Dayton Art Institute seeks a Grants and Research Officer.

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a Grants and Research Officer to maintain the grants pipeline, reporting calendar, and conduct research to further advance the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and strategic initiatives.  The Officer pursues grant opportunities and funding from government agencies, corporations, foundations, and other sources to meet the museum's annual goals and strategic initiatives.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Officer is the primary staff person responsible for administering and securing grants; research, planning, prospecting, and grant stewardship; proposal development, writing and submission; tracking, acknowledgement, and fulfillment; budget management; and ensuring that all grants and reports are prepared, well-written and submitted on-time as required by the funder. Additional responsibilities include preparing follow-up and thank you letters and other grant-related documents. 

Teamwork, collaboration, and time management are critical for success.

This is a part-time, 24 hour per week, non-supervisory position and the hourly rate will be commensurate with education, experience, and any additional qualifications. The DAI requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine.  

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
The Dayton Art Institute aspires to develop, promote, and sustain an organizational culture and reputation in the communities that we serve as an organization that values, nurtures and leverages inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all that we do. 

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional grant writing and storytelling experience a must, preferably in a small to medium size organization, non-profit and/or cultural arts related organization.  Broad knowledge of museum trends a plus.

  • A self-starter who is creative and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Ability to gather information accurately and efficiently through interviews and other means and quickly grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought.

  • Well-organized; high attention to detail, with an ability to manage several projects simultaneously, under strict deadlines and often under pressure

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs, prospect research tools, fundraising databases (Altru, etc.)

  • Strong commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality

  • This job listing will remain open until the first interview phase is complete or until an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

  • Knowledge of American Sign Language; fluent in Spanish or other language(s) desired.

Salary range: $30.00 - $40.00/hour, based on experience. Please submit cover letter stating salary expectations.

Job classification: Part-time, hourly

To apply: Click the link to apply. For consideration, submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations. Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Submission Deadline: This job listing will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Dayton Art Institute is a smoke, nicotine, and tobacco free workplace. To improve the overall health of the workforce and while reducing health care benefit costs, the Dayton Art Institute has enhanced its Nicotine/Tobacco Free Workplace Policy to no longer hire nicotine/tobacco users. The use of any nicotine products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and any other products containing nicotine and/or other nicotine products that are not approved by the Federal Drug Administration for tobacco cessation are prohibited. The use of electronic smoking devices (also known as electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes”) is prohibited in any place where smoking of tobacco products is prohibited.

Calls and emails regarding the status of your application materials will not be accepted. Due to the high volume of submissions generally received, DAI contacts only a small percentage of applicants. Therefore, if there is interest in discussing this position with you, someone on staff will contact you via email.

Posted: December 2, 2021

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