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The following positions are currently open and accepting applicant materials. To apply for any position, please follow the directions within the specific posting below.


Title:  Director
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Pay Type:  Salary, Exempt

Employment Description | Director | Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (PDF)

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Title:  Gift Processing Coordinator
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to:  Director of Development
Department:  Development
Supervises: Intern(s)
Pay Type:  
Salary, Exempt
Work Schedule:  Monday–Friday, 9AM–5PM; some evening and weekends required

The Gift Processing Coordinator is a full-time, exempt member of the development staff providing critical support to the Director of Development in the implementation of departmental strategies and annual fundraising goals set by the Board of Trustees and Director of the Museum. The employee is responsible for processing and acknowledging gifts, maintaining donor records, coordinating and assisting with the institution’s affinity group membership programs, and assisting with development administrative needs. The ideal candidate is detail oriented with excellent skills in spreadsheets, reports and database management.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Gift Processing

  • Enters and updates donor, prospect, and gift records; maintains the database by identifying and solving database requirements, creating and maintaining procedures for database use and data-entry, and updating the database in accordance with those procedures
  • Implements improved systems for gift processing and capturing significant data
  • Generates accurate queries, exports, and reports from the database in a timely manner as needed
  • Refines reporting processes and develops strategies to streamline reporting functions and ensure accuracy in support of the priorities and goals of the organization
  • Manages pledges, including invoices and reminders on an as-needed basis
    Oversees and coordinates matching gifts
  • Generates and mails acknowledgment letters and gift receipts for all donations in a timely manner
  • Generates monthly development income and pledge reports and reconciles with the Finance Office records

Prospect Research

  • Implements donor research as required
  • Screens press and news relevant to supporters or potential prospects to the organization
  • Researches major gift prospects for cultivation
  • Generates giving history profiles of prospects and donors for the development team as needed


  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the department
  • Maintains donor files and the filing system
  • Assists with the preparation and implementation of mail, digital, and other solicitations for Collectors Circle, Annual Fund, Special Events, and other programs as needed
  • Assist with the implementation of mail, digital, and other solicitations for Membership
  • Assists with exhibition opening receptions, events for Membership, and other cultivation events and programs as assigned


  • Assists other development staff with events for affinity group, membership, annual fundraisers, and department
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding requests, reports, and budgets that often contain sensitive and proprietary information


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum of high school diploma and two years of college with a strong academic record considered
  • Proficiency in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge required
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with sophisticated donor base software and other current programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail at all times
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and work with tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Minimum of one year of office experience
  • Interest in the non-profit sector and/or contemporary art preferred

To apply

Please send resumé, three references, and cover letter to Mandy Porter, Major Gifts Manager, at


Title:  Gallery Attendant
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to:  Assistant Gallery Supervisor/Gallery Supervisor
Department:  Visitor Services
Pay Type:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
Salary:  $7.25/hour
Work Schedule:  To be determined

A Gallery Attendant is a part-time, non-exempt member of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s staff. A critical member of the Museum’s protective staff, the position has as its primary responsibility the safety and security of works of art on view in the Museum. A Gallery Attendant represents the Museum to its visitors both assuring the safety and security of works of art and as an occasional relief contact at the Museum’s Visitor Information Desk. A Gallery Attendant shares a flexible schedule with others on the Gallery Attendant staff that is based around the Museum’s regular public hours, including evenings and weekends.  A Gallery Attendant will also be assigned duty during private events that occur outside regular public hours. The uniformed employee has a significant role at the institution and represents the Museum and its mission to the general public.


• Protects works of art from theft, vandalism, and accidental damage.
• Interacts with visitors to give directions, information, and provide general assistance.
• Assures visitor compliance with Museum regulations as listed in the Gallery Attendant Standard Operating Procedures manual.
• Answers general questions from Museum visitors and refers questions concerning works of art or Museum exhibitions to the Visitor Information Desk for referral to appropriate Museum staff.
• When assigned to the information desk, greets and counts visitors; checks all packages and umbrellas.
• Assists the Gallery Supervisor in opening and closing the Museum.
• Assists Gallery Supervisor in managing pantry area.
• Inspects works on view in assigned area at beginning and end of each rotation.
• Assists with other Museum activities as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs. (must be able to lift a fire extinguisher or small child).
• Must have good verbal communication skills in order to speak to visitors and be understood.
• Must be tactful and polite in dealing with the public.
• Must be presentable at all times through proper grooming and personal hygiene.
• Must be observant in order to detect and report unusual behavior or circumstances.
• Must be alert and able to respond quickly in an emergency.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Education and Experience

• High School graduate or equivalent
• Previous customer service experience desired.

To apply
Please fill out job application (available online or in person) and email (preferable) to: Or send job application by mail to:

Gallery Supervisor
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX  77006