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Development Manager, Arts Non-Profit

Art Omi is seeking a Development Manager to assist in the development and growth of the organization. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in being involved in all development aspects of an arts non-profit, and having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the arts. The Development Manager will work closely with the Director of Development (DoD) in the design and implementation of all fundraising strategies to help meet Art Omi’s annual fundraising goals, including any capital campaigns. Art Omi has two Co-Executive Directors, and the Development Manager will also liaise closely with the Executive Director in charge of Institutional Advancement to assist in furthering the mission and goals of the organization.


Art Omi is committed to maintaining an equitable, healthy work environment and upholds a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability. People from historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


About Art Omi

Situated on 120 acres in the Hudson Valley, Art Omi presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers a range of large-scale works in nature, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. The Sculpture & Architecture Park currently offers more than 60 works by artists and architects on view. Additionally, Art Omi has five distinct residency programs (Art Omi: Architecture, Art Omi: Artists; Art Omi: Dance; Art Omi: Music; and Art Omi: Writers), and a thriving education program, serving people of all ages with contemporary art and ideas in a stimulating and dynamic community. 


Major Areas of Responsibility

The position oversees Art Omi’s membership program and is responsible for managing and coordinating all membership events. The Development Manager also plays a large role in all aspects of Art Omi’s fundraising events, including visioning, planning and coordinating, assisting in securing event sponsorships and donations, and managing the event on the night.


The Development Manager will be responsible for grant management, including research, submitting proposals, maintaining calendars, accurate tracking, and compiling of reports. The successful candidate will also work closely with donors and supporters of the arts, assist in organizing campaigns and appeals and in securing sponsors and community partners.


Other general tasks include maintaining the organization’s database, tracking all income, managing all correspondence and gift acknowledgements, maintaining government compliance, liaising with donors, visitors, and the artists we serve, and assisting the Co-Executive Directors in multiple aspects of the organization.



A successful candidate will have:

    A minimum of 3 years of full-time non-profit development experience, preferably in an arts setting Proven track record of success in institutional and individual giving; development and implementation of online, in person and in print direct marketing and individual engagement a plus Strong analytical skills in tracking and evaluating outreach outcomes Strong writing and interpersonal skills Professional, friendly demeanor and interest in building interpersonal relationships with staff, artists, donors, and prospects Experience in engaging with donors and prospective donors Donor database knowledge and experience (Neon CRM, Arts People, iWave) Individual/Prospect research experience  Ability to remain flexible and focused in a demanding work environment and to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively


Candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to Art Omi’s mission, to working to advance its position within the field and an ability to advocate effectively for the organization and its goals in professional and social settings.


Work Environment

This position is 40 hours per week, with an opportunity to conduct some work remotely.  Work takes place primarily indoors, encompassing typical professional office operations and equipment, with the exception of events, some of which take place outdoors in Art Omi’s Sculpture & Architecture Park. The candidate must be able to work some weekends and evenings onsite spring through fall to manage and participate in fundraising activities and events. 


Art Omi is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff and the community at large. Therefore, we require all employees to provide proof of full vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19 at the time of hiring. Full vaccination is defined as: 


    Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech - a 2-shot vaccination series PLUS a booster 180 days (6 months) after completing the primary vaccination series; or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen - a J & J/Janssen vaccination PLUS a Moderna or Pfizer booster 60 days (2 months) after completing the primary vaccination.


Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered and decided on a case-by-case basis according to New York State and Federal Law. For information on finding a COVID-19 vaccine near you, please visit vaccines . gov.


Equal Opportunity Art Omi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, Art Omi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.   To Apply
    Digital applications only, please Submit cover letter and resume by Monday, September 19, 2022 to: employment @ Subject: Development Manager
    Salary range:  $40,000 - $45,000 annually Benefits include partial health insurance premium reimbursement, paid vacation, and sick leave Opportunity to conduct some work remotely

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