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    SculptureCenter is committed to a culturally diverse organization, and is an equal opportunity employer. SculptureCenter does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.

    SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Over the past 23 years, SculptureCenter has presented works by nearly 900 emerging and established artists through its annual schedule of exhibitions, public programs, and publications, and today is considered one of New York’s most important resources for the artistic community. SculptureCenter has developed a strong reputation for championing under-recognized and emerging artists who have not yet received substantial exposure and international visibility.

    Individual Giving and Events Manager

    SculptureCenter is seeking an enthusiastic development and events professional to further build SculptureCenter’s Major Donor, Annual Fund, and Patron Circle giving programs, and to oversee production of fundraising events. The Individual Giving and Events Manager reports directly to the Director of Advancement and works closely with all members of the SculptureCenter staff as well as the Board of Trustees, major donors, patron circle members, strategic partners and independent contractors and vendors. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

    Individual Giving:
    1. The Individual Giving and Events Manager will spearhead all of the organization’s annual fund solicitations; cultivate, solicit, and steward patrons circle members; identify major donor prospects, oversee donor prospect research, and coordinate all cultivation events and programs for two patron groups: Director’s Circle ($5,000 and above) and Ambassadors ($1,000).
    2. The Individual Giving and Events Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that further build the identity of the museum, expand the donor base, and increase annual contributed income revenues.
    3. Manage income and expense budgets for individual contributed income areas.

    Special Events:
    1. Work with Director of Advancement and outside vendors to produce charity benefit events not limited to gala, private dinners, and other fundraising events.
    2. Manage expense and income budget for events, work with event committees and leadership, develop innovative event design and production concepts, and identify promotion activities.
    3. Organize exhibition openings, post-opening exhibition dinners, exhibition closing parties, and other cultivation events in keeping with the spirit of the organization.
    4. Secure in-kind and financial sponsorship and identify collaborations and partnerships for events.

    General Duties:
    1. Support Advancement team colleagues with artists edition sales and representation at public events as needed; represent SculptureCenter within the LIC community and at public and private events as needed; work as a collaborative team member with departmental colleagues and organizational staff.
    2. Additional Duties may be assigned as needed.

    The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of basic individual giving fundraising skills, and event planning and management logistics as well as knowledge of the contemporary art world, and enthusiasm for promoting arts and culture.
    - B.A. degree required; M.A. degree preferred.
    - Minimum of three years experience working in individual giving or events within a museum or nonprofit arts organization.
    - Direct work experience with fundraising events.
    - Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the New York contemporary art field.
    - Exceptional written and oral communication skills, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    - An ability to develop positive, effective relationships with Trustees, art collectors, donors, and colleagues is critical.
    - Experience using InDesign and MailChimp is a plus. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Altru, Salesforce, or another fundraising database equivalent is required.

    This is a full-time, exempt position, and the hours of work are between 10 AM – 6 PM weekdays. Position requires the ability to participate in donor events and attend programs and other events, including frequent evenings and weekends. Travel may be required as needed. Permanent office location is on-site in Long Island City, NY. This position will work remotely until NYS Covid-19 public health restrictions are determined to return to the permanent on-site office. At home internet and cell phone are required.

    To Apply
    Submit a professional cover letter describing your qualifications and relevant experience, resume, and salary requirements as attachments to with “Individual Giving 2021” in the subject line.

    Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


    Our internship program is temporarily suspended. Please check back here or sign up for our newsletter for future updates about the program.

    Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of professional skills important for working in the field of contemporary art and hands-on experience working in a non-profit art institution.

    Public Process High School Internship Program

    For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.