Lonely Planet has dubbed it “One of The 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind” (2016). Travelers on TripAdvisor have voted it the twentieth best museum in the nation (2017). The illustrious museum they are referring to is the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)- located in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded just eight years ago, the museum has already left an indelible mark. As the world’s only truly global musical instrument museum, MIM’s collection contains nearly 16,000 instruments from 200 countries and territories, while also boasting instruments from artists such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley ®, and Carlos Santana. According to its founder, Robert Ulrich, MIM allows each guest to “hear, see, and feel the powerful and uniting force of music in an entirely new way.”
Ulrich is referring to MIM’s one-of-a-kind immersive guest experience, in which incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances foster an appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures, by showing guests how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
The Museum is currently seeking its next Associate Director of Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the Museum’s Executive Director, this fundraising leadership position will be a part of MIM’s senior leadership team. The Associate Director will be responsible for representing MIM to the museum and cultural community, and for leading its ambitious contributed revenue goals through a comprehensive giving program of annual, major, institutional, and planned giving. This new Associate Director will be responsible to fundraise both for MIM’s endowment, exhibitions, theater performances, programming, acquisitions, and general operations.
Joining the MIM senior leadership team means advocating for and assisting in achieving long-term sustainability of a premiere cultural destination with a national and international reputation. As MIM approaches its tenth year of operation, it is an exciting and pivotal moment in the museum’s history. This role presents a unique opportunity for an accomplished fundraising professional to join a world-class organization and exceptionally talented team focused on advancing the mission of MIM for future generations.
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