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Careers @ KANEKO

KANEKO seeks staff members who are passionate about creativity, collaboration, and would love to share our mission with the community.

What are the benefits of working at KANEKO?

• Satisfaction from sharing your interest in the creative process with visitors
• Active involvement with KANEKO, its staff, board members, volunteers and guests
• Opportunities to work and socialize with others who share a common interest
• Exposure to a variety of exhibits and visiting lecturers, performers, scholars and artists
• Unlimited free admission to KANEKO, a discount on KANEKO merchandise and a KANEKO-UNO Library membership

Current Open Positions 

KANEKO Development Director

Job Description

  • Title: Development Director
  • Reports To: Executive Director
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Wage/Salary: Dependent on experience
    • Includes standard KANEKO benefits package

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Coordinate fundraising special events.
  • Oversee prospect research.
  • Work closely with KANEKO’s Executive Director, and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.


  • Must embrace the Mission of KANEKO.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

All interested candidates please send professional resume and cover letter to info@thekaneko.org