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Director of Foundation and Government Relations 
Woodmere Art Museum 
Philadelphia, PA 

Description 

Background: Woodmere Art Museum’s mission is to offer experiences with art and artists of Philadelphia.  Woodmere is currently in the midst of unprecedented institutional growth. The Museum recently acquired a neighboring estate, now called Frances M. Maguire Hall for Art and Education at Woodmere Art Museum, which will be transformed into galleries for the museum’s collection. This is a leadership position on the museum’s team of dedicated professionals. The opportunity is to contribute tangibly to the growth of one of Philadelphia’s great cultural institutions.  

Position Overview: The Director of Foundation and Government Relations manages all aspects of private and government grants and contracts.  The position requires a results and mission driven professional to successfully lead the strategy and manage the foundation and government grant portfolio in collaboration with organization leadership. 

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all aspects of the foundation and government relations program with a goal of maintaining and growing funding including writing grant proposals, reports, letters, and other compelling fundraising materials, including budgets and financial reports 
  • Work with leadership and the board of trustees to help develop fundraising strategies around organizational projects and priorities as needed 
  • Actively monitor government funding opportunities, identify and recommend RFPs for consideration and develop government grant proposals for existing and new programs 
  • Maintain regular contact and strategic interaction with foundations 
  • Oversee and monitor the Museum’s funding contracts, follow up with program and finance staff to ensure that funds are being used appropriately, that programs are being carried out as promised, and that the appropriate filings are completed on time 
  • Manage foundation mailing lists, grants calendar, acknowledgments, and other general correspondence 
  • Maintain orderly tracking and filing systems both in print and electronically 
  • Assist, as needed, with special events, communications materials, volunteer/in-kind corporate engagement strategies, and other development functions 
  • Direct and oversee all research and prospecting 

Position Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Superior analytical and writing skills, with talent at translating detailed information into clear and compelling language 
  • 5+ years experience in proposal writing, corporate and foundation work, and program development 
  • 3+ years experience managing and preparing government grants 
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines 
  • Commitment to follow-though and outstanding attention to detail 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to respond productively to direction and feedback, working with staff and leadership at all levels 
  • Knowledge of budgeting and basic accounting principles 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, relational databases, and government portals. 
 
Please email resumes to Careers@woodmereartmuseum.org.
 

Woodmere Art Museum is committed to diversity and equal opportunity in recruitment, hiring and employment. Woodmere shall not, in any manner, discriminate regardless of race, color, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, or veteran status, and any other status protected by law. 

 

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are an essential part of every department at Woodmere. They host member events and concerts, participate in children’s programs, and provide administrative support to staff—and that’s just a sampling of the services they provide. We offer flexible scheduling, complimentary admission to Museum events, Museum Store discounts, and a lively work environment.

Download the Volunteer Application.

E-mail your completed application to education@woodmereartmuseum.org.

 

DOCENTS

Woodmere’s docent program is an art enthusiast’s best volunteer opportunity. Candidates from any background are encouraged to apply for the training program starting each January. Prospective docents must participate in training, regular meetings, and tour hours, giving at least two years of service to the Museum. Docents receive a number of great benefits, including complimentary event admission, private tours, art history and aesthetics training, educational trips, and Museum Store discounts.
 
 

Nondiscrimination Policy
Woodmere is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Woodmere shall not, in any manner, discriminate regardless of race, color, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, or veteran status and any other status protected by law. Woodmere adheres to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and applicable federal laws.