About the Opportunity
The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a great regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collections include fine and decorative arts, artifacts from the major industries of the area—the fisheries and granite quarrying as well as an extensive Library and Archives. Recent changes in leadership build on the Museum’s strong history and reposition CAM as an extraordinary Cape Ann landmark.
In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Museum Director, Oliver Barker, and Charles Esdaile assumed the role of Chair Board. Together, Oliver, Charles and CAM’s Board of Directors are galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways in preparation for its upcoming 150th Anniversary and the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary in 2023.
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. A capital campaign is on the near horizon and there are promising new donors, as well as a strong existing membership base and education and community programs on which to now build. Construction of a new Collections Center campus at the entrance to Gloucester is presently underway and is expected to be completed in June 2020. This new facility addresses 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 will provide 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 Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will primarily focus on the systems and practices that ensure good donor relationships, efficiencies, and information management. S/he will also provide general assistance across the department.
- Manages DonorPerfect to ensure that data is entered in a consistent, timely and accurate manner to support prospect management, gift processing and gift acknowledgement.
- Maintains a prospect tracking tool to support donor moves management.
- Creates weekly and monthly reports to support and evaluate effectiveness of fundraising efforts.
- Coordinates data for appeals, cultivation and stewardship mailings, and campaigns.
- Provides prospect research to support new donor identification and donor visits.
- Works with the Assistant Director of Development to develop targeted lists.
- Supports the Museum Director and Director of Development in their frontline fundraising activity.
- Partners with development team members to execute high quality events and to support committee work.
- 5 years professional experience with increasing responsibility.
- 2+ years of work experience in development or related area.
- Strong analytical background.
- Strong project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience in CRMs (preferably development related) and strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and presentation software.
- Conducts all work in an ethical, honest, and professional manner; exercises high degree of discretion and diplomacy in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters and materials.
- Ability to execute tasks in a thorough, composed, accurate and timely fashion while managing multiple, competing priorities.
- Self-motivated, team driven, customer service oriented, and a creative thinker.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Ability to hold a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and work evenings and Sundays, as required.
Status: Full Time exempt
Posted: November 11, 2019
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.