Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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Development Manager


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Development Manager is responsible for managing the logistics of ICI’s fundraising efforts, which includes executing donor events and communications for cultivation and stewardship purposes, acting as production manager for the Annual Benefit & Auction, producing limited editions, managing participation in art fairs and the fulfillment of art sales, and tracking donor contacts and transactions. This position reports directly to the Director of Development and Strategic Planning, and supervises the Development Coordinator.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

CULTIVATION AND STEWARDSHIP:

  • Implement the cultivation and stewardship strategy determined by the Director of Development, help meet fundraising goals by engaging existing and new donors through events and art sales, and contribute toward identifying new prospects and opportunities for individual giving
  • Manage all fundraising records using ICI’s databases on e-Tapestry and mailchimp, and analyze data to assess the success of donor engagement and retention strategies
  • Prepare invoices and maintain financial records
  • Follow up on meetings and keep donors and potential donors abreast of developments at ICI, while tracking progress against annual fundraising targets
  • Work with the Communications and Digital Content Manager to ensure the Support section of ICI’s website is up to date, including listing and editing donor events and member groups, publishing documentation, and liaising with graphic designers, as needed
  • Lead and produce ICI’s donor communications strategy for sustained engagement and a strong renewal rate

EVENTS:

  • Serve as the project manager for the Annual Benefit & Auction, ensuring that all staff, interns, volunteers on the Benefit team, and outside contractors (such as event planners) are delivering their tasks on time both leading up to and on the day of the event
  • Track all ticket sales and donations, and ensure proper acknowledgments are sent for the Annual Benefit & Auction
  • Plan and execute ten to fifteen donor events per year with the support of the Development Coordinator, in order to effectively retain existing donors and engage new ones
  • Ensure proper documentation of donor events for marketing on our website, email newsletters, annual brochure, and other channels

ART SALES:

  • Produce annual fundraising multiples and editions—coordinating with artists, fabricators, and vendors—and track related budgets
  • Implement ICI’s art sales strategy as determined by the Director of Development and Strategic Planning, which includes planning ICI’s participation in art fairs, cultivating and identifying potential collectors, managing budgets and payments, overseeing the fulfillment of orders and shipping, tracking editions, and delivering annual sales figures to the accountant
  • Secure art works for the Annual Benefit & Auction, and coordinate with vendor Artsy to fulfill all Auction art sales

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and special events preferred
  • Meticulous attention to detail and great project management skills, with a proven ability to prioritize and work effectively under deadlines
  • Interest in contemporary art, curating, and/or non-profit management
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in art history, museum studies, or studio art
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and excellent judgment when handling sensitive information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace, donor databases, and mailchimp (preferred)

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Starting salary is $60,000. This is an exempt position and employee benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holiday and sick time.

HOURS:
Full time; office hours are MondayFriday, 10 am to 6 pm. Applicant should be based in New York City by start date and open to working a hybrid in-office and remote schedule. Occasional weekend and evening events in New York.

APPLICATION:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@curatorsintl.org with “DEVELOPMENT MANAGER” in the subject line.

Institutional Giving Coordinator


POSITION SUMMARY:
Working closely with the Executive & Artistic Director, the Institutional Giving Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the implementation of ICI’s annual Institutional Giving strategy to help advance our mission and make programs possible in support of curators in New York, across the U.S., and around the world through research, cultivation, application, stewardship and reporting on foundations and government grants.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assist the Executive & Artistic Director in establishing an annual Institutional Giving strategy to meet fundraising targets
  • Update the foundation and government grants calendar, using related project management software, and track fundraising progress
  • Update ICI’s internal quarterly Institutional Giving report
  • Maintain current, accurate fundraising records and accounts with foundations and government agencies
  • Keep an up-to-date database of information about foundations and government agencies actively funding ICI
  • Conduct research into new and potential funders as identified by the Executive & Artistic Director
  • Draft all grant letters of interest, applications, and grant reports, and ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Work with the Executive & Artistic Director to coordinate the cultivation and stewardship of key foundation and government agency personnel; draft and track all related correspondence and acknowledgements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 12 years of experience with grant writing preferred
  • Outstanding writing, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and process, with a proven ability to prioritize and work effectively under deadlines
  • Ability to craft proposals and reports that are clear, compelling, and persuasive
  • Interest in contemporary art, curating, and/or non-profit management
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in art history, museum studies, or studio art; work experience in museums, nonprofit art spaces, or galleries is preferred
  • Background or interest in foundation and government affairs is ideal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Workspace

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Starting salary is $4650,000 based on experience. This is a non-exempt position and employee benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holiday and sick time.

HOURS:
Full time; office hours are MondayFriday, 10 am to 6 pm. Applicant should be based in New York City or Chicago by start date and open to working a hybrid in-office and remote schedule.

APPLICATION:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@curatorsintl.org with “INSTITUTIONAL GIVING COORDINATOR” in the subject line.