Employment | Heard Museum


Development Event & Communications Manager

Location: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Grade: Full Time; Based on Experience

Job Description Summary:

The Heard Museum, one of Arizona’s preeminent cultural organizations, is seeking a highly organized, thoughtful, creative Development Event & Communications Manager, a new position for the museum. This position reports to the Associate Director of Development and works closely with the Membership & Circles Manager, Institutional Giving Manager, Development and Membership Coordinators, and colleagues across the museum. The Development Event & Communications Manager’s primary responsibilities include (1) logistical management and shared strategic oversight of fundraising and membership events, and (2) oversight of donor and Member communications including event invitations, mail and email solicitations, and donor stewardship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

(1) Donor and Member events
Each year, the Heard’s Development & Membership team organizes over 30 events, including:

The Development Event & Communications Manager helps to ensure their quality, success, and impact in building meaningful donor and Member relationships by:

(2) Donor and Member communications

Through events, appeals, and stewardship, the Development Event & Communications Manager helps manage ongoing institutional communications with donors and Members, to ensure timeliness, quality, messaging, and impact. This includes:

Other duties as assigned




Employment Requirements:


To apply, send resumé to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Development Event & Communications Manager. You may also include a cover letter or paragraph explaining your interest in the position.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

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