MAK Center for Art & Architecture

Development Associate

20 hours / week
Weekdays, 10am – 6pm
Remote and in-person
6 month trial period, to begin immediately

The Development Associate provides administrative and operational support to advance the fundraising goals of the Director. This position prepares donor correspondence; tracks and coordinates fundraising schedules, workflows, calendars, and meeting arrangements;and handles special projects. This position also assists in the planning and execution of special events and the annual benefit events with Director and MAK Center team; Help to create more opportunities for donor and board engagement in fundraising; assist with grants administration, including maintaining grants calendar; application materials preparation and coordination; grant editing, final reports; serves as an important liaison with donors, board and major stakeholders; and oversees all processing and acknowledgements for gifts. Tracking gifts and maintaining donor, prospect, and member information in Filemaker Pro, including coordinating mailings, proposals, reports, and invitations. The position is currently part-time with the possibility of converting to full-time employment after the initial trial period.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Must be a highly effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have 1-3 years prior experience in institutional giving, development, or grant writing
• Experience with budgets and financial data
• Working knowledge of general business operations in a nonprofit arts environment and fundraising
• Excellent tech/computer skills. Must be proficient in MS Office and any other technology platforms.
Must have knowledge of and experience with donor database systems and other CRMs
• Must have tracking and reporting experience both to internal management and externally to funders
• Must have experience working in culturally diverse environments
• Must be detail-oriented
• Must be inquisitive, positive, and uplifting

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume/CV to office at with the subject line Development Associate.

About the MAK Center

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture headquartered in three significant architectural works by the Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler. Offering a year-round schedule of exhibitions and events, the MAK Center presents programming that challenges conventional notions of architectural space and relationships between the creative arts. It is headquartered in the landmark Schindler House (R.M. Schindler, 1922) in West Hollywood; operates a residency program and exhibition space at the Mackey Apartments (R.M. Schindler, 1939) and runs more intimate programming at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House (R.M. Schindler, 1936) in Los Angeles. The MAK Center is the California satellite of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, and works in cooperation with the Friends of the Schindler House. Unique in its role as a constellation of historic architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national, and international projects exploring the intersection of art and architecture. It seeks out and supports projects that test disciplinary boundaries. Acting as a cultural think tank for current issues, the MAK Center encourages exploration of practical and theoretical ideas in art and architecture by engaging the center’s places, spaces, and histories. Its programming includes exhibitions, lectures, symposia, discussions, performances, music series, publication projects, salons, architecture tours, and new work commissions.