Development Manager

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
HOURS: 40/wk with occasional needs outside 9am-5pm; full-time with robust health insurance and work
benefits. Hybrid work options available.
START DATE: Goal of March 2024 start date; interviews will be held on a rolling basis
SALARY: $75,000-$80,000 annually

The Development Manager is an inaugural position, and the new Manager will have the exciting
opportunity to build PMG’s development strategy and apparatus from the ground up. The Development
Manager will oversee membership, grant request and report writing, and relationship building with donors
and prospects, all with an emphasis on strategy. The Manager will be responsible for raising funds to
support PMG’s mission and strategic vision and will participate in an upcoming strategic planning

The ideal candidate for this position is a creative problem solver with a proven track record of raising
funds from community and family foundations and individual donors. An understanding of the
Philadelphia-area funding landscape, and the arts & culture space is ideal. In addition, experience in
raising capital and operational funds for physical sites is strongly desired. PMG is a collaborative
environment, and the Development Manager will be someone who has a team-oriented approach to work.
The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, PMG Board development
committee, and PMG management, and will also work with other staff members, interns, or members of
the community as needed.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens requires all staff to be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus with the
ability to show proof of vaccination.

Development Manager responsibilities include:
● Developing and implementing fundraising objectives and strategies for growth with Executive
Director with 1-year, 5-year, and long-term goals for funders and partnerships
● Identifying and pursuing new institutional funding opportunities to support programmatic and
operational growth; drafting and submitting grant proposals
● Maintaining a detailed grant/communications calendar; providing timely reporting and
ensuring compliance as required by grant award documentation
● Developing and executing outreach strategies and relationships with current and new donors
& members, maintaining and expanding communication with individual and foundation
● Participating in strategic planning processes with Board and Staff
● Planning any events in partnership with Events & Marketing Manager

● At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising and development for a nonprofit or arts &
culture organization
● Proven and successful track record in securing funds through grant writing and individual
● Experience with Philadelphia-area funders and extensive knowledge of best practices in
fundraising a plus
● Confident communication with superb written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
● Creative, entrepreneurial, and team-driven spirit
● Excellence in developing and maintaining collegial relationships with individuals and
stakeholders from a diverse array of backgrounds
● Ability to take initiative, work independently, and remain self-motivated while also being a
member of a larger team
● Excellent ability to adapt and problem solve, with emphasis on flexibility and being able to
think outside the box
● Must be able to communicate PMG’s mission with a strong sensitivity and adherence towards
the organization’s vision, values, artwork, and methods
● Ability to be onsite at least 2 days a week (or as needed based on the project), with required
attendance of in-person Monday morning management team meetings

Equal Opportunity Employer
PMG believes in creating a safe space that embraces a diversity of culture, race, color, ethnicity, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age and physical or mental ability. Our
policies and programming encourage connecting to others with respect and dignity.

It is the policy of PMG to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran’s status, age,
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
PMG is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The creator,
Isaiah Zagar, used handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirror, and international folk art to chronicle
his life and influences. This incredibly unique space is made up of two indoor galleries and a permanent
bi-level outdoor sculpture garden.

As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public
programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and
embrace the possibility of self-expression.

To Apply
Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and three professional references to, with a subject of: Development Manager. No phone calls, please.