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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is currently hiring for the following positions. We are unable to accept unsolicited resumes.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetics or any other legally protected status.

Manager of Major Gifts (Full Time)
Campaign Coordinator (Full Time)
Adult Programs Coordinator (Full Time) (Please apply by July 18, 2016)
Cleaner (Full Time)
Security Guard (Part Time)
Studio Class Teacher (Part Time, Temporary—Fall 2016)


Manager of Major Gifts (Full Time)

The Manager of Major Gifts works closely with the Director of Advancement to build and execute a major gifts program at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Principal duties include defining processes and procedures for portfolio development and pipeline management, ultimately contributing towards annual revenues of $5+ million and $80+ million towards the AK360 Capital Campaign. The Manager of Major Gifts’ primary focus is to construct and sustain myriad avenues for meaningful, productive relationships between the museum and our donor community.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Formalize existing major gifts program at the Albright-Knox, working with Manager of Advancement Services to ensure that cultivation and solicitation of donors is coordinated and tracked in Blackbaud Altru database, resulting in a multi-year pipeline of strategic and major gift solicitations. With Manager of Advancement Services, use this tool to participate in annual and AK360 (capital) revenue forecasting.
  • With Manager of Advancement Services, build and maintain a process for portfolio development and moves management.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 donors capable of making five-to-seven figure gifts and planned gifts, actively adding, qualifying, and disqualifying donors. Spearhead initial outreach, make solicitations, and conceptualize appropriate stewardship. Portfolio will be composed of a blend of individual donors and corporate entities, representing both existing and aspirational relationships. The Manager of Major Gifts will spend a significant portion of their time outside of the office, representing the Albright-Knox among a broadening base of donors.
  • Ensure that planned gift opportunities are an integral part of donor conversations at the Albright-Knox. Serve as primary manager for the Planned Giving Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Develop individual goals for each donor in portfolio and as well as individualized plans for execution; execute on those goals according to department revenue goals and timeline.
  • Partner with Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving to manage, sustain, and grow a Donor Circles Council (name TBD), a group of leadership level donors who serve as ambassadors, thought-leaders, and volunteer fundraisers for the museum.
  • Play an active leadership role in the AK360 Capital Campaign. Build a deep knowledge of the case for support, strategize creative gift opportunities, and solicit gifts in the five-to-seven figure range.
  • Research and explore the rich community of Buffalo ex-pats who have maintained deep ties to the City but who live elsewhere. Create affinities within this group and strengthen ties back to museum, conceptualizing meaningful and reliable communications. Some travel required.
  • Serve as leader in ensuring that Advancement department, and greater Albright-Knox, maintain superb donor relations through the timely and thoughtful solicitation and acknowledgement of major gifts and timely fulfillment of benefits.
  • Facilitate the construction and tracking of a multi-year donor pipeline. Ensure timely capture and distribution of contact reports and revenue reports to the Albright-Knox Management Group.
  • Participate in the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors: facilitate agenda development, assist in coordinating communications, and direct follow-up.

 

 

General Development Department Activities:

 

  • Be thoroughly knowledgeable about the history, mission, exhibitions, and programs of the Albright-Knox and able to articulate this information to donors and prospects, aligning it appropriately with philanthropic interests and corporate goals.
  • Understand all Albright-Knox gift-related policies and procedures and ensure full ethical and fiscal compliance with them.
  • Actively participate in community outreach efforts as needed, including on-campus activities and outside speaking engagements.
  • Utilize Blackbaud Altru database to add and extract information about donors and prospects.
  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists.

 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years of successful professional fundraising. 
  • Major gift fundraising experience required, with experience in securing gifts of $10,000+.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of donors and prospects, board members, staff, and community leaders.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills, including ability to make effective presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated success in working both independently and as a team member to create and implement fundraising strategies at the major gifts level.
  • Strong sense of organization, planning, and time management. 
  • Knowledge of donor software programs, preferably Blackbaud products; proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Some travel required; must have a valid passport.

