Director of Development, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

  • 17 Nov 2021 12:01 PM
    Message # 12133449

    Georgia Museums, Inc.

    Booth Western Art Museum

    JOB TITLE:  Director of Development

    SUMMARY:     Develop and implement all aspects of the fundraising programs for the Bartow History Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum. 


    Identify potential donors and sponsors. Research and develop cultivation plans for each viable prospect prioritizing those with the highest capacity and likelihood for a major gift, sponsorship, Circle membership or Circle membership upgrade. Establish a plan to identify and track prospect progress in Altru.

    Develop an Annual Appeal campaign including messaging, channels for distribution, and follow-up. Report and analyze results for improvements to future campaigns.

    Circle members are the core of the Director of Development’s portfolio. Strive to develop a trusting and warm relationship with each Circle member.

    Oversee the Booth membership program working closely with the membership manager to increase total members and move members to increasing levels of support.

    Grow the planned giving program by discussing this opportunity during all gift discussions. Promote and highlight planned giving in development communications. 

    Supervise administrative staff to ensure gifts and memberships are recorded accurately, kept confidential, are in accordance with IRS requirements, and are acknowledged appropriately and timely.

    Seek to secure sponsorships for each major temporary exhibit and all major events through the Booth or GMI sponsorship program. Ensure all benefits are delivered.

    Maximize the impact of the Executive Director’s participation in fundraising by conducting a prospect review on a regular basis developing individualized strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts.

    In coordination with the Executive Director, establish annual revenue goals, fundraising strategies to realize these goals, and monitor progress towards meeting these goals. 

    Participate in the organizations’ strategic planning efforts and any promotional activities that increase the public profile of the Museum. 

    Work with the Curatorial Services department to identify and solicit potential donors of collections items.

    Coordinate special programs, collector group events, travel opportunities, and other activities for top level members in coordination with the Executive Director.

    Develop annual operating budgets and maintain expenses within set limits.

    Undertake other assignments as directed by the Executive Director.

    Ensure that employees understand the mission and goals of the Museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

    Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

    Remain current on pertinent museum industry policies, laws, and accepted practices through involvement in industry trade groups and ongoing professional development.


    ·       Four-year college degree in non-profit management, business or related field, and five years non-profit fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

    ·       Three to five years of management experience

    ·       Provenrecord of fundraising success working with high net worth individuals

    ·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong track record of successful relationship building

    ·       Positive and collaborative approach when working with fellow staff members

    ·       Knowledge of development related software, relational databases, and Microsoft Office

    ·       Preference for an understanding of financial planning, non-profit tax law, and planned giving


    Driver’s license required. Professional certificates and membership in professional organizations are a plus.


    Office hours within 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Attendance at frequent events required with extended hours, weekends and overnight travel.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

    Please send cover letter and resume to Seth Hopkins, Executive Director at