The Grants Manager is responsible for the corporate, individual, foundation and government fundraising efforts to maximize contributed income to support the Museum’s operations, exhibition, educational programs and special events. The Grants Manager works closely with all staff and volunteers.
Primary Responsibilities / Essential Functions:
The primary responsibilities and essential functions of the job include:
Write and direct and report on all grant proposals and grants and maintain relationships with government, individual corporate and foundation funding sources.
Obtain and manage government grants including federal, state and local sources.
Keep program staff apprised of upcoming deadlines and opportunities, including scheduling and/or joining department meetings to stay abreast of current programs and explore new program ideas.
Assist with development of annual fund appeals.
Identify and acquire sponsorship from individuals and businesses for exhibitions and educational programs.
Understand and communicate regarding the operating budget
Research and identify prospects for institutional support using the Foundation Directory Online and other resources.
Gather broad anecdotal and statistical data and report qualitative and quantitative results.
Work with staff to build and monitor budgets, and report on grant expenditures.
Acquire sponsorship and participate in planning and implementation of special events including the Asheville Gala, A Taste of Art & Wine, loft tours, etc.
Assist the Executive Director with Trustees and Trustee or Volunteer Committees as required, including generating reports for Trustee meetings
Collaborate with Development staff to keep accurate donor records including profiles, gift records, acknowledgements, and correspondence.
Collaborate with Development department staff to structure specific membership programs including corporate members, etc.
Maintain a budget and records for the Development department.
Maintain grant and fundraising calendar with all submittal, notification and reporting schedules.
Participate in all aspects of donor stewardship.
Interact with the arts community and civic bodies and donors as an advocate for the arts and the Museum.
Travel to other locations by foot and/or by car is sometimes required.
Assist as needed with Museum events, particularly fundraising events and assist other staff as necessary.
Education and Experience and Skills:
Minimum of five years fundraising experience, significant success in grant writing and ability to work in fast pace environment. Minimum of an undergraduate degree is required. Knowledge and excellent ability to work with all typical computer programs is essential. The Grants Manager should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially with donors, volunteers and staff.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
Innovative programming utilizing an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast.
It is the only organization of its kind providing cultural and educational experiences for residents and visitors to the 24 county region.
Established by artists and incorporate...d in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.
The Asheville Art Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, accredited by the American Association of Museums which receives support for its programs from Museum members, other generous individuals, corporations, businesses and foundations, the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support is provided by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.