Eyebeam’s 501c3 non-profit mission centers artists in the design
of our shared future. Operating at the interaction of art,
technology, and the public good, we provide generous support to
artists and amplification of their cutting-edge ideas and
inventions with the public through exhibitions, talks, and shared
learning. Our core programs include Fractal Fellowships, providing
artists time and support to create, grow, and distribute their
work; Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, which supports
artist-journalist teams producing revelatory work for major media
outlets; and the Digital Day Camp, an artist-led, multi-week youth
technology program serving over 20 public high school students each
This position is intended to both build on our history of
fundraising success as well as access a new generation of potential
supporters in a new landscape of giving.
The Chief Fundraiser (CF) is responsible for fundraising which
includes major donors, corporate sponsors, annual appeals, and
foundation giving. Eyebeam seeks a self-motivated and
detail-oriented person who can develop and execute successful
strategies in the identification, cultivation, stewardship, and
solicitation of donors. Additionally, the CF will create new
pipeline strategies, and in consultation with the Executive
Director, establish measurable fundraising goals and objectives,
and develop and maintain relationships with prospects. Must
additionally have strong project management and CRM Skills.
The CF position is a full-time role, with full benefits
including paid time off. This role is mostly remote with
intermittent onsite requirements - once or twice per month. We
don’t subsidize commuting costs to the office or hotel stay so
candidates need to keep that in mind when considering if the roles
are right for them. However, once or twice per year special events
commute and hotel costs may be covered. Eyebeam is located at the
Brass Factory in 185 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Reporting to: Executive Director (ED)
Steward existing relationships to
ensure that donors, partners, and funders increase giving.
Leverage new digital potentials for
pipeline building and donor engagement.
Incorporate emerging cryptocurrency
Conduct research to identify
high-net-worth individuals to support the growth campaign.
Identify potential corporate
partnership opportunities and develop pathways for giving.
Forge new relationships to build
general operating support (GOS), visibility, and secure financial
support from individuals, foundations, and corporations long
Partner with the ED to provide
strategy and direction for GOS.
Work with the team to conceptualize
and implement fundraising campaigns.
Work with the Storyteller Fellow to
raise the visibility of social media, newsletter, direct mail
campaigns, driving new levels of community engagement.
Ensure the website and public
education and marketing materials are timely.
Conceptualize and implement giving
campaigns for in-kind support, corporate, foundation, individual
donors, and City and State funding.
Build interpersonal relationships
with donors, in collaboration with the ED, that create
opportunities for cementing partnerships.
Work collaboratively with Storyteller
Fellow, providing complete and accurate reports.
Oversee donor data management and
ensure that Salesforce is being used effectively.
Oversee donation processing,
acknowledgment, tracking, reporting, and reconciliation with
external accounting co-operative (ArtsPool).
Manage and motivate a high-performing
team to exceed goals.
Ability to project manage and collect
information, catalog, document, update databases, and index/file
correspondence as necessary.
7+ years experience in the field
providing direct or related work experience.
A track record of growth as a
hands-on fundraising professional who can creatively identify,
cultivate, successfully solicit gifts from individual donors, and
who enjoys the process.
Success in educating individuals new
Experience in identifying, training,
motivating, managing, and partnering with staff and external
Strategic background executing annual
appeals, campaigns, special events, planned giving, and
Strong fundraising database
experience and skills with a willingness to implement efficiencies,
from data input to producing reports to analyzing results.
Strong data analysis skills to define
metrics and assess data to present informed decisions and
A highly organized, confident,
A proven ability to communicate
passionately, clearly, and concisely, both in writing and orally,
and who enjoys engaging with artists and the communities we
Ability to innovate through new forms
provided by technological innovations.
Demonstrated ability in leveraging
social media for fundraising.
Awareness of and engagement with
evolving modes of individual giving, including cryptocurrency or
other forms of wealth such as stocks, bonds, or legacy giving.
Familiarity with the Google Suite and
Full-Time Salary Exempt
Benefits Eligibility (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off
Technology's effect on our future is always changing and
difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and
emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can
help us visualize and realize a more just future. Eyebeam enables
people to think creatively and critically about technology's effect
on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more
just future for all.
Equity and Inclusion:
Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and
practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic
inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically
marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values
diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender,
race, ethnicity, disability status, age, sexual orientation,
immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted
in innovation and collaboration, Eyebeam's programs are grounded in
artist community dialogue. Eyebeam supports meaningful access to
technology for everyone.
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We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until
Friday, 04 March 2022.