Development Associate

The Milwaukee Art Museum

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The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a competitive compensation package including Health and Dental benefits, Vision Plan, Flex/Dependent Spending Account, Health Spending Account, Group Term Life and Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Cancer Protection Assurance, Accident Only Insurance, Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance, Critical Care Protection, Long Term Disability, Retirement Plan, Vacation and Holidays, Parking Discount, Museum Membership and Museum Discounts.

The Development Associate provides general support to the Development department and administrative support to the Chief Development Officer.

  • Oversees the preparation and sending of letters and materials to acknowledge donations, memberships, memorials, and honorarium gifts; updates Raiser’s Edge (donor database) with the appropriate information, all in the prescribed timeframes

  • Partners in reporting of Annual Fund to goal status; tracks donation initiatives and assignments

  • Works with staff throughout the Museum to enter information gleaned from donor relationships into Raiser’s Edge

  • Researches and prepares donor profiles using established template

  • Manages routines, calendar, and projects associated with the Chief Development Officer

  • Schedules and prepares materials for Development Committee meetings

  • Ensures efficient workflow by upholding office supply inventory and equipment functionality

  • Supports department events, e.g. making room reservations, tracking and taking rsvp’s, scheduling tours, printing name tags. Attends and assists at museum events as assigned

  • Assists with special projects as assigned, and coordinates volunteers for larger department projects as needed

  • Assists with Membership hotline, processes gifts of Membership, manages problem applications

  • Prepares all check and purchase requests for department


Bachelor’s degree preferred and administrative experience required. Command of Google Suite or Microsoft Office for word processing, spreadsheet creation, and presentation development. Strong communication, coordination, organization and follow-up skills are required. Raiser’s Edge experience desired.

Required Skills

  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent personal and written communications

  • Ability to work independently but function well as part of a team

Physical Demands

  • Sit up to six hours per day, Stand up to five hours per day

  • Lift packages up to 25lbs on occasion

  • Walkabout the museum and offices, talk and hear

How to Apply


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, responsibilities, duties and skills required.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Excellent interpersonal skills, systematic, meticulous, patient, self-starter and works well under pressure. Manages time efficiently, analyze and solve problems independently and if necessary, collaboratively. Ability to be flexible and embrace changes within this position due to departmental priorities. Ability to work with a wide variety of people to achieve the goals of the Museum.

Milwaukee Art Museum is an EOE/M/W/Vets/Disability Employer.

Posted on September 8