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Audience Engagement Team Members—Exhibitions

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

Requirements: The successful candidates for this position will have at least two years of professional art museum, gallery, or related experience, and must demonstrate the ability to make scholarly information accessible and engaging to our diverse audiences. A broad interest and strong academic background in art history, a passion for engaging museum visitors with art, and a warm and approachable demeanor are required. An understanding of how to use multiple resources to enhance visitors' personal experiences with art in a museum setting is a must. Successful candidates will thrive in an environment of varied pace, enjoy working directly with visitors, work well as part of a team, and multitask while under pressure.

The positions require computer and mobile device literacy and excellent touch-typing skills (55+ wpm). Customer service experience is desired. Bilingual or multilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. M.A. in art history or related field required; focus on Ancient Egyptian art or arts of the Americas preferred. Current graduate students seeking such a degree are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities: The Brooklyn Museum seeks individuals with a passion for visitor experience and a deep knowledge of art history to work on a groundbreaking new initiative, ASK Brooklyn Museum. We seek to improve the visitor experience by empowering visitors to ask us questions and get answers via personal interaction and through digital interfaces, including our new ASK mobile app. Team Members act as a conduit for sharing information with visitors, which includes facilitating interactions with objects and answering visitor questions about our collection and exhibitions both through the app and in person.

Audience Engagement Team Members will gain a broad understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. They will have a focused collection area and are responsible for sharing that knowledge with the rest of the team. Team Members are responsible for researching works in the collection and creating study resources for objects on view and in special exhibitions. The team works regularly with other departments, including curatorial, education, visitor services, and technology.

Duties will include participating in the day-to-day interactions with visitors, such as engaging in conversations about art, inviting participation in using the app, helping get users started, and answering questions about the Museum and collection in a fast-paced environment. Team Members are accessible to the public and may need to field questions in person while simultaneously chatting with visitors via the app.

This is an experimental program, and we will make changes and improvements based on testing and evaluation. This might include the physical work environment, the methodologies for engagement, and the way technology is used to interact with visitors. Team Members must embrace the fluid nature of the project.

Other duties as assigned. A uniform may be required.

Reports to: Audience Engagement Team Lead

Starting and ending dates: Immediate, through December 31, 2015, with a possibility of extension through reapplication.

Work schedule: 15 to 20 flexible hours per week during the Museum's open hours, which are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first Saturday of each month, we are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To apply: Please send us your résumé and cover letter via email to job.audience.engagement@brooklynmuseum.org.

Arty Facts Instructor—Education

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have one to two years of experience working with early childhood or family audiences in a museum, studio, or classroom environment. B.F.A. or B.A. in studio art, art history, early childhood education, or related field is required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Responsibilities: Arty Facts is a program for four- to seven-year-olds with an adult companion. Lessons are inspired by a monthly theme, the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and/or studio art materials and processes. With the co-teacher, the Arty Facts Instructor will design the curriculum and then set up and prepare for the 90-minute lesson’s gallery and studio components; plan and facilitate a discussion with the participants that is age-appropriate, family-friendly, focuses on Museum objects, and explores the goals of the lesson; facilitate an independent family time that could include sketching, a question-and-answer worksheet, a gallery hunt, etc.; and lead a studio project that is linked to the gallery objects. At the conclusion of the class, he or she may facilitate an annual evaluation and promote other Brooklyn Museum programs to the Arty Facts audience.  The position attends two annual paid educator meetings, utilizes two floating paid research days. The Arty Facts Instructor may be invited to teach additional paid special family programs, including the Latino Family Series.

Reports to:  Family Programs Coordinator

Starting and ending dates: September 25, 2015, through June 30, 2016

Work schedule: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6 hours per week; 1 month minimum of teaching, plus subbing and special family program days; 2 research afternoons per year

Compensation:  $175 per diem; $50 for research afternoons

To apply:  Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to job.arty.facts.instructor@brooklynmuseum.org.

Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art—Curatorial, Arts of the Americas and Europe

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position is an excellent communicator and recognized scholar in the field of American art. She or he must possess an advanced degree in the history of art with a strong concentration on American art prior to 1945, Ph.D. preferred; three to five years of museum experience; and a demonstrated commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways, as well as to art history, research, and scholarship. Strong writing skills, the ability to teach and speak effectively to diverse audiences, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues in a highly collaborative environment are essential. The candidate must have a proven ability to produce original and engaging exhibitions based on the Museum’s permanent collections and to communicate to multiple audiences through excellent writing and dynamic public speaking. 

Responsibilities: The Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art is a full-time curatorial position caring for the Brooklyn Museum collections of American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, pre-1945. The Brooklyn Museum holds one of the most important collections of American art in the world, including nearly 2,000 paintings (oils, watercolors, and pastels), 200 sculptures, and 3,600 prints and drawings. Selections from this collection are published in Teresa Carbone’s American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876 and currently exhibited in the installation American Identities and in the adjacent Luce Visible Storage ▪ Study Center.

The Mellon Curator is a leadership role within the Museum’s curatorial team and serves as the Museum’s representative to scholars, donors, and the public outside the Museum, supporting and advancing fundraising goals for the collection and for the Museum as a whole. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, conceptualizing and producing exciting exhibitions from the permanent collections, both for exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and for travel to other venues; performing ongoing reviews of the collection in order to recommend refinement, including acquisitions and deaccessioning, in accordance with the Museum’s collection plan; overseeing the preparation of the department’s Collections Committee meetings and reports; working with registrars and collection managers to maintain complete, up-to-date, and orderly records and cataloguing for the collection; working in collaboration with the Conservation department to provide planning and oversight for collection maintenance and conservation in accordance with best practices of collection stewardship; supervising the Assistant Curator of American Art, interns, and volunteers; working in collaboration with the Development department to encourage support for the collection and for the Museum, especially in relation to the Fund for African American Art support group; assisting in grant writing, events, and related programs; developing relationships with collectors and donors in the field; collaborating with the Exhibitions department and other curators; researching and interpreting the American collections and participating in cross-disciplinary projects, exhibitions, installations, and publications; participating in the process of an active loan program from the permanent collection; representing the Museum at professional conferences, symposia, etc.; and other duties, as required or assigned.

Reports to: Managing Curator, Arts of the Americas and Europe

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, with additional hours, as necessary

To apply: Candidate should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing her or his particular suitability to the position via email to job.curator.american.art@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.major.gifts.officer@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.senior.museum.instructor@brooklynmuseum.org no later than August 18, 2015.

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 job.teen.thursday.instructor@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.development.assistant@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/tag/copyright/. 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 digital.lab.internships@brooklynmuseum.org. 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: September to December 2015

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.

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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 youth.family@brooklynmuseum.org.

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

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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

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