Career Opportunities

Institutional Giving Coordinator

Position Summary

The Institutional Giving Coordinator reports to the Director of Institutional Giving, and is a member of the development team. This position provides support for institutional giving initiatives, including the corporate membership program and sponsorships and grants from foundations, corporations and government entities. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that the overall fundraising objectives of the Nasher Sculpture Center are met or exceeded. 
  • Assist the Director of Institutional Giving in achieving annual goals to grow the Nasher’s funder base of corporate, government and foundation donors and prospects and track their progression through the moves management cycle. 
  • Assist in implementing an annual plan that achieves the institutional giving goal and provides robust stewardship.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Giving, write and submit well-conceived, compelling letters of inquiry, grant proposals, acknowledgements and stewardship reports for institutional funders. 
  • Identify and research prospects and donors for Nasher initiatives including exhibitions, programs and special events.
  • Ensure deadlines are met by tracking the status of grants, proposals and reports, coordinating with other departments to gather required information, and assisting with the production of submissions. 
  • Assist the Director of Institutional Giving with implementing appropriate funder recognition throughout Nasher programs and initiatives, maintaining and tracking a list of funder requirements for each sponsorship or gift.
  • Provide excellent customer service for all institutional giving funders and prospects.
  • Assist with the corporate membership program, managing the renewal and fulfillment processes.
  • Serve as a point person for institutional donors, assisting with sponsorship activation at Nasher events.
  • Serve as an advocate for the Nasher at events and networking opportunities.
  • Track annual income and expense budgets for institutional giving and ensure budgets are updated throughout the year.
  • Ensure consistent data entry into Altru to expand institutional knowledge about donors and to accurately track prospects and relationships. 
  • Research and follow trends in fundraising and the philanthropic nature of the community.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements

  • Supports the Nasher’s mission to be an international focal point and catalyst for the study, installation, conservation and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture
  • Minimum of two years related experience, preferably in fundraising at a non-profit organization
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to communicate well and persuasively both verbally and in writing
  • Proven record of ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and experience in project management with various departments and leadership levels
  • High level of comfort working in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of database programs (Raisers’ Edge or Altru experience preferred)
  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills, and a comfort working with visitors, donors and senior level colleagues 
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

How to apply

Please email letter of interest, resume and contact information for professional references to rwatkins@nashersculpturecenter.org. Please no phone calls. 

 

Internships

Curatorial Intern

The curatorial internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience in a range of curatorial activities, including exhibition preparation, gallery installations, documentation and research projects involving the Sculpture Center’s permanent collection, as well as publication projects and special exhibitions. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Art History majors with an interest in modern and contemporary art are preferred. The internship is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit if your program allows.  Dates and hours are flexible, but the internship requires a commitment of 15-25 hours per week.  To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to Jed Morse at jmorse@nashersculpturecenter.org

External Affairs Intern

The Nasher Sculpture Center External Affairs internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to serve as an important team member of the external affairs team and learn about marketing and public relations within a small cultural institution. Interns are responsible for working directly with the external affairs team on daily activities relating to events, marketing and public relations, including writing press releases, proofreading and editing marketing materials, and assisting with event coordination. Applicants must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Knowledge of visual arts preferred. The internship is unpaid and for credit, 15-25 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to lsimek@nashersculpturecenter.org.

Development Intern

The Nasher Sculpture Center's Development Department invites candidates with a strong interest in fundraising for the arts, and in particular fundraising in a museum setting, to apply for a Development Internship.

The Nasher's Development Internships provide a broad overview of a museum's fundraising operations while allowing each intern the opportunity to focus on their specific area(s) of interest, which generally include: membership and annual giving, special events, database management, prospect research, foundation giving, and / or corporate giving.

Applicants must be strong communicators, organized and detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have a passion for the arts. Interns are usually enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate arts management, studio art, or art history program. Dates and hours are flexible, but interns usually commit to 10 to 25 hours per week. Development Internships are unpaid but do include Arts District parking and a complimentary Nasher Membership.

For a summer internship (June through August), please apply by March 1. For a fall internship (September / October through December), please apply by June 1. For a spring internship (January through April / May), please apply by October 1.

To apply, please email a cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications, along with a resume, to James Jillson, Membership Manager, at jjillson@nashersculpturecenter.org.

 


 

Fellowships

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