Museum of Science
  • 11-Sep-2019 to 10-Nov-2019 (EST)
  • Fundraising Events - 435
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Fundraising Events Associate Director

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Associate Director assists the Fundraising Events team in creating, developing, implementing and executing all revenue-generating events within the Advancement Division, to include but not limited to the gala, the Boston Marathon, dinners, third party and cause marketing opportunities. This position will report to the Director of Fundraising Events and assist with the sponsorships, as well as the Fundraising Events & Hosts Committees in helping to empower those members to serve as ambassadors for all events. These activities often serve as focal points for future donors' early perception of the Museum and will be crucial as Advancement works to grow its donor base. This position will support the Director of Fundraising Events in increasing revenue and growing events as well as work in close collaboration with other departments in the Museum.


  • With the Director of Fundraising Events, drive annual income through events to exceed $1.2 annually
  • Maintain a portfolio of individual event participants and corporate sponsorship prospects (50+)
  • Assist with the coordination, development and retention of all Fundraising Events (10+), Volunteers (2-40), Host and Event Committee Members (10-15 members)
  • Assist the Director of Fundraising Events in growing the current event portfolio by 2 events and/or increase revenue by 3% and assess the creation of new, innovative revenue-generating events that cultivate, solicit and steward both non-donors and major donors for event sponsorship and ongoing division support
  • Some evening and weekend work is occasionally required


This position is full-time, Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekend work occasionally required.


Director, Fundraising Events


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • 5 or more years of planning events: fundraising, corporate, social, third party and/or cause marketing experience
  • Demonstrated track record in soliciting gifts from individual, corporations and/or foundations
  • Demonstrated experience in soliciting in- kind support for events
  • Demonstrated experience using a database
  • Demonstrated experience working with vendors
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail


Exempt (Salaried).


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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