 

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15320771


Campaign Coordinator (Full Time)

The Campaign Coordinator works closely with the Director of Advancement to strategize and project manage the AK360 Capital Campaign that will realize revenues of $80+ million beginning in August 2016. This position reports directly to the Director of Advancement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Build a multi-year, multi-step engagement plan for each potential donor to the campaign and design a system of prompts and tracking to ensure forward momentum with each prospect; utilize the Blackbaud Altru database as a primary mechanism for this system.
  • Using this pipeline system, forecast potential revenue for each phase of the campaign.
  • Maintain a master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track.
  • Author a diverse suite of evergreen campaign materials, including brochures, pamphlets, and digital platforms, and manage their production in coordination with the evolving messages of the campaign.
  • Draft customized proposal materials that match each donor’s philanthropic interests to the greatest needs of the campaign and specific gift opportunities. These will be edited and enhanced by the Director of Advancement, the Director of the Albright-Knox, and/or any other solicitors.
  • Construct a framework for equitable stewardship: beginning with an inventory of existing named spaces within the current buildings, identify and track recognition opportunities for physical spaces, named positions, and endowment funds.
  • Serve as the primary author for AK360 Gift Acceptance Policies, a document that will exist as an addendum to the Albright-Knox’s existing Gift Acceptance Policies. This document will enumerate naming opportunities, govern pledge structures, and contain sample gift agreement language.
  • With the Manager of Advancement Services and Advancement Associate, manage the acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and coordinate pledge reminders.
  • With the Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving, coordinate all aspects of the members’ engagement portion of the campaign, including the design and management of various events, focus groups, and feedback mechanisms.
  • Build, track, and manage the campaign budget in coordination with the museum’s CFO.
  • Serve as the primary contact for capital campaign vendors, including any PR, communications specialists, designers, etc.
  • Coordinate and assist in managing campaign events, especially the coordination of event content, timelines, and talking points.
  • With the Deputy Director of Advancement, spearhead critical coordination between campaign solicitations and the annual membership gift cycle. Ensure donor solicitations are clear, manageable, and reflect one Albright-Knox “voice.”
  • Participate in the AK360 Capital Campaign Committee of the Board of Directors; facilitate agenda development, assist in coordinating communications, and direct follow-up.

 

 

General Development Department Activities

 

  • Be thoroughly knowledgeable about the history, mission, exhibitions, and programs of the Albright-Knox and able to articulate this information to donors and prospects, aligning it appropriately with philanthropic interests and corporate goals.
  • Understand all AK gift-related policies and procedures and ensure full ethical and fiscal compliance with them.
  • Actively participate in community outreach efforts as needed, including on-campus activities and outside speaking engagements.
  • Utilize Blackbaud Altru database to add and extract information about donors and prospects.
  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years of successful professional fundraising. 
  • Major gift fundraising experience required, with experience in securing gifts of $10,000+.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of donors and prospects, board members, staff, and community leaders.
  • Experience in research, evaluation, and benchmarking practices.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills, including ability to make effective presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated success in working both independently and as a team member to create and implement fundraising strategies at the major gifts level.
  • Strong sense of organization, planning, and time management. 
  • Knowledge of donor software programs, preferably Blackbaud products; proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Some travel required; must have a valid passport.

 

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15292561 


Adult Programs Coordinator (Full Time)

Application Deadline: July 18, 2016
The Adult Programs Coordinator is responsible for adult programs—including M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY, adult studio classes and workshops, and performing arts programming—and assisting with docent training. The Adult Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Adult and Young Professionals Programs 

  • Works with the Intergenerational Program Coordinator to plan programs, events, and activities for M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.
  • Develops and manages programs for adult audiences, such as gallery talks and Art and Yoga.
  • Develops and manages programs for young professionals.

 

Studio Classes and Workshops

  • Plans and oversees adult studio classes and workshops in a variety of media, working with the museum’s teaching artists.

 

Performing Arts Programs

  • Provides administrative oversight and assists Media Specialist and series producer with Art of Jazz programs.
  • Coordinates The Buffalo News Summer Jazz series.
  • Coordinates the Buffalo Chamber Players series.
  • Prepares ASCAP, BMI, and SESCA reports for all musical programming at the museum.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides support for large-scale education and community engagement programs such as Art Alive.
  • Forges and nurtures relationships with community partners.
  • Assists with aspects of the museum’s Docent Program, including helping with trainings and serving as a docent substitute on tours as needed.
  • Represents the Education and Community Engagement department at selected museum meetings and committees.
  • Maintains records and files for all programs.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual reports about programs for the museum.
  • Prepares and oversees budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in program and/or event planning. Previous experience working in a museum or cultural institution setting desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility, ability to solve problems expediently.
  • Commitment and ability to work in a team environment.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15266631


Cleaner (Full Time)

