Full-time and Part-time Positions


Many different talents and skills are needed to provide management and support for the museum. The positions listed below are currently open. Applications are accepted only for the position(s) listed.



Our volunteers and interns are critical in our efforts to achieve and maintain the mission of the Menil Collection. While the Menil does not have paid internships, our volunteer program matches individuals with interesting and rewarding positions within all museum departments.


  • Manager of Membership and Annual Fund



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:


    The Manager of Membership and Annual Fund will report to the Director of Individual Giving and have two distinct, yet integrated focuses: development of the membership program and development of the museum’s annual fund appeals. The position is responsible for promoting and growing museum membership and for planning, implementing, and managing the annual fund appeals including but not limited to direct mail, email, and website for members, donors, visitors, and friends, as well as developing and overseeing special member-only events.


    Specific Duties:


    1. Propose and manage annual fundraising goals and budget for the Membership and Annual Fund programs, including revenue goal setting and review of both expenses and income, to achieve fundraising targets and membership growth goals.

    2. Develop and implement key strategies to grow the membership base and revenue at the entry level up to $10,000; achieve a high retention rate and upgrades among renewing members.

    3. Supervise one full-time membership coordinator and two full-time visitor/membership associates.

    4.  Manage and administer processes, systems and timeline for all membership and annual fund appeal solicitation mailings and email communications, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrades, invitations, and general communications.

    5.  Engage members and donors in person and over the phone, through both stewardship and solicitation; work with Development staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward members and Annual Fund donors, with the goal of soliciting increased and/or additional gifts.

    6. Assist the Director of Individual Giving in cultivating and managing key relationships with high level donors and members and supporting the growth of the Menil Society members.

    7. Establish overall strategy and the annual calendar of membership events and programs, in collaboration with Menil colleagues.

    8. Work with Development Services team to ensure that membership cards and acknowledgment letters are sent in a timely manner and on a consistent basis.

    9. Provide support and leadership to Menil Contemporaries Steering Committee and Menil Society Committee.  Cultivate these leadership groups to be effective Menil volunteers.

    10. Draft all membership materials and communications for print, onsite, and online distribution including thank you letters, renewals, brochures, web content, e-blasts, appeals, and through contribution to the biannual member magazine, social media, and Menil Member eNews.

    11. Create and implement direct mail and electronic package appeals for membership acquisition and upgrades, and annual fund appeals.

    12. Work with Development Services to develop analytical and tracking reports to monitor the success of Membership and Annual Fund campaigns; develop and generate monthly and yearly annual fund and membership reports and updates to monitor performance against goals.

    13. Monitor and track the onsite membership sales and donations; train and motivate staff to promote and sell memberships.

    14. Attend all membership events and programs; actively participate in development and special events as needed.

    15. Manage other projects as assigned by the Director of Individual Giving.

    1. Extremely strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work both individually and in a collaborative team environment. Strong writing and presentation skills.

    2. Experience working directly with members, visitors, and donors to promote organizational messages, events, and programs.

    3. Experienced/comfortable interacting with the public to promote the organization, especially with members, donors, and visitors.

    4. Skilled and experienced in dealing with difficult customer service issues through in-person communications and follow through to resolve problems.

    5. Strong computer skills including complete familiarity with Windows, current browsers, Internet search, and Microsoft Office (additionally, experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred).

    6. Must be organized, able to handle multiple projects within tight time constraints.

    7. Must show initiative and be able to take on a variety of tasks with limited supervision.

    8. Perform basic mathematical calculations and perform analysis on data to form reasonable conclusions and be able to demonstrate findings to others.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Prospect Researcher



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The prospect researcher is responsible for providing proactive research that identifies and profiles individual, corporate, and foundation donors/prospective donors capable of making leadership/major gifts for the capital campaign and annual fund.  Prepares comprehensive background summaries to identify capability and interest, and estimation of financial capacity in order to guide the cultivation and gift request strategies utilized by advancement staff.


    Specific Duties:

    1. Identify and qualify potential leadership/major gifts donors capable of upper level annual fund, major and capital campaign gifts from online database, internet sources, newspapers, business reports, art-related periodicals, printed and electronic annual and donor reports and other resources as appropriate.

    2. Analyze current donor base for leadership/major gift prospects.

    3. Conduct biographical and financial research on donors utilizing in-house files and a variety of on-line, electronic and printed sources.

    4. Evaluate, organize, edit, verify and extrapolate data into comprehensive, dynamic reports on leadership/major gifts, campaign, and annual donor prospects.

    5. Work with the manager of development services to update and maintain biographic information in Raiser’s Edge database.

