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Major Gifts Officer 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, 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 VP of Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will be a key member of the team with a goal of identifying prospects, building relationships, and growing revenue for the Museum. The MGO will manage their own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors and is charged with identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors. You will work closely with the VP and staff across the Advancement team to create exciting, donor-focused gift proposals that support the Museum’s film and education programming, exhibitions, accessibility initiatives, and capital needs. You will also help develop strategies for museum fundraising programs and events.

You Will:

  • Serve as relationship manager for a portfolio of approximately 125-150 key donors and prospects capable of giving at the Major Gifts ($100,000+) level.
  • Develop a multi-year fundraising and stewardship strategy for assigned relationships.
  • Play a visible and collaborative leadership role within the overall Advancement team and for organization-wide projects and priorities.
  • Provide professional support and partnership to Campaign and Development Committee members in identification, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
  • Actively engage in regular donor/prospect communication, cultivation, and direct solicitation with specific metrics and fundraising goals.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of successful fundraising experience including direct solicitation of 6 and 7 figure gifts.
  • Exceptional donor-relations skills: proven ability in creating strategies to cultivate prospects and channel donor engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards.
  • Proven track record of success with fundraising systems and prospect identification.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, and various electronic communication tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a highly motivated, goal-oriented team environment.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Major Gifts Officer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 1/11/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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