Grant Writer

Benvenuti Arts

http://benvenutiarts.com

Website Benvenuti Arts

Solutions for the Small and Mighty

Grant Writer, Part-time, Contractor

Benvenuti Arts is seeking a part-time, contract Grant Writer to join our team. Reporting to Founder and Lead Consultant, Sarah Benvenuti, this position will also work with our team of three Grant Writers, one Project Manager, one Business Manager, and one Administrative Assistant. Our entire team works remotely. The Grant Writer will have flexible hours, starting at about 15 to 20 hours per week with the possibility of growth.

Grant Writers all work with 5 to 10 clients each. Clients are small nonprofit arts organizations or independent artists based around the United States. Writers communicate directly with clients on the drafting of grants, with the support of our Founder, other writers, and our Membership and Communications Coordinator. With information from past BA work and gathered directly from the client, the Writer makes a case for the challenge the client seeks to address, the solution it proposes, the funding required, and the measurable impact goal. The Writer oversees the compilation of complete grants packages, including working with clients on work samples, budgets, and other supplemental materials. The writer may work with dance, music, arts education, theater, service providers, and other kinds of organizations.

Our team uses a number of online platforms in order to work efficiently, keeping costs low for clients. These include the Google Suite, Asana, and Slack. Applicants should have a comfort with these systems, or be able to quickly learn new technologies and integrate them into your workflow. Onboarding will include training in all platforms and support from our Founder and other team members around our specific procedures and techniques.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in the arts or education or social services, and a passion for the arts;
  • Have about a year of demonstrable experience with arts grant writing or comparable writing experience from other fields (proposal writing, report writing, etc);
  • An interest in learning about the different aspects of arts administration;
  • Be self-organized and work efficiently remotely;
  • Adapt quickly to technology.

While the position will start at $25/hour, there will be a 3-month review, when the rate may be increased. While the position is remote, if the candidate lives in Pittsburgh (where our Founder is based), there will be the opportunity to co-work occasionally.

Interested candidates should send a resume with two writing samples (ideally at least one grant writing) to sarah@benvenutiarts.com.

ABOUT BENVENUTI ARTS

It is the mission of Benvenuti Arts to provide professional expertise in fundraising and management to the organizations and artists creating the most exciting, innovative art out there. We work with clients no matter the size, and we adapt our work to fit their unique circumstances. Whether the client is an individual artist who spends $5,000 a year on one production, or a mid-size organization with a few staff members, planning for growth, Benvenuti Arts can help them reach their goals.

While we are thrilled to engage with organizations of all sizes, our focus is on the smallest (<$500,000). We have specific services created to serve any budget and, in return, clients recognize that we must keep to specific goals and timelines. We strive to educate clients – to teach them to fish – so that they aren’t dependent on us. That being said, it’s our goal to be there for our clients at all stages of their lifecycle, and hope they think of us when the next big fundraising or administrative change comes along.

Benvenuti Arts services include fundraising and administrative planning and implementation, ongoing grant writing and management, consulting and advising, event management, and interim fundraising services. We have grown rapidly in the past year, with clients across the country in all areas of the performing arts.

To apply for this job email your details to sarah@benvenutiarts.com