Collective Arts Network is a mission-driven non-profit organization providing a collective voice for–and accessible, high-quality reporting and commentary on–the visual arts in Northeast Ohio. Since CAN’s first organizational meetings in 2011, CAN Journal and the website CANjournal.org have become critical pieces of Northeast Ohio arts infrastructure. We work for the success of the entire visual art sector in Northeast Ohio.
CAN is the publisher of the award-winning print quarterly CAN Journal, its website CANjournal.org, critical reviews and reporting on CAN Blog, and the CAN Weekly e-newsletter. Additionally, CAN produces quarterly networking events when the magazine is launched each quarter, as well as the regionally focused exhibition, CAN Triennial.
Description of role:
The goal of the Development Manager is to manage all fundraising efforts in support of Collective Arts Network.
The successful candidate understands the unique role and value of Collective Arts Network as a membership-based service organization, supporting the Northeast Ohio visual art community by the creation and sustenance of the collaborative media outlet CAN Journal, its weekly e-newsletter, blog, website, networking/launch parties, and other projects.
The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts, as well as with donor cultivation, annual giving campaigns, benefits, and working with volunteers.
Writing articles for CAN is not necessarily a part of this position, but interest in writing about art in Northeast Ohio is a plus, and any such writing is paid separately, in addition to the Development Manager’s wage.
Primary responsibilities include:
Maintaining grant applications, reports, and receipts calendar.
Grant writing and reporting in collaboration with the executive director.
Researching new grantmaking opportunities.
Ensuring that Cultural Data Profile is updated
Keeping all grant applications and reports on schedule
Preparing quarterly subscription mailings
Researching sponsorship opportunities
Making corporate sponsorship pitches in collaboration with the executive director.
Manage annual giving and similar individual giving campaigns.
Maintaining donor database, donor acknowledgment, and other communication (Little Green Light).
Managing annual benefits in collaboration with the executive director, Board, and Volunteers
Working with volunteers and collaborating with the executive director on launch parties and other events.
There is no support staff for this position.
CAN Staff works independently using their own computers.
Part-time, salaried, W2 position based on 20 hours per week @ $20/hour
Benefits include Simple IRA with employer match
Work remotely; flexible schedule
BA / BS
Experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts
Experience in donor relations, including cultivation
Experience with annual campaigns
Experience in event planning as a staff member or volunteer
Experience working with or as a volunteer
Microsoft Word and Excel
Familiarity with the Cleveland art world
Excellent writing and organizational skills
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Michael@canjournal.org
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