Museum Grant Writer (Remote)
We are looking to hire a dedicated grant writers to write grant proposals for the museum. The grant writer will write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals. You will apply your knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach income goals. You will collaborate with team members in the organization to assist with other fundraising projects and develop relationships with key stakeholders.
To ensure success you need to write well, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, and be committed to the mission you are representing. Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with outstanding multitasking abilities.
Grant Writer Responsibilities:
- Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
- Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission.
- Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.
- Assisting with the execution of the development department's strategy.
- Identifying grant funding opportunities.
- Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
- Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
- Collaborating with Executive Director and Director of Development to send funders newsletters, and to promote on-site tours.
- Collaborating with Director of Development to compile an annual report.
- Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases.
The function of a Museum Grant Writer is to gather documentation and fulfill the necessary requirements of various funding bodies to formally seek funding on behalf of the museum. Grant writers research, draft, and submit proposals that help align the museum's objectives with the grant's eligibility specifications.
The key skill sets you will develop as a Museum Grant Writer are:
- Excellent written communication skills
- Top-shelf research skills
- Ability to understand the needs of both the museum in need of funding and the agency that is offering the grant money
- Great organizational skills
- Being able to understand and execute complex instructions
- Outstanding computer skills
- Practical thinking
- Basic tech skills
- Being detail-oriented
- Industry knowledge
The Museum Grant Writer provides a critical component for the museum, who in-turn provide all manner of Service to Society. While the role of a Museum Grant Writer is an absolutely essential component for the smooth functioning of the museum even though its impact to the outside observer is subtle and hidden. The Museum Grant Writer is capable of working remotely, adapting skills to almost any scenario and making a huge impact.
The Museum Grant Writer’s impact on the museum is subtle, but is actually hugely impactful. By helping the museum maintain a stable source of working capital, the Museum Grant Writer provides an essential role to our great and diverse programs. As the museum has a hugely beneficial impact on the community in many different ways, the Museum Grant Writer can be seen as a critical role for the functioning of the museum and all the irreplaceable work we do.
Grant Writer Requirements:
- ZERO grant writing experience is needed
- Must be willing to learn and be trainable
- Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
- Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel.
- Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong people skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
About MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM IN PUNTA GORDA, FL
900 W MARION AVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, US
The mission of the Military Heritage Museum is to promote an understanding and respect for the rich military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by all who serve, living and deceased, emphasizing that freedom isn’t free.
The Military Heritage Museum first opened its doors to the public in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Fla., on Pearl Harbor Day 2001. The goal of the Museum - then as now - was to honor veterans from all branches and eras of U.S. military service and to help the general public better understand the contributions and various experiences of American servicemen and women through authentic artifacts and individual stories.
From the start, individual veterans and numerous veteran groups enthusiastically supported the Museum. They generously donated their own personal artifacts and funding; helped build display cases, paint walls and lay carpet; and volunteered as docents.
As of November 2018, the Museum obtained a lease on a new, larger facility in expectation of delivering on the next stage of its vision: the ability to showcase more of its authentic, one-of-a-kind artifact collection and enhance its exhibits and docent-led tours with the latest in video displays, interactive capabilities and touchscreen technologies.
Our new facility opened on April 16, 2019. The goal, however, remains the same: to honor America’s military veterans, to educate and inspire current and future generations of Americans and to remind everyone that "Freedom Isn’t Free."
900 West Marion AvenuePunta Gorda, FL 33950
August 9, 2021
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Reading / Writing
- Copy Writing / Copy Editing
- Grant Writing / Research
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Must be able to commit to 15 hours per work minimum.
- No experience necessary. We will train you. Must be able to come in for training. Can work remotely after training.