Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and is the only AAM accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara. The Museum mounts 6-9 exhibitions annually that reflect the diverse, creative legacies of Northern and Central California from the nineteenth century to the present day. Particular strengths of the 7000-item collection are works of the Carmel Arts Colony, California Photography, and Contemporary California artists of the region. We have an ongoing commitment to address the under-representation of women and people of color in our collections and exhibitions.

MMA staff are values driven, self-motivated, and service oriented. Work/life balance is a priority: we offer on site and remote work options, well-being days off and flexible hours, as well as professional development and leadership coaching. MMA staff use Zoom, Asana, Podio and Microsoft Teams to help make our team-oriented work more collaborative and efficient. The Museum seeks candidates of diverse experiences and backgrounds with passionate commitment to the arts and cultural sector, museums, and public education.


Advancement Associate: Major Gifts, Grants and Campaigns


The Advancement Associate for Major Gifts, Grants, and Campaigns is a key member of the External Relations team whose responsibilities include major gifts cultivation and stewardship, grant writing and administration, as well as annual campaigns strategy and management. The External Relations team works closely with the Board and Executive Director of MMA, as well as community stakeholders and coordinates and collaborates with Finance and Operations, Education and Public Programs, and Collections and Exhibitions.   


The Advancement Associate for Major Gifts, Grants and Campaigns is able to work collaboratively and independently, uses discretion and has a high level of integrity with sensitive organizational information, is able to work efficiently and meet deadlines, as well as set and achieve performance goals.  


Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Communications, or closely related field. 

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience including donor cultivation, grant writing and campaign management—with a successful track record of securing gifts.  

Language Skills: Must demonstrate writing ability in English—including excellent grammar and spelling. Must have knowledge of effective business and persuasive writing styles. 

Other Skills: Excellent workload prioritization skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Proficient with developing program/project budgets and conducting some data analysis. Ability to handle confidential information. Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Outlook applications, and project management and database systems. 

Please email a cover letter and resume with Advancement Associate in the subject to [email protected]