Development Assistant

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603




Oct 11, 2022


Assists the Executive Director with all aspects of fundraising. Oversee the Gene Siskel Film Center
(GSFC) membership program. Participates as a Gene Siskel Film Center team member to further
the mission of the GSFC which may include working with other team members on special
initiatives and events.

-Assist the Executive Director with all aspects of fundraising including but not
limited to sponsorships, individual giving, foundation support, donor and board
relations, and fundraising event planning.
-Assist with planning and executing special fundraising, donor, and stewardship
events, including securing raffle/auction items and in-kind donations,
communicating with sponsors, and post event reports.
-Working with the marketing team, creates collateral for fundraising and member
events such as program booklets, flyers, and posters.
-Support advisory board, including set up for meetings, note taking, and
-As part of the Gene Siskel Film Center team, help manage logistics for events in
conjunction with programming.



-Bachelor’s degree required; development, business, or arts administration
background preferred.
-1 - 3 years of work or internship experience required; desire to pursue a career in
the development field.
-Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
-Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising databases preferred.
-Familiarity with Marketing Cloud or similar digital marketing software preferred.
-Experience in Microsoft and Google office applications; InDesign, Photoshop, and
other design applications strongly preferred.
-Flexible schedule; position may require some nights and weekends.

Please review the full job posting on our website.


The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in a staff culture that benefits from a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and career paths, and we encourage nontraditional candidates to apply.

Vaccination Expectation

Becoming vaccinated against COVID-19 is the most important contribution we as individuals can make to ensure our own safety and the safety of our museum and school community. All employees must complete an attestation and provide proof of their vaccination and booster status, or request a medical or religious exemption within the first week of employment.