Part-time Development Assistant

Brief position overview:

The Development Assistant will advance the development  efforts of the Fitchburg Art Museum by providing administrative support in the  development department, primarily through gift processing, acknowledgements, and  maintaining accurate and complete records in the constituent management database,  Altru, a Blackbaud product. 

Please note: This is a one-year part-time contract position with the possibility of  becoming a permanent position after the first year. 18-20 hours/week, primarily on-site  in Fitchburg. 

Reports to: Director of Development

Responsibilities and duties 

Working with the Manager of Membership and Events: 

  • Maintains and updates member, donor, and prospect records in Altru  Processes memberships (including entering into the Altru data base and  producing membership cards/packets) for both Individual and Corporate  memberships 
  • Processes Annual Fund gifts and acknowledgements 
  • Processes revenue and acknowledgements for events 
  • Assists with other development mailings, filing, and events as needed Also: 
  • Works with the Director of Development on prospect research and  management, and other special projects as assigned 
  • Attends meetings of the Development Department and FAM Staff meetings Serves as back-up, when schedule allows, for the admissions desk 


  • Experience in an administrative/office role 
  • Experience with data entry in a constituent database  
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding donor information  Success working in a team environment  
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, ability to be a self-starter and to multi-task  Spanish language a plus 

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 2 references by email to Rebecca Wright at by January 14, 2022. 



Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm



Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207


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