Individual Giving and Events Manager

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-09-12
  • Organization: Queens Museum
  • Organization Type: Museum/Gallery/Exhibition Space
  • Career Type: Development and Fundraising
  • Grant / Salary: $58.5k-63k
  • Location: Corona, Queens, NY
  • Primary Discipline: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

About the Queens Museum:
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and
educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly
for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international
The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public
programs, and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of
art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through
interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

Position Overview:
The Individual Giving and Events Manager is responsible for implementing a robust
fundraising strategy that builds and maintains donor relationships and increases
individual support and engagement with the Museum across giving levels.
Responsibilities include overseeing and developing the Museum’s membership
programs, securing giving to support exhibitions and programs, conceiving and
delivering creative patron engagement opportunities including events and patrons trips
nationally and internationally, planning and executing the Museum’s two annual
fundraising events (Annual Gala and Spring/Summer party), developing other individual
giving initiatives including online campaigns, and supporting Board giving and
engagement. The Manager reports to and works closely with the Director of External

Essential Functions:
● Lead planning and execution of the Museum’s major fundraising events (Annual
Gala and Spring/Summer Party)
● Maintain direct relationships with donors and build new relationships by creating
opportunities for engagement with the Museum and by highlighting museum
● Maintain existing and develop new relationships with patrons, donors, trustees
and members
● Devise and deliver donor engagement programs including special, talks, events,
visits, cultivation dinners and trips nationally and internationally
● Manage and grow corporate membership program
Execute special fundraising projects (i.e. art sales, Kickstarter, Adopt-A-Building
program, etc
● Write and follow up letters of inquiry, acknowledgment letters, and appeals
● Research new funding prospects and support all efforts to identify, cultivate, and
steward new and existing donors
● Follow all processes and procedures for receiving and recording gifts and
updating funder lists
● Track all donors and prospects in eTapestry, run custom reports, generate
mailing lists.
This list represents the essential functions of the role, this list does not constitute an
exhaustive list of job functions