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Membership and Annual Giving Officer

Company: Tacoma Art Museum
Date Posted: March 8, 2018


Summary of Position:

The Membership and Annual Giving Officer is responsible for meeting the budget goals of Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) through membership and annual giving. S/he works closely with the Director of Development/Associate Director of Development on concepts and strategies for funding, manages the annual giving, reports, calendar, and communicates information and results to the Development Department on a regular basis.The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and sustainable growth. 



  • Coordinates supporting and contributing level membership program – creates acquisition campaigns and perfects donor retention and moves management
  • Coordinates major membership and Annual Fund mailings (acquisition, renewals, invitations, etc.) for mailings of 1500 or more, a mail house is used and those dealings are handled in conjunction with the Director of Development/Associate Director of Development.
  • General volunteer liaison for Devo team; works to build volunteer base for supporting in-house mailing effort and other Devo team needs
  • Handles all acquisition and renewal mailings; works to ensure proper benefits delivery to supporting and contributing members and annual fund contributors
  • Coordinates inventory/supplies for Devo department including info packets, pledge forms, etc.
  • Coordinates TAM donations of passes and memberships
  • Responsible for the full array of monthly membership reports by the 10th of the month
  • Liaison to Visitor Services department and meetings
  • Manages member openings and VIP member events
  • Manages annual Telefund campaign and Give Big campaign
  • Infuses phone campaign strategies into membership/annual fund acquisition and renewal campaigns – this includes the use of the phone for stewardship purposes
  • Ensures that every donor who gives $100 or more to the Annual Fund Campaign is personally called and thanked
  • Plans marketing techniques for membership awareness and acquisition
  • Continue innovative approach to Leroy dog bowl and other in-house donation box campaigns
  • Coordinates studio and collector events in conjunctions with Patron Circle events (i.e., Behind the Scenes tours/receptions, etc.)
  • Coordinates some special cultivation events like Members’ Only Hours, Member Shop Weekend, and occasional community booth participation
  • Supports the implementation of reciprocity programs with other museums, including the Museum of Glass and Washington State History Museum
  • Coordinates the MUSE membership program (College membership program)
  • Enters data into donor database (Altru) and complete contact reports as necessary




  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with regional funding community
  • Experience with Altru database
  • Successful track record in managing a fundraising program
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
  • Budget development and outcome-based evaluation experience
  • Computer fluency and strong analytic skills
  • Three years experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • The qualified candidate must possess a compatible commitment to the museum brand values: innovative, passionate, civic-minded, gracious, approachable


  • 4 Day work week
  • 150 hours of PTO after first 90 days of employment
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits offered after 60 days




No requirement



Please email a succinct cover letter and resume to

·        Include “Idealist Membership/Annual Giving: First Name Last Name” in subject line.

·        No phone inquiries, please.


Resume Review will begin Immediately. Position open until filled.


Tacoma Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Tacoma Art Museum strongly encourages applicants from members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.