donor communication. The ability to assist with special events taking place after hours is preferred.

Reports to: Institutional Giving Officer

Starting date: Immediate, through the end of August

Work schedule: Approximately 20 to 30 hours per week

Compensation: This part-time internship is unpaid. Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of the internship, which includes a discount in the Museum Shop and The Counter café, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the United States. Academic credit may be possible.


Senior Museum Educator, Family Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a B.A. or B.F.A. (M.A. or M.F.A. preferred) and 2–3 years of museum education experience. Excellent teaching, art-making, writing, and organizational skills are essential. Experience working with preschool audiences (ages two to three, classroom experience preferred); developing lesson plans; coordinating programs; producing interpretive materials; managing budgets; facilitating community outreach; and/or supervising part-time staff, interns, and volunteers is important. Individual must be well-versed in social media, with a knowledge of Brooklyn audiences.

Responsibilities: The Senior Museum Educator will be responsible for conceiving, implementing, and managing Family Programs related to permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Meet the Museum, Arty Facts, Hands-On Art for Target First Saturdays, Special Arty Facts for family groups, and special exhibition–themed family programs. This position will recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff; collaborate to produce programming content; prepare marketing materials; maintain art supplies; evaluate current programs and conduct research to develop new programs; develop family-friendly interpretive materials; contribute to grant proposals/reports and budget proposals; and participate in other Museum initiatives, as time permits. Collaboration with other Education and Museum staff, as well as with outside organizations, is a regular component of this position.

The Senior Museum Educator will also be responsible for teaching preschool–12th grade gallery visits and/or school partnerships in the galleries. In the summer months, this position may teach or participate in collaborative programs such as the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program or summer teacher programs. Implementation of programs will require weekend work. This position is considered a mentoring position for other educators at the Museum.

Reports to: Youth & Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, for eight months of the year; Monday through Friday for four months of the year (some flexibility required)

Compensation: $36,370–$41,826, plus benefits

To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your teaching philosophy and a résumé via email to the Youth & Family Programs Manager at

Corporate Relations Associate—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position must have one to three years of experience in a professional non-profit development office, excellent organizational and communication skills, uncompromising attention to detail, superior grant-writing skills, an interest and background in art and museums, and the ability to produce error-free confidential reports and documents. The individual must be able to identify corporate prospects, provide strategies to secure funding, track and maintain corporate goals and budget projections, present projections reports to department managers, meet or exceed deadline expectations by demonstrating initiative and ownership of projects, and easily handle multiple tasks as a team player. The candidate must possess knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), Raiser's Edge, and online information resources. B.S. or B.A. degree preferred.

Responsibilities: The Corporate Relations Associate must work in partnership with the Senior Corporate Manager on the extensive portfolio of corporate supporters. The position must track and maintain annual corporate membership and sponsorship fundraising goals, and work closely with the Senior Corporate Manager to set and fulfill these goals; manage and maintain key departmental systems/records including grants calendar, donor files, and our donor database; write donor correspondence and acknowledgements; field inquiries about corporate giving; and act as the point of contact for our corporate partners.

The Associate will manage corporate membership and sponsorship fulfillment, track and send benefit packages, steward membership accounts, and process dedicated stewardship mailings. She or he will conduct prospect research, develop and implement targeted strategy for growth in sponsorship and corporate membership, create corporate sponsorship proposals and materials for outreach, manage corporate membership campaigns for university members, and build and expand upon existing university membership programs. The individual will oversee event logistics for corporate development donor events (e.g. tours, private viewings, prospect meetings); help to represent the department at exhibition openings, receptions, meetings, site visits, and other events, as needed; contribute innovative ideas for new corporate giving opportunities and creative partnerships; and supervise on-site promotional opportunities for our corporate partners.

She or he will work closely with key departments throughout the Museum including Curatorial, Design, Editorial, Education, Exhibitions, and Finance, to implement grants and sponsorship; the Membership team and Visitor Services department, to administer benefits for all corporate members; and the entire Institutional Giving department, which includes foundation, corporate, and government grants, and sponsorship. The Associate will also hire and manage seasonal interns, and supervise their duties and workload.

Reports to: Senior Corporate Relations Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends


School Programs Manager—Education

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate has a M.A. degree in art history, museum education, or a related field in the humanities or social sciences, and strong knowledge of education theory and practice. In addition, the position requires at least four years of experience in a museum, planning and implementing relevant and creative object-based museum education programs for K–12 students and teachers. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are critical. Experience with project and personnel management and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of other community-based organizations are essential. The individual must be a reflective practitioner who is capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities. Interest and ability in budget management and resource development are vital. Knowledge of New York City Department of Education offices and curriculum is preferred. Open and experimental practice is a plus.

Responsibilities: The School Programs Manager conceives of, implements, and evaluates programs and materials for K–12 students and teachers who use the Museum as an educational resource. Working with the Vice Director for Education and Program Development, the position sets the long-range goals for school programs, determines priorities, and supervises full-time, union-affiliated museum educators (who function as both gallery instructors and program coordinators). The Manager also has indirect supervisory responsibility for the Museum Education Internship Program, in which approximately five to eight young professionals are enrolled annually. The position is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators in New York City Department of Education schools, regions, and beyond, basing such collaborations on shared goals and fiscal viability. The Manager creates and manages budgets and works on funding proposals and reports. The School Programs Manager leads school-based gallery tours as time permits and plays a vital role in the Education Division's intellectual life by participating in Teaching Lab and on special exhibition activation teams. The position also works with Curatorial, Design, Public Information, and other departments and administrative staff throughout the Museum to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize events and materials.

