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Full Time

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, friendly, and detail-oriented Development Associate to provide administrative support to the Development department.

Responsibilities include managing the department calendar and donor records; writing acknowledgement letters and other correspondence; assembling proposals and reports; tracking donor and prospect data; conducting research and preparing materials for donor meetings; facilitating donor stewardship; providing coordination support for member and donor events, and administrative support for the capital campaign and board committees.

The position requires a strong teamwork ethic; excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills with close attention to detail and accuracy; and the ability to coordinate with a variety of departments to plan and implement concurrent projects and tasks.

B.A. and a minimum three years of professional experience required, ideally in a nonprofit environment; and strong technological literacy and donor database experience (Raiser’s Edge preferred). Must maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

The Museum is in the late stage of an exciting $50 million renovation featuring 11 rebuilt galleries and brand new, dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art, photography, and new media. We hope you’ll join our dynamic team of museum professionals as we support the mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art!

  • The position reports to the Director of External Affairs.
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week
  • Salary DOE
  • Full Time Status provides competitive benefits including paid vacation/sick/paid holidays and medical/dental/retirement plan eligibility/working in downtown Santa Barbara    
  • Successful Background Check is required.

Contact Information

Please email to:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Fax: (805) 966-6840

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