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33 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060

We're hiring!

Development Opportunity with the Arts Trust

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If you value the role of art and culture in a vibrant community and are an engaging and experienced fundraiser, we want to meet you!

We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional who is confident reaching out and establishing new individual and business donors. Working with the Capital Campaign Committee of the Arts Trust Board of Directors, this person will spearhead the next phase of the capital campaign for the renovation, including the planning and implementation of a public campaign.

A successful applicant will have a proven fundraising track record, excellent communication skills, and be self-motivated, optimistic, and determined. Experience identifying grant opportunities and writing grant proposals is a plus, as is experience in raising funds through social media platforms. This is a 25 hour a week position with a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience. Detailed job description and requirements below.


Director of Development and Fundraising

Position Overview

The Northampton Community Arts Trust is seeking a Development Director for its capital campaign for the renovation of 33 Hawley Street and to help develop fundraising strategies for the future.  Currently, approximately 25% of 33 Hawley Street is open and occupied, an additional 25% is slated to open in September, 2018, and about half the necessary funds have been raised. The successful candidate for this position will spearhead the fundraising needed to bring this vibrant new community arts facility to completion and full occupancy. This newly created position will provide an opportunity to build a strong organizational and development team for the current project and future projects.  If you have a solid background in nonprofit fundraising and development and believe that arts and culture are an essential component of a vibrant community, we encourage you to apply!  This is a 25 hour per week position.


Work with the fundraising committee of the Arts Trust Board of Directors to conduct and expand the current capital campaign for 33 Hawley Street including development of a plan and timeline for a public campaign.

  • Identify new sources of local, regional and national funding.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Manage and oversee the Arts Trust’s donor and organizational data base.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors including creation of a base of annual individual donors.


  • BA (required), MA (a plus).
  • Five-plus years’ experience in development and/or fundraising.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Familiarity with online data base programs.

Salary/ Benefits

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications


Please submit a cover letter and resume prior by May 10 to: Richard Wagner, or Northampton Community Arts Trust, PO Box 366, Northampton, MA 01061