The Development Manager will work under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director of Hamiltonian Artists Inc (HA), a 501c3 artist-centric art organization in Washington DC. The Manager will assist the HA board, its Executive Director and other Hamiltonian staff in developing and implementing plans and actions that will:

  • §  Expand awareness of HA among individuals, foundations, organizations, local governments, with an interest in the mission of the HA;
  • §  Further develop and promote ways of supporting HA programming and individual artist fellows;
  • §  Continue to engage potential donors and retain existing supporters via small events in the

    gallery, targeted mailings, and similar donor cultivation activities;

  • §  Continue to develop the base necessary for sustained funding to support the organization.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • §  Research appropriate funding sources based on local giving patterns and interests.
  • §  Develop targeted list of potential funding sources (corporate and stand-alone foundations,

    corporate gifts, wealthy individuals, business sponsors), including proposal due dates, giving

    history, etc.

  • §  Write fundraising letters and appeals, maintaining regular correspondence with foundations,

    donors, and board members, and oversee mailings.

  • §  Initiate fundraising and/or donor engagement activities and events.
  • §  Maintain and update in-house database for HA supporters and funders.
  • §  Prepare drafts of grant proposals and reports.
  • §  Prepare boilerplate information about the HA for use in proposals.
  • §  Monitor and update relevant websites (Network for Good, Guidestar).
  • §  Work with Hamiltonian Gallery to ensure that planned activities of the HA and the Gallery are


    The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications.
    § BA required, MA a plus.
    § Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
    § Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
    § Interest in contemporary art.
    § Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases preferred.
    § 1-2 years of experience working in non-profit development and/or arts administration.

    This is an ideal position for a self-driven and motivated individual looking to join a small, dedicated staff to make an impact in the Washington, DC arts community. Please send cover letter, CV, and relevant writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: “Development Manager Application.” Interviews will be conducted in mid-late January 2017. To learn more about the organization, visit