Head of Development, Remai Modern


Job Description

Head of Development
Remai Modern Art Gallery Of Saskatchewan

Term: Permanent full-time
Posting Number: 505(292)
Remai Modern is an Employment Equity Employer.

The position is responsible for securing major gifts to meet annual fundraising goals and for executing a development plan, including managing the Development Department, which meets the ongoing strategic, operational and capital needs of the Remai Modern (Art Gallery of Saskatchewan).


  1. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, secures, and stewards major gifts to meet museum targets.
  2. Participates in the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan and implements that plan to meet the future and ongoing strategic, capital and operational needs of the Remai Modern.
  3. Cultivates and engages the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan and Remai Modern Foundation Boards and volunteer leadership in the execution of the fundraising plan.
  4. Develops and leads the execution of a comprehensive stewardship strategy to engage, inspire and secure annual and multi-year donors and sponsors, locally, nationally and internationally.
  5. Develops major gifts and individual and planned giving programmes and solicits and secures donors to support the gallery through major gifts, bequests and other planned giving vehicles in cooperation with the Remai Modern Foundation.
  6. Maintains relationships with existing donors and sponsors through active stewardship and creates and implements strategies to upgrade donors and sponsors.
  7. Maintains a portfolio of prospective donors and sponsors to provide annual or multi-year gifts and sponsorships for a wide range of institutional priorities.
  8. Implements and ensures delivery of other fundraising strategies for the plan, including fundraising and donor recognition events.
  9. Ensures that other development print and electronic collateral materials are consistent with the corporate brand and produced in a timely manner.
  10. Recruits, directs, supervises, trains, develops and evaluates the performance of assigned staff ensuring they are empowered to deliver meaningfully in their assigned areas (Annual, Major Gifts, Legacy, Sponsorship, and Grants; Membership, Coordination and Administration).
  11. Prepares and monitors revenue and expense budgets, and reports progress to the ED/CEO and Fundraising Oversight Committee;
  12. Ensures prospect, sponsor and donor information, and significant solicitor activity, is tracked and recorded into the Development database in a timely manner;
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Reports to the Executive Director/CEO.


  • Degree in a related field. A master’s degree and/or a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation would be an asset.
  • Seven to nine years’ progressively responsible experience in developing, implementing and managing fundraising programs. Experience working in a gallery or museum preferred.
  • Knowledge of public sector, non-profit organizational operations and related governmental relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with assigned staff, trustees, volunteers, artists, donors and sponsors.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to create a persuasive case to garner support for key programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and support staff in achieving desired results.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality and comply with the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • Skill in the use of a computer using the Microsoft Office Suite, financial accounting and computerized fundraising software.

$100,477.44 – $118,060.56 per annum (2019 rates)

November 2, 2020 (may be extended)

Please submit your application online at:

Preference will be given to those who self-identify as First Nation, Metis or Inuit.