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Frist Art Museum

Development Coordinator

Frist Art Museum


Job Summary

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Job Summary:  The Development Coordinator works with the Assistant Director of Development to manage individual giving efforts, including fundraising events.  This person coordinates cultivation and stewardship for the Circle membership program (annual member gifts $1,000 and above) and the museum’s cohort groups initiatives (i.e. Friends of Contemporary Art; Friends of support groups; Art Deco Society; etc.). This person also organizes the Frist Gala, the primary fundraising event for the Frist Art Museum, and the summer fundraising event.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Using donor database software, maintains donor records for all individual donors.
  • Processes Circle membership benefits including membership cards.
  • Generates and assembles all individual giving mailings including solicitations and membership renewals.
  • Maintains RSVP lists for all donor events.
  • Generates development reports.
  • Coordinates logistics and invitations for fundraising events.
  • Generates recognition lists.
  • Assists with individual giving correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned

Frist Gala:

  • Oversees list management.
  • Arranges and attends monthly meetings with volunteers.
  • Assists with event logistics.
  • Generates all mailings.
  • Coordinate reservations for Frist Gala events.



Education:  A bachelor’s degree is preferred. 


  • Well organized with a high attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality and professional discretion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to creative problem solve and ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Occasional nights and weekends for special events may be required

Additional Information


We offer a comprehensive benefits program that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability, long-term care, 401(k), and paid-time off.

How to Apply

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

  • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Working at computer for long periods of time

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates should send their resume, references, and salary expectations to:

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Email: shorn@fristartmuseum.org or Fax: (615) 744-3339

Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Director

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Date Posted: May 25, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 06/21/2021
  • Working Hours: 40