30 Jan 2024


Manager – Individual Giving


 New York, New York, United States

Jobs at the MoMa PS1

Job Description

The Manager of Individual Giving is an essential member of MoMA PS1’s External Affairs team—made up of communications and development staff working holistically to engage donors, key constituents, and the general public with PS1 and our programming.

Under the guidance of the Director of Development, the Manager will develop a detailed understanding of individual fundraising at PS1 and contribute in a significant way to cultivation, stewardship, and the development of programs to attract and retain new members to support the evolution of the organization.

The Manager will work collaboratively to create new pathways for individual donors, and to conceptualize a calendar of on-site and off-site donor events and programming. This position has direct interaction with existing and prospective donors and provides critical support to building and maintaining donor relationships.


This position reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the External Affairs team.



  • Work with the Director of Development to build and grow four core membership groups: Vision Fund ($25,000+/year), Greater New Yorkers ($10,000/year), Friends of MoMA PS1 ($2,500/year), and Court Square Circle ($750/year), creating a cohesive and robust community in each group.
  • Develop strategies to identify, solicit, and steward new supporters locally, nationally, and internationally, developing unique and targeted strategies for donor groups, exhibitions and programs support, and other giving initiatives.
  • Work with the Manager of Special Events to lead the planning, conceptualization, and implementation of a robust schedule of unique and dynamic donor events for a diverse range of supporters that is responsive to both the PS1 program and the broader cultural landscape.
  • Conduct individual donor prospect research, targeting donors with an interest in membership groups.
  • Oversee the communication strategy for each membership group, and prepare additional donor correspondence, as necessary.
  • Develop materials and slide decks for presentations and meetings, as necessary.
  • Regularly collaborate with teams across PS1, including with Finance and Accounting, Curatorial, Visitor Engagement, Operations, and the Director’s Office.
  • Support donor engagement, ensuring high quality experiences when visiting PS1.
  • Work closely with peer departments within The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).



  • 3-5 years work experience in development, focusing on donor groups or individual giving, preferably in a museum or arts non-profit.
  • A strong understanding of the cultural landscape in New York City and globally, and demonstrated experience working within networks of influencers, artists, and cultural practitioners.
  • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal communications, ability to communicate and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Proactive self-starter able to take initiative and lead on membership strategies and season patron programming.
  • Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in MS Office, G Suite, Salesforce, and adaptability to new, emergent technologies used in support of events and development.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and balance priorities, while working in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility.
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
  • Ability to participate in fundraising events during evenings and weekends.
  • Passion for and understanding of PS1’s mission and program.
  • Ability to speak one of the top five (5) languages spoken in Queens, NY (Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian) is an asset.



Benefits include 20 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays and 3 paid personal days, participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.  Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at PS1.

MoMA PS1 is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


How to Apply

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About MoMA PS1

Long Island City, NY

PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Queens, into a space for artists and their collaborators to generate ideas and present work.

Located in what was once an industrial enclave, the institution has now become a creative landmark in the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the country. Continuously responsive to the potential for collective impact, in 1976 PS1 was registered as an independent non-profit in a city-owned building. In 1982 it became the first Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) that focused on contemporary art as part of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Then in 2000, PS1 also established an affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art, and in 2010 it became known as MoMA PS1.

In 2022–23 PS1 has a budget of approximately $11M and is a team of about 50 led by an independent Board of Directors. Embracing that we operate by, for and with artists, we are focusing on collective action to reach our local and global community in our programming. Working with an evolving constellation of practitioners, neighbors and partners, we are committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. It is through these lenses that we examine and build our programs, relationships and organizational culture.

PS1 champions how art and artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time, and we center equity in how we work and what we do.


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