Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Gallery Teacher

Gallery Teachers work with Education Staff to develop and present education programming for the Nasher Sculpture Center. This position is part time with required hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and additional days as needed for program support. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Anna Smith, Curator of Education, [email protected] Please download the full job description to learn more. 

Director of Development

The Director of Development of the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas Texas) leads a team of 6 – 7 fundraising professionals who are responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding both individual and institutional (corporate, foundation, and government) donors.

In FY 2019, the Nasher’s Development team raised approximately $4.5M. The Nasher has set a goal to raise $6M annually by FY 2024. Current sources of fundraising include:

  • Individual Membership
  • Corporate Membership
  • Nasher Prize (Award Gala and Programming)
  • The Great Create
  • Exhibitions and Publications
  • Public Programming
  • Educational Programming
  • Operations
  • Planned Giving
  • Capital Other

The Director of Development reports to the Museum Director and/or the Chief Advancement Officer. In addition to leading the Development team, the Director of Development serves as a partner for the Senior Management team in driving resources for their key activities, activates the Director and key volunteers in various aspects of fundraising, and personally advances a portfolio of 25 – 30 key individual and institutional supporters.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Museum Director to set annual and long-term revenue goals for specific fundraising appeals, campaigns, and events in support the Nasher
  • Oversee operational processes and systems that support fundraising activities, donor recognition, and campaign management for various campaigns and appeals, ensuring that information systems are scaled to need and are properly used and maintained
  • Develop donor contact strategy, metrics, and reporting that maintains pipeline visibility
  • Ensure donor data integrity is maintained for reliable reporting
  • Work with the Museum Director and CFO to ensure that all communication to donors reflects compliant, realistic, clear, productive, and achievable goals
  • Develop donation lifecycle reporting to assure all recognition, restrictions, and reporting requirements are met
  • Maintain current fundraising efforts that sustain short-term funding requirements while simultaneously establishing a plan for future fundraising efforts and growth
  • Ensure that grant applications are completed appropriately and timely
  • Work with CFO on potential upcoming CRM transition
  • Maintain system proficiency of Microsoft Office, Blackbaud, and Salesforce

Management Responsibilities:

  • Lead, grow, and mentor a team of 6 – 7 fundraising professionals, establishing ambitious financial and operational goals for each team member and supporting them in meeting or exceeding those goals
  • Direct department-wide fundraising efforts – including events, exhibitions, public and education programs, and new initiatives – to ensure that different components of the team are working in lockstep to meet overarching goals
  • Lead the development and execution of multi-channel membership growth strategies
  • With approval from the Museum Director, hire current and future vacant positions and oversee the search for, selection and hiring of, and onboarding and training of any new Development team members
  • Directly manage three members of the Development team: the Director of Individual Giving and Membership, the Director of Institutional Giving (currently vacant), and the Manager of Advancement Operations

Leadership Skills:

  • Activate and support the Museum Director in key fundraising activities and the advancement of his own portfolio
  • Serve as a partner for members of the Senior Leadership team, acting as the bridge between their vision and key activities and the financial resources required
  • Activate and support event co-chairs, host committee members, and other volunteer leadership in fundraising activities
  • Work with the CFO to manage department revenue forecasting and expense budgeting, including compensation plans and packages for Development team members
  • Work with the External Affairs team to develop materials that tell the story of the Nasher to current and prospective donors, ensuring that these materials are segmented and distributed in a targeted, timely, and consistent fashion

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Develop strong relationships with the Museum Director, Senior Management team, board members, the existing Development team, other staff, key funders and community members, and others critical to fundraising efforts
  • Understand the Nasher’s base of financial support
  • Thoroughly understand the Nasher Sculpture Center – its values, history, culture, communities, programs, and governance
  • Engage with the Dallas arts community through existing and newly developed networks of philanthropists, collectors, artists, galleries, and arts professionals
  • Familiarize themselves in the field of modern and contemporary art and to become intimately familiar with the local, regional, national, and international visual arts landscape
  • Aggressively implement a structured program for fostering strong, long-term relationships with targeted individuals and institutions


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in arts/nonprofit management or business preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of fundraising experience required, including 2 – 3 years of team management experience
  • A record of personal success in building relationships and raising funds for a high-growth, rapidly changing and evolving organization
  • Broad-based knowledge of the various types of fundraising appeals and activities, including email, direct mail, proposal and grant development, membership and annual fund, planned giving, event planning and management, and direct solicitations
  • Experience leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor relationship management, segmentation, research, and volunteer engagement
  • A track record as an exceptional communicator, and adept at writing solicitation letters and donor correspondence
  • Experience in an arts organization preferred
  • A high-level of comfort and experience with working with high-wealth philanthropists locally, nationally, and internationally

Salary and Benefits

The Nasher Sculpture Center offers a competitive total compensation package. This position is expected to start in a range of $90,000 – $110,000 with a robust benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401k match; and generous paid time off.
A background and reference check will be required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 09/22/2020 to:
John McBride
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

The Nasher Sculpture Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.


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 [email protected]




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