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24 Mar 2018

Full-Time Grant Writer – Museum

The Rubin Museum of Art  New York, New York, United States

Job Description

About the Position
The Grant Writer crafts and edits proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other materials for foundations, corporations, and government donors to support exhibitions, public programs, educational and access initiatives, and other areas of the Rubin Museum. The Grant Writer also provides prospect research and administrative support across the Institutional Philanthropy department.

The incumbent reports to the Senior Manager, Institutional Philanthropy.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

• Drafts compelling letters of inquiry, grant and sponsorship proposals, and responses to requests for proposals. Crafts gift acknowledgments and related correspondence.
• Manages grant processes to successfully meet deadlines, submit relevant information, and ensure compliance with funding requirements.
• Conducts prospect research to stay abreast of the priorities of existing funders and to identify potential new donors.
• Prepares briefings for meetings between Executive staff and Trustees and current or potential donors as well as government officials.
• Works closely with Finance department to prepare budgets for proposals and reports.
• Keeps abreast of Rubin Museum’s goals and achievements.
• Continuously learns from and collaborates with curatorial, education, public program and other teams to gather information and convey ideas, priorities, and achievements to donors and prospects.
• Manages a small portfolio of foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
• Collaboratively assists team members with other foundation and government donors.
• Maintains donor and prospect information in fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge).
• Maintains department files.
• Conducts other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 2-4 years of experience in a non-profit setting, with significant fundraising-related writing experience.
• Must have excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
• Must have strong editing skills.
• A motivated self-starter who is flexible, courteous and tactful in dealing with staff and others.
• Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels and across departments.
• Must have excellent time management skills; be detail-oriented; highly organized and be able to handle multiple tasks, adhere to deadlines and work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Proficiency in Microsoft, Excel/Word/PowerPoint; Raisers Edge or other donor databases; Google Drive experience a plus.

The Rubin Museum offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

About the Museum
The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayas.
Now in its second decade, the Rubin has welcomed over 190,000 visitors in 2016 and has a growing membership of more than 4,000 households. Contained within five floors of galleries are several long-term rotating installations drawn from the permanent collection as well as frequent short-term exhibitions that are more broadly conceived. The Museum presents films, performances, and on-stage conversations as well as a robust roster of other educational initiatives. The ground floor is free-to-all and is a lively nexus for conversation, shopping, and refreshment.

The Museum’s collection includes over 3,500 objects spanning more than 1,500 years up to the present day. Renowned for its quality and depth, the collection focuses on art from the Tibetan Plateau and is broadened by a significant number of important examples from surrounding regions.


Please provide the following as part of your application:
• Complete resume.
• A cover letter addressing both your interest in the Rubin Museum, and your qualifications for this position.

• Please indicate Grant Writer on Subject Line of Email or in body of cover letter.
• Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
• Mail application – the Manager, Human Resources , Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: exhibition, fund-raising, management, museum, and non-profit. States: New York.

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