Our Museum has long been a pioneer in the field of museum education and has developed a mature social justice approach to teaching and learning about art for visitors of all ages. For more information, visit our Education page.

Reports to: Vice Director for Education and Program Development

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To apply: Send a detailed résumé and cover letter via email to and include "School Programs Manager" in the subject line.

Vice Director for Development—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position will have deep experience in developing and implementing a broad-based strategy for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations; acquiring and upgrading members; soliciting special and major gifts; and organizing large fundraising events in the nonprofit sector.

The individual must have eight years of experience in progressively responsible fundraising for a major arts-related institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders, including a strong and documented record of solicitation and stewardship. She or he must have a demonstrated ability to implement a comprehensive development program; a strong affinity for Brooklyn, its cultural gems, and its global exports; deep experience within the New York City philanthropic community; major hands-on experience in cultivation through solicitation and stewardship; familiarity with technology, fundraising databases, and other innovations that can streamline the development process and contribute to the integration of the fundraising functions; and experience with planned giving, grant writing for foundations and corporations, and grooming the next generation of leadership donors. The candidate must demonstrate particular strength in developing strategic and comprehensive fundraising plans, executing these plans to achieve goals and objectives, developing fundraising strategies, and creating and managing a budget. The ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of major and leadership donor prospects; a proven record of recruiting and developing exceptional people; experience working with volunteer leaders, board members, and organizational leadership to ensure an integrated, organized effort; and proven success in building productive, long-term relationships are musts.

The ideal candidate will be a team builder who takes a nonhierarchical approach to organization, empowers subordinates to get the job done while providing the support they need, and leads and engages in partnerships with fundraising staff and senior leadership. He or she must have extensive experience managing special events, donor relations, stewardship, and communication programs, including evaluating and implementing changes to the programs. She or he must possess strong project management, organization, administrative, communication, presentation, and strategic skills to lead a wide variety of projects and programs; the ability to write and speak clearly, cordially, and compellingly to deliver an effective, coherent, exciting, and consistent message about the Brooklyn Museum's mission, history, programs, and fundamental strengths; a familiarity with best practices in development, particularly among peer institutions; and a passion for seeking philanthropic support to advance the goals of the organization.

She or he will also possess creativity, particularly with problem-solving; a gregarious personality with a good sense of humor; superior interpersonal skills; an engaging manner; a high level of energy, self-confidence, and optimism; the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, administrative and artistic leadership, volunteers, donors, and prospects; the ability to make appropriate connections among members of these groups and nurture strong and long-lasting corporate and individual relationships; cultural sensitivity and a strong respect for differences; and unimpeachable integrity and trustworthiness. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities: The Vice Director for Development will provide leadership and supervision to a staff of ten. The position will oversee the Museum's programs related to Individual Giving, Foundation and Government Grants, and Corporate Relations, including the Director's Circle, Collections Councils, planned giving, donor stewardship, prospect research, and special events.

The Vice Director will meet the Museum's annual contributed revenue goals for Individual Giving, Membership, Corporations, and Foundations; maximize gifts from current donors; and expand the donor base by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new prospects. The position will develop and expand the major gift pipeline in anticipation of an ambitious campaign, while leading the Development Office's moves management system; oversee the Museum's Institutional Giving program by building corporate and foundation giving (unrestricted and restricted), and by instituting an innovative exhibition and program sponsorship program; manage a portfolio of individual prospects and work in partnership with key volunteer leadership as well as curatorial and program staff to achieve fundraising goals; design and implement a planned giving program; and supervise the Collections Councils, working with the Individual Giving Manager to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for adding new members and upgrading existing members.

The position will work with the Deputy Director for Development to develop and execute a robust, strategy-driven special events calendar; conceive and execute income-generating strategies for fundraising events along with other senior staff; coordinate peer-to-peer solicitations, ticket sales strategies, sponsorship/underwriting solicitation, and ancillary fundraising events; maintain exemplary relationships with vendors, corporate and local business partners, caterers, direct mail/online giving consultants, party rental companies, other vendors, and in-kind donors for fundraising events; and oversee the production of all on- and off-site fundraising events, including the management of event participants and honorees, themes, venues, artistic elements, catering, data/gift-processing, list selection, mailings, response tracking, print and online materials, volunteer coordination, event budgets, and event logistics (facilities, transportation, contracts, seating charts, etc.). He or she will work with volunteers, including Museum Trustees, volunteer benefit chairs, and the leadership of the Museum's Director's Circle and Collections Councils, to maximize revenue for annual fundraising events including, but not limited to, the Brooklyn Artists Ball, the Fund for African American Art Annual Dinner, Women in the Arts, and the Sackler Center First Awards.

The Vice Director will sustain a team-oriented, supportive environment that maintains high standards and encourages creativity, collaboration, and professional growth, while performing other duties or special projects as required.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Development