    6. Produce and coordinate distribution of comprehensive biographical, financial and philanthropic reports on prospective donors in support of staff and volunteer solicitation efforts.  Respond to inquiries from senior management and key fundraising staff to support ongoing front-line cultivation, qualification and identification efforts.

    7. Prioritize and determine research strategies and requests.

    8. Participate in prospect review meetings with development staff, as well as strategy meetings for specific fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities.

    9. Write confidential research profiles on individual and institutional donors for meetings and strategic planning and prepare background briefing for their cultivation, solicitation and participation in special events.

    10. Assist in rating donors and prospects in terms of inclination and capacity and consult members of the advancement team on cultivation and solicitation strategies.

    11. Adhere to recognized fundraising and research ethics policies and standards as set forth by the Association of Professional Researchers of Advancement (APRA).

    12. Maintain highest standards of professionalism and customer service in all interactions within the office.



    Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

    Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related liberal arts field preferred, with three years of prospect research experience.  Extensive computer skills including knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge software, Microsoft Office Suite; search engines and other online databases.  Must demonstrate understanding of the function of prospect research in an advancement office, of prospect/library methodology, and of the use and availability of a variety of hard-copy and computerized sources; skilled in reading and interpreting financial, technical, and trade documents and journals, including annual reports, real property files, and court records.  Must be persistent and resourceful, especially in exploring and adapting research methodology.   Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information; follow and promote the American Prospect Research Association’s ethical guidelines for the collection and use of information.  Must be highly organized, able to work independently, and have an ability to work under pressure to coordinate multiple requests and meet competing deadlines.


    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Manager of Corporate Relations



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:


    Reporting to the Menil Collection’s Chief Advancement Officer, the Manager of Corporate Relations leads the organization’s corporate fundraising effort, targeting both current corporate partners and prospective companies and corporate foundations for both membership on our Corporate Committee and for investments in key programmatic initiatives.


    Specific Duties:


    1. Manage the Menil’s Corporate Subcommittee of the Development Committee and support the work of volunteer solicitors as needed.

    2. Develop annual fundraising goals in partnership with the Chief Advancement Officer; create an annual plan to ensure those goals are reached.

    3. Oversee corporate fundraising associated with Corporate Conversations, Men of Menil,

    Who R U? and membership events, as well as the Corporate Partners fundraising program.

    4. Ensure the realization of all benefits associated with the Corporate Partners program and special events sponsorships; ensure proper recording of all corporate actions in Raiser’s Edge.

    5. Conduct research to identify corporate prospects.

    6. Prepare prospect research and talking points for Corporate Committee volunteers and brief volunteers in advance of visits.

    7. Develop proposals, solicitation letters, and grant applications in association with upcoming exhibitions and programming.

    8. Tailor and deliver stewardship reports to all corporate supporters.

    9. Develop benefits associated with giving levels and ensure the realization of those benefits.

    10. Coordinate cultivation and gift request meetings with volunteers.

    11. Recruit host committee for the Corporate Conversations luncheon, develop event program, draft event remarks for museum director, and testimonials from volunteer leadership.

    12. Ensure the Menil website is updated quarterly acknowledging current corporate supporters.

    13. Draft annual advertisement in the Houston Business Journal’s “Giving Guide” and ensure all corporate donors of $5k+ receive a copy of the publication.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years relevant work experience.

    2. Highly motivated, takes initiative, strong interpersonal skills.

    3. Proven success in making solicitations – whether in sales, fundraising, or other, similar type of effort.

    4. Strong communication skills – both verbal and written.

    5. Corporate experience or a long track record of working with corporate entities in a similar role highly preferred.

    6. Experience working with senior-level constituents including business executives, Board members, etc.

    7. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the Internet.

    8. Aptitude in database use with preference for experience using Raiser’s Edge.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Digital Content Manager



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    Reporting to Director of Publishing, the Digital Content Manager will help develop and maintain content for menil.org and other digital media initiatives in order to deepen visitor engagement through digital content that emphasizes pre- and post-visit materials, as well as provide meaningful scholarly access to collections, publications, and programs with the goal of increasing visitors online and onsite to build institutional visibility.


    This position is both managerial and editorial in nature; the successful candidate will have the desire and ability to successfully manage projects while maintaining a strong interest in their creative and editorial development. Will include writing, editing, and proofreading site content, and working closely with curatorial and programming staff, the technical teams, and outside consultants. Will manage continuous improvement of the website to meet the evolving needs of the museum, identify enhancements, plan future improvements both on public facing media and with internal CMS workflow, and manage web development projects with outside vendors.


