The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is one of the premier collections of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Created by the visionary collector Duncan Phillips when he opened his home to the public in 1921, the museum’s intimate environment encourages people to make personal connections with art. Its permanent collection contains more than 5,000 works. The museum organizes numerous traveling exhibitions that expand scholarship and, combined with an active lending program, makes its works available to audiences throughout the world. The museum also produces some of the industry’s most effective and in-depth education programs for teachers and students. Its long-standing music program attracts top classical performers. The Phillips Collection is a privately-supported, not-for-profit organization that raises over 75% of its annual budget through contributions and earned revenue.
The Phillips Collection is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our team. The Major Gifts Officer will work collaboratively with the major gifts team and the campaign cabinet to raise major gifts for the annual fund, special exhibitions, special projects and the campaign. The Major Gifts Officer will serve as an ambassador for the museum both internally and externally.
Identify and cultivate prospects, develop solicitation strategies, and steward donors
Manage a portfolio of donors and build strong donor relationships
Develop upgrade strategies to move donors to higher giving levels over time
Assist in event management for annual gala, circle benefits, and exhibition openings
Work with campaign cabinet on communications and plans for campaign outreach
Manage major gifts efforts for Phillips Chamber Society and Education programs.
Work collaboratively to incorporate planned giving messages in development materials and to build planned giving program
Report on fundraising results and provide information for budget process and board reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Some evening and weekend hours are needed based on event schedules.
Bachelor of Arts Degree and minimum of three to five 3-5 years related experience required.
Proven fundraising experience in a not-for-profit environment, preferably within the art world.
Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for major donors.
Excellent communications skills
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and adhere to deadlines
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative, and handle sensitive materials in a trustworthy and confidential manner.
Proficiency with Blackbaud/Altru databases.
Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word Excel, PowerPoint).
Interest and knowledge of art desirable.
Salary commensurate with experience
The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
To apply please visit https://www.phillipscollection.org/about/employment
Internal Number: MGO
About The Phillips Collection
Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The collection continues to develop with selective new acquisitions, many by contemporary artists, including Wolfgang Laib, Whitfield Lovell, and Leo Villareal. Frequent changes in the arrangement of the permanent collection mean that there's something fresh on every visit to the Phillips.
The Phillips’s impact spreads nationally and internationally through its highly distinguished special exhibitions, programs, and events that catalyze dialogue surrounding the continuity between art of the past and the present. Among the Phillips’s esteemed programs are its award-winning education programs for educators, students, and adults; well-established Phillips Music series; and sell-out Phillips after 5 events. The museum contributes to the art conversat...ion on a global scale with events like Conversations with Artists and the International Forum. The Phillips Collection values its community partnerships with the University of Maryland—the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations—and THEARC—the museum’s new campus serving the Southeast DC community. The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations.