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Development Manager

Eyebeam, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, enacts its mission of centering artists in the design of our shared future. Operating at the interaction of art, technology, and the public good, the organization provides generous support to artists and amplifies cutting-edge ideas and inventions with the public through exhibitions, talks, and shared learning. The organization’s core programs include its flagship  Fellowships and Residencies, providing artists with time and support to create, grow, and distribute their work; Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, which supports artist-journalist teams producing revelatory work for major media outlets; and the Digital Day Camp, an artist-led, multi-week youth technology program serving over 20 public high school students each summer.

This new position is intended to build on our history of fundraising successes through creative collaboration with stakeholders as well as to engage a new generation of supporters in an emerging landscape of giving through the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations built from shared opportunity and solidarity in a values-driven approach.

The Development Manager position is accountable for helping drive the organization’s achievement of mutually-defined fundraising goals, through energetic relationship-building and implementation of creative partnerships with stakeholders. Stakeholders include individual donors, corporate partners, philanthropic foundations, and the larger Eyebeam community. Eyebeam seeks a self-motivated, entrepreneurially creative, and detail-oriented person who can execute successful strategies and tactics in identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of gifts through donor cultivation, partnership building, and community engagement. The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) on all aspects of fundraising, including institutional giving, gift processing and acknowledgment, prospect research, donor communications materials, and operations.

The Development Manager position is a full-time role, with full benefits including paid time off. This role is mostly remote with intermittent onsite requirements – typically once every two weeks. Eyebeam is located at 185 Wythe Avenue, Office F1, Brooklyn, NY 11249.

The complete job description is below, which includes key duties and responsibilities. While experience with those is preferred, candidates may also simply demonstrate their ability to grow into them.

Reporting to: Executive Director (ED)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The manager is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director and works as part of a 3-person team, inclusive of the ED, the COO, and the Development Manager; also works closely with all Eyebeam staff.
  • Along with the rest of the team, this position supports the Executive Director in executing all aspects of the annual fundraising plan to meet the financial needs of the organization. This includes prospect research, solicitation, and cultivation.
  • This position includes designing and co-managing the online fundraising activities as well as co-managing database entry, including donor and prospect record-keeping, gifts received, tracking event invitations and attendance, and donor trip participation.
  • The manager serves as an advocate for the important work and accomplishments of Eyebeam,  which includes attending events, meetings, and conferences as opportunities arise.
  • Together with the ED and the COO, the manager writes grant proposals, budgets, and reports for institutional support from corporate, foundation, and government funders.
  • Manages grant and report deadlines and maintains an internal calendar.
  • Oversee donation processing, acknowledgment, tracking, reporting, and reconciliation with external accounting co-operative (ArtsPool).
  • Conducts prospect research to expand Eyebeam’s individual donor base.
  • Manages Eyebeam’s new online membership program, The FOLD, in close collaboration with the COO and the Programs Team.


  • Demonstrated engagement to offer key results that demonstrate an ability to impact business and leverage commitments, to make concrete deliverables.
  • A passion for supporting artists.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to track and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Experience working with databases.
  • Data analysis skills to define metrics and assess data to present informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to entrepreneurially innovate and imagine new forms afforded by technological innovations.
  • Openness to working in an environment that prioritizes experimentation and real-time learning.


Salary: $90,000

Full-Time Salary Exempt

Benefits Eligibility (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Paid Time Off

About Eyebeam:

Technology's effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology's effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.

Equity and Inclusion:

Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices.  Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender,  race, ethnicity, disability status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a  history rooted in innovation and collaboration, Eyebeam's programs are grounded in artist community dialogue. Eyebeam supports meaningful access to technology for everyone.

We will accept and review applications until Wednesday, June 1st, 6:00 PM EDT. Only complete applications submitted via Submittable will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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