The Cleaner is responsible for carrying out general services in a proactive and friendly manner, addressing problems identified during inspections, reporting unsafe conditions within the museum, and acting as point of contact for employees and patrons. The Cleaner reports directly to the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow a schedule to perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and general cleanup inside all buildings.
  • Perform all required maintenance on the museum’s restrooms to maintain the museum’s standards.
  • Empty trash and other receptacles on a daily basis.
  • Assisting in painting and drywall work will be required as we continually modify our buildings.
  • Some demolition of walls and moving debris to a dumpster will be required.
  • Clean and buff floors in all museum buildings.
  • Strip floors of old wax and apply a new coat of wax as directed by management.
  • Inspect the museum’s campus for damage or other maintenance issues. Report issues you identify to management as quickly as possible.
  • Proactively address problems identified through inspections.
  • Keep the museum grounds clean of garbage, debris, leaves, branches, and other foreign materials.
  • Snow and ice removal (shoveling / salting) will be necessary.
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect, and in a friendly manner at all times.
  • Follow all museum safety requirements and participate in safety training programs.
  • Report all unsafe conditions to the Head of Buildings & Grounds. 
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of special events, as needed, which will require some 24/7 availability.
  • Will be required to report, in writing, to the Head Cleaner or Head of Buildings & Grounds any issues that need attention, for example, chipped paint on doors or walls, lights out, or anything else that is not up to the museum’s standards.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organized self-starter and strong attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Previous floor cleaning experience.
  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.
  • Ability to effectively operate and use floor buffing machine and cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to lift and move 20-50 pounds (generally tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends, as needed.
  • Must have a valid New York driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in general maintenance or janitorial services.
  • Experience with floor buffer preferred.
  • Experience with floor stripping and waxing preferred.

Please apply for this position online:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15060011


Security Guard (Part Time)

The Security Guard reports directly to the Head of Security.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures physical security for protection against intrusion.
  • Performs routine security patrols.
  • Performs procedural security, including enforcement of the museum’s key and security badge control policy and detection of embezzlement.
  • Investigates and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security-related situations.
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, it is imperative that a security guard always acts in a professional manner.
  • Listens with empathy to employee and patron issues and concerns.
  • Responds to security and fire alarms, medical emergencies, crimes-in-progress, non-criminal incidents, and natural disasters.
  • Respectfully enforces all museum policies to visitors and staff.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Security experience is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Current NY State Security License required prior to start.
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures.
  • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be available on weekends and holidays, as needed.

Please apply for this position online:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15271391


Studio Class Teacher (Part Time, Temporary—Fall 2016)

Facilitate art classes for adults on Saturdays and Sundays during Fall 2016

The Studio Class Teacher is responsible for developing and teaching collection- and exhibition-based studio art classes for adults. This position reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop appropriate lesson plans for adults of various skill levels in a variety of media, both for single day and multi-class sessions, and teach these scheduled classes.
  • Incorporate visits to the Albright-Knox’s collection and any major special exhibitions into all lesson plans, and develop projects with a direct connection to the collection and exhibitions. 
  • Keep classroom space clean and organized.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in art education, studio art, or related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience working with adults to provide artistic instruction of a variety of different media.
  • Experience providing instruction for a variety of diverse audiences and skill levels. 
  • Must be flexible, creative, and a team player.
  • Candidate must be available weekends during the fall. 
  • Candidate should list the mediums and techniques in which they have experience teaching.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15321301


How to Apply

Follow the link under the open position to apply for that job. You may apply for multiple positions.

No telephone inquiries or general/unsolicited resumes, please.

Maintenance Representative (Full Time)

 

The Maintenance Representative reports directly to the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a daily inspection of the museum grounds and common areas of all assigned properties.
  • Perform a daily walk through of a specific section of the museum campus, as assigned by the Head of Buildings and Grounds. Report any issues that need attention, for example, chipped paint on doors or walls, lights out, or anything else that is not up to our museum’s standards.
  • Proactively address all problems identified through inspections and communicate actions to management.
  • Perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and general cleanup inside all buildings on a daily schedule.
  • Perform outside maintenance, including snow shoveling, leaf raking, and grass cutting.
  • Perform routine inspections of the parking lot and provide general cleanup of the parking lot and museum grounds daily.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions based upon work orders approved by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.
  • Perform electrical, carpentry, HVAC maintenance, lighting equipment maintenance and installation, painting, basic plumbing, snow removal, and light landscaping services as directed by management.
  • Provide setup and cleanup for museum events (requires some 24/7 availability), as directed by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         Exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.

·         Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.

·         Organized self-starter and strong attention to detail.

  • Computer skills required.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Must have a valid New York driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

·         High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

·         2+ years relevant work experience in general maintenance.

·         General knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and drywall applications.

·         Ability to perform skilled routine repairs.

 

Please apply for this position online:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15060111