JOB and internship OPPORTUNITIES at HONOLULU BIENNIAL foundation
HONOLULU BIENNIAL FOUNDATION
Individual Giving Manager
Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) seeks a mission-driven, creative-thinking development professional that will work to significantly increase our fundraising efforts with a focus on the identification and cultivation of new individual donors locally as well as nationally and internationally.
The Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for leading the organization's giving efforts, setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of annual donors, the size of individual donations, and converting annual donors to major donors.
The Individual Giving Manager will support the Directors of HBF and Board of Directors.
The responsibilities and duties of the Individual Giving Manager include:
• Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals: manage and monitor all appeal campaigns and online giving initiatives, work collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals, meet with potential benefactors as determined by Directors and Board of Directors.
• Oversee gift processing, development and fulfillment of donor benefits, correspondence, and appeal mailings.
• Coordinate event logistics with a focus on cultivation and stewardship. Create and implement membership programs and small donor cultivation events.
• Assist the Directors to implement fundraising strategy, coordinate logistics, and secure sponsorship for all fundraising events.
• Assist with the identification of new donors, including: research and proposal writing.
• Make targeted appeals and personal asks of potential leadership donors ($25,000+).
• Work with the marketing team to develop strategies for development presence in all communications and marketing, including a robust presence on social media and website.
• Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.
• Monitor revenue and expenses related to membership and individual giving; support Directors in areas of development reporting.
• Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.
• Bachelor's Degree and 4-6 years of fundraising experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word; familiarity with fundraising databases.
• Experience in the areas of organizational planning and management.
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, follow-through, and attend to details.
• Experience with museums, arts centers, and knowledge of the arts philanthropic community highly desirable.
• Some evenings and weekends are required.
• Proven communications skills including experience in writing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, websites, and social media communications.
• Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors.
• Strong interest in and/or professional background in arts and culture.
• Highly motivated and ability to show initiative and work independently.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with Board of Directors, staff, members, outside clients and vendors.
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:
Katherine Tuider, Director
To commensurate with experience; this PT role is 15-20 hours per week.
The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting a new arts festival, the Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial marks Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas. The first Honolulu Biennial ran from March 8 – May 8, 2017 and welcomed over 97,000 visits across nine exhibition sites, presenting 33 artists.
Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community.
To learn more, please visit: www.honolulubiennial.org
Position: Communications Intern
Reports To: Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Director
Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Term: 3-12 months, starting September. Up to 16 hours a week.
The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial in 2017 marked Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial has a focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas. Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as art exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community. More information can be found at www.honolulubiennial.org
The Communications Intern will work collaboratively with all staff of HBF, will represent the organization to external parties through email and phone communication as well as in-person meetings, and will report directly to the Director who oversees communications for the organization. The primary duties of this position are: assisting with the execution of promotional and marketing plans to engage the public and publicize annual programs and the 2019 Honolulu Biennial through a variety of mediums, including web, e-news, print collateral, social media, and the press; communicating with artists, curators, partners and external participants to obtain information for print projects related to the exhibition; and relevant administrative duties that lead to the successful outcome of increasing public awareness about all exhibition and public program events.
The fitting candidate should be comfortable in social settings and engaging with the public, multitasking and working independently, and interested in supporting artists and discussing the topic of contemporary art and culture. This is an ideal position for graduate students and early career professionals interested in gaining communications experience in the non-profit sector and/or exploring a career in arts administration.
• Create, edit and publish content for HBF’s social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram
• Build marketing emails to promote upcoming HBF events and programs
• Use a website Content Management System (CMS) to update content on HBF’s website
• Assist with the management of a print production timeline, ensuring deadlines are met for exhibition wayfinding and print collateral
• Research for audience development and outreach
• Maintain official records, documents, and internal/external communications as appropriate
• Availability to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings and events
• Other duties as assigned
• B.A. degree in communications or non-profit administration (or equivalent experience)
• Must be confident using social media for outreach and communication
• Experience with CMS a plus
• Must possess strong writing and editing skills
• Proficient in executing administration tasks across multiple platforms (Google Suite, Word, email, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a self-starter
• Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
• Strong time management and organizational skils with a refined attention to detail
• Strong interest in collaborative, informal learning spaces
• Interest in contemporary art
• Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, represent HBF with
a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to policies, and support
management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
How to apply: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. To apply please send a resume and cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org