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Art Gallery of Ontario

Coordinator, Major Gifts

Posted On: February 16, 2022
Closing On: February 25, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid)
Effective: April 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $41,332-$51,651

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Coordinator, Major Gifts

Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)


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, Major Gifts must liaise effectively with internal AGO departments, volunteers and donors on a regular basis.

As a member of the Development team, this role contributes to realizing the AGO’s mission and our vision to lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs and by reflecting the people who live here. The AGO is also taking steps to build our capacity to actively work on addressing issues of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in our galleries, programming and workplace. We have embedded diversity and inclusion into our strategic plan and ongoing priorities and all AGO staff contributions are key to achieving these goals.

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.

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

  • 2 years of directly related experience in a Development/fundraising environment.
  • Experience working with major gifts and senior volunteers an asset.
  • 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. 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.