Company Description: MASS MoCA is one of the world's liveliest (and largest) centers for making and enjoying today's most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. Hundreds of works of visual and performing art have been created on its 19th-century factory campus during fabrication and rehearsal residencies, making MASS MoCA among the most productive sites in the country for the creation and presentation of new art. More platform than box, MASS MoCA strives to bring to its audiences art experiences that are fresh, engaging, and transformative.
Director of Development
Professional Writing, Communications, Grants, Development, Fundraising - Preference: Required
The Director of Development leads and manages the fundraising efforts of MASS MoCA. As one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art, MASS MoCA embraces all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art. Through innovative collaborations, MASS MoCA helps artists and their supporters to create a stimulating center of creativity and commerce that brings life and economic vibrancy to the region.
This role is vital in supporting and driving MASS MoCA’s mission throughout the organization. This individual will have a strategic mind, a passion for results, and the experience to successfully lead planning and execution of a strong fundraising plan.
The Director of Development will value the programming and mission of MASS MoCA, and will bring value, and good values, to our institution. The successful candidate will lead a strong, diversified fundraising program through annual and long-term strategies and crisp, exacting execution, including individual giving, exhibition sponsorship, corporate and foundation gifts, our growing membership program, and capital campaigns.
Working closely with the Directors of Visual and Performing Arts, Education and Marketing and Communications, the Development Director will establish priorities and devise fundraising strategies and solicit her colleagues active support and involvement for accomplishing exhibition, partnerships and public outreach objectives.
• A minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience leading substantial fundraising initiatives in a complex cultural organization.
• Mastery of fundraising and marketing techniques with the demonstrated ability to understand and communicate the MASS MoCA mission and programs in compelling ways to a diverse donor base.
• Key staff contact and exceptional communicator to Board of Trustees, former Trustees, Director’s Advisory Council, and other high-level donors, prospects, and friends.
• Maintain and enhance systems, reporting, accountability, and evaluation of the development process, including Tessitura, Word, and Excel.
• Ability to apply strategic planning techniques, excellent organizational skills, and financial acumen in a dynamic environment.
• Ability to travel regionally and work evenings and weekends as necessary.