CAN Seeks Development Manager

Collective Arts Network is a mission-driven non-profit organization providing a collective voice for–and accessible, high-quality reporting and commentary on–the visual arts in Northeast Ohio. Since CAN’s first organizational meetings in 2011, CAN Journal and the website have become critical pieces of Northeast Ohio arts infrastructure. We work for the success of the entire visual art sector in Northeast Ohio.

CAN is publisher of the award-winning print quarterly CAN Journal, its website, critical reviews and reporting on CAN Blog, and the CAN Weekly e-newsletter. Additionally CAN produces quarterly networking events when the magazine is launched each quarter, as well as the regionally focused exhibition, CAN Triennial.

Description of role:

The goal of the Development Manager is to manage all fundraising efforts in support of Collective Arts Network.

The successful candidate understands the unique role and value of Collective Arts Network as a  membership-based service organization, supporting the Northeast Ohio visual art community by the creation and sustenance of the collaborative media outlet CAN Journal, its weekly e-newsletter, blog, website, networking/launch parties, and other projects. 

The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts, as well as with donor cultivation, annual giving campaigns, benefits, and working with volunteers.

Writing articles for CAN is not necessarily a part of this position, but interest in writing about art in Northeast Ohio is a plus, and any such writing is paid separately, in addition to the Development Manager’s wage.

Primary responsibilities include:

Maintaining a grants applications, reports, and receipts calendar.

Grant-writing and reporting in collaboration with the executive director.

Researching new grantmaking opportunities.

Ensuring that Cultural Data Profile is updated

Keeping all grant applications and reports on schedule

Preparing quarterly subscription mailings

Researching sponsorship opportunities

Making corporate sponsorship pitches in collaboration with the executive director.

Manage annual giving and similar individual giving campaigns.

Maintaining donor database, donor acknowledgement and other communication (Little Green Light).

Managing annual benefit in collaboration with executive director, Board, and Volunteers

Working with volunteers and collaborate with executive director on launch parties and other events.

There is no support staff for this position.

CAN Staff works independently using their own computers.

Part time, salaried, W2 position based on 20 hours per week @ $20/hour

Benefits include Simple IRA with employer match

Work remotely; flexible schedule



Experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts

Experience in donor relations, including cultivation

Experience with annual campaigns

Experience in event planning, as staff or volunteer

Experience working with or as a volunteer

Microsoft Word and Excel

Familiarity with the Cleveland art world

Excellent writing and organizational skills

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:

The opinions expressed on CAN Blog are those of the individual writers. Art is somewhat subjective. Well, somewhat. But yes, everybody's a critic.