New Opportunities at Burnaway

By July 14, 2020
Courtney McClellan, Teleprompter 2887, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.
Burnaway is excited to announce several opportunities to join the organization this summer. Founded in 2008, Burnaway is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization and digital magazine whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from the South in order to support the vibrant creative communities in our region, increase national recognition of our region’s artists and organizations, and foster new voices for the arts. We host the one of the only educational programs dedicated to training new arts writers in the region, the Art Writing Incubator, and produce a print publication each year.


Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Manager will be responsible for implementing the organization’s fundraising strategy, including grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donors; developing new advisory boards, fundraising groups, and other advancement initiatives. As a member of a small team, the Development Manager will be expected to jump in and support the team in other ad hoc tasks as needed.

Christian Siriano on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through October 9


  •   Support the ED in drafting measurable fundraising goals and track their progress. 
  •  Write grants on behalf of the organization, documenting outstanding applications and decisions in the grant database. 
  •  Manage grant requirements, including reports, promotion/acknowledgement, and other contractual obligations.
  •  Research new grant opportunities, drafting Letters of Inquiry to prospective foundations. 
  • Develop and/or maintain strong relationships with government, corporate, and private funders.
  •  Manage membership and individual donor cultivation and stewardship with support from the Program Assistant. 
  • Create targeted fundraising campaigns throughout the year. 
  • Research and implement new donor database and online giving software.
  • Engage the Executive Director in cultivation meetings, prospecting, or other fundraising opportunities. 
  • Present new trends, opportunities, and ideas in fundraising to the ED and Board.
  • Understand and convey project and program budgets in grant applications, tracking any restricted funds with the ED and Bookkeeper. 
  •  Develop and manage fundraiser events throughout the year in collaboration with the ED and Program Assistant.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Communications, Business Administration, Non-profit Management, Liberal Arts, Art History, Journalism, or other relevant fields. 
  •  3-5 years of experience working at cultural organizations or non-profits with management experience. 
  • Candidates should possess a solid, demonstrable track record in fundraising in the cultural sector such as in the space of grant writing, donor/membership campaigns, and fundraising events. 
  • Working knowledge of budgeting, financials, and financial reporting in support of grant applications.
  • This individual should be comfortable meeting with and appealing to high level donors. 
  • Candidates must know how to work effectively with Board members, staff, artists, arts organizations, volunteers, and community leaders and demonstrate a commitment to Burnaway’s values of equity, inclusion, creativity, and respect and a genuine commitment to Atlanta and the South.
  • Either live in Atlanta or be willing to relocate by October 2020.

This is a part-time salaried position (20-25 hours per week) with a proportional hourly range of $24 – $26 per hour depending on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] no later than Friday, August 7.


Interns at Burnaway can anticipate a wide variety of experiences in assisting with the magazine’s day-to-day operations. Interns will support our editorial team by assisting with data entry, daily publishing activities, the 2020 Burnaway Reader, and archival work. Applications will be considered for both local and remote interns; applicants aren’t necessarily required to live in Atlanta. Interns will receive a biweekly stipend.

Re:Focus a photo exhibition on view at Swan Coach House in Atlanta through October 27

Interns should:

  • be enrolled in or have recently graduated from an undergraduate degree program.
  • have demonstrable experience with and interest in contemporary art or critical writing.
  • be comfortable performing a wide range of tasks.
  • be eager to learn and actively engage with the organization.

Interns should be familiar with:

  • writing and editing.
  • photo editing with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • WordPress, Mailchimp, and social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • contemporary art and art history.
  • data entry and attention to detail.

This internship will begin during the week of August 10 and run through the week of November 23.

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to [email protected] by Friday, July 31.

Burnaway is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Burnaway are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, gender identity, religion, age, ability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the United States. 

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