Title: Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Status: Full time, Exempt

El Museo del Barrio is the flagship museum of Latin American art and culture in the United States. The richness of Latino art is represented in the museum’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented with performing arts, festivals, and education and public programs.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager plays a critical role within the museum’s Development Department. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager works closely with the Deputy Executive Director and the Executive Director to develop strategies for the department’s funding objectives.


• Plans and executes solicitation of foundation support, corporate sponsorship, corporate membership and government grants;
• Cultivates new and maintains existing relationships with corporate and private foundations;
• Oversees foundation and corporate stewardship of steward for all contributions from these sectors.


• Manages and grows the corporate membership program.
• Ensures fulfillment of all corporate sponsorship benefits.
• Oversees proper crediting for foundation, corporate and government funders.
• Establishes and maintains personal contact and relationships with foundations and corporate representatives.
• Projects monthly and yearly foundation and government revenue goals and track progress toward reaching those goals.
• Manages a systematic process of prospect research; seeks to broaden the base of support.
• Serves as the primary liaison between institutional funders and El Museo, including site visits, regular email and phone contact, mailings, and event invitations.
• Works to leverage relationships for the Executive Director, Board of Trustees and Friends of El Museo, in the cultivation and solicitation of institutional prospects and donors.
• Maintains current records in databases and in files, including grant tracking and reporting.
• Works with the Communications Department to develop sponsorship solicitation materials.
• Works with various El Museo departments to ensure successful execution of grant-funded projects, including both program and budget components, assessment and evaluation, and grant compliancy.
• Supervises interns and volunteers.
• Performs related duties as required.


• Bachelor degree in related field, such as business, arts administration, nonprofit management, or humanities field.
• Proven success in building relationships and securing funding.
• Minimum of three years experience in development or business related field.
• One or more years of grant writing experience.
• Entrepreneurial self-starter who will identify and seize potential funding opportunities and sponsorships. Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment.
• Superior written and verbal communicator with excellent presentation skills and engaging style. Ability to interact in an effective, tactful and professional manner with funders, members, donors, board members, volunteers and staff.
• Exceptional organizational skills including flexibility and reliability to multi-task and meet deadlines; detail-oriented and strong ability to prioritize.
• Budget development and outcome-based evaluation experience preferred.
• Familiarity with regional funding community a plus.
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software a plus.
• Bi-lingual (Spanish & English speaking) preferred.

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.

Please forward resume along with cover letter, with salary requirements, to No telephone calls, please.


STATUS: PART TIME: 21 hours a week, NON-EXEMPT

The Group Visits Coordinator is responsible for booking El Museo del Barrio’s onsite educational programs, including Guided Visits, Hands-on Workshops, Storytelling Workshops and partnership programs. The Group Visits Coordinator will work closely with the Manager of School and Family Programs to assist and manage the Education Programs calendar and educator schedules, maintain files and documentation pertaining to Group Visits, process payments, maintain the reservation database and be the main point of contact for school groups.

This position is a great opportunity for individuals interested in developing their communication and customer service skills and learning about Museum Education and Latin American Art and Culture.


  • Register groups for guided visits, maintaining data base and calendar.
  • Process payments and maintain payment records and receipts. Be in communication with the finance department for updates.
  • Follow up with groups with details of their visit, including ensuring that Museum Educators receive accurate information regarding details such as age/grade, special needs, language preference, etc.
  • Schedule Museum Educators to lead Guided Visits, Hands-on Workshops, and related education programs.
  • Maintain and update the group visits database.
  • 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.
  • Work with the Manager of School and Family Programs to 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 El Museo staff as appropriate and needed, to ensure goals of offering engaging, informative, and accessible visitor experiences.


  • B.A in Art, Art Education, Art History, Administration 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.

Please send a cover letter and resume to with GROUP VISITS COORDINATOR on 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.


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.
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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.

Stay tuned for details on our Spring 2018 Internship Cycle!