Donor Engagement Manager

The Museum of Boulder is seeking a Donor Engagement Manager. This person’s highest priority and responsibility will be achieving a significant annual fundraising goal developed collaboratively with the Museum’s leadership. The Manager will engage individuals, corporations, regional businesses, and other entities on behalf of the Museum.

We are looking for a seasoned professional with a demonstrated history of successfully developing relationships and raising major gifts from the Boulder and metro Denver community. The Donor Engagement Manager will play a critical role in increasing donor support and will act as an ambassador for the Museum of Boulder across the region. Museum or other cultural organization experience is ideal, but not required. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities will include: 

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels
  • Identify new, potentially significant individual, corporate, and foundation donors 
  • Initiate face-to-face solicitations with donors and other funders in coordination with the Executive Director
  • Work with the Executive Director and Board members to refine the Museum’s development strategy
  • Manage relationships between donors and others on the Board and Staff 
  • Oversee the annual appeal campaign 
  • Work with the Executive Director and select Board members to create the Museum’s first planned giving program
  • Create and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and current donors capable of increased giving
  • Collaborate with Staff to relaunch the sustaining gift campaign 
  • Meet frequently with the Board, Executive, and Finance Committees 

The Museum has a small staff, drive full time and seven part time members. Administrative support is limited and team collaboration is essential. 


  • Six or more years of proven professional nonprofit experience developing and implementing a major gifts program as part of broader successful fundraising efforts 
  • Established record of networking with community stakeholders, businesses and leaders in the Boulder and metro Denver region 
  • Demonstrated success in creating, managing, and strengthening relationships with multiple donor sources
  • Knowledge of a broad base of fundraising principles and best practices for ethical fundraising
  • Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, and presentation skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team, as projects require 
  • Positive attitude and enjoyment of working with a range of stakeholders, including community leaders, high-level corporate, and government officials 
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as events and deadlines require 
  • Valid driver’s license/identification and the use of a personal vehicle 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or fundraising certification preferred 

Work Environment: 

  • The Museum of Boulder strives to provide a work environment that encourages professional excellence, fosters productive and cooperative working relationships, and is conducive to the personal and professional growth of its employees. 
  • Each employee demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Museum.
  • Each employee is a valued member of a team that works together to provide quality products, services and commits to abide by the Museum’s Team Value and Expectations. 
  • This position operates both in a large museum and gallery space, as well as in a professional office environment. The Museum follows all current recommended public health guidance regarding COVID-19 and encourages, but does not require the public to mask. All current staff are fully vaccinated. 
  • Travel to other sites in the Boulder or Denver Metro region may be required. 
  • The Museum is a smoke and drug free environment. 
  • The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relation with all employees and contractors are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service, marital status, handicap, disability, or other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statues. 

Job Classification and Compensation: 

The Donor Engagement Manager will serve as a full time employee reporting to the Executive Director. Competitive salary will be commensurate with experience (range of $75,000 – $83,000 for full time). Benefits include: paid vacation and sick leave, monthly contribution towards health care coverage and a monthly retirement contribution after one year of service.


Please send a cover letter and resume to At least four references will be requested following an interview. 

Student Research Assistant Position: Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History

The Museum of Boulder (“Muse”) seeks undergraduate and graduate students to assist in researching and collecting material for a forthcoming exhibit tentatively titled Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History (“PCBH”). The planned exhibit will run at the Museum of Boulder from Fall 2023 – Fall 2025.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of a Muse-affiliated supervisor.
  • Assist in the gathering of data related to projects assigned, which may include but is not limited to conducting Internet research, conducting oral history interviews, and pulling, organizing, and/or entering data.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on project research.


Do you want to get connected in the community of Boulder, help preserve our history, and participate in awesome art and science projects? Then volunteering with the Museum of Boulder is the perfect fit for you!

No experience? No problem! We’ll provide all necessary training and support you in whatever position works best for you. All you need is a willingness to learn and an ability to commit for one full semester (approximately 4 months.) This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Boulder, get experience leading groups or working behind-the-scenes at a museum, and support a local institution.

We will be holding 3 volunteer information sessions in 2021. Dates to be anounced. If you’d like to come by and learn more about the museum and our volunteer opportunities, please fill out the short form at the link below and we will reach out with the date and time of the next open house!

Our greatest needs are as follows:

Gallery Attendants who can share behind-the-scenes info with our visitors and be present to oversee the objects on display

Tour Facilitators to assist with visiting school groups of all ages

Makerspace Attendants to spend time with visitors in our Google Garage, working with tools such as a virtual reality machine, laser cutter, and other hands-on activities.

Event Facilitators to help put on our community events

Exhibit Prep Volunteers who can help us when we change over exhibits (2-3 times per year)

We have plenty of other volunteer opportunities, as well, including more public-facing and behind-the-scenes positions.