Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising


Full-time ,
submitted by
Monique Brinkman-Hill


The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) was founded in 1940 by a group of Black artists and advocates as a destination for black art, and to support the careers and development of Black artists. The organization has been a primary incubator for African-American artists and movements that include AfriCOBRA, Amiri Baraka, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gordon Parks, and several others. SSCAC recently celebrated its 80th anniversary and is reasserting itself as an innovative space for emerging and established Black artists.

The South Side Community Art Center is looking for a Member and Audience Development Manager. The Member and Audience Development Manager will be responsible for the administration and management of our Member and Donor database, Member and Donor relations, the cultivation of new members, donors and audiences, and the implementation of a Volunteer Program.


  • Develop the SSCAC membership program. The successful candidate will be innovative, interested in making suggestions to improve the program, and creative in packaging and promoting membership
  • Develop goals and action plans with the Executive Director and the Manager of Public Engagement for membership development and retention
  • Provide analysis of existing programmatic and membership materials as well as membership retention rates and opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and implement strategies for retention of existing members and recruitment and cultivation of new members, including the creation of new member benefits and regular solicitation of member feedback
  • Create member programs and events
  • Develop communication strategy and maintain regular communication with members, donors and patrons
  • Initiate member and donor communications, including newsletter content, email blasts, event announcements, etc.


  • Maintain the donor relationship management database, including updating donor records, compiling biographical information, data entry, and pulling reports/queries
  • Process incoming gifts and ensure that gifts are accurately recorded and thanked
  • Coordinate donor communications
  • Track pledges and monthly gifts to ensure on-time payment
  • Assist with individual donor stewardship including acknowledgement letters, thank you letters, and other communications via phone and email
  • Assist with preparation of the annual report and other reports to donors as needed.


  • Facilitate volunteer recruitment, including volunteer orientations, and screen, select and place volunteers
  • Collect volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintain an up-to-date database
  • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities
  • Ensure volunteers understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training
  • Maintain schedules and records of volunteers' work


  • Collaborate with the Manager of Public Engagement to develop new audience growth strategies and for driving long-term engagement—and retention—that includes public programs and special projects


  • A degree in the humanities, business administration or related degree
  • Experience in fine art, arts education, museum studies, art history, or other related areas
  • Prior non-profit work experience is preferred
  • Precise detail orientation
  • Organizational and computer skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary art
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

The role offers a competitive salary $40,000-50,000 per year; a casual work environment; two weeks paid vacation


Please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Member and Audience Development Manager: Your Name.”

Contact Info:
Monique Brinkman-Hill
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL Bronzeville