Individual Giving and Events Manager

Individual Giving and Events Manager

About the Queens Museum:

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs, and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

Position Overview:

The Individual Giving and Events Manager is responsible for implementing a robust fundraising strategy that builds and maintains donor relationships and increases individual support and engagement with the Museum across giving levels.

Responsibilities include overseeing and developing the Museum’s membership programs, securing giving to support exhibitions and programs, conceiving and delivering creative patron engagement opportunities including events and patrons trips nationally and internationally, planning and executing the Museum’s two annual fundraising events (Annual Gala and Spring/Summer party), developing other individual giving initiatives including online campaigns, and supporting Board giving and engagement. The Manager reports to and works closely with the Director of External Affairs. 

Essential Functions:

  • Lead planning and execution of the Museum’s major fundraising events (Annual Gala and Spring/Summer Party)

  • Maintain direct relationships with donors and build new relationships by creating opportunities of engagement with the museum and by highlighting museum programming.

  • Maintain existing and develop new relationships with patrons, donors, trustees and members

  • Devise and deliver donor engagement programs including special, talks, events, visits, cultivation dinners and trips nationally and internationally

  • Manage and grow corporate membership program
    Execute special fundraising projects (i.e. art sales, Kickstarter, Adopt-A-Building program, etc

  • Write and follow up letters of inquiry, acknowledgment letters, and appeals

  • Research new funding prospects and support all efforts to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing donors

  • Follow all processes and procedures for receiving and recording gifts and updating funder lists

  • Track all donors and prospects in eTapestry, run custom reports, generate mailing lists.

This list represents the essential functions of the role, this list does not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions.

  • Competencies:

    • Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and a creative approach to problem-solving

    • Thrives in culturally diverse settings

    • Displays a high level of support for colleagues, builds professional and respectful relationships with others

    • Adaptability and flexibility

    • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks and adhering to deadlines


    • Education background in the arts or a related field, or its work experience equivalent in arts education and/or community development

    • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising

    • Experience with event planning and programming

    • Familiarity with moves management systems


    • Excellent writing and organizational skills

    • Ability to think creatively, synthesize information effectively, and tailor information to appeal to a broad spectrum of funder interests

    • Experience with eTapestry or other database management systems

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Acrobat

    • Availability to work onsite at the Queens Museum, and nights and weekends as required

    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • How to apply:

    Apply through the QM’s online careers portal

    Submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume outlining previous work experience. The QM is accepting applications for the Individual Giving and Events Manager position on a rolling basis. Please note only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 12/15/2021
  • Mid-Level | Senior-Level | Full-time
  • Museum
  • Other
  • Queens Museum
  • New York City Building
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Queens
  • New York
  • 11368
  • Daniel Samaniego
  • 7185929700

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