Job Opportunities


Thank you for exploring employment opportunities at the Museum of the American Revolution. All employment questions may be directed to Please review all open positions below and their job descriptions for information on how to apply.  Due to the volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted directly.

The Museum of the American Revolution is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Available Positions

Major Gifts Officer

Position Description

The Major Gifts Officer raises funds for the organization by managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Qualify a portfolio of approximately 150 donor prospects.
  • Create individual goals for each donor prospect in the portfolio based on their history of giving and the organization's knowledge of their potential.
  • Create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person in the portfolio. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and upgraded.
  • Proactively build relationships with new sources of support while deepening relationships with existing donors and members to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of support and involvement.
  • Work with other Museum staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donor prospects in the portfolio to secure gifts.
  • Create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
  • Ensure maintenance of in-depth information on portfolio donors in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Recommend and participate in special events and recognition activities for donor, prospects, and committee volunteers.
  • Serve as an effective spokeperson and representative for the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • Maintain best fundraising practices, including achieving weekly, monthly, and annual contact goals.
  • Perform other major donor activities as may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, with fundraising training and certifications desirable.


  • Proven ability to independently close major gifts of $25,000 and above demonstrated through recent experience as a donor-facing calling officer.
  • Strong organization skills and demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively solve problems.
  • Discretion with sensitive information.
  • Experienced user of The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and other reporting tools.
  • Personal interest in M*AR’s mission.
  • Collegial and collaborative style and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to travel.


The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to

Executive Assistant

Position Description

The Executive Assistant will support the work of, and report to, the Chief Operating Officer. The position requires a high level of organizational and multi-tasking skills, excellent computer literacy, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with the museum’s many constituents and with all levels of staff as well as board members and the public. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain executive’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, teleconferences.
  • Provide general administrative support for the COO.
  • Attend meetings to take minutes and distribute follow-up materials.
  • Manage/organize events (breakfasts, lunches, receptions) as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the Board Finance Committee.
  • Welcome business visitors by greeting, directing and announcing them.
  • Answer general information telephone line when needed to provide general information, and direct calls to appropriate staff member.
  • Maintain constituent confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • As needed, serve as back-up to Executive Assistant to CEO.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in a senior administration position; museum experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Flexible, cheerful team player able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to be proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Project coordination experience and the ability to work well with all levels of internal and external constituents.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


To apply:

The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including a resume and three professional references to