Posted On: 2018-09-28
No closing date
Location: Toronto
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description


The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished museums in North America and is committed to making great art accessible to all. The AGO’s promise is to inspire current and future generations to see themselves in the art that we present and to create meaningful art experiences that provoke dialogue, offer new perspectives and stimulate creativity. The AGO brings transformative art experiences to life and believes in the power of art to start a dialogue, create community and change lives.

 The AGO’s Collection features over 90,000 works that date from 100 AD to the present, and includes all disciplines – painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. Led by the vision of our curators, the AGO showcases the best of our Collection and presents exceptional temporary art exhibitions, often in partnership with leading museums worldwide. Visitors enjoy a dynamic suite of programs, including artist lectures, school visits and tours, Family Sundays, First Thursdays, special events and performances, camps and studio courses. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of what we do – from Art in the Moment, offering specialized tours to those living with dementia, to Free After 3 Youth Programs and Free Wednesday Nights.

The AGO enjoys a healthy financial position, achieved in part through a robust membership program, a thriving Development division and dynamic exhibitions and public programs that attract over a million visitors a year (2017/18). The AGO is developing a bold 10-year vision to ensure its position as a leader in global conversations. The AGO is preparing to launch a major fundraising campaign to elevate the AGO’s position at home and abroad.


The Coordinator, Philanthropy plays a vital role in our success, supporting revenue generation activity for Major Gifts. Key responsibilities for this role include:

• Drafts and prepares correspondence including customized major gift proposals, thank you letters and impact reports.

• Coordinates the delivery of donor benefits including recognition, tax receipts, official letters of receipt and membership cards.

• Supports Major Gift cultivation and stewardship events.

• Coordinates mass communications to donors (MailChimp, e-vites for stewardship events, etc.)

• Participates in prospect management system and uses Raiser’s Edge to update records. 

• Tracks and monitors major gift expenses and revenues. 


 Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

 • 2 years of directly related experience in a Development environment with a focus on individual giving.

• Well developed verbal and written communication skills with experience drafting correspondence, funding proposals and impact reports.

• Well developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills.

• Well developed interpersonal and public relations skills to interface with major donors, senior volunteers and AGO staff.

• Proficiency in applicable computer programs, donor databases (Raiser’s Edge, MailChimp, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).

• Knowledge of the visual arts an asset.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at

 In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Posted until filled