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Director of Major Gifts, Program and Exhibitions

Company: Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
Date Posted: April 10, 2017

Director of Major Gifts, Program and Exhibitions
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
Purchase, NY

Neuberger Museum of Art (the Neuberger) at Purchase College, State University of New York, is the premier museum of modern, contemporary, and African art in Westchester and Fairfield counties.  Among the largest university museums in the nation, the Neuberger serves as a vital center of community engagement and a teaching museum, supporting lifelong learning and promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. The Neuberger is a place where the student, the scholar, the artist, and the art lover find common ground to experiment, question, and grow.

The Neuberger opened in 1974 with a core collection donated by one of the greatest private art collectors and philanthropists of the 20th century, Roy R. Neuberger. The collection contains important works by some of our best known artists, including Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. Today, the Neuberger has over 7,000 works of contemporary, modern, Latin American, and African art. Its critically acclaimed exhibitions draw local, regional, and international audiences, and its wealth of educational tours, lectures, and interactional programs engage the community.

The Neuberger seeks a collegial and collaborative fundraising leader to serve in the newly created position of Director of Major Gifts, Program and Exhibitions (the DMG). Reporting to Neuberger’s Director and collaborating closely with Purchase College’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the successful candidate will develop opportunities for individual, corporation, and foundation giving to support Neuberger’s exhibitions and education programs.

The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and agile, with an appreciation of the arts and investment in the Neuberger’s mission. S/he will have demonstrated success creating new fundraising constituencies and increasing philanthropic support. The individual has exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships, as well as excellent communication skills to compellingly articulate the case for support to a variety of audiences. S/he will be a strategic and proactive team player with the stature and sophistication to engage high-level volunteers, build a culture of philanthropy, reach new audiences, and navigate a public higher education environment.  

Neuberger has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this important recruitment. The complete position profile can be viewed at Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to FPS via email:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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