Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Are you someone who is:

  • A creative problem-solver?
  • Collaborative and eager to work in a team-driven environment?
  • Organized and process-oriented when managing multiple projects?

If so, then the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is looking for you!

We have an opening for a full-time Individual Giving Assistant, who plays a critical role in donor cultivation and stewardship at the MCA by supporting administration of the Circle Donor and Director’s Vision Council levels, Trustees, the Enact affinity group, and more. Major responsibilities include coordinating the development department’s donor acknowledgment process, providing event support, acting as liaison to the MCA Affiliate groups, maintaining Individual Giving webpages (images and text), processing donor renewals, coordinating mailings (via letter and MailChimp), drafting correspondence and stewardship materials, and database maintenance. To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Possess superb organization skills
  • Serve as a professional, warm, and articulate representative of the MCA while working closely with donors
  • Have strong writing skills with which to create persuasive outreach letters and other communications
  • Be a pragmatic optimist and team-player

You must also have a Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of experience working in a development office with a general understanding of individual giving practices. Other requirements include:

  • An enthusiasm for the visual arts, museums, and/or fundraising
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of database management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge Tessitura, and/or MailChimp is preferred

This is a full time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, with occasional evenings and weekends as required. Ability to operate general office equipment and to have mobility throughout museum, offices, and event spaces is required.

Interested? APPLY NOW!

P.S. The MCA provides a generous benefits package that includes: health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and personal days; free life, AD&D, short term and long term disability insurance; pension and individual retirement plans; discounted parking; pre-tax transportation programs; visiting the MCA’s galleries; curator led staff tours of MCA exhibitions; discounts at the MCA Store and MCA Café; discounts for MCA Stage and other programs; plus a wide variety of discounts at many cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area.


The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. In addition, we aspire to make the MCA community and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Title: Individual Giving Assistant
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