Development Director


The Development Director is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with communications and the board of trustees. Under moderate supervision, this one-person department position co-creates the museum’s development strategies and encompasses major responsibility for managing logistics related to donor management and cultivation. A successful candidate demonstrates vision, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic, while attending to the daily, organizational details critical to success. A desire to work in a small organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations is required.


Membership and Individual Donors

·         Plan and oversee all initiatives – from conception of strategies through implementation—for the cultivation, acquisition, renewal, upgrade and stewardship of members and donors

·         Research prospective donors

·         Prepare routine correspondence with members and donors including gift acknowledgement and fulfillment of membership benefits

·         Manage CRM database, including maintenance of data integrity, developing standards for data-entry and enhancing database functionality. Reconcile all gift entries with accounting system on a regular basis

·         Coordinate the fulfillment of donor benefits

·         Manage year end giving appeal including drafting letter, building mailing list and tracking and reporting on results

Organizational Leadership

·         Assist the Board: attend and take minutes at meetings, staff committees

·         Track all Board fundraising efforts and activities

·         Represent the museum at community meetings and events as indicated

Special Events

·         In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, oversee the production of Craft Contemporary’s annual gala, including catering, data management and gift processing, mailings, response tracking, and production of printed materials, volunteer coordination, and event logistics

·         Develop other fundraising events in collaboration with the museum director and/or museum trustees.

·         Conceive and oversee the implementation of member events including opening receptions

·         Oversee and manage rental events

Corporate/Foundation Relations

·         Assemble materials for grant submissions and reporting

·         Conduct research into prospective corporate and foundation donors


Marketing and Communications

·         Develop and/or oversee creation of appropriate collateral materials on a timely basis

·         Coordinate with the communications staff to assure timely and consistent messaging across all platforms to accomplish our mission, extend the museum’s audience and promote the museum’s community reputation.


·         Supervise front desk staff

·         Supervise Digital Marketing Manager



Minimum of one to three years of fundraising or communications experience in a museum, non-profit arts organization or related non-profit or experience as an executive assistant.
Experience supervising volunteers
Outgoing, upbeat, and comfortable cultivating relationships
Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact
Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
Ability to manage and maintain email correspondence in timely manner
Superior written and verbal communication skills, including copyediting proficiency and communicating ideas to a group
Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and CRM software—Bloomerang.) Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies and tools

Team-oriented and comfortable working in a small organization and shared office space, superior interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and solution-oriented approach
Demonstrate mature judgment, with a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Receptive and able to incorporate feedback into work
Detail-oriented and organized
Awareness of arts and culture in Los Angeles
Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed 

Salary Range: $68,000 to $78,000 DOE
To apply please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Suzanne Isken: suzanne@craftcontemporary.org. Craft Contemporary is an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity at all levels of our work.


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Expires: 2022-08-31


Craft Contemporary
323 937-4230


Los Angeles


5814 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036




Visual Arts

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