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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Grants Writer (part-time) Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Deadline: Nov 30

Salary: Commensurate with Expereince
Job Description: The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of almost 18,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is the State of Utah’s official museum, creating exhibitions and programs which serve a wide array of audiences. The Museum is located in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

Job Summary:

The UMFA Grants Writer assists the Director of Development and External Relations in performing administrative and technical functions associated with grants, contracts, and other agreements from external funding sources. The incumbent in this results-oriented position will write persuasive proposals and interim and final reports as required. The Grants Writer may serve as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), the Office of the Vice President of Research, and other entities as necessary.


Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency, plus three years related grant writing experience or equivalency required. The candidate should possess background knowledge and experience in all areas of the job summary. The incumbent must be able to work independently and effectively under pressure, and must possess strong communication and organizational skills.


Master’s Degree and museum experience and/or art background preferred.

Essential Functions:

• Identifies and communicates potential funding opportunities to the Director of Development and External Relations.
• Coordinates budget preparation and design with Museum staff for contract and grant applications.
• Writes proposals, ensures completeness and adherence to required institutional documentation and deadlines.
• Maintains a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.
• Coordinates with Central Development Office staff and OSP staff to ensure procedure compliance.
• Monitors project to ensure compliance with grantor and University requirements for funds received.

Standard Hours per Week: 19 hours
Work Schedule Summary: Flexible, may require additional hours when meeting grant deadlines.
Other: This is a part-time, non-benefited position.

The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply: Submit an application online through the University of Utah's website.
Closing Date: 11/30/11
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Contact:Contact Name: Lisa Arnette
Email: lisa.arnette@umfa.utah.edu

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