Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.
The Development Officer – Sponsorship (Officer) is responsible for the strategic design and execution of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s (AGNS) sponsorship program. The Officer takes the lead in building meaningful and lasting relationships between the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and corporations and individuals including the solicitation of sponsorship gifts to support AGNS activities.
Reporting to the Chief of Fundraising and Development, the Officer is accountable for the development and implementation of a multi-year regional and national sponsorship plan including setting and meeting targets on an annual basis. They will identify and research potential corporate donors and build plans that align with the AGNS’s three-year exhibition and program schedule. They will also be required to grow the AGNS’s Corporate Patron Membership program.
The Officer is also responsible for creating and managing effective stewardship plans for all sponsors including but not limited to receptions, special tours and effective communications. Relationship management is a key component of the job and requires the ability to communicate effectively with many different types of people. The Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationship in a professional and businesslike manner.
The Officer ensures that sponsorship fundraising targets are met and that AGNS has a system of tracking the metrics and evaluating the results using Raisers Edge (RE) system for tracking and managing all sponsors. The Officer also creates, with the Chief of Fundraising, protocols for staff for sponsorship gift reporting and takes the lead on ensuring data entry protocols are established and followed. Monthly progress reports to the Chief of Fundraising are required.
Bachelor’s degree + 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Fundraising or sales experience with a focus on sponsorships would be an asset. Knowledge of fundraising practices in Canada with a fundraising designation is preferred. Ability to develop sponsorship plans and strategies, implement and evaluate results against targets. Strong relationship-building skills and experience including excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong written communication skills. Problem solving skills. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software would be considered an asset. Knowledge of the arts, particularly in Nova Scotia, would be considered an asset.
Candidates may be subject to an assessment.
Pay Grade: PR 13
Salary Range: $2,235.00 - $2,717.00 Bi-Weekly
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.
External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with art. It is committed to this mission as an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. The Gallery is also responsi...ble for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection currently holds over 17,000 works.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia. Its mandate is to develop a collection, exhibition program, and public program that brings Nova Scotians and visitors in contact with contemporary and historic art that is associated with the province while also introducing art from across the region, the country, and other nations and cultures.
The Gallery has two buildings in Halifax making up approximately 90,000 square feet of space. In 2006, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opened it’s satellite branch in Yarmouth, the first of it’s kind in Canada. The establishment of our Western Branch in Yarmouth helps fulfill the Gallery's mandate of making art more accessible across the province, and engaging people with art.
Both locations include a Gallery Shop and in Halifax on-site amenities include the Teichert Gallery.