Musical Instrument Museum - MIM Fast Facts
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Founded by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO
and chairman emeritus of Target Corporation.
- Executive Director April A. Salomon.
- 15-person Board of Directors.
- 12-person Advisory
- Opened on April 24, 2010.
- Designed by award‐winning architect Rich
Varda, in collaboration with the Minneapolis and Phoenix
firm of RSP Architects.
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by
individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as Arizona
Humanities Council, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and the
Arizona Commission on the Arts.
- The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument
- Collection of nearly 16,000
from 200 countries and territories.
- Focus on 5 regions of the world: Africa
and the Middle East; Asia and Oceania; Europe; Latin America and
the Caribbean; and the United States and Canada.
- 300-seat Music Theater featuring nearly
300 concerts per year.
- Awards: The Best Museum in Arizona (Phoenix Magazine, 2021) #12
Museum in the US (TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award), Phoenix
Point of Pride, Community Champion IMPACT Award recipient, and many
MIM Orientation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jrMN_EaTek
MIM 2018 Year in Review Video: https://youtu.be/qyVdNkBkMz4
Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting,
preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical
instruments and performance videos from every country in the world.
MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable
interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional
musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s
diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from
each other to create music—the language of the soul.
“The goal of the Musical Instrument Museum is
to illuminate what is unique about cultures, and also what is
shared and universal. MIM provides an experience like none other,
allowing musical novices and experts, tourists and scholars,
children and grandparents to hear, see, and feel the powerful and
uniting force of music in an entirely new way.”
-Robert J. Ulrich, MIM Founder
MIM is the top attraction in Arizona, a one-of-a-kind immersive
experience and industry leader using specialized technology elevate
the guest experience. In addition to its galleries, MIM has an
acoustically superb theater, concert series, museum store,
and award-winning cafe.
The Museum Experience
Displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video
technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their
sounds, and observe them being played in their original cultural
contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as the
instruments themselves. What’s more, all guests are invited to play
instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery. They can also see instruments from
musical icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Maroon 5, Johnny Cash,
Celia Cruz, The Flecktones, Elvis Presley®, Carlos Santana, and
many more in the Artist Gallery.
Guests are introduced to MIM through an Orientation Gallery on
the 1st floor, which showcases the artistry, diversity, and
movement of musical instruments across continents and cultures. On
the second floor, guests venture into different regions of the
world to discover the complete orchestra of a Chinese opera, a jazz
ensemble, and a mariachi band, among others. To view a map of the
building, click here.
Wireless “hot spots” around MIM provide loops of streamed music,
immersing guests in the global sounds of musical instruments.
Guests are given headsets and state-of-art guidePort technology to
wear throughout the museum. As they approach each exhibit, they
will hear music and see the instruments being played on
high-resolution flat screens. The guidePort system is user-friendly
for guests of all ages.
Reporting to the Museum’s Executive Director,
the Donor Engagement Officer will be
responsible for expanding and diversifying the current annual
giving programs that include membership, direct mail, corporate,
foundation, and individual giving objectives. This new position
will work in partnership with key stakeholders including the
Creative Director, marketing/communications team, Strategic Data
Specialist, and Content Strategist to achieve ambitious contributed
revenue goals that includes expanding donor base and increasing
restricted giving that matches donor interest and program needs.
Guided by a strategic impact plan, the DEO will help advance
the mission of a leading cultural institution in Phoenix by
engaging the community through outreach and programs that ignite
engagement, stimulate awareness, and inspire advocacy of MIM.
The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal
skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong work ethic, as well
as a sincere passion for the value of MIM’s mission. The ideal
candidate must be a creative and innovative thinker, demonstrate a
service-oriented demeanor and will be motivated by planning, donor
engagement, building stewardship structures, and the ability to
innovate as MIM’s fundraising program enters its second decade.
Joining MIM’s Institutional Advancement team means advocating
for and assisting in achieving long-term sustainability of a
premiere cultural destination with a national and international
reputation. As MIM approaches its twelfth year of operation,
it is an exciting and pivotal moment in the museum’s history.
This is a unique opportunity for an accomplished
fundraising professional to join a world-class organization and
exceptionally talented team that is advancing the mission of MIM
for future generations.
- Advance the mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals of
the Musical Instrument Museum
- Serve as an exemplary advocate in the community, with donors,
museum colleagues, business and corporate partners, and other
leaders and key constituents
- Be proactively involved in the advancement profession and
represent MIM in its Arizona communities, as well as national and
international venues, as appropriate
Primary Fundraising Activities
- Work closely with the Executive Director and Strategic Data
Specialist in the development and execution of a unified annual
fund with a goal of doubling the fund revenue by 2025
- Manage a portfolio of mid-level individual donors
($1,000-5,000) and institutional stakeholders through a robust
Moves Management cycle by identifying, cultivating, planning, and
participating in major donor engagement and solicitation
- Partner with Strategic Data Specialist to maximize donor and
prospect research. Develop customized proposals to match donor
interests with programs, initiatives, & opportunities at
- Maintain and track accurate and updated donor information in
Salesforce/PatronManager database and adhere to data entry standard
- Secure corporate sponsorships for events, theater performances,
exhibits, and other opportunities that include MIM’s key
- Partner with MIM’s Content Strategist in the development of
grant proposals and sponsorship requests as appropriate, for
various prospects and donors
- Support growth of MIM’s Legacy Giving program through donor
engagement and cultivation of planned and endowment gifts
- Participate in the development of future strategic fundraising
plans, including capital campaigns, with the Executive Director,
Advancement team, Creative, and senior leadership as appropriate.
- Partner with the Creative team to develop advancement
collateral materials including annual donor report, membership
brochures, website content, and e-communications.
- Work directly with MIM’s Advisory Board and Institutional
Advancement committee to achieve fundraising goals through
advocacy, community connections, and audience development
- Work collaboratively with various teams to execute fundraising
and donor cultivation event opportunities, such as exhibition
openings, museum tours, fundraising luncheons, concert previews,
and other donor related events with some evening and weekend
- Represent and advance MIM’s brand in the community at speaking
engagements and events
- Identify fundraising and donor stewardship event opportunities
and collaborate with MIM’s internal events team to plan and execute
The Ideal Candidate
Minimum 5-7 years in a fundraising capacity with proven success
in annual giving and donor engagement strategies
Undergraduate required; Master’s degree desirable; additional
certifications or professional development a plus
Ability to convey MIM’s mission and its value to a global
community of donors and members
Positive attitude with a comprehensive understanding and
appreciation for donor cultivation & annual stewardship
Experience working with active volunteer corp
- Possess creativity and flexibility in approaching
- Maintain the highest ethical standards and adhere to
fundraising best practices
- Commit to high standards of professionalism, quality of work,
- Exceptional at problem solving, independent work, and exceling
in a high-performance culture
- Excellent presentation, as well as verbal and written
- Prior experience with Salesforce/PatronManager CRM and
DonorSearch software is a plus
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
Highly competitive compensation & benefits package
commensurate with requisite skills & qualifications.
For more information, please
contact Kim Pritchard, Director of Human Resources at
(480)478-6028, or apply