CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FOUNDATION ASSOCIATE

TITLE: Foundation Associate
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
STATUS:  FULL TIME, EXEMPT 

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

El Museo del Barrio seeks an mid-level experienced grants manager, persuasive writer, and collaborative team member to play a key role in securing educational program, exhibition and project support from foundations and corporations. The position works closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement and outside resources to secure funding for a diverse portfolio of school, public, family, and access programs as well as exhibitions and special projects as needed. The Foundation Associate, will draft highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet El Museo’s goals. The ideal candidate will be a skilled writer, a strong project manager, an excellent communicator, detail-oriented, and able to meet all deadlines. A passion for the arts and a strong understanding of cultural funders is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the Director of Institutional Advancement, develop and implement fundraising strategies for our current programs as well as exhibitions and special projects as needed by researching new prospects; leveraging relationships; and building upon trends in cultural philanthropy. Assist with requests for special projects and other fundraising efforts as relevant/assigned.
  • Manage funding applications, appropriations, and reports to NYSCA and NEA
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of grants and corporate sponsorships, including preparing interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, managing the stewardship process, and working with Finance, and other departments throughout the museum to ensure successful execution of related contractual requirements
  • Conduct prospect identification, research, and analysis; prepare and submit proposals and reports and research briefings for meetings; provide effective and ongoing stewardship of current and prospective donors.
  • Serve as a liaison to funders and grant officers ensuring strong cultivation and stewardship, including scheduling site visits, providing related event tickets, and managing specific donor requests, as appropriate
  • Track current and potential funders to ensure timely and appropriate solicitation and follow up
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date donor and research files and Raiser’s Edge records
  • Represent El Museo del Barrio at internal and external meetings, as well as patron site visits, exhibition openings, and other events/receptions.
  • Update and maintain an internal record of gifts received, manage calendars and reconciling departmental tracking spreadsheets for the preparation of budgets and expense reports.
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours
  • Work with Development department to administer donor benefits, including ensuring donors are on appropriate event lists, complimentary catalogues are mailed, and private tours and events are coordinated as needed. 

Qualifications

  • Two to three years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success, preferably in an art museum or related cultural field. Exhibition fundraising experience preferable. 

  • Familiarity with local, regional, and national foundation and government funding sources. 

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, reflecting clear, critical and creative thinking 

  • Ability to work collaboratively and form solid relationships with internal and external contacts, as well as the local community. 

  • Experience managing grants, including budget creation and oversight 

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines 

  • Ability to take initiative as well as direction 

  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors as well as exercise excellent judgment and tact 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, strong preference toward experienced Raiser’s Edge users. 

  • B.A. /B.S. degree, graduate degree preferred. Degrees in arts administration, arts education, art history, or museum studies preferred; English, journalism, or other disciplines with a heavy focus on writing also given very strong consideration. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Foundation Associate in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who 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.

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT ASSISTANT

TITLE: Institutional Advancement Assistant
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
STATUS:  PART-TIME, NON-EXEMPT 

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

El Museo del Barrio seeks a detailed-oriented, proactive individual to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Director of Institutional Advancement, who oversees fundraising for the institution, including Major Gifts, Institutional Giving, Special Events, Membership, and Research. The position requires exceptional organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate must possess a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines while working under varying degrees of supervision (including independently) as well as feel comfortable interacting with all levels of the Museum community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as main administrative support and liaison for the Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Coordinate special projects within and across Development department
  • Drafting and editing letters, emails, and reports for the department
  • Organize and prepare materials for meetings including for various Committees, donors, prospects, and staff
  • Prepare budget reports, oversee departmental expenses, and coordinate Trustee invoicing
  • Manage the Director of Institutional Advancement’s to-do list and contact lists, including making accurate entries into the Development database (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Assist the department team with managing the corporate membership program, including reporting and stewardship of corporate memberships.
  • Work with Development department for Exhibitions to administer donor benefits, including ensuring donors are on appropriate event lists, complimentary catalogues are mailed, and private tours and events are coordinated as needed. 
  • Oversee accounting for the Institutional Giving Department, including entering and coding gifts into Raiser’s Edge, processing gifts, preparing paperwork for all expenses, and reconciling reports.
  • Schedule Director of Institutional Advancement’s work calendar
  • Provide general administrative support including answering phones, setting up for meetings, greeting guests, filing, mailings, and expense reporting
  • Participate in development-related events, requiring some evening and weekend hours.
  • Research and initiate in kind contributions needed for events.

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years full-time administrative experience with demonstrated interest in museums and arts & culture organizations

  • A positive attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately to meet deadlines • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to write and speak in clear and compelling ways. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred.

  • Experience with budgets and financial reporting 

  • Strong judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Previous work in development and proven project management experience is preferred

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office (especially excel) and experience with Raiser’s Edge

  • Willingness to work periodic weekends and evenings

  • B.A./B.S. degree required

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Institutional Advancement Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who 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.

DIGITAL MARKETING (FREELANCER)

TITLE: Digital Marketing (FREELANCER)
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
STATUS:  FREELANCE

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, El Museo del Barrio is seeking a freelance Digital Marketing Coordinator to develop and manage a strategic and integrated digital marketing program to support museum growth in attendance, membership, development, special events, retail revenue, and rentals. She/he will drive overall online audience engagement and grow the museum’s online, e-mail, and social media marketing activity. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, resourceful, organized, self-starting professional who is dedicated to teamwork, serving the community, and fulfilling the Museum’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the museum’s digital communications calendar, including drafting, and scheduling of website updates, email blasts, and social media posts, in an effort to increase awareness of and engagement in the Museums’ exhibitions, permanent collection, and educational and public programs.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on website visitation, email and web-based communications statistics and provides recommendations.
  • Manage website changes (museum WordPress site) site provided by content providers from other departments, including editing, and uploads.
  • Serves as liaison with web developer to manage ongoing development, improvements, and evolution of Museum’s websites to ensure effective and user-friendly online presence.
  • Manage Constant Contact e-blast service provider and overall administration of more than 50 annual e-mail campaigns, including writing, designing and tracking campaigns.
  • Create and post dynamic and shareable content in the ‘voice’ of El Museo across its social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram, as well as provide strategic digital ideas to support exhibition, programs, and museum initiatives.
  • Actively monitor user-generated content and requests, and respond to audience questions and feedback.
  • Oversee and approve social media metric reports, and project-based reports as requested.
  • Manages special projects, including but not limited to, Permanent Collection placement online, and online store.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Marketing or Communications or related field and 1-2 years experience, preferably in an arts and culture organization or nonprofit agency.

  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, including, but not limited to, InDesign (CS5), Photoshop, and Illustrator in a Mac environment.

  • Web specific experience using a CMS (i.e. WordPress, Drupal, etc.), basic HTML knowledge, and an analytics program (Google Analytics preferred)

  • Demonstrated track record of attracting and engaging new audiences through web and new digital marketing strategies.

  • Exceptional writing, editing, messaging, and oral communication skills to reach a variety of different audiences. Ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressures while maintaining strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, achieve organizational goals, maintain commitments, and meet strict deadlines in a highly demanding and fast-paced work environment.

  • Knowledge of art and Latin American culture preferred, and familiarity with East Harlem cultural assets a plus.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to press@elmuseo.org, with Digital Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who 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.

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