Monday September 6, 2021 | by Andrew Page

HELP WANTED: UrbanGlass seeks a Development Director

Do you have five or more years leading the fundraising for a non-profit organization? Familiar with a wide range of funding sources, including corporate partnerships and special events? Are you a fantastic communicator? Do you look for the big picture and approach your projects from a strategic perspective? Are you a Google suite expert who has also tamed the wild world of Salesforce or other CRM? 

If you answered "yes" to these queries, then you might want to apply for a unique opportunity at UrbanGlass, the original open-access glass center that opened its doors as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop way back in 1977. In the more than 45 years since, the organization has grown from a small artist collective to a state-of-the-art 17,000-square-foot facility in downtown Brooklyn, which has become a key cultural crossroads for the uniquely vibrant art scene n New York City. 

If you're interested in being a part of it, please consider submitting a resume and cover letter, as a single PDF, to with “Director of Development_Your Name” in the subject line.

Each year this glass studios and art center serves over 25,000 professional artists, designers and students seeking to learn about the possibilities of glass. The successful candidate will become a key member of the UrbanGlass leadership squad, and will work closely with the executive director and director of finance to oversee a comprehensive fundraising plan. 

Responsibilities of this position include oversight of an annual fund development program; serving as a public representative of the organization in political, community, and fundraising forums; and oversight of the various grant writing initiatives.

The ideal candidate will posses a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in addition to some of the responsibilities cited above. Individuals that have not been historically represented in the arts sector to apply are encouraged to apply. 

UrbanGlass is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.