Contract position: Part-time Development Consultant

SOMArts Cultural Center seeks an organized and detail-oriented Development Consultant to support administrative tasks associated with communications and organizing tasks specific to fundraising. This part-time contract role will work closely with SOMArts’ staff to execute a comprehensive communications and development strategy for the organization.

The Development Consultant is supervised by the Director of Communications & Strategy and will work closely with SOMArts’ Executive Director.

Scope of work includes:

Communications (25%)
- Assist in the execution of SOMArts’ communications specific to fundraising, designing and implementing new strategies to attract members of the Friends of SOMArts — an incentive-based individual giving and membership program.

Development Administration (75%)
- Assist in crafting donor recognition communications and tracking new donations
- Support planning for fundraising events throughout the year, including SOMArts’ annual fundraiser
- Conduct research for potential corporate sponsors, individual donors and foundation grants, tracking communications and outreach to all prospective funders
- Assist in the management of SOMArts’ Salesforce database tracking donors, volunteers and interested community members

Desired Qualifications
- At least 2 years relevant professional experience with a strong background in communications and/or development administration
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff and stakeholders to solve problems and innovate creative solutions
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work independently, setting realistic goals and tracking progress toward project deliverables
- A commitment to the arts and culture
- Experience and competency with Word, Google Docs, Excel necessary; familiarity with Dropbox, Asana, WordPress and Salesforce a plus
- Technology savvy with experience in digital marketing strategy

We offer:
- Flexible, contract-based work
- A supportive, team-based environment
- A chance to work in the arts with talented, mission driven, passionate professionals

$18 per hour for a total of 184 contracted hours, January 1–May 30, 2018. Total contract not to exceed $3,312.00.

Please send your cover letter and resume to: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please no phone calls.

Organizational Overview: SOMArts plays a vital role in the arts ecosystem by helping activate the arts citywide. We do this by providing space and production support for non-profit events, as well as fairs and festivals throughout the Bay Area, and offering a robust program of art exhibitions, classes, events and performances that are affordable and accessible to all.

SOMArts is beloved in San Francisco as a cross-cultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms in a way that is open, engaging and inspiring. It is an incubator for ideas that lie outside the mainstream of contemporary art funding and consumption.

The South of Market Cultural Center is a 26,190 sq ft cultural center with two large performance/exhibition spaces, a flexible theater, a media lab, photography, ceramics and printmaking studios used on a weekly basis by professional artists, and four administrative offices.

SOMArts values diversity. SOMArts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, sex, creed, ethnicity, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, and veteran status.