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Grants Manager
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Full-Time/ Exempt

Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS.

Grants will lead efforts to develop a plan to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources to support JANM revenue goals, working closely with program and fundraising staff.  Research and identify grant opportunities and analyze the fit for JANM and collaborators/partners. Prepare recommendations for consideration by management. Identify key foundation players and coordinate development of large-scale proposals around museum initiatives. Sustain positive relationships with existing corporate, private and government foundations to maintain base of grant support.

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university preferred.

A working knowledge of grantsmanship and grant management with at least 2 years of previous experience. Additional experience in individual giving fundraising or development operations; previous experience working in a non-profit or museum beneficial. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail are critical; must have strong ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet multiple competing deadlines. Experience in professional or technical writing, especially for fund raising. Familiarity with regional, national and Japanese funders is desired. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture helpful but not required; however, sensitivity to issues of diversity and ethnicity is essential. Experience in Altru or similar fundraising software. Internet savvy, and familiarity with online foundation directories and using databases.

Visit for more information and application form. EOE.

Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history & references

Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: Grants Manager
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213.830.5673

No Phone Calls Please



Deadline: 02-28-2015

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