Job posted July 19, 2021
Reviewing applications on a rolling basis

Accepting applications until 11:59PM ET, August 15, 2021


About Design Museum Everywhere

Design Museum Everywhere is a new kind of museum: online, nomadic, and accessible to all. Instead of a single museum location, we pop-up in places where people already go, and produce high-quality media experiences to support our mission to bring the transformative power of design everywhere. We believe design can change the world; done well, it can elevate our quality of life, make businesses more competitive, and protect our environment. We inspire people by showing what’s possible through public exhibitions and events, as well as our magazine, podcast, and online content. We educate people — from kids to CEOs — to become creative problem solvers using the design process. And we transform, using design to take action and make change, demonstrating its impact.

Our vision: Accessibility: Design is for everyone. Design is everywhere, so are we. We’re online and we pop-up in places all over to engage as many people as possible. And we’re committed to improving the gender and racial diversity of the design field. Improvement: Design solves problems. We are entrepreneurial and flexible, we are not constrained by existing approaches, we start with real-world problems and we’re committed to using design for the greater good. Community: Design is collaborative. We are a participatory museum, meaning there are many ways for individuals to not only enjoy our programming and content, but to be part of it as well. We’re collaborative and community- focused.


Position Overview

Design Museum Everywhere is seeking a full-time Grants and Membership Manager to support our team. This position reports to the Director of Development and interacts with most staff, Board & Council members, and other external community members on a regular basis. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 3-5 years of experience — or relevant, equivalent experience.

The Grants and Membership Manager will be primarily responsible for grants management including researching, connecting with contacts, writing, and reporting (80%), and membership fulfillment including data management, membership processing, and light customer service (20%).


Position Functions

  • Grants Management (80%)
    • Manage all grant-related activities including researching prospects, writing proposals and applications, maintaining our Grant Tracker, and preparing relevant internal and external reports
    • Create and implement a grant strategy to meet quarterly and annual grant submission and fundraising goals, and systematize tracking and reporting
    • Foster strong relationships with existing and new partners, including foundation, government, corporate, and individual funders
    • Ensure efficient information sharing and communication internally with Design Museum teammates and externally with partners and community members
  • Membership Management (20%)
    • Manage Membership Program, including fulfilling members, updating member data, etc.
    • Maintain clean/reliable data in our CRM (Kindful) donor database and generate lists/reports for solicitation and stewardship efforts
    • Work collaboratively with Director of Operations to ensure accurate tracking and reconciliation of membership cycles
    • Collaborate with Director of Development and Director of Marketing on membership growth campaigns
  • Other
    • From time to time, support the Director of Development on other development initiatives that intersect with grants and membership


  • 3-5 years relevant experience
  • Some combination of experience with databases (CRMs), grants, membership programs, institutional funders, and individual donors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including customer service skills with donors and potential funders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail—you’ll be stewarding Design Museum relationships
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Apple Office, CRM software suites (we use Kindful), or willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, enthusiastic, and able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines



  • Begin ASAP
  • Full-time: Monday-Friday, hours generally 9am-5pm
  • We are a remote-first office, however this position will need to be able to commute to our Boston, MA office as needed for membership fulfillment, and eventually for in-person fundraising events when Covid-19 is no longer a threat.
  • Starting salary range: $55,000-$60,000/year
  • Benefits include: 401k, Paid Time Off, 14-15 paid company holidays per year, Health/Vision/Dental Insurance, Bonus program, Parental/Paid Family Sick leave


Our Culture

  • We work in a collaborative team environment with a non-profit-meets-startup mentality.
  • Our jobs are full time, with public programs sometimes happening in the morning, evening, and weekend (we have a comp day program), and we have an all-hands-on-deck attitude.
  • Pre-COVID we ate lunch together as a team every day, now we do Zoom happy hours, and even while remote, (and depending on COVID-19) we plan to get together in person a few times per year, including for a week-long annual retreat, which we’ve done the past 4 years.
  • We are all creative problem solvers, even on-the-fly.
  • Ownership, autonomy, and initiative — we anticipate future needs/tasks.
  • We ask questions and are curious.
  • We all want to see the Design Museum succeed, and this means participating and caring about our mission, content, and design overall.
  • We’re flexible! Things in our environment change quickly, we roll with the challenges

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underinvested communities to apply, including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Learn about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values and goals.


To Apply

  • Apply with cover letter and resume via the application portal.

  • Cover letter should outline/detail relevant experience.