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Frist Art Museum

Grants & Sponsorship Coordinator

Frist Art Museum


Job Summary

The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator researches, writes, and submits all grant proposals and follow up reports, and oversees special projects related to sponsorships. The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator participates and assists in relationship building strategies with foundations and corporations to help meet the overall goals supported by the strategic plan of the Frist Art Museum. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of funding from foundations and corporations;
  • Conducts ongoing prospect research to identify potential grant funding sources from local, regional, and national agencies;
  • Writes grants and stewardship proposals to corporations, foundations, and other related organizations;
  • Manage application deadlines, progress reports, and annual schedule;
  • Maintains effective ongoing stewardship and year-round communication with existing funders as part of the cultivation cycle;
  • Writes acknowledgement letters to donors including composing letters for the Executive Director and other staff;
  • Utilizes Altru database to identify and manage prospects, enter research data, and track progress;
  • Assists in the development of written materials to support fundraising activities;
  • Submit progress reports and updates as needed, including summaries of execution;
  • Works closely with members of the development team, education, and curatorial staff to understand funding needs and strategic direction;
  • Coordinate with the Director of Development to manage sponsorship planning (i.e. assisting with corporate giving applications and acknowledgement letters, creating prospective funding proposals, etc.);
  • Communicate and coordinate pertinent grant requirements, such as need for logo inclusion on specific publications, to related Frist stakeholders;
  • Some evenings and weekends required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Assistant Director of Development or Director of Development.


Education:  B.A./B.S. degree or higher, or equivalent professional/leadership training in the field; 3-5 years previous experience with non-profit fundraising. 


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups of individuals and companies;
  • Ability to represent the Frist Art Museum in a professional way to donors, potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • Ability to strategize and problem solve;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Self-driven, proactive, and able to work effectively and independently;
  • Preference given to demonstrated experience with development/fundraising writing experience.


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. 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

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information


The Frist Art Museum offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life and disability, long-term care, 401(k) with company match, and paid time off (PTO).

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume, references, a 3-5 page writing sample, and salary expectations to:

Frist Art Museum

Attn: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Director

919 Broadway

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Email: or Fax: (615) 744-3339

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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



  • Date Posted: October 18, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Working Hours: 40, M-F some evenings & weekends