DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORT TO: Executive Director

The Development Department at El Museo del Barrio raises funds from private sources to support the mission and vision of museum. The team is made up of a dynamic group of development and events professionals who together represent expertise in all areas of fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation and government grants, special events, and membership.

• Develop strategies for solicitation of major gifts: determining ongoing relationships with prospects; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out
• Work closely with the Institutional Relations Officer and Membership and Individual Giving Officer to identify prospects and implements moves management in their portfolios
• Assume supervisory role with development department staff members
• Develop proposals and implement programs for major and special gifts; staff professional development; process documentation and improvement, and track progress
• Work closely with the Manager of Strategic Events and the Board of Trustees to secure major gifts through special events, such as El Museo’s annual gala
• Work closely with department directors across the museum (Communications, Government and Community Affairs, Education and Public Programs, and Operations) to insure effective execution of programs and subsequent reporting in the prospect relationship continuum
• Implement and maintain reporting mechanisms to monitor programs and income; provide Executive Director and Trustees with status analyses on annual and long-term goals
• Where appropriate, act as a spokesperson for El Museo—attending events, conferences, and other networking opportunities to represent the museum in the larger community.

Key Competencies:
• Must be a Strategic Thinker: For example, on how best to move a prospective or current supporter up the donor ladder
• Demonstrate Accountability and Professionalism
• Work Collaboratively in Team-like structure
• Possess Leadership and Management Skills
• Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors
• Demonstrated leadership and ability to manage multi-functional and diverse staff areas
• Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans
• Ability to articulate the case for support so that individuals “buy into” the vision/mission/goals of El Museo with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts and pledges of six figures or more
• Excellent communication, written, interpersonal, analytical and organization skills required

Minimum Qualifications:
• Five or more years of progressive major gift fundraising, preferably in a cultural context with a deep knowledge of the donor pool
• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to, with Senior Manager of Major Gifts in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.*


DEPARTMENT: Visitor Services
AVAILABILITY: PT (21hrs/wk), non-exempt
REPORT TO: Manager Retail | Visitor Services

Under the supervision of the Retail and Visitor Services manager, the retail & visitor services associate will be the ambassador of the Museum to our visitor: to give the visitor an experience that they will want to share with others in the terms of gifts from the shop or returning to the Museum with others.

The person must be able to work weekends, a few evening hours per month and maintain flexible hours. Working under direct supervision, provide courteous service to customers at both locations, visitor services & la tienda (museum store). Uses knowledge of products and exhibitions to provide excellent service to Museum visitors. Receives, unpack and shelves merchandise as needed. Prepares merchandise for sale in the Museum shop. This includes, but is not limited to, packaging and labeling merchandise. May assist in moving large deliveries to the store’s warehouse. Operates computerized POS and ticketing system, answers customer queries and sells merchandise, admissions, memberships and tickets for events. Maintains appearance of displays and organization of book sections with an emphasis on cleanliness and attention to detail. Assists our museum visitors at the admission desk with current programs at the Museum. Acts as an ambassador to the visitors, aiding them to find the best there is to experience in the Museum’s surrounding neighborhood.

Desired qualities/skills: High school education required. At least 2 years experience in a retail operation and/or visitor services, preferably a museum store and specialty bookstore, or some combination of experience sufficient to develop sales, inventory control, cash management skills and customer service. Must be able to operate a computer cash register. May occasionally have to move cartons weighing up to 30 pounds. Bilingual is a must (English/Spanish).

Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirement via email to with Associate Retail & Visitor Services, first and last name on the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.*


AVAILABILITY: PT (21hrs/wk), non-exempt
REPORT TO: Education Programs Coordinator- Onsite, Director of Education and Public Programs

The Education Programs Assistant is responsible for booking on-site school programs, including Gallery Guided Visits, Hands-on Workshops, storytelling and other education programs. The Education Programs Assistant will assist and work closely with the Education Programs Coordinator to book Guided Visits and Hands-on Workshops, Around the Block programs, and Three Kings Day school registration, manage the Museum Educator calendar, and maintain website content, files, documentation pertaining to Group Visits.

The Education Programs Assistant will report directly to the Director of Education and Public Programs and the Education Programs Coordinator and shall meet with them regularly to ensure communication regarding all Group Visits.


  • Register group visits; maintain up-to-date information on group visits data.
  • Process payments and maintain payment records and receipts. Coordinate with the finance department.
  • Follow up with groups with details of their visit, including ensuring that Museum Educators receive accurate information regarding the group’s details (age/grade, special needs, language preference, etc.)
  • Schedule Museum Educators to lead Guided Visits, Hands-on Workshops, and related events.
  • Maintain and update the group visits database and the group visits website (wuffoo).
  • Book self-guided visits.
  • Respond to exhibition information requests; communicate with educators, university instructors, community organization representatives, and other group leaders to impart information regarding exhibition/program content and visitor guidelines and to learn about the group’s specifications and any special needs.
  • Prepare for and participate in all mandatory program meetings regarding on-site programs. Attend all walk-throughs and lectures in conjunction with the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and cultural celebrations. Be familiar with all educators’ lesson plans.
  • Be the point person for all arriving groups and museum educators on the day of their visit. Assist educators in coordinating large groups.
  • Collect evaluation materials from museum educators and group organizers and compile a seasonal report.
  • Assist with maintenance of departmental administrative files, pertinent content related information for Guided Visits and Hands-on Workshops.
  • Compile data for grant reporting.
  • Assist with collection and dissemination of updated information on the Department of Education, including the academic calendar.
  • Work collaboratively with all El Museo staff and departments as appropriate and needed to ensure goals of offering engaging, informative, and accessible visitor experiences.
  • Provide general office and program support and assistance to the Department of Education as needed.



  • B.A in Art, Art Education, Art History or similar; or experience in group visits coordination.
  • Detail-oriented, punctual, ability to multitask.
  • Communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access and the Internet. Database management and graphic/web design skills desirable.
  • Demonstrated staff supervision.
  • Knowledge of child development, museum/arts education theory, evaluation methods and experience with developing lessons, educational materials, and public programs preferred.
  • Knowledge of NYC cultural community, familiarity with the DOE and interest and/or background in art or museum education preferred.
  • Spanish and English bilingual skills preferable.


Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter, resume to with Group Visits Coordinator on the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.*


Each spring, summer, and fall El Museo del Barrio offers Internship opportunities to promising undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and career changers who are considering careers in the arts, education, non-profits and museum profession.

Intern @ El Museo this Summer!
Summer 2016 Internship Cycle Begins: First week of June – Last week of August
Please note, applications must be received on or by April 29, 2016 to be considered.


El Museo del Barrio succeeds with the generous help of those who participate in our people-driven activities. With the help of volunteers, El Museo provides its services with a human touch.