The Aldrich is seeking a Development Assistant - learn more and apply

Development Assistant at The Aldrich

* Department: Development Supervisor

* Director of Development Status: Full-time

* Salary Range: $36,000-$40,000

Founded in Ridgefield, CT by fashion designer and art collector Larry Aldrich, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum was one of the first contemporary art museums in the country and today is one of the oldest. Known for its visionary exhibition program and artist-centric approach, the Museum presents first solo intuitional shows, significant exhibitions of established artists and thematic group exhibitions around timely social themes. The Development Assistant provides administrative support to the Development department and the Museum’s Executive Director.

The Development Assistant provides administrative support to the Development department and the Museum’s Executive Director.


• Data entry and gift processing in the Museum’s database Raiser’s Edge NXT

• Preparing acknowledgement and solicitation letters in a timely manner

• Providing logistical support to the Museum’s special events, including managing RSVP lists, leading check-in and coordinating with vendors • With Executive Director and Director of Development, planning and coordinating Board meetings

• Taking notes at select meetings

• Coordinating schedules for the Executive Director and Board Committees

•Providing general administrative support to the Executive Director, the Development staff, and the Museum’s offices

• Drafting correspondence for the Executive Director and Director of Development Assisting on special projects as they arise

The successful candidate for this full time position will be able to work well with the Museum’s staff, Board of Trustees, and donor community, and be able to build a welcoming and positive environment for supporters. Strong writing skills are a must, along with an attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects at once. Candidates with enthusiasm for contemporary art and an interest in museum practice are encouraged to apply.


• B.A. or equivalent experience

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work well with individuals, both in-person and on the phone/via email

• Experience with a database a plus

• Ability to multitask

• Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities

Interested candidate should send a resume and cover letter to:

Betty Stolpen Weiner Director of Development This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Learn more about this position HERE.


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