The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation: Coordinator, Institutional Development

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a Coordinator, Institutional Development, to provide support for the Corporate, Institutional and Global Partners (CIGP) team in raising funds from foundations and government agencies for exhibitions, educational programs, conservation, archives, capital projects, and any/all other areas of activity at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Development, the Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Corporate, Institutional, and Global Partners, as well as the Grants Manager, Associate Manager, and departmental interns.  

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods.  The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications.  The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships.  With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.


Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Gift acknowledgement and processing:  Generate a high volume of carefully tailored acknowledgement letters in a timely manner.  Working closely with Finance and Development Operations, enter gift advice for pledges and record payments in Raiser’s Edge database. 
  • Budgeting: Keep internal record of gifts received as well as participate in financial projection modeling.
  • Event management: Help to organize and represent the Museum at exhibition openings and receptions, meetings, site visits, and other events.  Manage invitation lists for events, as well as mailings for events, other activities, and any correspondence with a large distribution.
  • Grants tracking:  Manage the grants calendar tracking, including all hard and soft deadlines for the department, on an ongoing basis, and produce a subset of this calendar for Finance on a monthly basis to ensure appropriate lead time for preparation of budgets and expense reports.
  • Prospect research:  Research and prepare reports on prospective donors for review by Institutional Development, the Director’s Office, curators and other project directors/managers, and board members as relevant.
  • Record-keeping:  Maintain accurate, up-to-date institutional donor records in Raiser’s Edge database and central files.  Oversee the scanning and tagging of key documents for upload to Raiser’s Edge.
  • Proposals and reports:  Help draft grant proposals and reports, building the case for support as per the needs/interests of the donor and the goals/objectives of the Museum.  Help prepare proposal and report packets for submission to funders.
  • Liaising:  Interact directly with staff members in the following departments on an ongoing basis:  Development, Education, Curatorial, Conservation, Archives, Marketing, and Finance, among others.  Communicate with foundations and government agency staff as needed and appropriate.
  • Additional duties: Provide support for variety of projects in response to changing and ongoing needs of the Corporate, Institutional and Global Partners (CIGP) department at large. This may include assisting with corporate development and additional global partnerships.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Art history, museum studies, arts administration, and/or related writing-specific disciplines preferred.
  • 1-3 years of combined professional and/or relevant internship experience, ideally in institutional development, with some grant writing experience preferred.
  • Superb writing and organizational skills.  Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize while multi-tasking.
  • Experience in prospect research, notably for institutional funders.
  • Strong familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability and pension plan coverage.  Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


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