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Travellers Rest Historic House Museum

Development Associate

Travellers Rest Historic House Museum


Job Summary

The Development Associate is a junior staff member responsible for database management and assisting with fundraising for Travellers Rest. He/she reports to the Director of Development.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

 Database Management

  • Actively manage the donor database.  Update the database to reflect new gifts.  Create, process, and mail acknowledgement letters.  Input notes and contact reports as directed by the Director of Development and Executive Director.  Produce reports from the database that assist C-suite executives in donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Assist Director of Development in scheduling donor visits, meetings, and cultivation events.

Communications and Public Relations

  • Coordinate production of collateral materials for development efforts, including appeal letters, the annual report, development brochures, invitations for fundraising events, and messaging for donors.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Assist with and participate in donor activities and events.
  • Seek out and engage in professional development opportunities to increase skills and knowledge of fundraising.
  • Participate in staff meetings, prospect strategy meetings, case management, and regular progress meetings.
  • Assist with additional needs of the organization as assigned.


Professional Characteristics

  • Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a plus.
  • 1-2 years of experience in advancement.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication, and outstanding interpersonal relations.

Personal Characteristics:

The candidate must have a passion for the mission of Travellers Rest and the Nashville community to effectively support the programs and services that the historic site provides. The individual will be highly proactive. Strong organizational skills are required, and exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.  The successful candidate must be able to work well in a small team environment but be willing to take initiative. The candidate must be energetic, positive, intelligent, with a strong sense of team to help grow the organization.

Additional Information


As this is a part-time position, there are currently no health benefits available.

How to Apply

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to Executive Director Katie O’Bryan at


  • Date Posted: September 16, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Working Hours: Generally, Monday-Friday 15-20 hours/week; some nights and weekends when needed. Potential for working some hours remotely after 90-day probationary period.