Cahoon Museum

4676 Falmouth RoadP.O. Box 1853
Cotuit, MA 02635

Date Posted:
July 12, 2021




Development Officer


Cahoon Museum of American Art is dynamic environment, featuring regional art that connects to the museum’s collection of American art from the 1800s to the present. With a focus on unique, innovative exhibitions in recent years, the Cahoon Museum has broadened its educational outreach and appeal to draw larger audiences and establish itself as a well-regarded regional museum with much to offer. A Development Officer, along with a strong, professional team, will further the Museum’s growth in the Cape Cod community and beyond.

The Museum seeks a skilled development professional to build authentic relationships, envision new partnerships and engage new audiences, set and exceed goals, motivate and inspire action in others, while raising support that will build a strong foundation for the Museum’s growth. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and experienced with an interest in working for a dynamic and growing art museum.

Responsibilities include broadening the Museum’s base of donors, maintaining and growing museum membership -including Patrons program- overseeing corporate sponsorships, and creating engaging special events. This position will follow fundraising best practices and create, track, and evaluate development goals. Improving Museum revenue and community engagement are the primary indicators of success. This position involves direct interface with members and donors, including solicitation of their support.

Qualifications include 3-5 years of directly related experience; BA in relevant field; demonstrated strong relationship building and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; professional understanding of fundraising processes, cultivation and stewardship protocols, and database recordkeeping policies; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CRM or Blackbaud databases.
How To Apply:

Compensation commensurate with experience; send cover letter and resume to
Apply by:
August 28, 2021
About this Organization:
A dynamic center for experiencing the visual arts, the Cahoon Museum is home to a collection of American art with historic breadth from the early 19th century to contemporary art and a special focus on regional art of the Northeast and Cape Cod. The museum celebrates the creative spirit of folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon through the preservation of their artwork and the 1782 historic building which served as their home and studio. The museum presents an ambitious schedule of original exhibitions and programs each year.