The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a Manager, Corporate Development who will report directly to the Director, Corporate, Institutional, and Global Partners and is responsible for developing and administering a strategic portfolio of corporate sponsors in support of exhibitions, educational and conservation programming, special events, and general operations at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as other selected programs and initiatives at the museum’s international partners and affiliates.
Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network form one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.
Manage aspects of the museum’s corporate sponsorship program with a dedicated portfolio of prospects and donors.
Work creatively and responsively to increase the number of corporate sponsors and total dollars raised through prospecting initiatives, researching, and collaborating with other departments within the museum.
Prepare presentation materials, written proposals and budgets for corporate funding prospects in conjunction with Director, Corporate, Institutional, and Global Partners, as well as Curatorial, Conservation, Education, External Affairs, and Finance staff.
Identify and solicit selected corporate sponsorship prospects.
Draft sponsorship benefits and coordinate preparation of sponsorship agreements with museum Legal staff.
Manage sponsorship relationships by fulfilling contract obligations for corporate sponsors and ensuring appropriate acknowledgment and crediting of corporate gifts.
Serve as liaison between Legal, Public Relations, Marketing, Special Events, Publications, and Curatorial departments during the sponsorship fulfillment process.
Coordinate corporate sponsor entertaining with Special Events department.
Ensure thorough, timely follow-up reporting and stewardship of corporate sponsors.
Conduct prospect research with wider Corporate Development staff, Development Operations, and interns.
Maintain and update relevant Corporate Development information in Raiser’s Edge.
Work closely with Manager of Corporate Membership on joint sponsorship/membership projects.
Meet measurable goals and objectives for this area within established timeframes.
B.A. Degree; M.A. or M.B.A desirable.
Minimum of 4-5 years fundraising experience, with a focus on corporate philanthropy and/or arts support.
Proven project management skills.
Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and form solid relationships.
Ideal candidate is personable, highly organized, detail-oriented, and works collaboratively.
Event experience desirable.
The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.
The Guggenheim is an equal opportunity employer.
About Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Foundation
The mission of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of modern and contemporary visual culture; to collect, preserve, and research art objects; and to make them accessible to scholars and an increasingly diverse audience through its network of museums, programs, educational initiatives, and publications.