Development Officer | Grants

The Development Officer | Grants position oversees, implements and provides support for various efforts pertaining to institutional fundraising. These activities include (but are not limited to) grant writing, grant calendar management, donor/prospect research, and more, to generate operational and programming revenue. MORE>

Development Officer | Grants

The Development Officer | Grants position oversees, implements and provides support for various efforts pertaining to institutional fundraising. These activities include (but are not limited to) grant writing, grant calendar management, donor/prospect research, and more, to generate operational and programming revenue. Position reports directly to Director of Advancement and works collaboratively implementing museum development strategy and tactics attaining financial goals set by Museum Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Director of Advancement


SUMMARY

The Development Officer is a full-time, exempt member of the development staff. As part of the team, the position oversees, implements and provides support for various efforts as they pertain to institutional fundraising. These activities include (but are not limited to) grant writing for government corporate and private foundation grants, management of institutional donor/prospect research, reports and acknowledgements and planning assistance of fundraising events. Works directly with the Director of Advancement and Senior Development Officer to implement the museum’s development strategy and tactics to attain financial goals set by the Museum Executive Director and the Board of Trustees.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Grant Applications
Develops and submits applications, working with museum programming staff to
secure operating and special project grants from:

  • Government agencies – including (but not limited to) federal sources (Institute of Museum and Library Services and National Endowment for the Arts); state agencies (Ohio Arts Council) and local governments (City of Akron; Summit County and other area jurisdictions)
  • Private Foundations – including local and national entities
  • Corporate Foundations – including underwriting for exhibitions, educational and event programs and openings

B. General Departmental Coordination

  • Conducts institutional donor and prospect research.
  • Provides staff assistance in the preparation of development proposals and reports
  • Coordinates all solicitations with other fundraising activities of the department
  • Assists Director of Advancement with fundraising initiatives as needed
  • Work with the Director of Advancement in establishing the annual operating budget and income forecast.
  • Provide monthly and/or quarterly funding reports as requested by Executive Director, Director of Advancement, or CFO for Finance Committee and/or Board meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
• Minimum of 4-years professional development experience with increasing areas of responsibility
• A proven track record of grant writing success and grant calendar management


SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Experience using MS Access and PowerPoint desirable.
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to diplomatically delegate and prioritize.
  • Interest in the visual arts.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with key donors.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands: sitting, carrying, handling, fingering, talking, and hearing, eye/hand coordination, repetitive motions, bending, reaching, and standing for extended periods; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
Visual Demands: near acuity, depth perception
Mental Demands: oral comprehension, written comprehension
Working Conditions: subject to many interruptions, pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, meeting deadlines

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources,
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
or HR@akronartmuseum.org
 

Part Time Building Services Assistant

Part time position available for personable, physically fit individual to perform tasks to assure that the physical appearance of the museum is at its best at all times. MORE>

Part Time Building Services Assistant

BUILDING SERVICES ASSISTANT (PT) AKRON ART MUSEUM


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

A. Reports to the Operations Manager.
B. In the absence of the Operations Manager will report to the Director of Operations.


SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Operations Manager or D.O.O, performs tasks to assure that the physical appearance of the Museum is at its best at all times and that property and equipment is in good repair. Contributes to the smooth running of the Museum in other areas as needed. This position is classified as non-exempt.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs all housekeeping tasks as scheduled, including:

  • cleaning of restrooms and work areas,
  • mopping floors,
  • vacuuming carpets,
  • dusting,
  • collecting trash,
  • washing walls and windows,
  • picking up trash on Museum's outside property,
  • watering landscaped areas,
  • sweeping or hosing down sidewalks and shoveling snow,
  • salting sculpture garden terrace areas and parking lots,
  • any other job assigned.

2. Assists with other building maintenance tasks as scheduled or requested, including:

  • receiving and forwarding deliveries,
  • reading and recording temperature & humidity control gauges,
  • floor stripping and waxing, buffing,
  • cleaning up landscaping in spring and fall,
  • moving office furniture,
  • setting up for special events,
  • cleaning up after special events,
  • any other job assigned.

3. To the extent training and abilities allow, assist in the accomplishment of special maintenance projects involving:

  • building and equipment repair,
  • painting,
  • landscaping,
  • any other maintenance function.

4. In absence of supervisor, responds to general staff requests for assistance with small cleaning, maintenance, or lifting jobs; for example, replacing of light bulbs, cleaning up spills, lifting boxes of publications, etc.

