Major Gifts Officer - Regional

Milwaukee Public Museum

MPM is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum is among the oldest in the United States, with a history dating back to the 1850’s. We offer great career opportunities for people with all levels of training, experience, and education. We are a composition of diverse and talented staff working together as a team to offer our visitors the best possible immersive experience in learning and enjoyment.

A career with the Milwaukee Public Museum allows you to connect your skills and abilities in a rewarding position with a non-profit organization doing good work in our community. MPM provides an unlimited opportunity to gain knowledge about our world, as you connect with visitors, donors, innovative staff members, curious students, interns and volunteers in your day-to-day-work. See what MPM has to offer. Apply today using this applicant friendly, online job application!

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Position Details

Major Gifts Officer - Regional
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Join an energetic and collaborative Development Team that’s committed to making a bold statewide impact at a transformational time in the Milwaukee Public Museum’s (MPM) history. You’ll be part of the team working to fund the largest cultural project in Wisconsin’s history: building a new home for MPM and a new vision as Wisconsin’s Museum of Nature and Culture.

The Major Gifts Officer-Regional is the lead fundraiser and relationship builder for Museum constituents outside of the Greater Milwaukee area—with primary focus on Madison and the Fox Valley. You’ll be responsible for working with regional volunteer leadership to seek out opportunities to identify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of individuals and select corporations and foundations across the state of Wisconsin to meet annual and capital campaign goals, and ensure a strong and growing base of financial support for the future Museum.

MPM’s 4 million collections items represent every County in our state. And each year, we welcome 550,000 people, who visit from every Wisconsin County. Our vision encompasses increased outreach and programming across the state to make sure we are providing world-class scientific and cultural education, accessible to all Wisconsinites. You can be part of making all of this possible!

This is a hybrid position, with an average of 2 days/week in the Milwaukee office, and 3 days/week working from home or traveling within the state—primarily to Madison or the Fox Valley area.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision,
  • Life/AD&D/LTDInsurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays,Personal Days, and Sick Time
  • Gift Shop, Food and Beverage Discounts
  • Family Membership to the Museum

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