Development Officer, Stewardship and Events

Under the general direction of the Director, Special Events, the Development Officer, Stewardship and Events is responsible for supporting the Development staff in strategic prospect cultivation and stewardship efforts, ranging from event conceptualization to delivery. Essential Functions: • Develop and direct all event aspects from inception to completion, in particular menu planning and event logistics, providing the highest level of service and attention to detail throughout. • Prepare all event proposals and work orders, supervise event set-up, and attend events held after Museum hours on evenings and weekends. • Develop and maintain relationships with outside vendors in the areas of equipment rentals, lighting and sound, photography and entertainment. • Work with Director of Stewardship to strategically plan and execute approximately six events in conjunction with the annual Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series and other Public Lectures. • Serve as the primary liaison on behalf of Development with the curatorial departments on matters relating to the involvement of curators as part of Development event programming. • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of donor recognition and acknowledgment for the Museum’s highest-level donors. Collaborate with the Director of Stewardship in planning new recognition opportunities, and plan and execute approximately eight Benefactor events per year, focusing on exhibitions, new acquisitions, or other programs. • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison for VIP Museum visits. Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience in special events planning and management • Exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks fluidly • Excellent interpersonal communication skills • Strong project management experience • Strong client service orientation • Outstanding work ethic • Poise, maturity, flexibility, initiative and ability to work as a team player • Strong skills in trouble-shooting and problem-solving • Highly creative, with the ability to generate new ideas • Ability to succeed in a complex and demanding environment • Ability to handle delicate and confidential information

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