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Advancement Assistant, Archives of American Art

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20001
  • Job Code
    113882480

Grade: 7
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Open to all
Closing: October 17

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history, as the Institution implements a new comprehensive strategic plan and expands the programming, educational, and scholarly activity of its museums and research centers.

Following a successful national campaign, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian.

The Archives of American Art seeks a skilled self-starter interested in art and the field of Advancement to join its team of dedicated staff. The Advancement Assistant supports the Associate Director for Advancement, as well as fundraising and external affairs colleagues, providing technical and administrative support, and assisting with a full range of advancement functions. These include gift processing; maintaining donor information; data processing; meeting coordination and support; event planning and support; creating spreadsheets, templates, documents and tools; managing mailings; facilitating donor services and stewardship; drafting correspondence and event briefings; and general administrative support. The incumbent will also be charged with supporting the planning and execution of the annual gala under the supervision of the director. Related duties include logistical oversight and preparation, and serving as a point of contact for vendors. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to many facets of advancement, including individual giving, institutional support, events, donor relations, and operations.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a fundraising office and event planning, demonstrate strong attention to detail, have the ability to multi-task and an interest in strengthening his/her skills in advancement. The ability to take initiative and ownership of projects and to work with minimal direction and supervision is critical. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, writing and organization skills; an engaging manner; and the commitment to being a member of a strong team. A Bachelor's degree is required.

The Archives of American Art is the largest resource for the study of American art in the world, with millions of primary sources that tell the stories behind our nation's great art and artists. By preserving and providing access to these priceless documents, the Archives serves as a rich and enduring source of knowledge about the history of the visual arts and culture in the United States, informing and engaging scholars, art lovers, and inquisitive minds from across the nation and around the world. The Archives makes its collections easily accessible to a national and international audience through research centers in Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y., and on its website, where almost 250 collections are fully digitized.

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad.

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The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to oastaffing@si.edu by October 17, 2019.

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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<br/><b>Grade: </b>7<br/><b>Location: </b>Washington, DC<br/><b>Status: </b>Open to all<br/><b>Closing: </b>October 17<br/><br/>Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history, as the Institution implements a new comprehensive strategic plan and expands the programming, educational, and scholarly activity of its museums and research centers.<br><br>Following a successful national campaign, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian.<br><br>The Archives of American Art seeks a skilled self-starter interested in art and the field of Advancement to join its team of dedicated staff. The Advancement Assistant supports the Associate Director for Advancement, as well as fundraising and external affairs colleagues, providing technical and administrative support, and assisting with a full range of advancement functions. These include gift processing; maintaining donor information; data processing; meeting coordination and support; event planning and support; creating spreadsheets, templates, documents and tools; managing mailings; facilitating donor services and stewardship; drafting correspondence and event briefings; and general administrative support. The incumbent will also be charged with supporting the planning and execution of the annual gala under the supervision of the director. Related duties include logistical oversight and preparation, and serving as a point of contact for vendors. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to many facets of advancement, including individual giving, institutional support, events, donor relations, and operations.<br><br>The successful candidate will have previous experience in a fundraising office and event planning, demonstrate strong attention to detail, have the ability to multi-task and an interest in strengthening his/her skills in advancement. The ability to take initiative and ownership of projects and to work with minimal direction and supervision is critical. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, writing and organization skills; an engaging manner; and the commitment to being a member of a strong team. A Bachelor's degree is required.<br><br>The Archives of American Art is the largest resource for the study of American art in the world, with millions of primary sources that tell the stories behind our nation's great art and artists. By preserving and providing access to these priceless documents, the Archives serves as a rich and enduring source of knowledge about the history of the visual arts and culture in the United States, informing and engaging scholars, art lovers, and inquisitive minds from across the nation and around the world. The Archives makes its collections easily accessible to a national and international audience through research centers in Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y., and on its website, where almost 250 collections are fully digitized.<br><br>The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad.<br><br><a href="https://giving.si.edu/sites/default/files/aaa_advancement_assistant_september_2019.pdf">DOWNLOAD THE DESCRIPTION</a><br><br>The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to <a href="mailto:oastaffing@si.edu">oastaffing@si.edu</a> by October 17, 2019.<br><br><em>The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.</em><br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/z1XRRBSX6yRMF7oqiogdE"> <p>PI113882480</p>

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Posted: 2019-09-21 Expires: 2019-10-22

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