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Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:  The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator researches, writes, and submits all grant proposals and follow up reports, and oversees special projects related to sponsorships. The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator participates and assists in relationship building strategies with foundations and corporations to help meet the overall goals supported by the strategic plan of the Frist Art Museum. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of funding from foundations and corporations;
  • Conducts ongoing prospect research to identify potential grant funding sources from local, regional, and national agencies;
  • Writes grants and stewardship proposals to corporations, foundations, and other related organizations;
  • Manage application deadlines, progress reports, and annual schedule;
  • Maintains effective ongoing stewardship and year-round communication with existing funders as part of the cultivation cycle;
  • Writes acknowledgement letters to donors including composing letters for the Executive Director and other staff;
  • Utilizes Altru database to identify and manage prospects, enter research data, and track progress;
  • Assists in the development of written materials to support fundraising activities;
  • Submit progress reports and updates as needed, including summaries of execution;
  • Works closely with members of the development team, education, and curatorial staff to understand funding needs and strategic direction;
  • Coordinate with the Director of Development to manage sponsorship planning (i.e. assisting with corporate giving applications and acknowledgement letters, creating prospective funding proposals, etc.);
  • Communicate and coordinate pertinent grant requirements, such as need for logo inclusion on specific publications, to related Frist stakeholders;
  • Some evenings and weekends required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Assistant Director of Development or Director of Development.

Education:  B.A./B.S. degree or higher, or equivalent professional/leadership training in the field; 3-5 years previous experience with non-profit fundraising. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups of individuals and companies;
  • Ability to represent the Frist Art Museum in a professional way to donors, potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • Ability to strategize and problem solve;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Self-driven, proactive, and able to work effectively and independently;
  • Preference given to demonstrated experience with development/fundraising writing experience.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Demands may include:

  • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Working at computer for long periods of time

Helpdesk Associate
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:
This new entry-level position provides end-user support and training (both on-site and remote) for the information technology and audio and visual systems of the Frist Art Museum.  The Helpdesk Associate is primarily responsible for assisting employees in all facets of end-user computing. This vital team member enables the Frist’s staff to maximize their efficiency and more effectively achieve the goals stated in our mission. 

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
Under direction of the Manager of Digital Systems and in collaboration with IT and client staff, the Helpdesk Associate will: 

  • Receive, review, respond, and resolve support tickets and requests from on-site and remote workers, and will escalate when necessary.
  • Support and maintain all end-user software and hardware used at the Frist Art Museum.
  • Maintain documentation and hardware/software inventory.
  • Configure and deploy workstations for end-users.
  • Support meetings and other activities using Frist audio-visual equipment and systems.
  • Look for opportunities to improve technologies and workflow.
  • Attend technology related meetings as required and contribute as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • First-hand experience supporting Windows 10 and core Microsoft 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to research and learn new applications, and then apply that knowledge quickly. Must be able to clearly document and clearly communicate technologies and policies to non-technical users.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule and to work weekends and after hours when necessary.

Beneficial Experience:

  • Tech stack includes Active Directory, Microsoft 365, Windows Server 2016, VMware, Veeam, Cisco Meraki, Cisco UCS, Cylance, FortiGate, and several SaaS platforms.
  • End-user technologies include Windows 10, macOS 10 and 11, Android, iOS, Canon multifunction devices, Altru, FileMaker, Teams, Zoom, and Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Ideal candidate will have experience working in an IT and/or AV department with 50-100 end users, as well as customer service experience in a non-profit or arts environment.

Education: Bachelor or Associate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field preferred. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

  • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Working at computer for long periods of time.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, references and salary expectations to:

Frist Art Museum
Attn: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Director
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN  37203
Email: or Fax: (615) 744-3339

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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