Development Associate

Art in General seeks a highly ambitious full-time Development Associate to work on the organization’s key fundraising initiatives: individual giving, special events, and grants. Past experience with fundraising within a non-profit arts organization is required.

The Development Associate reports to the Executive Director and works closely with Art in General’s patrons, Board of Directors, staff, interns and vendors. Knowledge of contemporary art and interest in working directly with funders, foundations, and artists is crucial.

Working within a small and highly dedicated team, the Development Associate will contribute to donor and board cultivation, fundraising events and initiatives, and grants in service of the organization’s strategic plans and yearly operating budgets.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, esteemed, and artist-centric contemporary art institution that welcomes new fundraising ideas and prospects, while building on the excellence of Art in General’s past initiatives and community of supporters.

Must have a proven track record with individual giving and familiarity with New York’s fundraising sources, foundations, and arts patronage circles. Some prior experience working on fundraising events and grants is strongly suggested. Capacity to meet and juggle multiple deadlines is required.

Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience within a non-profit environment. A highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, hardworking, and energetic outlook is necessary.

Successful applicants must be capable of handling a high level of work that includes evening and weekend hours when required, and the sensitivity to handle important relationships. Willingness to travel occasionally as part of job duties a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Core Responsibilities:

—Develop and realize fundraising plans with tangible goals within Art in General’s larger strategic plans and organizational budgets

—Craft compelling events and experiences that engage donors at various levels of giving and directly involve Art in General’s ethos, programs and artists

—Follow through on specific and individualized cultivation plans and make asks for gifts alongside those made by the Executive Director and Board

—Maintain the organization’s grant calendar and work in close collaboration with senior staff to craft and submit government and foundation grants and reports, ensuring all deadlines are met

—Speak and write passionately and genuinely about Art in General’s mission, programs and values with confidence and be articulate about contemporary art with diverse constituents

—Continue cultivation of longtime and current supporters as well as help identify new and potential donors on a local, national and international scale

—Manage gift and grant processing through Donor Perfect and handle acknowledgements and renewal calendars

—Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively towards meeting goals and deadlines

—Help to assess the effectiveness of programs and strategies and be willing to try out new ideas

Skills and Qualifications:

—Minimum 3 years’ non-profit development experience in the arts
—Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills
—Ability to meet deadlines and goals and highly organized
—Proven experience with individual donors and direct asks
—Ability to organize fundraising events
—Familiarity with government and foundation grants and reporting
—Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
—Effective and professional diplomacy skills
—Strong attention to detail
—Proficiency in Donor Perfect software
—Minimum B.A. in a relevant field is required, with M.A. preferred

How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV, including three references to [email protected] with the subject line Development Associate.

Art in General is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each application, Art in General will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls please.

Curatorial Assistant

Art in General currently seeks a Curatorial Assistant to join our small and highly dedicated team. The role’s primary focus is to ensure that the organization’s daily operations run smoothly and to help coordinate its exhibitions, residencies, events and internship program. The position entails a range of programmatic, operational and administrative responsibilities. The Curatorial Assistant works directly with curators and artists and plays a critical role in the research, planning, execution and evaluation of the organization’s dynamic, artist-led programs. In addition, this position supports other initiatives across the organization as is needed.

Knowledge of contemporary art, non-profit organizations and experience working directly with artists is required. Must have the capacity to manage various projects simultaneously, strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines. Exceptional skills in research, writing, problem solving, communication, time management and holding one’s own work to high standards are needed for this role.

Necessary Qualifications:

—Highly passionate about contemporary art and its presentation to the public in the context of a non-profit institution

—Highly responsible with ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively

—Ability to be self-motivated and creative in many aspects of this role and to hold one’s own work to the highest standards in recognition of the standards of the organization, funders, the public and the press

—Strong organizational skills

—Experience coordinating multiple programs simultaneously

—Ability to meet deadlines

—Exceptional writing, communication, problem solving and time management abilities

—Careful attention to detail

—Active knowledge of and engagement with the discourses of contemporary art in New York City and globally

—Minimum B.A. in a relevant field is required with M.A. preferred

How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, CV with three references listed to [email protected] with the subject line Curatorial Assistant. Art in General is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants. No phone calls please.

Art in General is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each application, Art in General will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls please.


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Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.