Canton POS

Home / About / Employment Opportunities /

Employment Opportunities

Development Director

Position Summary:

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a full-time Development Director to lead the Museum’s multi-faceted fundraising programs and donor stewardship. This creative and energetic individual is responsible for raising contributed income through 1) grant writing, 2) annual giving campaigns, 3) corporate / individual sponsorships, and 4) special events in support of the Museum’s operations and mission. S/he will collaborate with Marketing, Finance, Curatorial, Education, and the Executive Director to maximize funding opportunities and resources. The Development Director serves on the Executive Director’s senior management team for issues relating to budget and strategic planning, and is staff liaison for the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee and HeART Guild.
 

Position Responsibilities:

• Prepare an annual fundraising calendar and plan consistent with the Museum’s strategic plan, mission, and programming.

• Promote and represent the Museum’s mission and facilitate strong relationships between the Museum and its donor base. Increase the Museum’s circle of friends and contributed support.

• Secure increasing levels of contributed income through individual, planned, and major giving; government, corporate and foundation grants; and special events.

• Research, write, and monitor all grant proposals and programs to government, private foundation, and corporate funders. Track grant implementation with the completion of programming, financial, and other progress reports to funding sources.

• Make personal contact to individuals and businesses to present the Museum’s funding needs and requests. Establishes relationships with potential funding sources.

• Partner with Marketing to develop and implement the Annual Fund campaign with communications that educate, cultivate, and retain donors through creative appeals and the impact of Museum programs.

• Ensure stewardship of current and past donors, foundations, corporations, and other patrons with regular communications and contact to grow relationships.

• Work with the Development Committee and HeART Guild to ensure staff support for fundraising campaigns and events.

• Collaborate with colleagues across the Museum to identify funding opportunities and support program areas.

• Manage the Museum’s donor database for prospecting, reporting, marketing purposes.
 

Qualifications / Desired Skills & Experience:

• B.A. in a relevant field (Business, Marketing, Arts Administration, Communications).

• Minimum of four years fundraising experience, including grant-writing, with demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals in an art museum, performing arts or other arts related organization, non-profit organization, or institution of higher learning.

• Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills. Demonstrated capability of writing clearly and informatively to meet the needs of multiple audiences. Ability to make strong public presentations.

• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

• Ability to exercise initiative, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions.

• Ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize multiple projects, work with accuracy under a fast pace, and meet multiple deadlines.

• Positive, flexible attitude with attention to detail and focus on results.

• Capacity to be diplomatic; strong ability to work with a wide range of individuals and inspire confidence.

• Maintain discretion with both donor and Museum financial matters.

• Willingness to work in a "hands on" manner and as part of a team.

• Knowledge of marketing, accounting principles, and financial reporting.

• Proven skill/experience using a PC and Microsoft Office Suite to execute daily tasks, and effectively communicate with staff, including but not limited to optimizing all aspects of Microsoft Outlook and using Excel to manage, organize, analyze, and calculate financial information.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule — including some evenings and weekends.

• A passion for art and advancing the CMA mission for dynamic exhibits and programming to engage, educate, entertain, and enrich audiences through a connection with art.


For Consideration: The position is full-time, and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. CMA offers an excellent benefits package, including health, Rx, and retirement. Must pass a criminal background check. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to:
 

ATTN: Development Director Search
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702

E-mail Application Materials to: employment@cantonart.org

No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Administrative & Operations Assistant

Position Summary:

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a dynamic, creative multi-tasker to fill its full-time Administrative & Operations Assistant position. S/he will support the staff and day-to-day tasks and projects related to marketing, development, education, special events, finance, volunteers, and patron services. The candidate will have superior organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines. Excellent verbal, written, and customer service skills are essential, with the ability to communicate effectively and to represent the Museum across diverse groups such as patrons, donors, members, partners, and community stakeholders. Strong computer skills in the Windows / Microsoft Office Suite is required. The position reports to the Executive Director.

 

Position Responsibilities:

• Work with CMA staff to provide administrative and operational support to critical functions related to the development, education, marketing, and events alongside calendar management, data entry, mail processing, and maintaining efficient organization of the Museum’s office.

• Development Support: Assist the Development Director in recording donations, donor correspondence and communications, and entering information into database systems.

• Education Support: Assist the Education Manager in creating and staffing outreach events in the community and in the Museum. Manage reservations for special events and classes through phone and online sales.

• Marketing Support: Work with the Marketing Director to edit and proofread marketing and press materials. Attend marketing and events meetings for the creation of programming ideas. Process new memberships, renewals, and prepare member mailings as needed.

• Finance Support: Assist the Finance Director in reconciliation of point-of-sale processes (admissions, class registrations, Museum Shop), bank deposits, record management, and internal controls.

• Assist with creation of reports and presentations, including researching, compiling, analyzing and/or developing necessary information and materials.

• Volunteers: Recruit and schedule community volunteers as needed for events.

• Rentals: Coordinate rental of Museum spaces, including inquiries, event set up, and billing. Coordinate and book events with the Cultural Center for the Arts.  

• Work with colleagues to plan exhibition openings and events; staffs events as required.

• Collaborate with CMA affiliate groups to coordinate special events and activities.

• Prepare materials for and attend monthly Board meetings, including notes and minutes.

 

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

• Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred; Minimum 2 - 3 years experience in office coordination and support in a fast-paced environment, preferably in a nonprofit arts or charitable agency setting.

• Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Social media apps (all Windows platforms).

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Effectively coordinate and prioritize multiple projects, work with accuracy under a fast pace, and meet multiple deadlines.

• Ability to exercise initiative, anticipate challenges, and deliver solutions.

• Collaborative point of view and “can-do” attitude – High degree of personal energy, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to be solution-oriented.

• Willingness to work in a "hands on" manner and as part of a team.

• Committed to superior customer service and effective representation of the Museum to donors, patrons, members, affiliates, and community partners.

• Availability to work some evenings and weekends to staff Museum events.

• A passion for art and advancing the CMA mission for dynamic exhibits and programming to entertain, excite, and educate through the visual arts.

 

For Consideration: The position is full-time, with competitive salary. CMA offers an excellent benefits package, including health, Rx, and retirement. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to:

 

ATTN: Administrative & Operations Assistant Search
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
E-mail Application Materials to: employment@cantonart.org
No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2018

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 


Art Instructors

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks experienced Art Instructors for children and adult classes and workshops at CMA. This is a part-time and seasonal position in the Education Department and reports to the Education Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop fun, engaging lessons plans related to relevant subject matter and age levels
  • Research content and topics related to CMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions and compose lessons for educational purposes as needed
  • Provide excellence in service and always portray a positive and professional image of the CMA
  • Perform all duties according to established CMA operating, safety, and quality policies

Qualifications

  • Children's classes: Degree preferred (Art Education (K-12)) teaching certificate
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to pass an Ohio BCI & FBI Background check  


Please send resume, references and a cover letter explaining what age levels and/or topics you would like to teach and why to:  

erica@cantonart.org
SUBJECT: Resume for Art Instructor


About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful exhibitions focused on American art, its influences, and themes that allow everyone to connect with creativity and stories about art, history, society, and cultural heritage. The Museum’s diverse education programs serve thousands of students of all ages. CMA’s acclaimed permanent collection focuses on American works on paper, primarily watercolors, and ceramics. Founded in 1935, CMA is a cultural destination for the city and region, with programs serving more than 40,000 visitors and participants each year – making the discovery and exploration of art accessible to all. CMA is an equal opportunity employer.

Donate Now