Development, education positions open at Halsey Institute

Halsey InstituteThe Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art submitted two job openings to The Hub for applicants to join a fast-growing contemporary art organization and bring innovative and adventurous programming to the Charleston community. We’ve combined them into one post. Best of luck!

Development Director

Closing date: Aug. 27, 2018 (Official posting on

Develops, presents and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Institute, cultivate new donors and grow the Halsey Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations. Also:

  • Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals, and programs to engage the gallery donors, members, and the local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgment activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director and Chief Curator. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.
  • Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending and reporting on all grants.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation and grant accounts.
  • To see additional duties, required skills/knowledge/abilities, salary range, and to apply, please click here.

Education Coordinator

Closing date: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Part-time, entry-level position, 20 hours a week with additional hours during periods of high activity.

Job duties

  • Assist the Director of Public Affairs in the implementation of all educational programs.
  • Primary contact for tour booking and coordination process
  • Maintain calendar of tours booked
  • Lead guided exhibition tours
  • Assist in recruiting and training Halsey Institute tour guides
  • Identify and recruit potential new organizations, groups, and schools for participation in the guided tour program
  • Coordinate the evaluation process for educational programming to monitor tour success and develop improvements to programming
  • Assist, on a project-by-project basis, with the implementation of educational outreach initiatives
  • Manage the Halsey Institute Archives
  • Manage the Halsey Institute’s library, Biblioteca
  • Salary: $12.50 an hour
  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Education or related fields
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several projects simultaneously
    • Strong time management skills
    • Strong public speaking skills

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to the attention of Lizz Biswell, Director of Public Affairs at

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.