Development Associate, Research | Development

Job Type

Full Time




11 West 53rd Street
New York
United States


The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Development Associate, Research to join its Development team. Please see responsibilities and requirements below. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations via online and standard research sources as requested by Development staff. Works closely with Development and other Museum staff to assess and fulfill research needs. Tracks donors and prospects in Salesforce and assists in managing the Museum’s moves-management system. Prepares specialized research lists for Development events and appeals. Proactively identifies new prospects, qualifies giving potential, and recommends a course of action to Development officers. Uses wealth-screen software to verify and quantify data. Writes donor and prospect profile reports for use by Museum staff. Creates and maintains confidential research files on members and donors. Provides training on research tools and practices to Development staff and interns. Processes department invoices as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Research.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree with at least two years related development/research experience, prospect research strongly preferred. Excellent organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail required. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to produce under deadline and work effectively with a diverse group. Familiarity with Lexis-Nexis, iwave, Foundation Center, and other reference databases. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet best practices. Interest in art preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter, ideally in one PDF file, including salary requirements, to Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. 

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.