The Bata Shoe Museum is now looking for an experienced and self-starting Major Gift Fundraiser to exploit the Museum’s considerable potential and help us grow in the years ahead as our first Director of Development.
With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) in Toronto celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four fascinating galleries. There is simply nothing like us in the world.
This role is envisaged as a full-time position, but we are willing to be flexible in considering alternative proposals for part-time work.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Evette Bacay on 416 979 7799 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can send you more information on the role. If you wish to talk further about the role, please do contact the museum’s Executive Director, Dr Steven Parissien, on email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 9 April, with shortlist interviews scheduled for Tuesday 23 April.
The Bata Shoe Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual and gender identities, and others with the skill and knowledge to engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.
The Director of Development is required to:
Ensure that the BSM’s fundraising operation is fulfilling its full potential by maximizing fundraising income, partnership potential and target reach.
Work with the Executive Director to prepare a comprehensive database of projects in need of funding over the next 1-5 years, and to pursue these project goals.
Consolidate and build our base of statutory funders in the city, the province, and federally.
Establish and manage a strong base of funding stakeholders – governmental, corporate, trust and individual.
Represent the BSM across Toronto, Ontario and North America as a fundraiser and ambassador, developing partnerships and collaborations and acting as an advocate for the museum.
Research prospective corporate, trust and individual donors, and plan and execute appropriate fundraising campaigns in association with the Executive Director, using best practice and the ability to identify new opportunities.
Work with the Executive Director to build, brief and manage a base of Champions to cultivate on behalf of the BSM.
About Bata Shoe Museum
With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries. In addition to our popular semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, the Museum has three galleries for changing exhibitions, ensuring that each visit to the museum offers a new experience. Currently on view are The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe; Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection; and our engaging new show WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear.
Through the creation of its innovative exhibitions, the BSM strives to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages. For every shoe there’s a story. Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum.
Further information on the museum is available at www.batashoemuseum.ca or @batashoemuseum.