The Columbia Museum of Art is the premier international art museum in South Carolina with a commitment to exhibiting art from around the world. The collection ranges from antiquity to the present day with a focus on European, American, modern and contemporary, and Asian art. A large gift from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation formed the nucleus of an important permanent collection of more than 6,000 objects of fine and decorative arts across a broad range of centuries and media.
The Museum is in a modern 128,000 square foot facility that opened in 1998 and is a captivating architectural building with 25 galleries, designed by George Sexton Associates of Washington, D.C., with art studios, a 160-seat auditorium, a library, and museum shop. Significant undeveloped space is earmarked for future gallery expansion. The Museum has an annual budget of $3.7 million and a full-time staff of 32. It serves as the cultural anchor of a newly revitalized downtown – blocks from the State Capitol and the historic campus of the University of South Carolina.
Columbia is South Carolina's largest city and the center of culture, government, education, and commerce. It is centrally located and within a two-hour drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the beaches and historic sites of Charleston and coastal South Carolina.
Director of Development
To write and submit funding applications that are successful in garnering financial support that reaches and/or exceeds the budgeted grants revenue goal, plus provide writing support for other funding solicitations, such as sponsorships.
The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for researching, developing, and writing grants proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate the CMA's mission and programs to potential funders. In addition, the Grant Writer will be responsible for submitting grant applications in a timely way, establishing and maintaining good personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, keeping an industrious grants pipeline, maintaining a calendar of grant submissions, and other key tasks.
This is a part-time non-exempt position. This position reports to the Director of Development.
A good team player with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are critical to this position. Outstanding grammar and research skills and first-rate written and verbal communication skills are essential. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Altru (CMA will provide appropriate training). Bachelor of Arts or Science degree preferably in English or communications or a field emphasizing with 3+ years of nonprofit grants writing experience. Professional demeanor and appearance and strong interpersonal skills. Interest in development and fundraising is important.
Must be a highly motivated team player, enthusiastic, energetic, people person, customer-oriented, and strong on detail and execution. Exhibits impressive organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as flexibility. Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards. Possesses a good sense of urgency, and can work independently, anticipate needs, and manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously. Ability to work collegially with other staff and partner to achieve common objectives. Also should have creative ideas and passion for the job.
Email resume, cover letter and and writing samples (including examples of grants) in .pdf format only to the attention of:
Director of Development
Applications will be accepted until August 22, 2014 or until position is filled.
The Columbia Museum of Art is seeking a part-time maintenance/housekeeping specialist.
Duties include but not limited to: routine maintenance of public spaces, restrooms & catering areas. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Flexible hours including weekends & nights required. Should be self-motivated, responsible, reliable & work independently.
Salary $9.50 & up DOE.
Email resume in .pdf format to:
Teri Keener Mewhorter, Administration Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepting applications until position is filled.
The Columbia Museum of Art has openings for part-time gallery guards. Candidates must be professional, reliable, and able to work well with the public. Must be willing to work day, night & weekend hours. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hour DOE.
Send resume in .pdf format to: Teri Keener Mewhorter, Administration Manager at email@example.com
We currently offer internships in the following areas: Development, Digital Imaging, Education, Family Friendly Initiative, Group Tour Coordination, Museum Shop, Public Programs, Social Media.
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Internships may have unique application deadlines that can be found in the internship descriptions. If there is no deadline within an internship description, please adhere to the following dates.