Reports to: Vice President of Development
Salary range: $45,000-$50,000

The position is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This manager will work to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and initiate new contacts within each of these sectors. Success is defined by expanded income and resources from all three fundraising sectors and excellent stewardship and ongoing communication with current donors and prospects. This position requires excellent writing skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and deliverables.


  • Manage all current and future Museum efforts in corporate, foundation, and governmental support of the Museum.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with all departments in the Museum pertaining to current and future corporate, foundation, and governmental donors and prospects.
  • Develop fundraising/stewardship strategies for foundations, corporations, and local, regional, and national governmental prospects.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify and assist in soliciting new prospective funders, and follow-through on those identified.
  • Manage all deliverables of the grants and corporate program including letters, proposals and ongoing reporting, on time and in a professional manner.
  • Manage Museum’s EITC funding process and expand the corporations engaged in this program as sponsors to the Museum.
  • Build strong and productive relationships with all constituencies.
  • Oversee current and future corporate sponsorship of fundraising events (Gala, Cocktails & Collecting, etc.).
  • Oversee current and future corporate sponsorship of educational initiatives and exhibition Programs.
  • Be proactive and creative in the identification and solicitation of new prospects and in the ongoing communication with current donors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of grant writing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of foundation, grant and fundraising information sources.
  • Superior organization and time management skills.
  • Strong writing, editing and communications skills.
  • Proven ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously, strong project management skills, and an attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Altru or similar database management system preferred.
  • Demonstrated literacy in MS Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Energy, ambition, and being goal-driven are important for this position.
  • Some evenings and weekends throughout the year will be required.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

The Allentown Art Museum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.

About the Allentown Art Museum:

The Allentown Art Museum, is an AAM-accredited museum with a permanent collection comprised of approximately 20,000 works of art.  For over 85 years, the Allentown Art Museum has been a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley.  The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art.