Job Title: Campaign Gifts Officer
Status: Full-Time/In-Scope CUPE 5791 Position (Five-Year Term)
About the MacKenzie Art Gallery:
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery, and is committed to creating transformative experiences of the world through art. This is a watershed moment in the history of the Gallery, as it is undergoing a multi-phase organizational transformation. Programming primarily contemporary art from the prairies, Canada and abroad, the MacKenzie addresses an encyclopedic range of visual art and culture and endeavours to be a strong ally in the research and presentation of Indigenous art. Housed within an over 115,000ft2 facility, maintained to Class A Museum standards, the MacKenzie permanent collection spans 5000 years of art with nearly 5000 works. MacKenzie was founded on the collection of its namesake, Norman MacKenzie (1869–1936), who bequeathed his collection to the University of Saskatchewan (Regina College), now the University of Regina.
Opening in 1953 in the first purpose-built art gallery building in western Canada, the MacKenzie enjoys a nationally unique partnership with the University of Regina. After separating in 1990, and moving to its current premises, the MacKenzie now maintains separate board governance, site and an expansive mandate and quarters in the T.C. (Tommy) Douglas Building. The MacKenzie is situated in Treaty Four territory, traditional land of the Cree, Saulteaux and Metis, and home to the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota peoples. The MAG is located on the edge of the 2300-acre Wascana Centre, the largest urban park in Canada, where nature, culture and education meet. Wascana Centre (1962) was designed by renowned modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki, designer of the original World Trade Center in New York, and is a living artifact of modernist design heritage.
The selected candidate will become part of a team of a dynamic team of staff, volunteers, and Gallery members.
Nature of Work:
Reporting to the Campaign Director, the position of Campaign Gifts Officer works with the management team to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors for a significant capital campaign taking place over the next five years. The Campaign Gifts Officer will be a critical part of MacKenzie Art Gallery’s strategy to build resources ensuring the success of this transformative community and cultural project for Saskatchewan and Canada.
- Donor Prospecting: Manage a portfolio of 100-140 donor prospects with capacity to support in the range of $1000.00 to $25,000.00 towards the MAG campaign; Prospect a set amount of donors per month to be discussed during progress meetings with Campaign Director, educating them on the gallery’s vision for the future and the role they could play in it.
Research and Reporting: Conduct research on philathropists in Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada to identify prospects, feeding the pipeline of donors for the campaign, collaborate with MAG colleagues to understand the exhibitions, programs and overall vision of the organization so as to utilize existing resources in engaging donors; record all donor information in the MAG’s development database, focusing on background information that leads to further engagement and increased support; Run donor and financial reports that reveal progress of the campaign including analysis of the reports to the Director.
Volunteer Management: Collaboratively engage campaign volunteers, maximizing their expertise to provide rewarding contributions to the campaign.
Accessibility and Equity: Ability to promote equity and inclusion as core concepts in all actions and decisions affecting people, programs and procedures.
See attached job description for further details.
Qualifications - Education: Post secondary degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
Qualifications - Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in individual and major gifts; with a preference to fundraising in the arts.
Excellent project management capacity complimented by exemplary people skills.
Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships.
Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions.
Continuous learner with ability to work and research independently.
Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and familiar with donor database software.
Experience working in a museum/gallery or art-based non-profit is an asset.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Positive, proactive attitude, solving challenges in a calm professional manner
Ability to work within timelines, meet project deadlines and manage variety of task
Flexibility and adaptability to changing work priorities and demands
Ability to work within timelines, meet project deadlines and manage variety of tasks
Job Status: Five year term with the opportunity for permanent
Hours: Full-time salaried (37.5 hours per week)
Salary Information: $59,404 – $67,503
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package and matching pension plan.
The Mackenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes diversity in gender identity/representation, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of racialized communities who have traditionally been and are currently unrepresented in the Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply no later than Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Applications for this position can only by submitted via the MacKenzie’s job application portal.
Any applications submitted via email or by mail will not be considered.
To visit the portal and apply, please click here: https://form.jotform.com/232886709991273
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Vladan Vukovic, at (306) 584-4250 ext. 4276
The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment.
Click here to apply: https://form.jotform.com/232886709991273