The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum serves people of all religious, cultural, and
ethnic backgrounds through world-class art exhibitions ranging from
ancient to contemporary. Founded in 1904 and located on New York
City's Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum aspires to be the global
leader at the center of Jewish culture.
The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works
of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish
experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum's
thought-provoking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating
exhibitions and education programs serve a wide range of audiences,
including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with
disabilities. As an identity-based institution, the Museum plays an
important role among cultural institutions, challenging all forms
of bigotry and discrimination and promoting understanding among
wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all
backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.
The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and
welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work
culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and
ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are
central to the Museum's values. These values, along with an
institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access &
Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum's strategic plan and
will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.
In this newly created role, the Jewish Museum seeks an
entrepreneurial Assistant Director to play an integral role in
leading and expanding major gifts supporters. This includes leading
and growing its Museum Council, which comprises donors at the
$10,000 - $100,000 level and with a $870,000+ goal for the 2023
Fiscal Year. This role will also oversee two direct reports who
manage the Patron ($1,000 – 9,999 level), Young Patrons ($180 –
1,800) and Contemporary Circle ($2,500 – 7,500). The Assistant
Director will be a key part of the Institutional and Major Gifts
team, which raises approximately $4MM each year.
Through personal visits and targeted solicitations, the
Assistant Director will oversee a distinct portfolio, as well as
provide mentorship and guidance for members of the Major Gifts
team. In collaboration with the Director of Institutional and Major
Gifts and the Institutional and Major Gifts team, this position
will also develop and execute an ongoing strategy for qualifying
prospects and donors and moving them to blended-gift prospect
Identify and qualify new prospects;
cultivate and upgrade existing Museum Council members; develop
solicitation strategies; identify gift opportunities that match
donors' interests; personally solicit gifts and continually steward
Manage a portfolio of approximately
Supervise and steward advancement of
Patrons, Young Patrons, and Contemporary Circle portfolios, and act
as a mentor to two direct reports on the Major Gifts team.
Manage the production and mailing of
print pieces and collateral materials (brochures, website, etc.)
for the Museum Council, and oversee same for Patrons program.
Oversee implementation of Museum
Work with Director of Institutional
and Major Gifts to engage the Museum’s most philanthropic
supporters through tailored asks including blended gifts for
exhibitions, programs, and the annual Purim Ball.
Work closely with Trustees and Museum
Leadership to cultivate new prospects and steward active
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with departmental events when
and where necessary, including some evening and weekends
Manage donor crediting and
Other duties as assigned
Minimum 7 years of related
experience, primarily in major gifts fundraising, and preferably in
the arts or Jewish communal field.
Demonstrated track record in
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts in the five-figure
range and higher.
Interest in mentoring team members,
some management experience strongly preferred.
An ability to make a compelling case
in support of the Jewish Museum.
Strong interpersonal skills and
ability to work with a diverse group of donors.
Superior written and oral
Donor and Special event
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and
proven project management skills.
Proficiency in Salesforce and/or
other development technologies for prospect identification and
High energy level, enthusiasm,
flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit absolutely
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health
Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption
as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or
sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)
Note: The Museum currently is operating with a hybrid model,
with all full-time staff working on-site three days per week.
Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its
staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic,
racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The
Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by