Manager of Stewardship, Events and Communication

Japanese American National Museum
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Special Events
Arts, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Manager of Stewardship, Events, and Communication works with the museum Development team to develop and implement a comprehensive donor stewardship plan that engages current and prospective major donors. This will include small and large scale membership and donor events (in-person, hybrid, and online). This role will include a central project management role working to communicate and execute within event timelines; complete event marketing and production tasks; and proactively communicate and coordinate fundraising tasks with the Development team. In addition, the Manager will work with Development and Communications staff to develop and implement an annual donor communications strategy to steward and cultivate current and potential donors. This position is full-time, temporary, exempt with funding through June 30, 2024.

Bachelors degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 5+ years of fundraising and/or event management or related experience required. Creative, organized professional with demonstrated team-based fundraising success. Proven, successful project management and relationship-building skills. Familiarity with the local nonprofit and educational communities preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Genuine commitment to the mission of the Museum and ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work. Must be able to provide courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers, and the general public Computer literate, Internet savvy, and proficient with MS Office and Google Suite; experience with Altru a plus. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 17 holidays, sick, vacation time, on-site parking, discounts in museum store and Chado Tea Room.

To apply, submit Cover letter, application form (, and resume
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: Manager of Stewardship, Events, and Communication
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

No Phone Calls Please

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. For more information, visit or follow us on social media @jamuseum.

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