Development Assistant

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is launching a new strategic plan that reflects Isabella’s radical experiment and our commitment to broadening audiences. The plan lays out a bold, contemporary vision for the future. Building on our recent explosive audience growth and dynamic program innovation, we are exploring ways to realize most fully the Gardner’s vast potential as a vibrant cultural resource and a catalyst for daring, meaningful, artistic experiences. The Development Assistant II is a key member of the Development team responsible for undertaking the multi-million-dollar fundraising effort that will implement the strategic plan and launch the Gardner’s exciting next chapter.

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and Advancement, the Development Assistant II will provide administrative support for the operations of the Development Office, focusing on the four key areas listed below.



  • Provide administrative support to Corporate and University Members

  • Assist with board appeals and acknowledgements

  • Track philanthropic opportunities

  • Draft endowment reports


  • Provide night-of support at events


  • Lead administrative support of all committee and board meetings

  • Logistical planning, materials, and day-off support for Development Committee meetings

Chief External Engagement Officer and the Director’s Office

  • Maintain and update CEEO’s calendar

  • Coordinate logistics for donor meetings with Director and/or Chief External Engagement Officer

  • Compile and distribute materials and agendas and Development Team meetings and External Engagement meetings

Development Operations

  • Secure and confirm credit lines

  • Maintain office supplies and co-manage mail

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Interest in Development field

  • Strong project management skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • Eagerness to learn, collaborate, and work as part of a team

  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed


  • Experience planning special events

  • Familiarity with fundraising databases

How to Apply

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Posted on August 12