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Senior Development Manager at Visual Arts Organization

AAMC & AAMC Foundaation
New York, United States
$85,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Special Events
Employment Type
Full Time
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We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates for the role of Senior Development Manager at the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation.  We seek a team member that is engaged in our mission and will work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

 The Senior Development Manager collaborates on all fundraising aspects of the AAMC Foundation and is critical to maintaining $1M - $1.5M of revenue each year for the organization. This role is responsible for developing and submitting all funding proposals, requests, acknowledgements, and reports to foundation and government sources, corporate and individual donors and supporters, institutional and individual members, and in-kind partnerships.


*With Executive Director, creates and implements fundraising strategy with a focus on foundation/institutional, corporate, individual giving, and membership as well as sponsorship and other donations; builds a solicitation pipeline that yields support each year.

*Maintains, establishes, tracks, and acknowledges grants, donors, and memberships; monitors, communicates, and presents reports and results.

*Systematically reviews and analyzes potential prospect for donors and members as directed, including conducting research, preparing presentations, drafting letters of introduction, and updating internal stakeholders.

*Conduct an on-going grant writing program to include active identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and reporting.

*Post and update accurate and real-time information via the website, e-communications, and social channels to AAMC members and donors, including writing, editing, and posting content, including image and text formatted donor information.

*All other development and communication duties as assigned.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



*Bachelor's degree Arts Administration, Art History, Visual/Fine Arts or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

*Six years professional experience in development and/or fundraising position

*Dedication to and track record of advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the arts.

*Successful grant writing experience; familiarity with major visual art and museum granting organizations such as the major private foundations, such as Getty and Mellon, as well as government entities such as NYSCA, IMLS, and NEA a plus.

*History of securing individual and corporate gifts.

*Strong knowledge of the visual arts field.

*Demonstrated ability to deliver compelling written and visual communications, craft persuasive cases for support, and advance relationships among collaborators, funders, and partners.

*Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to maintain member, donor, volunteer, and other internal and external relationships.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills to obtain and clearly, accurately, and grammatically convey information.

*Exceptional attention to detail, and an equal aptitude for data accuracy and integrity.

*Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff, Board Members, volunteers, donors, members, graduate-level students, and other supporters, in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very planned, organized, and strategic manner.

*Expert level skills with MAC operating systems and programs, including Microsoft Office suite, as well as Adobe, Docusign, Google Drive including Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Doc.

*Solid skill set in relevant tech tools valuable to AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s initiatives, including Submittable, YourMembership (or other relevant CRM), Mailchimp, Canva, Socio, and other programs as necessitated. 


Please send required material to with the position title in the subject line.  Any submissions without a cover letter & resume as attachments will not be considered.  We do not accept phone inquiries. 


*Salary is based on experience, with a top level of $85,000, plus excellent benefits including employer-paid health, dental, and vision care; a 403b employer-matching plan (after one year); PTO, including sick, personal, vacation and holidays.

*The position is exempt, Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, with occasional evening and weekend work and travel, within the US and Canada. 

*The office is located in Manhattan, NYC, and there is no relocation funding available.

*The individual will be in the office Tuesday - Thursday  and will be remote on Mondays and Fridays.  

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and scanners.  AAMC & AAMC Foundation provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.

History, Mission & Future: AAMC & AAMC Foundation

Founded in 2001, and now including over 1,300 members from over 500 institutions around the globe, we are a strong leader for curators in nonprofit settings. The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of visual art curators in the nonprofit sector by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development.  In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's nonprofit role through programs, discussions, and opportunities open to the public and our members. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, we continue to grow, increasing visibility and importance to the larger arts community.  At the heart of all we do is our goal to celebrate, advance, and advocate for the nonprofit art curator.  For more information, visit 

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