MHz Director of Development

About MHz Foundation
Since 2014, MHz Foundation has been committed to bringing global content and perspective to North American audiences; first, through public broadcasting, and now through a curated online experience, Curationist, re-launching in the near future​. Our new medium will allow MHz Foundation to expand its reach beyond the Metro DC area and provide a powerful tool for users interested in exploring curated arts, culture, and educational content from around the world. MHz Foundation is a Virginia 501(c)(3) corporation. 


About Curationist is an emergent free-knowledge ecosystem made for curating and sharing global art and cultural heritage. Our goal is to deepen cultural awareness by creating accessible and equitable content about art and cultural heritage.

Curationist is developing a free digital archive of art and cultural heritage images culled from leading institutions from around the world. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to producing educational content that responsibly and respectfully updates and challenges the historical record. All of the digital works on our site are open access, and in the public domain. We aim to help people learn about cultural heritage in fun, engaging, and inclusive ways.


Curationist is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are guided by our commitment to geographic diversity, anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, and queer practices in building our team and cultivating community. Transformation and innovation occur when varied ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds emerge as a collective voice. We hope you will consider joining our collaborative team.


Role Title: MHz Foundation Director of Development 


Employment Type: Part-time Contractor 


Time Commitment: 60 hours a month


Start Date: December 1, 2021


Reports to: MHz Foundation Executive Director


Overall Responsibility: 


The role of a development director is to cultivate and implement a strategic plan to raise vital funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. 


The development director works within various organizations to secure funding and sponsorships, and to both foster and manage the organization’s key financial relationships. From managing department leaders and team members in establishing fundraising plans, maintaining donor relationships and securing new ones, the development director will be in charge of advancing the company’s initiatives through actively seeking partners.


Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Creation of plans and implementation of strategies focused on fundraising
  • Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and partners
  • Build new donor relationships while maintaining ongoing ones
  • Serve as the point of contact for community partners
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations, from public and private investors
  • Partner with the Marketing Specialist to plan and implement marketing programs and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities
  • Write content to earn grants, new audiences and better relationships with donors and other corporations
  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Significant experience in development in the arts or GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers
  • Be a autonomous and goal driven, to initiate donor and fundraising calls
  • Be organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability



  • This is a remote role