Current Openings

Associate Director of Individual Giving

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks an Associate Director of Individual Giving to expand the Museum’s individual support base in terms of headcount (number of donors) and dollars contributed. The Associate Director of Individual Giving works strategically and collaboratively with Museum leadership, development colleagues, other staff, and volunteers to raise funds for programmatic, operational, endowment, and capital priorities. The position reports to the Development Director and works closely with the membership team, database personnel, and the Special Events department. The successful candidate will have the ability to articulate MAD’s priorities and programs in ways that motivate individual donors and prospects to deepen their support of the Museum.

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Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of 100+ individual prospects and current donors.
  • Drive cultivation and solicitation strategies to secure gifts in the $5,000–$100,000 range.
  • Direct the $5K, $10K, and $25K individual patron groups, which offer tiered benefits with annual commitments.
  • Collaborate with special events and membership staff to design a cultivation and rewards program for patrons; offerings may include artist studio visits, dialogues with collectors, and art centric-trips.
  • Lead the annual fund appeal in close discussion with membership team.
  • Pitch exhibition, education, operational, and capital needs to appropriate patrons.
  • Manage major donor prospect tracking and budgets.
  • Create inspiring donor messaging, from solicitations to acknowledgments.
  • Co-host cultivation events that create opportunities for prospects to connect with the Museum.
  • Help to organize and attend major donor trips as needed.
  • Create major donor funding appeals, from renewals to acquisitions.
  • Prepare gift acknowledgments in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years of development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A passion for the arts and culture
  • Superb writing and speaking skills
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Windows, Raiser’s Edge, and Excel preferred

Application:

Send a cover letter and resume to resumes@madmuseum.org.  Please note “Associate Director of Individual Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

MAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law. 

 

Communications Manager

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks a Communications Manager to help strategize and implement all outreach initiatives and external communications for the Museum. Reporting to the Chief External Affairs Officer and working closely with the Curatorial, Education, Development, Exhibitions and Special Events departments, the Communications Manager project manages and/or supports all efforts related to Press Relations, Marketing, Social Media, Digital Communications, Advertising and Promotional Partnerships, in order to creatively promote MAD’s exhibitions, educational and public programs, special events and initiatives, and ensure consistent messaging and positioning for the institution across all platforms.

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Primary responsibilities include:

Marketing, Editorial, Audience Development

  • Focusing on audience development, collaborate with curatorial, public programs, and education teams to fulfill communications and outreach goals, establishing monthly outreach calendar.
  • Research, initiate and maintain key marketing and cross-promotional partnerships to increase visitation and membership.
  • Write, edit and manage the production of external content and communications pieces (press releases, website content, marketing collaterals, digital communications).
  • With Chief External Affairs Officer and Lead Designer, maintain advertising calendar and manage production and distribution of print marketing materials (exhibition rack cards, brochures, promotional collaterals).

Digital Communications and Social Media

  • Oversee all digital communications for the Museum, including monthly e-newsletters and weekly cross-departmental e-blasts using Mailchimp. Manage digital mailings workflow and maintain digital communications calendar.
  • Develop creative social media campaigns for exhibitions, programs and general institutional initiatives; Maintain social media content calendar (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Create, track and report on metrics to evaluate effectiveness of campaigns and initiatives. Manage Google AdWords.

Press Relations

  • Act as main press liaison, answering all press requests, coordinating interviews, tours, on-site filming and photography. Manage all press events including outreach, logistics, and press kits (online and print).
  • In coordination with the Museum’s external PR agency, research and draft press releases, pitch stories and oversee targeted outreach, including weekly listings outreach.
  • Maintain and update press section of the website, including high-resolution image database.
  • Maintain media contact database (Consolidate and update contact lists; research specific media contacts and outlets for upcoming exhibitions and programs.)
  • Provide monthly press coverage reports for staff and Board of Directors. Prepare final media outreach reports for curators, trustees, funders and other partners.

Miscellaneous

  • Track budget and expenses.
  • Recruit and manage Communications interns.
  • Interact with the arts and design community and institutional partners as Museum advocate.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a poised, collaborative and creative individual, with stellar project management and communication skills, eager to learn and grow with the institution at an exciting period of its history. Significant digital, editorial or marketing experience is preferred. Copy editing skills are a plus. Demonstrated interest in the cultural field is essential.

Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to press@madmuseum.org and indicate the job title “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.

MAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law. 

 

The Store at MAD - Part-time Sales Associate

The Store at MAD is presently seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, responsible and experienced individual to join its dedicated and close-knit sales team.  Be a part of this exciting and fast-paced retail environment that combines a passion for artist-made products with unparalleled excellence in the art of customer service.

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This Part-time position (a maximum of 28 hours per week) includes greeting and assisting customers in a friendly and professional manner; performing careful sales transactions on the POS system, assisting with re-stocking and maintaining a clean sales floor; and assisting the floor manager with all floor sales related initiatives. 

As part of our staff you will be the link between our customers, the museum and our curated presentation of well-made contemporary craft and design objects.

If you are a dedicated professional salesperson, who feels comfortable selling a wide range of price-points and merchandise, including glass, ceramics, jewelry, home and fashion accessories, you could be the ideal fit.

We ask that you are able to:

  • Work in an active retail location.
  • Prioritize tasks with an attention to detail while ensuring a customer-first focus.
  • Be able to service multiple customers at one time with courtesy and sincerity.
  • Cultivate relationships with repeat customers in order to serve them better.
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure that a positive store experience inspires museum and store visitors to make a purchase to memorialize their museum visit.
  • Preserve a positive work-atmosphere by communicating with coworkers cordially and effectively.

Bring us your positive energy and your track record of superior sales skills and we’ll find you the perfect position.

Qualifications:

Prior Retail experience is required, as well as, prior experience working with computers. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills required.

 

Must be able to work some weekend days and evening hours, as needed.

Please email resume to jules.jones@madmuseum.org.

The Store at MAD is an integral part of the museum, designed to enhance and complete the museum visitor’s experience.  All income earned by The Store at MAD is used to support the exhibitions and education programs of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Internships

For information about available internships, click here.

Opportunities for Artists

Artist Studios Residency and Van Lier Fellowship

The Artist Studios Program hosts residents and fellows daily in a live studio environment.  Residents and fellows are selected for four-month sessions (February – May, June – September, and October – January).  Each resident is assigned one day each week to work, along with a selection of Thursday and Friday evenings, while fellows work 40 hours per week (schedule varies).  Both residents and fellows have access to a variety of tools and materials, as well as professional development opportunities.

Successful applicants have a mature body of work and clearly understand the public-facing dimension of the program. To learn more about this opportunity click here.