Director of Development

Website Figge Art Museum

Job Summary:
The Figge Art Museum seeks a dynamic individual to lead and oversee its multi-faceted fundraising and development activities to achieve the Museum’s short- and long-term fundraising goals, including annual giving, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, planned giving, membership, special events, and new initiatives.

As a member of the Senior Management team, the Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and helps chart the museum’s strategic course and create a culture of philanthropy that will support the organization’s growth and impact throughout the region. In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board, the Director of Development is responsible for designing and implementing an effective fundraising strategy and serving as the frontline fundraiser for the organization.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising and will possess a broad understanding of fundraising principles; a demonstrated aptitude for donor cultivation, research, tracking, and stewardship. This position requires excellent written and interpersonal skills and an understanding of and passion for the importance of arts and culture to the community. He or she will lead a four-person development department and will coordinate and inspire the efforts of a volunteer Board Development Committee and its subcommittees. The position often requires after hours, weekend work, and minimal travel, as needed to develop strong donor and community relationships.

Salary range $85,000 – $100,000

About Us:
The Figge Art Museum brings art and people together and enriches our community with the experience of art through education, collections, exhibitions, and preservation. Located on the Mississippi River in Downtown Davenport, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its 110,000 square foot landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and combines collection and exhibition galleries, education studios, an auditorium, a café, and a bustling lobby. The Figge presents over 20 rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art each year as well as art classes, educational programs, special events, and outreach sessions that inspire and attract regional, national, and international audiences of all ages. The Figge has a professional staff of 30, with an annual budget of $2.8 million.

The Figge is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. We aim to attract and retain talented people from all backgrounds. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, equitable, accessible, and safe environment and value varied ideas, perspectives, insights, skills, and experiences within our workplace.


To Apply:
The Figge offers a competitive package of salary, benefits and paid holidays and vacation, and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team at one of the Quad Cities’ leading cultural institutions. A full position description is available on the Figge website


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