Individual Giving and Events Manager

Queens Museum

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Apt. 24
NY 11368




Nov 15, 2021

The Individual Giving and Events Manager is responsible for implementing a robust fundraising strategy that builds and maintains donor relationships and increases individual support and engagement with the Museum across giving levels.

Responsibilities include overseeing and developing the Museum’s membership programs, securing giving to support exhibitions and programs, conceiving and delivering creative patron engagement opportunities including events and patrons trips nationally and internationally, planning and executing the Museum’s two annual fundraising events (Annual Gala and Spring/Summer party), developing other individual giving initiatives including online campaigns, and supporting Board giving and engagement. The Manager reports to and works closely with the Director of External Affairs.

Essential Functions:

-Lead planning and execution of the Museum’s major fundraising events (Annual Gala and Spring/Summer Party)
-Maintain direct relationships with donors and build new relationships by creating opportunities for engagement with the Museum and by highlighting museum programming.
-Maintain existing and develop new relationships with patrons, donors, trustees and members
-Devise and deliver donor engagement programs including special, talks, events, visits, cultivation dinners and trips nationally and internationally
-Manage and grow corporate membership program
Execute special fundraising projects (i.e. art sales, Kickstarter, Adopt-A-Building program, etc
-Write and follow up letters of inquiry, acknowledgment letters, and appeals
Research new funding prospects and support all efforts to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing donors
-Follow all processes and procedures for receiving and recording gifts and updating funder lists
-Track all donors and prospects in eTapestry, run custom reports, generate mailing lists.

This list represents the essential functions of the role, this list does not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions


-Education background in the arts or a related field, or its work experience equivalent in arts education and/or community development
-Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising
-Experience with event planning and programming
-Familiarity with moves management systems


-Excellent writing and organizational skills
-Ability to think creatively, synthesize information effectively, and tailor information to appeal to a broad spectrum of funder interests
-Experience with eTapestry or other database management systems
-Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Acrobat
-Availability to work onsite at the Queens Museum, and nights and weekends as required
-Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills