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Employment

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. In accordance with requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants in order that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.

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

 


 

Title: Graphic Designer
Location: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing
Department: Communications and Marketing
Work Schedule: M–F 9AM–5PM, occasional evening and weekend hours required

The Graphic Designer is a full-time, exempt position that plays a pivotal role in creating and evolving the visual identity of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). The Graphic Designer is part of the Communications and Marketing Department and works cross-departmentally to develop print and digital media for the museum as a whole. The ideal candidate’s work should demonstrate an interest in contemporary arts and current cultural trends.

Responsibilities Include:
• Work as an integral part of the Communications and Marketing Department to develop materials that communicate effectively to CAMH audiences.
• Work closely with the Curatorial and Education Department to design printed materials for CAMH exhibitions. Range of printed matter includes exhibition pamphlets, didactics, banners, posters, and vinyl wall signage.
• Work closely with the Education and Public Programs Department to develop compelling promotional and education guides for exhibitions and tours as well as signage for public programs.
• Design and oversight of digital materials, such as email templates, online ads, and graphics for various web pages related to the exhibitions, fundraising, programming, shop, and homepage. Act as liaison for all digital design needs.
• Design and assist the Development Department with graphic design needs for CAMH’s fundraising efforts including the Museum’s two major events: the Annual Gala and Art Auction as well as Another Great Night in November.
• Design and oversee the production of select exhibition catalogues for the Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery in collaboration with Curatorial Department.
• Design CAMH’s annual report, maintaining and evolving a design template as necessary.
• Design and assist in the on-going development of CAMH’s institutional identity, including general museum pamphlet, stationery needs, etc, while maintaining and updating design templates as necessary.
• Oversee the entire printing production process: write reproduction specifications; select ink and paper; prepare files for production; inspect proofs for accuracy; oversee print specs and budget in collaboration with the appropriate project manager.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications and Marketing.

Qualifications Include:
• Degree in graphic design and 1-3 years professional design experience required.
• Excellent visual design skills and advanced problem-solving capabilities.
• Strong, diverse portfolio of work demonstrating a high degree of creativity and productivity.
• Proficiency in computer-based design on Mac-based platforms with related software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
• Experience in handling printing specifications, requesting print quotations, supervising printing, and technical information related to catalogue printing.
• Experience in comprehensive design standards related to institutional or corporate identity.
• Possess an understanding of current issues and trends in contemporary culture, particularly design and the arts.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others and able to receive constructive feedback.
• Keen ability to balance several projects simultaneously and complete projects on schedule and within budget.

To Apply:
Please submit an application to Kent Michael Smith, Director of Communications and Marketing at ksmith@camh.org that includes the following:
• Letter of interest
• Resume
• Contact information for 3 professional references (supervisory references preferred)
• Website portfolio or PDF portfolio (total attachments cannot exceed 19 MB) consisting of 8-10 samples of graphic design work

Application Deadline:
Return materials as soon as possible; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by Friday, June 29, 2018. Downloadable job description is available HERE.

 


 

 

 


 

Title: Major Gifts Manager
Location: 
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Reports to: 
Chief Advancement Officer
Department: 
Development
Work Schedule: 
M–F 9AM–5PM, occasional evening and weekend hours required

The Major Gifts Manager is a full time exempt member of the fundraising staff. As part of the development team, the Major Gifts Manager oversees the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $10,000 and more mainly from individuals and selected corporate partners. The Major Gifts Manager plays a critical role in increasing individual donor support and acting as an ambassador for CAMH across the community. This new position was created in order to maximize gift revenue from CAMH’s sizable constituency of prospects who have the capacity and interest to increase their giving to the major gift level. The Major Gifts Manager will also be responsible for formalizing the organization’s planned giving program. This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) and collaborates with CAMH leadership to implement departmental strategies and tactics to attain financial goals set by the CAO and Board of Trustees.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of current campaign donors and prospects; Communicate with portfolio through face-to-face solicitation and stewardship meetings, as well as written proposals when needed; Ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Secure at least 3-5 meaningful face-to-face visits weekly, and 2 to 3 major gift solicitations per month
  • Develop meeting support materials including talking points, solicitation materials, background, and follow-up proposals
  • Work closely with Grants and Gifts Coordinator to prepare written proposals tailored to selected prospects
  • With the Chief Advancement Officer, create and manage budgets for special campaigns; Track and report on progress to goal, including contacts, gifts, pledges, and cash-flow projections
  • Extract and analyze data from database and electronic wealth screening services to help identify and qualify major gift prospects.
  • Identify potential new sources of support mainly from individuals. Develop strategies to cultivate and solicit these prospects; Conduct one-on-one prospecting sessions with high-level donors, board members, staff, and others to identify and qualify major gift prospects
  • Develop a strategy and supporting materials for the organization’s planned giving program
  • Be a visible presence at Development special events, such as receptions during exhibitions, major donor cultivation events, and fundraisers such as the Annual Gala and Another Great Night
  • Oversee stewardship of current donors through program of personal contact, recognition and communication. Coordinate with Gifts Processing Coordinator in the preparation of customized thank-you letters as well as written stewardship reports to major gift donors

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.A. degree in appropriate field; strong interest in contemporary art and its place in the community
  • Minimum of 3-5 years professional development experience, preferably with an arts related institution
  • Record of successful experience in activities requiring customer service and/or customer relations
  • Record of closing numerous, nonevent-related gifts at $10,000 and above.
  • Strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to present information in a variety of formats
  • Proficiency in research and in interpreting and analyzing diverse data
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems with grace and diplomacy
  • Ability to keep track of the overall picture while maintaining accuracy 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
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume via email to the attention of Deborah Lackey, Chief Advancement Officer at development@camh.org.