The Allentown Art Museum is seeking a full-time VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
The Vice-President for Development and Communications is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the development, fundraising, and communications strategies for the Allentown Art Museum. The position reports to the President and CEO of the Museum and is a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The position is responsible for achieving the AAMLV’s fundraising goals and engaging multiple constituencies in ongoing fundraising activities as well as developing new initiatives and strategies for communications and branding.
The position will establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with varied internal and external constituencies to ensure meeting revenue goals. The individual will work to further define and advance the case for support; set new levels of expectations for fundraising and stewardship; evaluate and augment existing annual and major giving efforts; and articulate clear and achievable goals for development and donor relations, as well as lead and inspire the staff to meet and exceed departmental development expectations. The position is expected to not only manage the development plan but be actively engaged with the Museum’s President and CEO and with the Board in the solicitation of funds.
The position is also responsible for developing and overseeing the annual PR and Marketing plan and for the coordination of the Museum’s development efforts with annual marketing, messaging, and brand development. S/he will work in tandem with, and provide leadership to, senior staff to ensure that all work within the museum’s brand profile and strategic long-term direction.
Education and Experience
The successful candidate will possess, preferably, a Master’s degree from an accredited university with 7 or more years of professional fundraising experience within a museum or similarly complex not-for-profit institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with an established record of donor development operations experience. Candidates should have a successful track record of securing sponsorships, membership growth, major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, and experience managing multiple campaigns, including capital, endowment, and special project campaigns, and initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements
The ideal candidate must possess a drive to set and meet fundraising goals and have a strong commitment to quality work and high productivity with close attention to detail. The ability to manage people effectively and able to multitask is essential. Must possess excellent donor relations skills. Must possess keen analytical skills and have experience with prospect research and reporting methods. Can work with multiple constituencies and provide leadership to the Board and Volunteer support to ensure success.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and Altru is highly desirable. Ability to handle confidential records and sensitive donor information with discretion. Excellent research, writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Able to work independently and as part of a team. Proven organizational skills with ability to manage and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks and responsibilities. Flexible to work weekday evenings and weekends for meetings and special events.
Submit all resumes to hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org
The Allentown Art Museum is seeking a full-time MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR PRE-K THROUGH 12 PROGRAMS
The Museum Educator for Pre-K through 12 Programs of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all programs for pre-K, primary, and secondary school educational initiatives. The position reports to the Vice President of Community Engagement and is part of a newly organized department combining both curatorial and education staff to create synergies and unique program development with impact throughout the Lehigh Valley. The position is responsible for achieving the AAMLV’s educational goals and for being part of a team that defines and maintains a vision of the Museum as an educational asset to the public and private schools throughout the region. Using the latest information on early childhood education and state standards of learning, this position is responsible for creatively positioning the Museum as one of the main advocates for STEAM programming and the integration of the arts into curricula throughout the schools. Responsible for working with the full Community Engagement team to ensure a vital educational environment that is based, in part, on the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, the position is also responsible for state-funded educational programs supported by and administered through the Museum, and that occur at the Museum and in the community. The position will establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies to ensure meeting the Museum’s strategic educational goals. The individual will work to further define and advance the case for the support of current and new educational initiatives and will work with funders to create ongoing support and advocacy. The position is expected to not only manage the budget for Pre-K through 12 programming but be actively engaged with the Vice President for Community Engagement in the solicitation of new grants and the development of new funding sources.
Essential Job Functions
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts in Education Program.
Coordination and implementation of all aspects of this program including but not limited to:
- Identifying and developing artist participation
- Creating annual schedule of artist residencies
- Developing and implementing all teacher training initiatives
- Managing all program budgets and provides liaison to Museum finance staff
- Working with schools and community groups to ensure audience development
- Participates in PCA Partner gatherings and all other appropriate meetings
- Provides advocacy throughout the state for this program
- Creates, manages, and staffs AIE Advisory Committee
- Oversees, develops, and maintains all access to the program on-line
- Coordinates with Museum staff in developing all AIE marketing materials
- Administers all aspects of the Visiting Artist school program
- Supervises and administers Poetry Out Loud Competition
Develops and coordinates existing and new program development for schools and educators:
- Conceives, advocates for, and develops new initiatives for all grade levels, including After School programs;
- Cultivates new school district and education contacts and collaborations;
- Develops and creates school partnerships for teacher development and training opportunities;
- Works with Department of Community Engagement staff to initiate new STEAM programming, teen programming, and weekend programming for youth;
- Assists with the planning, preparation, and distribution of marketing and public relations materials promoting all relevant programs;
- Supports the Museum’s current strategic education and community plan;
- Creates innovative formal and informal learning initiatives for children of all socioeconomic levels, both in the Museum and in the neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley
- Partnering with the leading research centers in the Lehigh Valley and utilizing the latest research in early childhood development to create cutting edge programs to help young people prepare for school and for life.
Education and Experience
The successful candidate will possess, preferably, a Master’s degree from an accredited university in one or more relevant fields (i.e. art education, art history, fine arts, community development, educational theory and practice, museum studies, museum education, etc.) with 5 or more years of experience in a museum or similarly complex not-for-profit educational institution. A BA with an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Candidates should have a successful track record of educational programming in areas relevant to this position and be familiar with working with various museum communities, funders, school systems, and stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements
The ideal candidate must possess a drive to set and meet educational goals and have a strong commitment to quality work and high productivity with close attention to detail. Must have a vision as to how the Museum functions as a key element in community and school-based education, and an ability to work with teachers, parents, administrators, and donors. The ability to manage people effectively and able to multitask is essential. Must possess keen analytical and communication skills. Can work with multiple constituencies and provide leadership to the Board and volunteer support to ensure success. Experience with grant writing preferable.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office software. Excellent research, writing, and editing. Needs excellent people and communication skills. Able to work independently and as part of a team. Proven organizational skills with ability to manage and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks and responsibilities. Flexible to work weekday evenings and weekends for meetings and special events. To Apply Submit Resume, relevant writing samples, and the names of 3 references, to hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org (EOE)