Employment Opportunities

Development Coordinator

Department.               Development and Communications

Supervisor.                  Manager of Special Events

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of in person and virtual donor cultivation, fundraising and stewardship events (some evenings required)
  • Utilize Raisers Edge database to produce mailing lists, update constituent records, and liaise with finance department
  • Process contributions and gifts for the Development Department
  • Issue acknowledgement letters, receipts, and invoices related to special events and programs
  • Support Dir. of Institutional Advancement with the production of solicitation materials for donors, including proposals, personalized e-mails, and reports
  • Assist with grant submissions by updating calendar of proposal and report deadlines to help ensure timelines are met
  • Conduct event attendee and prospective donor research
  • Draft electronic mailings for: membership benefits, newsletters, events, exhibition openings, and other communications as needed
  • Assist with updating and managing website content
  • Create and maintain event pages via Eventbrite
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years special events/development experience
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database or other development database software required
  • Experience with WordPress required
  • Experience preferred with other frequently used programs including:
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign
    • MailChimp
    • Eventbrite
    • Zoom
  • Excellent writing, research, and broad communication skills essential
  • Undergraduate degree in an art-related program a plus

Salary and Benefits

Generous benefit package including 3 weeks paid vacation, fully funded medical, dental and vision insurance.  Salary range is mid 40’s.

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to hr@amfedarts.org. Review of applications begins March 25, 2022.

The AFA is committed to equity and inclusion in its staff and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds who share these interests and commitment.

Curatorial Coordinator

Department:                Exhibitions

Supervisor:                  Director of Curatorial Affairs

A leader of traveling exhibitions, the American Federation of Arts (AFA) seeks a Curatorial Coordinator. Founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through traveling exhibitions presented at museums around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing the AFA’s mission to expand access to art and to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Coordinate and provide administrative support for the AFA’s curatorial department, including drafting correspondence, creating and tracking timelines, updating calendars, and responding to queries;
  • Collaborate on development and review of contracts;
  • Field and research questions related to AFA archives;
  • Assist with budget projections, budget reconciliations, and cash flow schedules;
  • Liaise with presenting museums to schedule meetings, create and track timelines, and ensure receipt of necessary exhibition documentation;
  • Assist Curators with developing and tracking lists of prospective museums for exhibition tours;
  • Work collaboratively to secure rights and reproduction permissions and other materials for promotional materials, exhibition publications, and educational materials;
  • Provide assistance for curatorial, exhibitions committee, and other meetings, including set up and taking minutes;
  • Input, edit, and update various lists and forms in the exhibitions database (checklists, lender lists, etc.);
  • Communicate across organization to ensure that all departments have what is needed for press releases, the AFA Website, funding proposals, etc.;
  • Opportunities to provide research assistance with select loans, exhibitions, and publications;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experiences in a museum or art-related environment preferred;
  • B.A. and a strong interest in the arts, museums, exhibitions, and art history;
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver;
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic abilities with the talent to connect with a range of collaborators;
  • Facility with Microsoft Word Suite, databases, and project management software.

Salary Range:   $42,000-$45,000 with comprehensive employer paid benefits package

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to hr@amfedarts.org. Review of applications begins March 7, 2022.

This position will be a hybrid position including both on-site and remote days.

The AFA is committed to equity and inclusion in its staff and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds who share these interests and commitment.

Curator

 Department:                Exhibitions

 Supervisor:                  Director of Curatorial Affairs

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) seeks a Curator to play a crucial role in developing the AFA’s vibrant, diverse, and expanding exhibitions program. The Curator will initiate, develop, and manage traveling exhibitions of a wide range of media, genres, and historical periods, partnering with distinguished institutions and leading scholars in the field. The curatorial staff at the AFA primarily acts as project managers, though there are opportunities to curate and tour one’s own exhibitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing the AFA’s mission to expand access to art and to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Initiate, research, and develop new exhibitions through partnerships with guest curators, institutions, and private collections;
  • Prepare and present exhibition proposals to Exhibitions Committee;
  • Work closely with guest curators and co-organizers to shape exhibitions and prepare and finalize exhibition materials, including illustrated checklists, project descriptions, and didactic materials;
  • Procure venues for exhibition tours;
  • Establish and monitor exhibition timelines and budgets, working closely with the registration team;
  • Negotiate and secure loans for exhibitions;
  • Communicate across departments to ensure that Marketing and Development departments have what is needed for press releases, the AFA Website, funding proposals, etc.;
  • Review and edit catalogue texts submitted by guest curators and guest authors, and review layout and design of exhibition catalogues with Manager of Publications;
  • Liaise with curatorial staff at presenting museums, and respond to issues related to curatorial content of exhibition and installation as required;
  • Represent the AFA at meetings, exhibition openings, and program-related events.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years in a museum or art-related environment with experience in organizing exhibitions;
  • M.A. or above in art history and/or related field;
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and a confident public speaker and effective negotiator;
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including ability to oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills with the ability to connect with a range of collaborators;
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively problem-solve;
  • An existing network of curators and institutions, both nationally and internationally;
  • Experience working with traveling exhibitions and/or collections preferred;
  • Candidate must be willing to travel to represent the AFA at meetings and exhibition openings.

Salary Range: $68,000-$72,000

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to hr@amfedarts.org. Review of applications begins March 7, 2022.

The AFA is committed to equity and inclusion in its staff and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds who share these interests and commitment.