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Job Description: Development Director
32 Hours / Week

South Shore Art Center seeks an experienced Development Director to work closely with the Executive Director on building strategic philanthropic partnerships to help fuel our creative vision for growth. S/he will oversee major gifts, grants, corporate sponsorship, special events and annual campaigns, while working in a creative and
fast-paced office atmosphere. Download PDF of description here.



• Play a lead role in developing and implementing annual fundraising plans, budgets and monthly cash flow projections for multiple streams, including grants, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, annual appeals and events. • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to identify and cultivate donors, and build strategic philanthropic partnerships.

• Work to increase donor commitment and campaign participation through regular and sophisticated communication

• Work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other top leaders to drive organizational expansion and long-range funding strategies.

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date development files, records and systems.


• Minimum 5+ years of development experience, with proven track record as a leader in a development department.

• Track record of securing leadership gifts from individual donors.

• Excellent donor-centric written and verbal communication skills.

• Proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.

• Highly effective interpersonal skills.

• Organized and diligent record-keeping and administrative ability, as well as ability to set and meet deadlines.

• Computer skills to include data base, spreadsheet and Excel experience.

• Creative problem-solving skills.

• Strong work ethic and comfortable in a small, fast-paced, team-orientated work environment.

• Belief in and passion for the role of art and design in education and career development, and demonstrated commitment to South Shore Art Center’s mission.


How To Apply:
Interested applicants should:

• Email resume/CV, letter of interest, salary expectations and three to five references to:
 Patrice Maye, Executive Director, at pmaye@ssac.org.

• Include Development Director in subject line of email.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.


About South Shore Art Center
Founded in 1955, South Shore Art Center’s mission is to enrich the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. Serving 30+ communities south of Boston, the Art Center is a place where creativity and innovation converge through arts education, exhibitions, cultural events, community partnerships and investment in local artists.


About this Organization:

South Shore Art Center is a regional art center located south of Boston with two spacious galleries and two satellite galleries where up to 20 exhibitions are presented each year. Classes and workshops are held for more than 1,500 students, of which one-third are children, in two teaching studios. More than 2,000 children from schools across the South Shore visit the Art Center annually, meeting with artists, creating their own work of art, and touring the galleries.  A three-day outdoor arts festival generally has more than one-hundred vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors on Father's Day weekend.  Our "living gallery" of 175 artists represents an esteemed collection of artists recognized locally, nationally, and globally.


South Shore Art Center enriches the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through education and exhibitions.


Part Time Art Instructors

South Shore Art Center seeks part time instructors for both adult and children's classes or workshops in all media. Adult classes are eight to ten weeks on length and children's classes are 8 weeks, four terms per year. Workshops are held throughout the year.


Send letter of interest, resume and course/workshop proposals to Anthony Pilla, South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025 or email apilla@ssac.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

The South Shore Art Center is always looking for volunteer help.


Spend time at the Reception Desk meeting people, answering phones, sales at the Gallery Shop, or get together with friends and complete mailings.


Help with hanging exhibitions, receiving artwork, running artwork for judges, gallery sitting during exhibitions.


Learn more about the current exhibitions and artists and share information with interested groups.

Festival on the Common:

An annual event. Help with any of the many facets of this event, including; planning, hostessing, and setting up exhibitions.

Special Events:

Planning, organizing and running events.

Suggestions for Board Member Nominations:

Respond at the e-mail listed below.

If you are interested in more information about volunteering at the center,
please call 781-383-2787 or e-mail at info@SSAC.org.