Development Manager: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

The Development Manager is an inaugural position, and the new Manager will have the exciting opportunity to build PMG’s development strategy and apparatus from the ground up. The Development Manager will oversee membership, grant request and report writing, and relationship building with donors and prospects, all with an emphasis on strategy. The Manager will be responsible for raising funds to support PMG’s mission and strategic vision.

The ideal candidate for this position is a creative problem solver with a proven track record of raising funds from community and family foundations and individual donors. An understanding of the Philadelphia-area funding landscape, and the arts & culture space is ideal. In addition, experience in raising capital and operational funds for physical sites is strongly desired. PMG is a collaborative environment, and the Development Manager will be someone who has a team-oriented approach to work. The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, PMG Board development committee, and PMG management, and will also work with other staff members, interns, or members of the community as needed.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens requires all staff to be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus with the ability to show proof of vaccination.

Development Manager responsibilities include: 

●     Developing and implementing fundraising objectives and strategies for growth with Executive Director with 1-year, 5-year, and long-term goals for funders and partnerships

●     Identifying and pursuing new institutional funding opportunities to support programmatic and operational growth; drafting and submitting grant proposals

●     Maintaining a detailed grant/communications calendar; providing timely reporting and ensuring compliance as required by grant award documentation

●     Developing and executing outreach strategies and relationships with current and new donors & members, maintaining and expanding communication with individual and foundation funders

●     Participating in strategic planning processes with Board and Staff

●     Planning any events in partnership with Events & Marketing Manager


●     At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising and development for a nonprofit or arts & culture organization

●     Proven and successful track record in securing funds through grant writing and individual fundraising

●     Experience with Philadelphia-area funders and extensive knowledge of best practices in fundraising a plus

●     Confident communication with superb written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

●     Creative, entrepreneurial, and team-driven spirit

●    Excellence in developing and maintaining collegial relationships with individuals and stakeholders from a diverse array of backgrounds

●     Ability to take initiative, work independently, and remain self-motivated while also being a member of a larger team

●     Excellent ability to adapt and problem solve, with emphasis on flexibility and being able to think outside the box

●     Must be able to communicate PMG’s mission with a strong sensitivity and adherence towards the organization’s vision, values, artwork, and methods

●     Ability to be onsite at least 2 days a week (or as needed based on the project), with required attendance of in-person Monday morning management team meetings

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

HOURS: 40/wk with occasional needs outside 9am-5pm; full-time with robust health insurance and work benefits. Hybrid work options available.

START DATE: Goal of March 2024 start date; interviews will be held on a rolling basis

SALARY: $75,000-$80,000 annually

Equal Opportunity Employer

PMG believes in creating a safe space that embraces a diversity of culture, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age and physical or mental ability. Our policies and programming encourage connecting to others with respect and dignity.

It is the policy of PMG to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran’s status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

PMG is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The creator, Isaiah Zagar, used handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirror, and international folk art to chronicle his life and influences. This incredibly unique space is made up of two indoor galleries and a permanent bi-level outdoor sculpture garden.

As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and embrace the possibility of self-expression.

To Apply

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and three professional references to, with a subject of: Development Manager. No phone calls, please.

Apply to This Job

Instructions:Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and three professional references to, with a subject of: Development Manager. No phone calls, please.