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Individual Giving Manager

Denver Art Museum

Full Time
Posted January 6, 2023


This position reports to the Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving in the Development Department.


  • Manage individual giving programs at the Denver Art Museum including The Museum Associates and the Annual Fund.
  • Plan annual strategies for the growth of The Museum Associates, the upper-level membership program of the Denver Art Museum, in coordination with the Associate Director of Development and the Chief Development Officer. Build strong relationships between members and the museum through ongoing stewardship. Continually grow portfolio of prospects to strategically cultivate as new members and into other giving levels at the museum such as the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and planned giving.
  • Execute, track, evaluate and report monthly membership renewals. Maintain database integrity in the Raiser’s Edge database through timely, accurate and comprehensive recording of donor information.
  • Develop and oversee annual strategies for the Annual Fund in coordination with the Associate Director of Development and Chief Development Officer. This important fund is built through multiple channels and a wide variety of donations at typically lower price-points. Plan annual direct mail, email, and social media appeals, in coordination with the museum’s marketing and communications team. Monitor, evaluate, and report on programs and outcomes against goals. Identify appropriate giving platforms and vehicles. Collaborate with additional museum departments to coordinate appeals and impact messaging, and advance giving goals, such as the round-up program in the Shop and on-site messaging.
  • Attend development and prospect research training workshops and webinars
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed related to Denver Art Museum events
  • Assist at events as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations
  • Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives



  • Minimum of 5 years of development experience or equivalent
  • Experience with fundraising strategy and tactics or equivalent
  • Demonstrated success managing fundraising campaigns and growing revenue
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of internet navigation tools and research tools available (online and printed)
  • Personal computer proficiency required including Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer; and prospect research software
  • Knowledge of basic budget procedures
  • Ability and willingness to engage in the mission of the museum and share enthusiasm with donors
  • Interest or experience in the arts is helpful

The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment.  We are happy to consider adjustments to job responsibilities to ensure the right candidate will be successful.


Pay: The hiring salary range for the position is $72,000-$84,000 based on experience.

Benefits: A comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan, that can be extended to domestic partner, spouse, and children. DAM 100% paid Life Insurance, and Short/Long Term Disability. Generous sick and vacation paid time off and one personal day. Ten paid holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and those who meet the requirements will qualify for the 3% non-elective contribution and 2% match program. A free RTD Eco Pass. A free DAM Family Membership. Free Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program. Access to Headspace. Two weeks Paid Parental Leave.

NOTE:  The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment. We are happy to consider accommodations to the position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We know there is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate – Nor do we look for the right “fit” with us, we look for the add! We believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We know that searching for a job can be stressful so we would like to give you an overview of the process to manage expectations. This role may require a phone screen, interviews with hiring manager and or panel that will be held in-person at the DAM or video.



As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out.

We prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We strive to provide a professional and positive work environment for our employees. The Museum expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, disability or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.  Actions based on these or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

We encourage the freedom of gender expression and/or gender presentation.  As an institution, we do not create barriers that may prevent any employee from expressing behaviors, mannerisms, interests, and appearances that represent their authentic personality or culture. Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious.  The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

The Museum believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of everyone from significant illness due to COVID-19 infection. As a condition of employment, employees must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on their first day of employment or receive an exemption or other reasonable accommodation due to circumstances protected under federal or state law that prevent the employee from being vaccinated. Employees are also mandated to receive a booster within 6 months of being fully vaccinated.

Compensation: $72,000-$84,000

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