The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is seeking a
motivated Development Manager to coordinate the organization’s
fundraising efforts in partnership with the Executive Director and
Board of Trustees. Primary responsibilities include: donor
communications; contribute to donor database(s); assist in
coordinating donor engagement events with the Executive Director
and the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee; draft grant
applications and final reports.
This is a terrific opportunity to join a dedicated and
passionate team presenting the highest quality contemporary art and
arts education in a state-of-the-art facility in one of the most
beautiful regions of the country.
The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive
Director, who is chief spokesperson for CMCA. The position offers
the potential for further growth, professional development and
Founded in 1952, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art is
located in downtown Rockland’s vibrant arts district in a
12,000-sq. ft. building designed by architect Toshiko Mori. It is
the state’s longest running and leading non-profit contemporary
The mission of CMCA is to advance contemporary art in Maine
through direct engagement with artists and the public, creating
exceptional exhibitions and education programs that communicate the
transformative power of the art of our time. CMCA fulfills its
mission by supporting and exhibiting the work of Maine and
Maine-connected artists; by providing engaging learning
opportunities that open new possibilities for artists and the
public; and by serving as an essential platform for making art an
accessible and vital part of our communities.
Overview of Qualifications and
The position reports to and works closely with the Executive
Director and serves as a staff liaison to the board’s Development
Committee. The position works collaboratively with CMCA’s
Development and Membership Associate, and also interfaces with all
- Work collaboratively to manage annual fundraising initiatives
that are integrated into key annual events.
- Contribute to and expand donor database, tracking
relationships, activities and touchpoints for major donors and
- Create and maintain reports for development events and
- Facilitate communication among development team members and
between development and other museum departments.
- Conduct grant writing and research for statewide and national
grant opportunities, as assigned.
- Assist and support the Executive Director in scheduling and
coordinating meetings with major donors and other supporters.
- Collaborate with CMCA’s Membership & Development Associate
to manage annual membership campaigns to ensure growth.
- Work with the Executive Director and the board’s Development
Committee in the development and implementation of strategies and
planning for fundraising and donor acknowledgement
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and staff to
ensure effective marketing efforts for fundraising and cultivation
- Serve as an active and collaborative member of the CMCA’s
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 or more years of
relevant experience. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal
communications. Ability to work with a broad range of regional and
national supporters. Proficiency with G Suite, Adobe, and Sales
Force is preferred; however, training will be provided to those who
are new to Sales Force.
Rockland and the Region
Rockland is a seaside community of ca. 8,000 permanent residents
that attracts prominent summer residents from New York City, Boston
and beyond, and thousands of seasonal tourists. It is situated
along the spectacular Maine coast and is the commercial center of
the Mid-Coast region. Rockland has a rich history dating to the
early 18th century with shipbuilding, fishing, mining and
quarrying. In recent times tourism has become the dominant industry
and the region boasts a rich variety of cultural organizations,
ranging from the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, the Strand
Theatre, Maine Media, the Camden International Film Festival, among
others. Rockland and other nearby towns and villages offer
comparatively affordable costs of living and housing.
Rockland is located 1.5 hours north of Portland, ME and Boston
is 3 hours away. Four-season recreation includes virtually
unlimited hiking, and cross-country and downhill skiing at several
world-class locations. The coastal waters of Maine offer hundreds
of miles of spectacular seaside experiences, including boating and
Compensation & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. CMCA provides a
competitive health care plan through the state of Maine. This is a
full-time exempt position. Some nights and weekends are
Diversity & Inclusion
CMCA is an EA/EO employers and is committed to a diverse and
inclusive workspace. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse
backgrounds to apply. CMCA does not discriminate against any
candidate or employee based on race, national origin, gender,
marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Timothy
Peterson, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted through October 15, 2022. The position is
open until filled.