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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:  Grants Coordinator
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to:  Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager
Supervises: Gifts Processing Coordinator, volunteers, and occasional interns
Department:  Development
Pay Type:  Full-time, Exempt
Work Schedule:  M–F, 9AM–5PM, some nights and weekends required

The Grants Coordinator is a full-time, exempt member of the development staff providing critical support to the Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager in the implementation of departmental strategies to attain annual and long-term fundraising goals set by the Board of Trustees and Director of the Museum. The employee is responsible for planning, coordinating, and producing grant applications and reports to public agencies, corporations, foundations, and individual donors. The incumbent works closely with the Director of Development, Major Gifts Manager, high-level volunteers, and other Museum staff to plan and implement research, development, cultivation, and stewardship tactics that serve the institution’s mission and that are guided by its long-range plan.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
• Writes and assembles supporting materials for the submission of large and small grant requests to individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support the Museum’s operating  and program needs
• Manages and implements reporting processes for all grants and gifts received
• Stewards donors and grantors as fit. This includes thank you correspondence aside from acknowledgments and reports, invitations for private tours and/or receptions, and coordination of other special opportunities for donors and grantors
• Oversees the accuracy and appropriateness of donor recognition opportunities, including print materials, website, and museum donor wall credit lines
• Organizes and ensures the accuracy of departmental records concerning grants and coordinates these records with the Museum’s financial office
• Researches, identifies, and maintains records concerning potential funding sources and prospects
• Maintains current, appropriate, and accessible donor research resources and materials
• Plans, tracks, and reports grant calendar to development staff and other Museum departments
• Drafts miscellaneous correspondence, letters, remarks, and other materials as required
• Supports other development staff as required
• Attends Board meetings to record meeting minutes and present Development status reports as required
• Maintains strict confidentiality regarding requests, reports, and budgets that often contain sensitive and proprietary information

• B.A. degree in an appropriate field; strong interest in contemporary art and its place in the community
• Professional development experience, preferably with an arts-related institution
• Demonstrated record of having prepared successful grants and proposals preferred
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to present information in a variety of formats
• Ability to extrapolate essential information from a variety of formats
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize
• Ability to keep track of the overall picture while maintaining accuracy, courtesy, and attention to detail in a variety of situations
• Ability to perform under pressure and work with tight deadlines
• Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
• Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as other donor management software

Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:
Mandy Porter, Major Gifts Manager,


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

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

Please forward a cover letter and CV to