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Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is seeking a Development Manager. This position is full-time exempt with benefits and reports to the Vice-President of Development.

Job Description:

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional with strong project management and interpersonal skills to be a critical member of our Development team with the potential for growth to a leadership position. In addition to managing day-to-day Development business, s/he will be responsible for a variety of key development activities. These include maintaining and growing corporate and foundation support, strengthening and developing new relationships with funders, managing and overseeing fundraising events, researching and preparing grant proposals and reports, representing the Museum at public networking events, and assisting the Vice President of Development in achieving department goals. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Development Manager works closely with the management team to create proposal content and strategize for future fundraising needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive list of existing and former corporate partners, their giving histories and areas of interest
  • Continuously update and maintain Altru CRM including constituent records, gift entry, appeal lists and general oversight
  • Research, cultivate and secure business sponsorships for all events and programs
  • Draft correspondence, process and acknowledge sponsors and donors
  • Manage and coordinate aspects of fundraising (and donor cultivation) events including, but not limited to, PizzaFest, Car Raffle party, Online Auction, Dental Health Month, and MakerFest
  • Act as corporate liaison at fundraising events and meetings
  • Contribute to Development Department annual planning and goal setting
  • Maintain and improve department systems, reports, mailing lists and data collection
  • Communicate with the public, including phone calls to potential sponsors and donors
  • Expand and deepen the Museum’s community connections by attending networking events with regularity
  • Research and identify local, regional and national grant opportunities, and assess the fit between grant guidelines and Museum programs
  • Primary responsibility for writing and submitting grants, including working with Museum staff to develop content, metrics, evaluation, sustainability strategies and to develop final reports
  • Develop and update the grants calendar 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years prior experience in related field
  • Experience with organizing events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be a collaborative team member

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of event management and processes
  • Organizational, project planning and leadership skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to interact effectively with community leaders, board members, corporate managers, prospects, donors, and a variety of volunteers
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks and be open to new learning experiences
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Drive, enthusiasm and initiative to meet goals and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to learn Altru CRM system required

 Essential Physical Skills:

  • Ability to work some weekday early morning and/or evenings and weekends
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view display screen for extended periods of time
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer or other electronic device
  • Light lifting (up to 20 pounds), walking, standing and sitting
  • Possess a vehicle and have the ability to drive to off-site meetings
  • Occasional bending, kneeling, and reaching
  • Acceptable eyesight and hearing (with or without correction aids)

Qualified applicants please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to sarah@childrens-museum.org; indicate the job title “Development Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Internships at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire

All internships are unpaid

Marketing Department

Contact:  Interested applicants should email resume and letter of interest to Neva Cole, Communications Director, neva@childrens-museum.org

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire seeks help digitally archiving historical documents, photos, negatives, film, etc from throughout the museum's 36 year history.

This project mainly focuses on scanning photographs, negatives, press articles, and other museum print collatoral into high quality digital files, and then organizing and properly storing the original material.

Time Commitment: Flexible Hours: Part-time, approximately 8 hours / week

Duration of Internship:  year-round

Essential Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with scanning technology or a willingness to learn
  • Follows directions well
  • Can work independently

Education Department

All internships are unpaid

Contact: interested applicants should email resume and letter of interest to Xanthi Gray, Education Director, [xanthi@childrens-museum.org](mailto:xanthi@childrens-museum.org)

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire seeks interns for the Education Department. Interested candidates should have a background or interest in early childhood education, elementary education, family studies, museum studies, child development, nutrition, the sciences, arts or theatre.

Internship experiences can be tailored to individual needs, interests and schedule of availability.

Areas of focus for internships include:
  • The planning and facilitation of special events
  • Curriculum development
  • Relationship building and program development for the homeschool audience
  • Natural sciences program development & delivery
  • Exhibit planning and enhancements
  • Scout overnights and related programs
  • Health and wellness programs and initiatives
  • Early childhood programming & literacy
  • Community education and outreach
  • Gallery 6
  • Family learning workshops and initiatives
  • Evaluation of exhibits and programs

Facilities Management Internship:

  • Participate in facilities project resulting in efficient access to important building resources
  • Working closely with the Director of Visitor Services, organize digital resources in a logical and organized manner
  • Scan and transfer facilities manuals to a digital format and develop an online building manual
  • Document project challenges, if any that were encountered in implementing the project
Benefits of Internship
  • Gain practical experience working on a Facilities Management Project
  • Interact with a variety of professionals involved in facilities management and other aspects of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire administration and operation
  • Help plan, coordinate and execute a project that will favorably impact the efficiencies of facilities management
  • Flexible schedule
Time Commitment
  • Flexible Hours: Part-time, approximately 12 hours / week
  • Duration of Internship: mid-May - August
Essential Skills
  • Interest in Facility/Building Operations Management
  • Strong organizational skill with attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Computer savvy
Success Criteria
  • Proactively manage project flow and follow-up on outstanding tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter initiative

Interested employment seekers should email resume to Visitor Services Director, Douglas Tilton, dtilton@childrens-museum.org

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