Career Opportunities

Corporate Giving Manager

Position Summary: 

The Corporate Giving Manager is responsible for promoting the mission of the Nasher Sculpture Center by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors for corporate sponsorships and the corporate member program. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that the overall fundraising objectives of the Nasher Sculpture Center are met or exceeded. 
  • Achieve annual corporate giving goals by building relationships with corporate donors and prospects to strengthen their relationship with the Nasher Sculpture Center and manage their progression through the moves management cycle. 
  • Create, implement and evaluate an annual plan that achieves the corporate giving goal and provides robust stewardship for corporate members, including special events. 
  • Manage partnerships with corporate prospects and donors for special initiatives including: exhibition, programmatic and special events.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development, in coordination with other departments, to identify and implement membership stewardship and cultivation opportunities.
  • Serve as the primary staff liaison for corporate donors.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, prepare an annual income and expense budgets and maintain budgets throughout the year.
  • Coordinate with Database & Research Coordinator on corporate donor database responsibilities, including running reports and queries, creating appeals, and tracking invitations and event participation.
  • Work in collaboration with the Database & Research Coordinator and with the Marketing team to implement membership cultivation and retention programs, incentives, and special offers.
  • Consistently enter data 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 three years’ experience with corporate fundraising in a non-profit setting
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, preference given to candidates with a master’s in arts management or non-profit administration
  • Working knowledge of database programs (Raisers’ Edge or Altru experience preferred)
  • Microsoft Office skills 
  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills   
  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills, and a comfort working with visitors, trustees, members, and donors on the phone and/or in person
  • 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.


Membership Coordinator

Position Summary: 

The Membership Coordinator is responsible for promoting the mission of the Nasher Sculpture Center by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors in the Nasher’s Membership program.   

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that the overall fundraising objectives of the Nasher Sculpture Center are met or exceeded. 
  • Achieve individual giving goals by building relationships with individual donors and prospects to strengthen their relationship with the Nasher Sculpture Center and manage their progression through the moves management cycle. 
    • Create, implement, and evaluate an annual plan that achieves the individual giving goal and provides robust stewardship for members up to the Calder Circle ($500) level, including direct mail and email campaigns and special events. 
    • Increase donor retention and renewal rates for members up to the Calder Circle ($500) level. 
    • Manage a portfolio of about 75 households to strategically deepen their relationship with the Nasher Sculpture Center. 
    • Manage special membership initiatives including: North American Reciprocal Museum Association, Guggenheim ArtPass, Kids Club, and Avant-Garde Society. 
    • Work with the Membership Manager, in coordination with other departments, to identify and implement membership stewardship and cultivation opportunities. Serve as the primary staff liaison for donors up to the Calder Circle ($500) level. 
  • Support the planning and implementation of Membership-related events, including exhibition previews, tours, etc. 
  • In collaboration with the Membership Manager, prepare budgets and membership reports on a regular basis. 
  • Coordinate with the Database & Research Coordinator on membership database responsibilities, including running reports and queries, creating appeals, tracking invitations and event participation, and identifying prospects for new or additional support. 
  • Work in collaboration with the Database & Research Coordinator, Membership Manager, Visitors Services Manager, and External Affairs team to implement membership cultivation and retention programs, incentives, and special offers. 
  • Consistently enter data into Altru to expand institutional knowledge about donors and to accurately track appeals, promotions, 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
  • Strong interest in the arts
  • Two or more years of experience in a nonprofit setting, preferably in membership, fundraising, or marketing
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required
  • Working knowledge of database programs (Raisers’ Edge or Altru experience preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills, and a comfort working with visitors, trustees, members, and donors on the phone and/or in person   

Work Environment: 

  • General office environment with occasional work throughout the Museum’s facilities (galleries, conference rooms, and exhibit halls) and outdoors 
  • Significant computer and telephone work (repetitive movement – typing) 
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lift of light loads (20lbs) 
  • Position requires occasional nights and weekends   

How to apply:

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to James Jillson, Membership Manager, at jjillson@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

We do not have any available positions at this time.