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Development Manager

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

Museum Description:
The Flagler Museum opened to the public in 1960. The Museum is housed within Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate built in 1902 in Palm Beach, Florida. Located on beautiful Lake Worth (Intracoastal Waterway), the Museum is designated a National Historic Landmark and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Flagler Museum serves visitors from all over the world and offers an active schedule of programs and exhibitions.

Position Summary:
The Flagler Museum has an immediate opening for Development Manager (DM). This full-time, exempt position is responsible for the Annual Fund campaign, Membership cultivation and retention, grant writing and corporate sponsorships. The DM cultivates, communicates, and meets with funders, prospects, and sponsors. He/she works closely with the Executive Director and department heads.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the broad fundraising narrative and priorities of the Museum, to include the funding needs for the preservation of Whitehall and its collections, the Flagler-Kenan Pavilion, educational programs, and major public events
  • Manage government, corporate and foundation grants; prepare project narratives, budgets, and compliance reports
  • Funder research and engagement to identify, cultivate and solicit new and increased gifts
  • Manage donor database
  • Develop an expansive strategy and effective request pipeline that supports the annual and long-term goals of the Museum

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of funding sources for museums and cultural organizations; experience with localized funding opportunities and networks a plus
  • Must be a polished communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a timely fashion; must be skilled in preparing and understanding budgets
  • Must be able to work efficiently with crucial accuracy in a fast-paced environment and across departments, with high energy and a positive, patient demeanor
  • Experience in maintaining a large network of donor and funding records
  • Interest in being engaged in the community to seek and cultivate opportunities for the Museum

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum experience of five to seven years in a development/fundraising role for a museum or non-profit, with proven track record of success

To apply:
The Flagler Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates should send letter of interest, resumé and salary requirements to Executive Director at No phone calls please. The Museum is a smoke-free environment and drug-free workplace, and a complete background check is conducted prior to hire.

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