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Foundation and Government Relations Specialist 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Foundation and Government Relations. You will help to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation and government donors and partners. You will also work to help build a strong, sustainable grants program for the new Academy Museum, as well as support the preservation, public education, and inclusion initiatives of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, Academy Gold, and other Academy Foundation programs.

You Will:

  • Work collaboratively and independently with curatorial, archival, education, and programming staff to help create compelling funding requests in support of various projects.
  • Work simultaneously across multiple Academy departments.
  • Draft proposal narratives, letters of inquiry, and visual work samples.
  • Prepare grant applications for submission.
  • Ensure compliance with grant agreements, including reporting, donor recognition, and correspondence.
  • Sustain an active stewardship program.
  • Research and identify foundation and government funders.
  • Maintain a small portfolio of new and renewing annual requests.
  • Accurately track and reconcile project budgets.
  • Maintain the grants calendar, Data Arts profile, and all database entries.
  • Schedule meetings across Academy departments.
  • Support special events.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 1+ years of grant writing experience with a non-profit organization, preferably an arts or cultural organization.
  • A positive, collaborative, flexible, and strategic nature.
  • Experience communicating effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • A detail-oriented focus with the ability to succeed in a high-profile, deadline-driven work environment with multiple priorities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce or similar database. Moving image editing and graphic design experience is a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Specialist, Foundation and Government Relations  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/17/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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