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Business Systems Assistant

The Business Systems Department is devoted to aligning technology systems and maintaining a complete view of the Museum's constituents. Through the donor database The Raiser's Edge, among other programs, the Department keeps track of Museum data, monitors fundraising goals and provides analysis of trends and potential growth.  Business Systems works closely with other Museum departments and sets institutional standards for data collection, accessibility, and governance.

The Business Systems department is seeking a part-time temporary assistant to provide data entry and administrative support. Reporting to the Manager of Business Systems, the Business Systems Assistant will process gifts via import tools and batch entry, and will play an integrated role in the overall maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database and other systems. The position requires a commitment of 3 days per week, preferably Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and would run through the end of June 2020.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily processing of credit card, checks and online payments for membership, donations and event ticketing transactions
  • Assist with daily and weekly closing of gifts and acknowledgements
  • Data cleanup projects as required
  • Testing and documentation of processes
  • Responsible for department-related administrative tasks
  • Maintain database integrity through the use of queries, exports, imports (via Raiser’s Edge import and ImportOmatic), and reporting


  • B.A. / B.S.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, Excel a must, and Raiser’s Edge a plus)
  • Creative problem-solver, can work both independently and cooperatively
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities & willingness to learn new programs and processes
  • multilingual, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

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The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.  The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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