Development Manager – Artist Relations and Access Fund / Employment

October 23, 2022

Organization Name: Pratt Fine Arts Center

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Organizational Overview
Pratt Fine Arts Center (Pratt) is a Seattle, WA based arts organization whose mission is to
foster a creative, inclusive art-making community, providing access to quality education
and professionally equipped studios for everyone. For nearly 50 years, Pratt has been an
enduring resource for those who believe in the transformative power of art by offering
classes and art studios for 17 disciplines of art-making. With a continuing focus on equity, we
are proud to continue the legacy of the civil rights leader for whom we are named – Edwin
T. Pratt.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Manager – Artist Relations
and Access Fund will lead the process of procuring art and experiences for the annual
fine art auction and manage the Holiday Art Sale. This position also works with the
development team to successfully produce the annual Access Fund campaign.
NOTE: Partial work-from-home options are available.
Pratt Fine Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
systemic oppression and the ability to apply an anti-racist lens to all work at Pratt. Black,
Indigenous & People of Color (BIPoC) are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions
Annual Art Auction
● Own a pivotal role in the annual auction event execution including artist relations,
artwork procurement, art experiences curation, catalog production, and systems
● Oversee the administration of artist donations: receiving, packing, and storage of
all items, all logistics related to the photography, transportation and installation
(including hardware and volunteers), and creation of wall/pedestal labels for
donated artwork
● Coordinate the jury and awards process
● Assist with the live auction script and promotional collateral for the event as
● Manage Greater Giving (or other auction/event software) database, input data
and auction items, complete post-event reports, and issue artist commissions, and
artist/donor acknowledgements
● Maintain excellent record keeping and consistent communications with donating
● Return all unsold artwork to donating artists and payout sold artwork commissions
● With contractors, lead volunteer work in support of the annual auction
● Participate in all staff, development, and auction committee meetings

Holiday Art Sale and Annual Open House
● Manage the Online Holiday Art Sale event through artist
coordination/communication, system management (currently Shopify), and artwork
● Assist with duties as assigned for the fall Open House event
Access Fund Campaign
• Work with the development team to develop strategies and work plans to meet
annual campaign goals
• Coordinate the schedule for art studio visits by board members and staff to
promote the Access Fund
• Support in the management of the donor database system Raiser’s Edge
including gift entry, updating records, and other functions as needed
• Assist with direct mail appeals and donor events as requested
Other Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
● Interest and belief in the transformative power of art
● Knowledge of the visual arts and/or art handling experience a plus
● Strong attention to detail, accuracy, organization, discretion, and deadlines
● Ability to organize and manage complex projects
● Proven aptitude to learn new software quickly
● High degree of professionalism and ability to represent Pratt through email and inperson
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
● Competence in serving diverse populations
● Valid driver’s license
● Ability to lift 40 pounds

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