Development Officer, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR

  • 11 Jan 2022 10:32 AM
    Message # 12254761

    The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA), located in Little Rock, AR, seeks a senior fundraising professional to advance the institution during a transformative era that includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open in 2022.  Designed by the renowned architecture firm, Studio Gang, the new facility will include landscaped grounds, by the firm SCAPE, and will secure the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts position as one of the top cultural institutions in the region. The new building includes expanded galleries, a new Art School, restaurant, Museum Store, theater, lecture hall, and other programming and event spaces.

    The AMFA is an active partner in the educational, economic, and cultural life of a diverse community, inviting discovery, creativity and learning through engagement with the visual and performing arts.

    The Development Officer will report to the Director of Development and maintains regular communication with and working knowledge of the AMFA community, donors, prospective donors, and cultivation strategies.

    Salary range $50k-60k

    Primary Duties and responsibilities: 

    • ·         Develops and implements a robust and comprehensive support program that generates annual revenue and actively engages the individual and corporate community in the AMFA
    • ·         Builds a program for current supporters, deepening the relationship with the AMFA and leveraging the benefits of the new building, scheduled to open to the public in 2022
    • ·         Researches and pursues new individual and corporate funding, developing, and sustaining long term support of the AMFA
    • ·         Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with AMFA partners, donors, and stakeholders. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships
    • ·         Develops fundraising strategies based on knowledge of established AMFA objectives, needs, and priorities
    • ·         Works with AMFA staff to build a deep knowledge of programming, benefits, and objectives to create a compelling case for support
    • ·         Assists in and makes independent, direct solicitations for sponsorships and in-kind support
    • ·         Assists in the generation of annual revenue to meet budgetary goals through identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts 
    • ·         Continuously monitors status of current donors and builds prospects for new gifts
    • Assists with the development and execution of fundraising events, including gala/benefits
    • ·         Assists in reporting, research, and supports other aspects of the Development Department; and as needed, serves as liaison with certain community and auxiliary groups.
    • ·         Other related duties, as required

    Candidate Profile:

    • ·         3-5 years related experience and/training; equivalent combination of education and experience
    • ·         Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; MBA preferred
    • ·         Highly organized and proactive individual
    • ·         Ability to work independently and as a team player
    • ·         Knowledgeable of the strategic use and reporting of donor and/or customer relationship management software
    • ·         Uses active learning and listening while working with potential and existing donors and partners.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting your interest and a detailed resume to