Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
August 09, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Intern - Fall 2019

Department: Development
Reports to: Manager of Friends of Fenway Court
Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time
Duration: Fall Internship, 3-4 months starting in September 2019
Hours per week: 10-20
Location: ISGM onsite

Scope of Position:

The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn Tessitura (CRM Software) Network, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as to gain familiarity with electronic record-keeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving.
Create and maintain database donor records
Enhance donor records through proactive research and data entry
Index and upload key development correspondence
Assist at museum special events, when needed
Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
Other administrative duties as assigned
Requirements:Interest and enthusiasm to learn about Development
Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
Proficiency with Tessitura software or other database software preferred
Meticulous attention to detail
Excellent writing and communication skills
Able to participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
Able to commit to a regular work schedule
Able to multitask and work independently on projects
Sense of humor and flexibility are essential
How To Apply:
Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum's mission. To apply for this position, please use our online application. This is our preferred application method.

Apply Online: 

We often review applications on a rolling basis once a position has been posted. If you are particularly interested in an open position, we recommend submitting your application sooner than the stated deadline, if possible, to ensure consideration for the position.
The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Apply by:
September 10, 2019
About this Organization:
The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) 'for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.' Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community - a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.