The Morris Museum curates beauty, experience, thought, and conversation centered in its collections of art, music, history, and science. Founded in 1913 in Morristown, New Jersey, the Museum serves both a local and international constituency through its wide variety of collections, exhibitions, and performing-arts productions. With a long tradition of serving its surrounding communities, the Museum provides extensive, family-friendly educational programs, complemented by sophisticated public programming for adults. It also houses the creatively-utilized, 312-seat Bickford Theatre, where over 120 performing arts events were presented in 2017.
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic professional to support our grants and corporate giving programs. The individual selected will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing and submission of all proposals to corporations, foundations and government. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of programs that are funded by public and private sources.
The successful candidate will be passionate about writing well-researched, compelling, outcome-driven narratives, being a member of a collaborative development team, and contributing to the organization’s mission. An interest in fundraising is crucial, and passion for visual and material culture is a must. This is an ideal role for a candidate seeking to work in a museum development office, and someone interested in becoming a career development professional. There is opportunity for growth in this role.