The UA Museum of the North seeks a new Development Officer with the drive to create and maintain fundraising campaigns and sponsorship initiatives that will excite the local community and support exhibitions, educational programs, and additional visitor services at the museum. This job offers the freedom to be innovative while collaborating with small but highly skilled museum teams in production, visitor services, and education. This position is directly responsible for the development and growth of fundraising, stewardship, and membership within the museum. There is direct involvement in a wide variety of activities including writing grants, developing sponsorships, fundraising, and facilitating partnerships with university, non-profit, and commercial entities throughout Alaska and the lower 48 states. In particular, the museum is looking for someone who has a background in institutional development. This position will discover innovative ways to fund the museum’s most urgent priority , the conceptualization and design of a new gallery on Alaska natural history that embraces Alaska Native perspectives and ongoing research efforts within the University of Alaska and highlights the unique attributes of life in a polar region. This position will report to the Director.
The qualified candidate must possess a Master’s degree in relevant field (marketing, business, communication, history, science, anthropology, or art) and five years professional management experience in a museum or cultural institution is required.
Proven organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, previous supervisory and management experience, and confidence in public speaking are essential. The Development Officer must be able to work cooperatively with other museum and university departments in a fast-paced and often unpredictable environment. The successful candidate must be willing to relocate and have an adventurous attitude about living in Alaska.