The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks a full-time Chief Advancement Officer (CA0) responsible for the planning, management, and success of the comprehensive fundraising efforts of the Museum. The Chief Advancment Officer will join the BMA at a time of exciting transformation. As a member of the museum’s senior leadership team, s/he will oversee policy, strategy, and execution of the work in the Advancment department, which includes individual and planned giving, inidivdual and corporate membership,sponsorship, special events, foundation and government grants, board relations, and stewardship programs.
The Chief Advancement Officer will report to the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director and will work closely with them and the Board Chair in aligning the fundraising efforts for the entire institution.
The CAO will lead the the seven-person advancement team and, in concert with that team, s/he will develop and implement overall strategy for fundraising and stewardship. S/he wil build and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. The successful candidate will effectively manage a team of professionals, overseeing donor stewardship efforts, major gits, endowment relationships, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, and special campaigns. S/he will also be responsible for operation and administration of the advancement functions including personnel, budgeting, compliance, and related matters.
In addition to reaching and increasing annual fundraising goals, this role will be responsible for strategic objectives established as part of the museum’s recently completed strategic plan. These include overseeing a capital and endowment campaign to support upcoming renovations and to increase the operating endowment which is currently at $117 Million.
Qualifications & Requirements QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree preferred, Musem Administration degree a plus.
• Significant leadership experience with a proven ability to communicate across a broad range of audiences, including superior written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated results creating a hightly stable and effective team through articulating clear goals and responsibilities and providing feedback and support.
• Ability to work collaboratively and be resourceful in a fast paced, complex environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.
• Experience with financial forecasting and budgetary responsibilities.
• Demonstrated experience in management and strategic planning and the ability to work comfortably with senior leadership and board members.
• Ability to proactively offer strategic and tactical direction to the Director, senior staff, and the board.
• Minimum of 4-years management-level museum or comparable experience required.
• Minimum of 5-years applied advancement experience.
• Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills.
• Strong staff management and mentoring skills.
• Collaborative by nature, flexible and helpful.
• Self-directed and motivated.
• Ability to create and successfully manage an annual budget.
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HR@artbma.org with “Chief Advancement Officer” your first and last name in the subject line.
Incomplete application materials will not be considered.
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs.
The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world.
The 210,000-square-foot museum is distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture.
The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University.
General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
The Baltimore Museum of Art connects art to Baltimore and Baltimore to the world, embodying a commitment to artistic excellence and social equity in every decision from art presentation, interpretation, and collecting, to the composition of our Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers—creating a museum welcoming to all.
Over 100 years ago, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) was founded on the belief that access to art and ideas is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life. This belief is at the heart of the BMA and remains our core value.
The BMA has long focused on acquiring the art of the present moment, while maintaining and deepening a historic collection made relevant through vigorous development and reinterpretation in all collecting areas. Through the courageous and risk-taking vision of previous Museum leaders, the BMA assembled and presented one of the most important collections of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century art in the United States. These visionary actions established the fundamental character of this Museum.
Building on this legacy of excellence, the BMA will form an equally compelling collection for the 21st century. Socially relevant, cutting-edge acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs will lead the way both locally and globally—and historical accuracy, merit, and equity will become the basis for a new canon across our Museum. Through collecting, researching, presenting, and interpreting the Museum’s rich and varied collection, and by listening to the needs of our audience, the BMA will embody its commitment to excellence, fairness, relevance, and social justice. Every Museum policy and practice, strategic decision, as well as the composition of the Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers will be driven by these responsibilities. Bold, brave, and essential, it is the unwavering vision of The Baltimore Museum of Art to be the most relevant publicly engaged museum in the United States and a dynamic model for all others.