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Employment at The Rockwell

The Rockwell Museum maintains a unique work environment in the beautifully restored Old City Hall Building in downtown Corning in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Nestled in scenic upstate New York, Corning is a vibrant community with an attractive, historical downtown and home to Corning Incorporated—one of the world’s leading innovators in glass and materials science and world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

Our small staff is a committed, creative, energetic team that continually embraces diversity of thought and backgrounds. We are passionate about advancing our work and our commitment to the community. We offer full- and part-time positions with excellent benefits. The Rockwell Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Values

  • Excellence—We are leaders in all we do.
  • Innovation and Creativity—We design dynamic and imaginative programs.
  • Our People—Through the full involvement of our people, we achieve excellence, innovation, and creativity.


Fund Development Manager

Status: M&P, Full-Time
Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement and Communications
Supervises: n/a
Salary: $60,000 to $65,000

Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Advancement and Communications (Director) at The Rockwell Museum (Museum), guides and manages fund development initiatives including fundraising events, sponsorship programs, major gifts and donation campaigns. Leads donor cultivation and stewardship efforts for the Museum’s top supporters. Works collaboratively with Advancement Team and all staff to support programs and initiatives museum-wide.


Fund Development

  • Collaborates to set fundraising goals for the entire institution and evaluate needs and opportunities for special projects.
  • Oversees donor cultivation and recognition events including donor dinners, member tours and engagement events.
  • Leads project management of sponsorship and fundraising components of Annual Fundraising Gala.
  • Manages annual fundraising campaigns including Annual Appeal and Silver Dollar Society recruitment drive; executes capital campaigns as needed.
  • With the Membership and Grants Manager, increases the number of Museum members through events and programs.
  • Directs sponsorship efforts for exhibitions, programs, events and activities. Cultivates relationships with area businesses to grow business sponsorship. With the Director, identifies appropriate level and location of donor/sponsor recognition both on-site and online; closely tracks and updates recognition areas as needed. Cultivates relationships with current and future Silver Dollar Society members; coordinates Silver Dollar Society benefits and events.
  • Researches and develops new donations, major gifts, and sponsorship initiatives.
  • Serves as a power user of CRM database, tracking fundraising efforts, donor relationships, and communications; generates reports and mailing lists as needed.
  • Creates detailed reports and dashboards for board and staff to advise on fund development opportunities and evolving strategies.
  • Maintains calendar of all fundraising efforts.


  • Supports and amplifies the Museum’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Works collaboratively with interdepartmental teams.
  • Embraces emerging technologies, strategies and best practices to ensure that the museum is current and develops new programs.


  • Respect and exemplify the values of the Museum in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner.
  • Adhere to all prescribed organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while consistently communicating status.
  • Appreciate cultural environments; interest in arts and museums.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong collaboration skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience with fund development with aspects of donor cultivation.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Experience working in CRM Software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Suite, MS Teams and SharePoint.
  • Excellent presentation skills and proficiency in speaking in front of diverse groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; works effectively and professionally with people of all levels, including external stakeholders.
  • Understanding of community outreach, partnership and coalition building, individual and group work skills.
  • Highly accurate, detail-oriented and organized; focuses on follow-up.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well with others in a fast-paced
  • Some evenings, holidays and weekends required; flexibility in hours necessary.

Interested candidates should email their resume and letter of interest to

Program Assistant

Status: Contract Position, Part-Time, approx. 6 – 15 hrs/week. Hours are variable.
Rate: $13.50/hr


  • Assists with public programs as needed including exhibition opening receptions, lectures, concerts in the gallery, and live music
  • Assists with facility rentals and third-party events as needed
  • Moves, positions, and stacks program equipment, including chairs, tables, bar, podium, etc.
  • Carefully moves equipment in the Museum without disrupting visitors and artwork
  • Arranges and secures audiovisual cables
  • Assists other Museum departments as needed


  • Ability to accept direction willingly and to follow through with delegated tasks
  • Proven self-starter with strong work ethic, self-motivated, resourceful, conscientious, punctual and energetic
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers and people at all levels and accept direction willingly with delegated tasks
  • Ability to stand for up to three hours and lift up to 40 lbs. if needed
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed, flexibility and adaptability in schedule
  • Meticulous attention to detail with strong emphasis on thoroughness and accuracy
  • Comfortable with and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain professionalism around internal and external customers
  • Audiovisual/Tech experience preferred but not required

General Information:

  • This position is contracted through Kelly Services. Program Assistants will not be employed directly through The Rockwell Museum.
  • Hours are variable. Evening and/or some weekend hours are required; flexibility in hours is necessary.
  • Orientation and training will be provided.


Interested candidates should email their resume and letter of interest to


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