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Research Analyst

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

How You Will Contribute

The Research Analyst assists fundraising efforts by providing diverse research deliverables to frontline fundraisers, executives, and other stakeholders.

Specifically, you will:

  • Conduct varying levels of biographical and financial prospect research
  • Support research initiatives related to special solicitations, database projects, genealogy projects, and other research projects as assigned
  • Screen and analyze data to assess wealth, including capacity and inclination ratings to support fundraisers, strategies, and decision-making
  • Collaborate with the Director of Prospect Research and Management to implement and create procedures
  • Participate in selected prospect strategy and special project meetings with key staff
  • Serve as the primary research resource for a few frontline fundraisers including running their prospect management meetings and providing research
  • Monitor news and other sources for relevant constituent, business, and philanthropic information


Your background and experience include:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience conducting prospect research in a fundraising environment
  • Demonstrated experience with prospect research methodology and practice
  • Excellent analytical, logical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience with prospect management desirable
  • Proficiency with using online research tools (e.g., LexisNexis, iWave, DonorScape, Foundation Director, etc.)
  • Adherence to Apra International’s Code of Ethics
  • Strong experience with a fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel required


Position and Compensation Details

  • The salary for this position is $55,000.
  • This position is full-time, exempt, and 35 hours per week.
  • This position is part of the AFSCME Local 397 bargaining unit.


Application Timeline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

What We Offer

Our employees are at the center of the museum. As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to:

  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family
  • Discounted guest tickets for admission
  • Discounts on gift memberships
  • Special staff tours and presentations from our curatorial and conservation teams
  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, museum cafés, and museum retail and online stores


We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees* including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance
  • Health savings or flexible spending account program
  • Retirement savings program with museum match
  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays


*Eligibility for certain benefits is based on a variety of factors including the employee’s regular schedule and tenure.