Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

154 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Date Posted:
January 19, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Director of Development

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation has begun an ambitious reinterpretation and relaunch effort, and we seek to add our first Director of Development to ensure we achieve our goals. An excellent candidate for this position will be passionate about development work, will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, and will be comfortable and effective both in a leadership position and as a member of a small, highly collaborative team. We need someone who will excel in driving a new capital campaign while also continuously improving annual operating fundraising efforts.

The Development Director’s RESPONSIBILITIES include raising funds to support facilities improvement projects, as well as Museum operations, exhibitions, and educational programs; envisioning and implementing fundraising programs and events; building and maintaining strong and active supporter relationships; tracking and acknowledging gifts, sponsorships, and memberships, as well as campaign objectives; and the drafting and submission of grant applications.

The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with every staff member and with the active support of engaged Museum Trustees. - Please note, also, that this position is envisioned as onsite or hybrid, as dictated by the needs of the Museum, the Development Director, and public health guidance.

A full-time Director is preferred; a superior part-time candidate will be considered.


Necessary personal QUALIFICATIONS include being a proactive, self-starter who works well independently, is well-organized, is a strategic thinker and researcher, and has excellent oral and written communication skills. Because the CRMII is a small organization, being an enthusiastic and effective team player is essential; this can sometimes involve working at events and in visitor services, and can occasionally include time on an evening or weekend.

REQUIRED: BA/BS, 4+ years of non-profit fundraising experience (leadership experience preferred), skilled with the Microsoft and Google software suites; Little Green Light knowledge a plus.

How To Apply:

APPLY by sending a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to Bob Perry, Executive Director, at

Apply by:
February 08, 2022
$58,000 - $62,000
About this Organization:
Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, a National Historic Landmark as America’s first factory. Hands on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, Orient Bicycles and Metz Automobiles, the Waltham Watch Company tools, machines, and products, a working 19th century machine shop, and much more.