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We’re Hiring! Join the team at Lynn Museum/LynnArts





Development Manager Job Announcement



About the Organization:

Since 1897, the Lynn Museum & Historical Society has been the repository and custodian of Lynn’s history. With a collection that boasts nearly 10,000 objects, an extensive archive, and a priceless photography collection, the Museum chronicles Lynn’s rise from early American settlement to industrial powerhouse. Founded by a group of citizens dedicated to documenting their rapidly changing city and preserving the remnants of Lynn’s colonial heritage, the Lynn Historical Society evolved over a century into the Lynn Museum.


In 2014, the Lynn Museum merged with its neighbors on Exchange Street, LynnArts, which offers studio space for artists and other rental spaces, such as the Neal Rantoul Black Box Theatre. Together, the Lynn Museum/LynnArts is engaging the region’s ever-changing community through exhibitions, innovative programs, theatre, and other arts and cultural activities that inspire active participation in exploring the city’s past while shaping a vision for its future.


About the Position:

The Lynn Museum/LynnArts organization seeks a part-time Development Manager who will oversee and communicate the Lynn Museum/LynnArts annual giving program. The successful candidate will serve as an active front-line fundraiser working closely with staff and board members to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors in support of the Museum’s operating and campaign goals.


The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director.




  • Manages the portfolio of Lynn Museum/LynnArts donors and major gift prospects to identify and cultivate their interest in the Museum to successfully meet annual goals, objectives, and metrics for philanthropic support.
  • Proactively identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards individual prospects toward securing philanthropic support and expanding the Lynn Museum/LynnArts giving network.
  • Tracks prospect and donor contacts and move management within the PastPerfect database system; report progress to the Executive Director.
  • Builds a deep understanding of Lynn Museum/LynnArts’ mission and goals to communicate to the giving community effectively.
  • Develops and works within a solicitation plan building new and nurturing current relationships.
  • Creates campaign-related ads, mailings, and additional materials in coordination with Executive Director.
  • Works with the staff in the cultivation/solicitation process as appropriate.
  • Evaluates success and progress of accomplishing goals and refines business tactics as needed.




  • Successful candidates should have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in the field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, building and managing corporate partnerships, donor cultivation, and grant writing.
  • Prior membership experience working for a cultural organization is preferred.
  • Must possess self-confidence and enthusiasm and be comfortable engaging with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask while maintaining deadlines.
  • Occasional evenings and/or weekend hours are required.


Part-time, hourly position (15-20 hours per week). Salary range: $24,000 – $27,000 commensurate with experience. A $500 sign-on bonus will be paid in two installments, at the three- and the six-month anniversary, upon satisfactory performance and successful execution of the job duties.


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to office@lynnmuseum.org with “Development Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis until a successful candidate is identified.


Or by mail to:

Lynn Museum/LynnArts

c/o Doneeca Thurston, Executive Director

590 Washington Street

Lynn, MA 01901


No phone calls, please.


Lynn Museum/LynnArts is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. Lynn Museum/LynnArts values and is committed to diversity and strives to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel that they truly belong. Our hiring decisions are based upon merit, where candidate skills, knowledge, and qualifications best meet the needs of the organization.



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