CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MAJOR GIFTS MANAGER

TITLE: Major Gifts Manager
REPORTS TO: Director of Institutional Advancement
STATUS:  Full time, Exempt 

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

The Department of Institutional Advancement 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 drive all areas of fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation and government grants, special events, and membership.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies for solicitation of major gifts: build ongoing relationships with prospects; recommend appropriate projects for funding and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assure that solicitations are implemented
  • Work closely with the development team to identify prospects
  • Create cultivation plans for each prospect
  • Develop proposals and support solicitations
  • Manage donor stewardship
  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees and supporters to secure major gifts through special projects events, including El Museo’s annual gala and exhibitions
  • Work closely with department directors across the museum (Communications, Government and Community Affairs, Education and Public Programs, Finance and Operations) to ensure effective execution of programs and reporting
  • Implement and maintain reporting mechanisms to monitor programs and income; provide Executive Director and Trustees with status of 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.

Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinker who can develop new approaches to building the major gifts program
  • Demonstrate accountability and professionalism
  • Work collaboratively in team 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 articulate the case for support so that individuals “buy into” the vision/mission/goals of El Museo with sufficient effectiveness to secure major gifts and pledges.
  • Excellent communication, written, interpersonal, analytical and organization skills required
  • Five or more years of progressive major gift fundraising, preferably in a cultural context
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Major Gifts 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
REPORTS TO: Director of Institutional Advancement
STATUS:  Full time, Exempt 

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

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.

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.

CURATOR

TITLE: Curator
REPORTS TO: Chief Curator
STATUS:  Full time, Exempt 

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

As a part of the Curatorial team, the Curator will specialize in Latinx, with expertise in the art and culture of historically marginalized Latinx communities in the United States, including but not limited to Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Afro-descendants from the Americas and LGBTQ populations. The Curator will support the museum’s effort to emphasize the importance of Latinx art as part of the art historical canon, and our advocacy efforts. In consultation with the curatorial team, the candidate will also serve as an in-house scholar, manager and spokesperson for El Museo del Barrio. The candidate is responsible for general public interface as well as for all aspects in the production and implementation of designated temporary, Permanent Collection, and traveling Museum exhibitions, and all related programming and printed matters. They will be responsible for research, development, interpretation, implementation, documentation, dissemination, and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Exhibitions and Programming

  • In collaboration with the Curatorial team, develop and manage El Museo-led Latinx exhibitions and curatorial projects both onsite and offsite (El Barrio and beyond).
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning for said exhibitions, including but not limited to: all correspondence, clarifying and producing final checklist, short and long narrative descriptions, power point presentations and other development materials, proposed programming calendars, bibliographies and other educational materials, and tracking and adhering to all related budgets set forth by the institution.
  • Produces proposed exhibition layouts and installation and de- installation schedules, including the planning of all personnel (security, art handlers, operational personnel, artists, etc.), display furniture mounting needs, A/V equipment and its installation, and other site- specific technicalities. Insures all materials and personnel needed are present as required. Maintains and updates schedules during installation and de-installation, informing all parties of any changes.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the entire installation and de-installation as the curator-in-charge for said exhibits, including planning, coordination and implementation, as well as responsible for resolving any unexpected problems or issues which may arise.
  • Coordinates and manages images and captions for press, education and curatorial, and suggest appropriate materials for the Museum Shop in a timely fashion, including books, catalogues, and other merchandise.
  • Collaborates with Public Programs and Education departments to develop and present exhibition-related and general programs about current and relevant topics as it relates to Latinx art and artists.

Administrative and Other Related Duties

  • Builds relationships with artists, galleries, foundations and the national art community, as it relates to Latinx.
  • Regularly interfaces with a broad and interested public, including attending panels, studio visits, creating innovative ways to support the production and promotion of Latinx artists, curators, and cultural workers.
  • On-going contact with artists, community members, colleagues and students regarding the art, artists, and programs related to El Museo.
  • Assists in ongoing research and recommendations of new Latinx art acquisitions for the Permanent Collection.
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals related to exhibitions and programs.
  • Attends all institution-wide meetings, and occasional attendance at meetings with boards, funders, artists, curators, or professional colleagues as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by Chief Curator.

Desired Requirements:

  • Master’s (PhD preferred) in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies and 3 to 5 years of curatorial or museum experience and track record of organizing Latinx exhibitions or 5-7 years of equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with broader field of historically marginalized Latinx communities in the United States, including but not limited to Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Afro-descendants from the Americas and LGBTQ Populations.
  • Knowledge of the history and cultural importance of El Barrio (East Harlem) and other Latinx enclaves in New York City preferred.
  • Spanish/English bilingual.
  • Fluency in various computer and digital imaging systems (TMS) preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with various constituencies, and supervise volunteers, interns, professional contract workers, and others.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Curator 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

TITLE: Special Events Manager
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

The Special Events Manager at El Museo is responsible for creating one-of-a-kind events that can range from studio visits, lectures and intimate member events to large scale galas and parties. This person will need to be able to manage events from concept to completion, communicating effectively to senior management/event partners/vendors, while delivering the events within budget. This position also requires identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and recognizing event underwriters/ sponsors and other event participants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working across departments to conceive, schedule, plan and implement events, including exhibition openings, studio visits, private collection tours, travel program trips, VIP gallery tours at El Museo and with other museums
  • Managing and executing all aspects of special events for El Museo’s members and constituents, including event strategy, concept, invitations, decorations, vendor confirmation and management, sponsor facilitation, collateral creation, RSVP, travel, and onsite management
  • Managing and executing events focused on membership cultivation and recruitment
  • Organizing, tracking and overseeing sponsorships and donation requests, including procurement of donated goods and services (including silent auction items, decorations, catering services, etc.)
  • Managing event budgets and seeking partnerships and sponsorships to add value and defray costs for events
  • Creating and maintaining run of shows, photo tip sheets, event materials, calendars and recaps for every event
  • Liaising with Operations Department on all issues related to maintenance and security for onsite events, in careful compliance with Operations Department protocol
  • Managing RSVP responses and attendance lists, including tracking attendance
  • Work as the Gala lead, along with the Director of Institutional Advancement, Gala Event Consultant, and PR Consultant to support all logistics in relation to the Gala. These include but are not limited to: correspondence, distribution of information and materials, liaising with vendors
  • Maintaining mailing lists, adding records on an ongoing basis, update existing records, and export lists when needed
  • Maintaining, monitoring and reporting on gift acknowledgements in revenue tracker
  • Manage a team of Development interns every semester

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Proficiency with donor databases, specifically Raisers Edge experience

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

  • Attention to detail

  • Proven track record of success in helping to organize special events and work with donors

  • Experience in managing large scale events preferred

  • Previous Gala experience preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to set and stick to priorities

  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to lead events

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Special Events Manager 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.

VOLUNTEERS + INTERNS

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.
Sign Up Today >

INTERNSHIPS

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.
Apply Today >