Associate/Assistant Director of Development
Job SummaryIn April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Museum Director, Oliver Barker,
and Charles Esdaile assumed the role of Chair Board. In 2021 CAM welcomed Kate
Ryan, Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO). Together, Oliver, Charles, Kate and
CAM’s Board of Directors are galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways in
preparation for the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary in 2023 and CAM’s
150th Anniversary in 2025.
Key among CAM’s priorities is to elevate philanthropy and external
relations as both a critical and integral facet of the Museum’s future
operations. The silent phase of a capital campaign has been launched and there
are promising new donors, as well as a strong existing membership base and
education and community programs on which to now build. With the 2020
completion of a new campus at the Cape Ann Museum Green and state-of-the-art
collection, curatorial and gallery space, at the Janet and William Ellery
James Center will help the Museum’s needs for expanded collections storage
and exhibition and community programming space and is a critical component of
the Museum’s 2018–2023 Strategic Plan. The new campus provides the Museum with
new ways to engage, excite and connect with audiences. Ample green space has
been reserved at the 3.7 acre site for public year-round enjoyment and a
sculpture park is also envisaged.
Reporting to the Chief
Philanthropy Officer, this position will have primary responsibility growing
revenue by broadening the Museum’s base of donors, maintaining a strong
membership and devising donor engagement events for exhibitions and campaign
initiatives. Additionally, this position will help drive Annual Fund activity and oversee a program of corporate sponsorship.
Key Responsibilities· Design, implementation, and maintenance of the Museum’s annual,
renewing fundraising and cultivation programs and events.
Manage the Museum’s Membership, which includes targeted
prospecting, developing solicitation packages and branded materials, ensuring
proper benefits, and designing and implementing member events and programs.
Generate ideas to grow Membership, event revenue, and other
strategic engagement programs.
Direct interface with members and donors, including solicitation
of their support.
Work with event committee(s) to plan events, to establish goals
and monitor budgets, and to review administrative procedures.
Develop and write materials for membership, annual appeals, annual
Partner with CPO to ensure coordinated, thoughtful, and
Work closely with the Development Coordinator to ensure an
accurate and helpful database.
7+ years professional experience with increasing responsibility
A minimum of 5 years of Special Event and/or Development
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a
small staff and assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of programs.
Ability to safeguard confidential information and perform with a
high level of discretion, professionalism, and integrity.
Ability to communicate effectively and to interact with the public
in a positive and friendly manner.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Experience working with Board members, high net worth individuals,
and a broad range of community members.
Familiar with the North Shore and/or museums or other cultural
organizations a big plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Ability to hold a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and work
evenings and Sundays, as required.
How To Apply:
The Cape Ann
Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified
candidates from all backgrounds to apply. For consideration, please submit your
cover letter and résumé to: email@example.com.
You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape
Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
August 01, 2021
$50,000 - $70,000
About this Organization:
The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a
leading regional museum at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the
Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collections include fine and decorative
arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and
shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the
numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea,
including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia
Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and