The Menil Collection
The Advancement Department of the Menil Collection seeks a grant writer to contribute to the Menil Collection’s efforts to acquire financial and in-kind support from the public and private sectors.
The grant writers’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting proposals seeking general operating, project-related (e.g., exhibitions and programs), and capital campaign support; drafting stewardship reports and letters of support and thank-you letters for members of the board of trustees and museum committees; drafting correspondence on behalf of the Menil’s chairman of the board, director, and director of advancement; editing and coordinating the design and production of the Menil’s bi-annual membership bulletin, Menil, and annual report, and providing copy for the advancement portion of the Menil’s website. The grant writer is responsible for managing existing grants by tracking grant-period schedules, developing internal reporting systems, maintaining excellent historical records, and working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections of the twentieth century, the Menil Collection houses approximately seventeen thousand paintings, sculptures, and prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Masterpieces from antiquity, Byzantium and the medieval period, the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the American Pacific Northwest and the twentieth century, including significant surrealist holdings, are particularly well represented.
Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field and five (5) or more years minimum proven experience in grant writing, reformatting budgets, and foundation relations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer skills including extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work independently and with staff demonstrating sound judgment, required, as is strong attention to detail. Practical experience in non-profit and/or museum fundraising preferred
Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to to: Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006. Application materials may also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.