Career Opportunities

Positions

Director of Development

The Director of Development for the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas supervises a team of 5-6 fundraising professionals responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors. In FY 2018 (10/1/17 – 9/30/18) the development department’s contributed revenue target is $5 million. Sources of funds include memberships (general, patron, and corporate), major individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, art gallery/collector support, and government grants. The department is also responsible for the revenue associated with the gala that supports the Nasher Prize, an internationally significant program of the Center. The Director of Development reports to the Museum Director, and serves on the Senior Management Team of the organization. In addition to department and team strategy and operations management, the Director of Development carries a personal portfolio of major individual and corporate donors.

Bachelor Degree required. MBA and/or specialization in arts and nonprofit management preferred. CFRE certification a differentiator. 7-10 years of fundraising experience required, including 2-3 years of team management experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and list of references to:

Janet Davis

Interim Director of Development

jdavis@nashersculpturecenter.org

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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