Charlotte Street Ambassadors (Volunteers)

Charlotte Street has worked for over two decades to build the arts community in Kansas City. Several artists that come through our programs go on to have successful careers. Come join us as we continue to make a difference in Kansas City and the artworld!

We are always seeking dedicated and ambitious volunteers to assist Charlotte Street in fulfilling our mission of serving artists in our community. Charlotte Street actively seeks ambassadors to help with gallery assistance, events, guerrilla marketing, and in-office tasks. Charlotte Street offers volunteers the opportunity to engage in their community, make connections, and are recognized through special events as a vital part of the organization’s mission. Last but not least, our Ambassadors get their own t-shirt and access to special CSF events, in addition to our very grateful thanks.

Apply now to be a Charlotte Street Ambassador.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador in the Charlotte Street Team, please email Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Blumenberg:


Charlotte Street Foundation is currently hiring a new Development Director. Please continue to check for future employment opportunities within the organization. Charlotte Street does not take unsolicited resumes and applications.

Charlotte Street Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Charlotte Street Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


The Job Opportunity:

The Development Director is a key position that provides critical fundraising/development strategy, planning, and implementation, including all individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, special fundraising events, direct mail, grant proposals, donor research, donor record keeping, and stewardship for the Charlotte Street Foundation. The position proactively cultivates relationships with current donors and audiences, and engages prospects to support the work of Charlotte Street Foundation through their active participation in and contributions to the organization. They will be responsible for cultivating a culture of fundraising with Staff and Board, and managing external communications with donors and potential donors.

The Desired Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting artists and the art ecology through their work at Charlotte Street Foundation, and have an authentic interest in the programs and resources that Charlotte Street provides to the community. They will be aligned with Charlotte Street’s organizational values of risk, openness, collaboration, and excellence. They will be self-motivated, and an engaged and committed team member.


  • at least 5 years of experience in fundraising, including demonstrated expertise in individual fundraising, grant writing, and event-based fundraising
  • at least 3-5 years of management experience
  • excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated commitment to the arts and culture field
  • experience measuring data and outcomes of events & campaigns to determine effectiveness
  • demonstrated positive outcomes from fundraising campaigns & events

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Creates and executes annual Development & Fundraising plan and calendar
  • Manages and/or executes grant writing & reporting (25+ grants in a given year)
  • Manages fundraising related events (event planning, coordination of invitations/RSVPs)
  • Oversees fundraising related correspondence including phone call follow-ups, thank you contacts, pledge reminders and solicitation letters, e-blasts to contributors, etc.
  • Researches prospects for new grant funding, including sponsorships from businesses and corporations
  • Develops plan and manages stewardship of all funders, including those contributing in-kind goods and services
  • Develops & manages signature fundraising event, fundraising campaigns, or other special tactics as identified in development strategy
  • Monitors, tracks, and produces income reports, self-evaluates all fundraising initiatives
  • Represents Charlotte Street Foundation externally in attendance at events, discussions, fundraisers, partner meetings, etc.
  • Develops and delivers fundraising training to share skills with Startup Residents and individual artists
  • Develops relationships and broadens Charlotte Street Foundation’s network, while cultivating, enhancing, and expanding strategic partnerships
  • Collaborates with Executive/Artistic Director to research, plan, cultivate, initiate, and execute individual and major donor asks
  • Collaborates with Executive/Artistic Director to cultivate intentional relationships and guide board efforts to advance development and partnership goals
  • Tracks & reports income and Development related expenses for annual budgeting process

Technology Environment: Charlotte Street Foundation utilizes Apple computers, Microsoft Office 365, and eTapestry Donor Database.

Classification & Pay Range: Full time, Exempt (FTE benefits including insurance available), starting pay set at $70k annually

On Equity: Charlotte Street Foundation values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work and in representation on our board, staff, and constituent groups.

Working Conditions: This position requires some evening and weekend work; hours are flexible in order to accommodate these situations. Charlotte Street Foundation has recently moved to a brand-new facility housing our administrative offices as well as our programming venues. For more information about that facility, read the links below:


Construction Announcement:

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How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the position to The cover letter and resume should be sent as ONE attachment, preferably a PDF. The email subject line should read Development Director Search.

Deadline for Application: Application will remain open until September 25, 2020. All candidates will be contacted and notified of status by email. Candidates who are most competitive will be invited to a phone interview and subsequent Zoom interviews. A possible option to do in-person interviews could be available depending on staff and applicant comfortability with COVID-19 safety protocols, though this is not guaranteed. Applicants interviewed will be notified of their status by phone as it is decided. Please do not call will questions about application status.


Charlotte Street Foundation is currently seeking applications for a Graphic Design intern in the Fall 2020 academic calendar. The position is part-time, stipended, and available to college students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the semester. The position is eligible to be extended into 2021. The application will remain open until a candidate is found. Read more about the position and learn how to apply through this PDF link.

Charlotte Street accepts applications for other internships on a rolling basis as departmental needs allow. Internships are awarded to qualified undergraduate and graduate students across departments including, Arts Administration, Programming, Exhibitions/Studio Management, Marketing & Communications, and Development.

Interested applicants must commit at least 5 to 6 hours per week. Interests in non-profit management and contemporary art is a plus. The focus of the internships vary based on current organizational needs, as well as, the skills and interests of the intern. Internships are unpaid, however, will gain invaluable insight into the non-profit realm and Kansas City arts community and develop skills and knowledge that will benefit interns in the future.

To apply, please send the following materials to

  1. Cover letter outlining your interest and experience in the arts
  2. Writing sample
  3. Design sample (if applicable)
  4. Availability