    We are building a Publishing team of highly collaborative individuals who work with colleagues across the museum and engage with art, ideas, and audiences in a disciplined manner. This new member must have excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.


    Specific Duties


    1. Work with the Museum’s content creators, external designers, media specialists, contractors, editors, and production staff to develop compelling ways to articulate the Menil’s programming in the digital space and enhance the public’s understanding of the breadth and value of the intellectual assets of the Menil.

    2. General project management for all digital media initiatives as well as establishing, initiating, and maintaining project management procedures around the website and public-facing digital media efforts.

    3. General management of all website content in collaboration with various departments. Create and maintain a master calendar to ensure timely, accurate updates of all digital content; oversee use of the Museum’s content management system.

    4. Assist with general editorial oversight of menil.org and generate editorial ideas, and, in collaboration with departmental stakeholders, write and edit copy. Keep current with emerging web trends and digital technologies through organization memberships, listservs, conferences and continuing education.

    5. Track and report on all site metrics, develop strategies for increasing impact and traffic.

    6. Train and support museum staff on back-end and content management systems and procedures related to digital media and initiatives, facilitate posting their content to appropriate digital channel.

    7. Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.

    8. Work cooperatively with key team members and vendors.

    1. Exceptional communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

    2. Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.

    3. Excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.

    4. General knowledge of API technologies and web development tools such as HTML, CSS, XML, Photoshop, video production, database structures, familiarity with third-party websites and tools (Google Analytics, Clicky, Basecamp) and major social media platforms desired. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and TMS (the Museum’s CCMS) and Ruby on Rails (basis of CMS) preferred.

    5. 3–5 years’ experience managing content and production for high-traffic websites; 3 or more years in a museum or other nonprofit arts organization preferred.

    6. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, technical writing, or a related field.

    7. Passion for contemporary culture and the visual arts.

    8. Special consideration will be given to candidates with relevant transdisciplinary experience such as graphic design, copywriting, data visualization, or motion graphics design.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Director of Community Engagement



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:


    The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of the Menil Collection’s community engagement activities, which include public programs and education.  With the input and involvement of colleagues and community leaders, the Director of Community Engagement identifies and implements opportunities for involvement between the Menil and its surrounding communities and other constituencies without excluding its role in the larger, international context


    Specific Duties:


    1. Implement and manage the creation of new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement in initiatives.  Expand, through new initiatives, efforts that already exist.

    2. Identify opportunities for engaging new target communities, evaluate strategic benefits, and determine resource allocation.

    3. Collaborate with the Director of Public Programs to integrate audience and community engagement initiatives.

    4. Implement ways to communicate with and receive feedback from the community about the Menil and its initiatives.

    5. Attend community meetings on behalf of the Menil to hear community concerns, provide information about community engagement, and advocate for participation.

    6. Attend non-Menil programs, events, and relevant festivals to better understand community interests and activities.

    7. Identify prospects, and create target lists for contacts and outreach opportunities; develop an action plan and implement accordingly.

    8. Manage community-engagement partner relationships, including list exchanges, co-branded programming, including, but not limited to, consulates, interest groups, churches, performing-arts groups, and other community nonprofits.

    9. Create mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives.

    10. Distribute information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels.

    11. Work with the Menil’s Membership, Development, and Communications Departments to strategize on methods and analyze results of audience research, visitor demographics, and the monitoring of the public’s perception and experience at the Menil.

    12. Collaborate with Visitor Desk and Gallery Attendants to ensure the best front-line experience for visitors.

    13. Collaborate with the Chief Advancement Officer in developing funding proposals in support of new outreach initiatives.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of community organizing or other related experience.

    2. 3-5 years’ leadership experience in developing community programs.

    3. Ability to interact with diverse audiences in terms of age, economic status, and cultural background.

    4. Excellent planning and organizational skills.

    5. Ability to work collaboratively with other museum staff and constituents.

    6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    7.  Familiarity with Houston Experience in online organizing/social media, online communication, and/or nonprofit web strategy.

    8. Understanding of how to engage audiences and the general public with a welcoming, accessible approach.

    9. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines concurrently.

    10. Exceptional strategy development, project management, and communication skills.

    11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    12. Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

Contact (By U.S. Post)

Human Resources Department
 The Menil Collection
 1511 Branard Street
 Houston, Texas 77006


Fax (713) 525-9444


How to Apply For a full-time or part-time position or a volunteer opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (if applicable), as a MS Word document, or send the same by U.S. Post or fax. Resumes are acknowledged by email upon receipt.


No phone calls, please.


The Menil Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.


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