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Art Gallery of Ontario

Coordinator, Major Gifts

Posted On: February 9, 2023
Closing On: February 22, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $ 41,332 - $ 51,651


Regular Full-Time
(35 hours per week; Occasional evening support for events)


Are you energized by the idea of working in Canada’s leading art museum, surrounded by great art, award-winning programs and big ideas? Do you believe that art has the power to spark conversation, create community, and change lives? If you answered yes, the Coordinator, Major Gifts opportunity at the AGO might be the right fit for you!

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a Regular Full-Time, Coordinator, Major Gifts to join our Development team. Under the direction of the Associate Director, Philanthropy, the incumbent will support Major Gifts and related activity at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Activity in this portfolio includes: drafting and preparing correspondence, liaising with Donor Relations  to ensure recognition and benefits are accurate and aligned with letters of agreement, coordinating stewardship activities, coordinating Raiser’s Edge Action Tracks with Development Operations, making Raiser’s Edge updates, and tracking expenses. The Coordinator must liaise effectively with internal AGO departments, volunteers and donors on a regular basis.
Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.

The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.
The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Competitive salary
  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to GoodLife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO

If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • 2 years of directly related experience in a Development environment with a focus on major gift fundraising practices.
  • Experience working with major donors and senior volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating individual giving activities within a fundraising team.
  • Directly related experience drafting donor correspondence.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and public relations skills to interface with major donors, senior volunteers and AGO staff.
  • Operates with a high-degree of professionalism and discretion.
  • Demonstrated experience in applicable computer programs, donor databases and social media platforms such as Raiser’s Edge, MailChimp, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Power Point.
  • Knowledge of the visual arts an asset.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to our Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul street.

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