Career Opportunities

Manager of Membership and Annual Fund
Supervisor: Director of Development
Status: Full-time

Summary of Position:

The position is responsible for developing, implementing, growing, and retaining the Museum’s Annual Fund and Membership campaigns. Serving as the primary advocate and liaison between the Museum and its membership, the Manager of Membership and Annual Fund is responsible for the cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation for membership and annual fund donors.

The Manager of Membership and Annual Fund works closely with the other members of the Development team and throughout the Museum. This position reports to the Director of Development. The position works closely with the Database Manager who processes membership materials and maintains the Museum’s membership and donor database.



Grow the Museum’s membership base, and increase members’ levels of commitment, involvement, and investment in the Museum.

  • Conduct new member campaigns, mailings, and initiatives, including maximizing conversion of existing non-member visitors and guests into members.
  • Acknowledge memberships through distribution of membership cards, letters, and member specific information.
  • Design and implement member promotions, appreciation days, events, discounts, and other methods to develop membership and focus on retention and growing financial investment.
  • Measure, analyze, evaluate, and report outcomes and apply to future planning.

Annual Fund

Manage the Museum’s Annual Fund campaign. Increase the number of donors and average gift size of donors.

  • Develop and implement a cultivation and stewardship strategy for current, lapsed and prospective Annual Fund donors.
  • Manage projects related to the Annual Fund campaign, including but not limited to expense budgets, creation, and execution of campaign timeline, and project team coordination:

Production and written content for materials needed for Annual Fund mailing, including letter text, layout, envelope design, etc.

Collaborate and work with the Database Manager to ensure accurate and timely gift acknowledgment and segmentation and data coordination of donors.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to identify Annual Fund campaign supporters who may support at leadership levels.
  • Measure, analyze, evaluation, and report outcomes and apply to future planning.


  • Communicate effectively to support membership database and data entry.
  • Create and oversee preparation of acknowledgments, renewals, annual fund, and other membership communications.
  • Create and develop member materials, collateral, and multimedia communications.
  • Manage expense budgets for print collateral, event coordination, mailings, etc.

Other Duties as Assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree, equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • Two plus years’ experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, relationship management or related field strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, utilized on a wide variety of constituencies: visitors, members, donors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written) skills; willingness and ability to engage and promote the Museum and membership programs to diverse constituencies, and to advocate for members.
  • Computer fluency, strong analytic and operating abilities with programs and platforms, including Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge or other databases; data entry experience helpful.
  • Strong organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Desire to work effectively on a team, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Desire to create improvements and efficiencies; results-oriented.

Position requires frequent weekend and evening hours.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience and education.
  • Benefits include health care plan, 401k plan with employer contribution, parking, and paid time off.

About Taft Museum of Art

The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts.

How to Apply:

Send an email with “Manager of Membership and Annual Giving” in the subject line to Include a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations. No calls please.


Assistant Registrar, part-time

The Taft Museum of Art seeks a positive, conscientious person to serve as part-time assistant registrar. Reporting to the registrar/collections manager, the position will offer opportunities to learn more about museum work and gain useful experience in registration and collections management. Responsibilities include: managing exhibitions for the Sinton gallery; processing rights and reproductions requests; processing loans; making shipping and insurance arrangements for temporary loans; and monitoring environmental conditions.


  • A B.A. in Art History
  • Must be well organized and self-motivated
  • Must be very detail oriented
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs if needed
  • Experience handling art objects or willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with some collections management software a plus
  • Gallery or museum experience helpful
  • Certificate or degree in museum studies a plus

Hours and compensation:

  • This position is for up to 7.5 hours/week (one day)
  • Position offers $11/hour for an entry level candidate

 The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Using regular mail or e-mail (but not both), send cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:

Registrar and Collections Manager
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


No phone calls, please.


Summer Art Day Camp Instructor

The Taft Museum of Art seeks experienced, dynamic instructors for two weeks of summer art camp for elementary and middle school students and one week for high school students. Summer camp instructors are responsible for planning and executing two separate weeks of day-long (9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) summer art camp, repeating a similar plan for each week, and overseeing a final exhibition and reception for campers’ family and friends in the Museum’s Dater Education Room. Instructor will be responsible for planning supply purchases following budgets set by the Museum’s education department. The summer camp instructor reports to the director of education, must follow accepted guidelines for the safety and security of the campers, and will report at least one-half hour before camp begins each day. Attendance at 3–5 meetings in the months prior to the camp season will be required. Elementary, middle, and high school art teachers are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in art education and at least one year of experience as an art teacher.

To apply, email cover letter, résumé, and sample art lesson plan that relates to the photographic work of Edward Curtis and/or American Indian culture by November 17 to, or by mail to:

Education Department
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

No phone calls please.


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