5. Performs other duties as may be prescribed by Events Manager, Operations Manager, Director of Operations.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School graduate or G.E.D. Prior experience in janitorial, landscaping, or building maintenance preferred but not required.

SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to deal with the public, act reasonably in emergencies, perform tasks as instructed, cooperate well with co-workers, and present a clean and neat appearance. Must have a clean criminal background report, no drug usage. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Nonsmoker preferred.


WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Standing, walking, squatting, bending, stooping, lifting heavy items of up to 50 pounds.

Climbing ladders, using a lift to access high areas, walking up and down stairs, using both arms
in repetitive motion to sweep, shovel, or clean surfaces.

Manual dexterity – grasping, fingering, twisting, gripping, use of both hands in coordinated
manner to use hand and power tools and equipment.

Hearing/Speaking – must be able to hear normal speech, and to communicate with others.
High noise level at times due to operation of machines and vehicles. Communicate using
two-way radio.

Vision – must be able to see areas to be cleaned, and read written instructions. Must be able to tolerate
working in bright daylight and at night.

Work environment - may be noisy, dusty, hot, cold, wet, or unsanitary.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this
position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to

Human Resources, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron OH 44308

or by email to HR@akronartmuseum.org

The Akron Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Part Time Member and Visitor Services Associate

Part time position available for an upbeat individual to promote the museum and present a professional, service-oriented image to the public. MORE>

Part Time Member and Visitor Services Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Member and Visitor Services Coordinator, Café Manager or Shop Manager / Buyer as appropriate.

SUMMARY

Works as part of a professional, service-oriented team of Member and Visitor Services Associates promoting the museum, supporting cultural experiences and generating revenue at the Café, Shop and Visitor Services Desk. This position is part-time hourly, non-exempt.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Possess the high-level skills necessary to provide outstanding customer service, sell museum memberships and build long-term customer relationships.
  2. Develop a thorough knowledge of museum operations and keep current with museum activities through resources such as the museum’s website, social media sites, weekly e-blast, Outlook calendar and publications.
  3. Conduct day-to-day activities such as processing transactions through the point-of-sale system, cash handling, performing opening and closing duties and maintaining cleanliness and neatness of workspace.
  4. Cross-train as needed in the daily activities of the Visitor Services Desk, Café and Shop.
  5. Be available to work up to 24 hours weekly with the flexibility to work on / around several holidays annually. The museum is open, for example, on Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and on the days surrounding holidays such as Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Christmas. Additional hours are occasionally available / required during First Night, Akron’s Community New Year’s Eve Celebration, special events outside of the museum’s regular hours, in order to attend some meetings, and during other Member and Visitor Services Associates’ absences.
  6. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Member and Visitor Services Coordinator, Café Manager or Shop Manager / Buyer as appropriate.

VISITOR SERVICE DESK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Answer the museum’s main telephone line, dispense general information or transfer calls to appropriate staff members.
  2. Maintain attendance count.

CAFÉ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  1. Prepare and serve coffee, tea and wraps. Serve food items such as pastries, soups and boxed lunches, as well as bottled beverages, beer and wine.
  2. Maintain health code standards for food service and uphold museum safety standards.

SHOP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Generate sales.
  2. Assist Shop Manager / Buyer with processing and shipping orders placed from outside the Shop, checking in merchandise, restocking merchandise, resetting displays and conducting annual physical inventory.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

High School Diploma required. Food service, reception or retail experience required. Prior food handling training is a plus.

SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Proven interpersonal and customer service skills; outgoing, friendly personality; strong written and verbal skills; mature judgment; flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing needs of organization. Possess a neat appearance and good personal hygiene. Appreciation of art preferred.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work areas are primarily indoors, in a climate-controlled environment with moderate background noise. Work is subject to many interruptions and pressure due to simultaneous orders.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sitting / Standing / Walking – Approximately 95% of time in the Café or Shop work areas is spent standing or moving around. Approximately 95% of the time in the Visitor Services Desk area is spent sitting.
  • Speaking / Hearing – Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with co-workers, customers and outside agencies, by telephone and in person.
  • Vision – Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the cash register and interpret written information.
  • Climbing / Balancing – The ability to climb and balance on a step ladder is necessary for stocking food, beverages, and supplies.
  • Stooping / Kneeling – The ability to stoop and kneel is necessary for accessing files, and stocking food, beverages and supplies.
  • Reaching / Handling – Good manual dexterity is necessary for cash register use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
HR@akronartmuseum.org

  
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