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Current Employment Opportunities

ArtStart Inc.                             

ArtStart Inc., a nonprofit arts and cultural center located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, is seeking a part-time Development Director to be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing ArtStart’s fundraising activity including, major gifts program, direct mail campaigns, planned giving, and capital funds drives.  This is a 30-hour per week position.


The Director will work closely with the Governance Committee, staff and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.            


QUALIFICATIONS: At a minimum, applicants must possess the following attributes:


  1. A bachelor’s degree or related experience
  2. At least 5 years experience in professional fundraising, particularly major gift acquisition, grant writing and public relations.
  3. Working knowledge of basic financial statements and cash flow documents
  4. Strong writing and computer skills
  5. An engaging appearance and professional conduct
  6. Strong interpersonal and listening skills
  7. Consistent “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  8. Embrace the mission of ArtStart



  1. Develop and implement an overall fundraising strategic plan based on the budget provided by the Board of Directors
  2. Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors
  3. Initiate major donor visits and fundraising calls
  4. Monitor and maintain the Planned Giving Program
  5. Identify and apply for available grants and administer those awarded
  6. Work with the Program and Operations Director to develop and initiate creative direct mail strategies and content
  7. Work with Program and Operations Director to develop and support major fundraising projects and events
  8. Work with the Program and Operations Director to acquire sponsorships for programs and events
  9. Work with Governance Committee to prepare strategic plans, annual budgets, financial statements reports and worksheets, as required
  10. Serve on the Governance Committee as Staff Liaison
  11. Establish, organize, update and access ArtStart contributor data
  12. Ensure monetary contributions are recorded and deposited in a timely manner
  13. Ensure that proper thank-you documents are prepared, signed and mailed in a timely manner
  14. Monitor cash flow to ensure adequate short-term and long-term funds availability
  15. Initiate and maintain relationships with local businesses, community organizations, foundations and non-profits
  16. Perform other related duties as requested.



This is a 30-hour per week position. Starting salary is $30,000 per year. Benefits include generous paid time off (PTO). A Simple IRA with company match will be offered after one year’s employment.




E-mail introductory letter and resume to: Sue Bessert, President


All applications must be received by January 18, 2019