The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. We cannot imagine life without art; it inspires and connects us every day. Now more than ever, these connections matter, and are aligned with our values.

Inclusive: We know we make the greatest impact when a full range of voices is represented.

Passionate: We believe art and the creative process can open our minds to help us build a better world.

Brave: We nurture a responsive, action-oriented atmosphere fueled by curiosity and innovation.

Empathic: We aim to act like a person, not an institution, and forge authentic relationships with our community.

SFMOMA is a place for the infinitely curious to explore, support and experience the art of our time. We believe that modern and contemporary art can influence the way we think, view the world, and embrace the many voices and perspectives around us. We aspire to foster an environment that elicits joy, nurtures a sense of belonging and purpose—where difference is seen as a strength, and everyone is appreciated for their whole self.

Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week

Pay Rate: $28.08/hour (starting); $33.69/hour (position)

This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

As a key member of the Philanthropy Department, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Associate oversees the SECA art experience group and acts as the main philanthropic lead for Accessions. Working in partnership with volunteer leadership, trustees, and curatorial, the Annual Giving Associate will lead and develop the fundraising strategy for SECA and Accessions as well as provide administrative and data management support for both programs.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Creative and enterprising ownership of an annual $50,000 revenue goal for the SECA membership program.
  • Philanthropy lead on shared Accessions revenue goal of over $1.4M annually.
  • Partner closely with curatorial as Philanthropy contact for tracking Accessions dues, memberships, prospects, and solicitations in the database. Works with Philanthropy program managers to ensure coordinated solicitation of Accessions dues from current members and prospects.
  • Act as primary relationship manager for portfolio of SECA members and approximately 40 Curators’ Circle and Accessions members.
  • Effectively managing the SECA volunteer council, and actively fundraising from members and prospects. Schedule, staff, and provide support for all SECA Council meetings (both general and executive committee), including developing agendas, taking and distributing minutes, tracking RSVPs.
  • Partnering closely with colleagues in Curatorial and Philanthropy to create engaging programs for members, especially in SECA Art Award years. Ensure the fulfillment of benefits for SECA members. Assist curators and volunteer leadership in planning and implementing an annual calendar of events; coordinates all logistics, produces event invitations, attends and executes events with support from development colleagues as needed.
  • Commitment to advancing actionable diversity, equity, and inclusion in Annual Giving, Philanthropy and in the museum.
  • In conjunction with volunteer leadership, and associate curators, assist in coordinating the biennial SECA Award program and exhibition. Duties include responding to artist inquiries; notifying artists of competition procedures and schedules; accepting and returning artists’ entries; and planning to reserve required facilities. Plan, manage, schedule and attend opening reception for Art Award exhibition.
  • Maintain SECA and Accessions membership records and statistics; assist curators and volunteer leadership with member recruitment, working closely with philanthropy colleagues and the Associate Director of Annual Giving to vet prospects and ensure timely and accurate follow-up with prospective members
  • Maintain all financial records for SECA. Drafts annual renewal letters, ensures timely and accurate acknowledgements, and under the supervision of the Associate Director of Individual Giving, oversees annual budget and tracks progress against financial and membership goals. Responsible for tracking and administration of all SECA gifts received in the database.
  • Maintain accurate and timely communications with SECA members to keep them informed of scheduled activities, organizational updates, and programs sponsored by each art experience group. Oversees event-related website content development.
  • Management of mailing list pulls both solely and in coordination with our Constituent Records Management team.
  • Perform other related duties and supports the Annual Giving team in event planning and production as needed

Qualifications & Skills

  • BA, AA, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two (2) years of administrative or related experience preferred. Demonstrated work in fundraising or arts a plus.
  • Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities.
  • Must have superior writing and editing abilities with consistency in proof reading as well as strong verbal communication skills.
  • Effective organizational and conceptual skills with an eye to detail
  • Proficient with standard office equipment and software, including the full MS Office Suite. Experience with databases and/or Tessitura encouraged.
  • Appreciation of modern and contemporary art is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Special Environment Factors
  • Some lifting of boxes associated with events and donor benefit fulfillments
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Job posting open date: 1/3/23

All jobs posted will remain open for at least ten business days.

We encourage both internal and external candidates to apply within the initial open posting period as the application close date may or may not be extended beyond that initial period.

Location: San Francisco, 151 3rd Street.

COVID-19 Environmental Factors: In keeping with city, county, and state regulations regarding large gatherings, and to contain the spread of coronavirus, the museum is following the city of San Francisco guidelines. As a part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccination is required for all current and newly hired employees and contractors.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SFMOMA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. No person shall be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, genetic information, ancestry/national origin, marital status, disability, medical condition, HIV status, sexual orientation, veteran/military status, and any other category protected by federal of state law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or with providing additional information asked in the job posting. You can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the People Team at talent@sfmoma.org.