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The Position:

The Special Events and Fundraising Associate has managerial and administrative oversight of a variety of events including but not limited to monthly membership cultural events (NYC), quarterly openings for exhibitions (Rosendale), donor cultivation events (NYC & Rosendale), the Chili Bowl Fest fundraiser (Rosendale), Artist Book Fair (Rosendale), and the hybrid onsite/virtual annual benefit. This position requires a person who enjoys social events with constituents, has attention to and appreciation of detail management, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will know the NYC area and be willing to commute to between NYC and Rosendale. The Special events and Fundraising Associate reports directly to the Executive Director.



  • Organize and participate in staff meetings and strategy sessions for all events
  • Develop detailed timelines and pre-event action plans
  • Work with marketing team to design compelling material
  • Manage day of event logistics from set-up to breakdown, registration, staffing, catering, audio-visual, décor, seating and live program
  • Manage communication with external service providers including event space, caterers, designers, producers, printers, and mailings
  • Facilitate outreach for all sponsorships and in-kind donations
  • Draft solicitation letters, invitations and program copy
  • Manage guest post-event follow up
  • Assess and evaluate events and identify opportunities to improve results
  • Maintain special event records in database (Salesforce)
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to further increase revenue associated with special events


  • Assess and evaluate events and identify opportunities to improve results
  • Manage expenses to maximize event quality and fundraising returns
  • Participate in the creation of financial reports


  • Recruit and coordinate community volunteers
  • Develop and refine job descriptions for all volunteers


  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs is required


  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google suites
  • Working knowledge of WSW’s artistic disciplines
  • Familiarity with Salesforce is preferred
  • Requires travel within NYC and the Hudson Valley-If candidate lives in the 5 boroughs, transportation costs to Rosendale are provided. If candidate lives in Rosendale, transportation costs to and within NYC are provided.
  • Must be able to work 3-days per week.  Flex time is available when evening events are required.
  • This is not a remote position.

SALARY: $30,000-$40,000 (part time employment)

WSW offers its part-time employees a benefits package that includes retirement benefits, generous paid vacation and sick time, and holidays.

Effective November 1, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the Women’s Studio Workshop(WSW) must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the WSW vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.

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