Philanthropy Officer

Japanese American National Museum | Los Angeles, California


An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

Job Summary

The Philanthropy Officer will focus on giving at the five and six-figure level. Responsible for advancing the major gift program by managing a portfolio of donors who contribute to all areas (annual gifts, bequests, estate giving and event sponsorship) of support in the museum.

Reports To

Vice President of Development


Requires occasional travel, evening and weekend hours to support National Museum functions and events. Ability to deliver high level customer service with excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diplomacy and tact; able to maintain positive relations with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

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Bachelor’s degree required; at least 5 years of Fundraising experience working with gifts of $10,000 and above. Experience working in a museum, nonprofit or cultural organization. Knowledge of Japanese surnames, and Japanese American/Asian American history and culture a plus.

Proficiency using MS Office, Altru database, and familiarity with Gmail and Google Suite preferred. Criminal background and credit check is required.


Annual Salary

Benefits: Medical, Dental, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; complimentary family level membership, on-site parking, discounts in museum store and at on-site Chado tea room.

How to Apply

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: Philanthropy Officer

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


No Paid Relocation.

Japanese American National Museum


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations