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Director of Advancement

The Connecticut River Museum seeks a Director of Advancement to grow and sustain a robust fundraising operation. The Director of Advancement works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to cultivate and steward giving from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources and to ensure that development activities are deeply embedded within the mission, work, and culture of the museum. The Director should be equiped to expand the current base of support as the Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary and to seek substantial new resources to grow its programming, operations, and campus.

The Director will be responsible for the daily management of the development functions of CRM. This position oversees coordination of all fundraising activities, appeals, solicitations and special events, oversight and management of donor records, and the departmental calendar.

With the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement guides the fundraising efforts of the Museum, works closely across departments to achieve fund-raising goals, and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that increase, diversify, and sustain philanthropic support.

The Director reports to the Executive Director and is expected to have one direct report. The Museum provides competitive compensation and benefits for all eligible employees.  This is a full- time exempt position.

Read the full job description and learn how to apply here.


The Connecticut River Museum, located on the waterfront in Essex, CT is seeking interns to assist in many areas of important Museum work. Internship opportunities are available for College Students in the education, collections, marketing, and fundraising departments. The Connecticut River Museum uses its exhibitions, museum programs and on-water activities to explore the rich cultural and environmental heritage of the River. Interns will have the opportunity to receive broad-based experience through a wide range of projects. Some evening and weekend time may be required.

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