Development & Communications Associate

CUE Art Foundation

About CUE

CUE Art Foundation is an 18-year-old visual arts center dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists, curators, and writers through exhibitions, public programming, and arts education.

Role description

CUE seeks a motivated individual who is interested in learning about fundraising and gallery operations in a small arts organization. The associate will gain hands-on experience with non-profit fundraising, event planning, communications, and gallery management. This is an entry-level position where the candidate will receive training as appropriate. CUE seeks a candidate who shares our commitment to our values of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion and brings a perspective that will contribute to the achievement of our mission.

  • Work closely with Executive Director and Development Manager to execute fundraising strategy

  • Assist in event planning, in particular auction organization, execution, and settlement

  • Research and support public and private grant writing efforts

  • Communicating with donors; writing gift acknowledgements, tax receipts, and thank you notes

  • Maintain Salesforce donor database; tracking gifts and ticket purchases

  • Oversee CUE’s communication strategy:

  • Develop social media content and administer social media accounts

  • Manage CUE’s website; coordinate development and programming communications

  • Assist in creation and execution of online campaigns

  • Be primary interface with public, manning the front desk and answering phones

  • Assist Deputy Director and Development Manager with light bookkeeping and filing

  • Coordinate gallery maintenance: order office supplies, schedule cleaning, maintenance, and repairs

  • Assist Executive Director with occasional projects and tasks

  • Strong commitment to CUE’s mission and values

  • Strong writing, research, and verbal skills

  • A demonstrated interest in the visual arts

  • Resourceful, open-minded, curious

  • Possessing a positive attitude

  • Willing to work collaboratively with a small team who are eager to support and learn from each other

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once

  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms is a plus

Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm with occasional additional evening hours for events and openings. Starting salary will be $40,000 with health care and a generous vacation policy.

CUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a more equitable visual arts community. Our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to our mission to support emerging and under-represented artists. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your application (resume and cover letter) to No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Posted on April 13