The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("Foundation") is a not-for-profit, grant making organization that believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there.  Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.  The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas:  Higher Learning, Public Knowledge, Arts and Culture, and Humanities in Place.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits and working conditions.

Foundation Benefits:  A Summary

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation benefits program is intended to offer employees multiple choices in high-quality benefit plans, comprehensive core benefits, and the flexibility to choose optional benefits.  The Foundation seeks to provide employees with the benefits that best fit their needs and the needs of their families.  Current benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • A retirement savings plan, including employer contributions, as well as the opportunity for employee tax-advantaged savings
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision (also covering domestic partners), life and accidental death, and disability
  • General time-off benefits including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick days
  • Employee assistance and referral programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees

Employment Opportunities

Research Associate

The Foundation seeks a Research Associate in the Arts and Culture program.  The holder of this position will report to the Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning for Arts and Culture (AC) at the Mellon Foundation, the Research Associate will partner with the AC team, Institutional Research, and the Library.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in the arts and humanities, and/or would be a student currently working toward an MA or equivalent; minimum of 3–5 years of work experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in the arts and culture sector, preferably including experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research, evaluation, and/or data analysis.

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Operations Project Manager

The Foundation seeks an Operations Project Manager capable of supporting a wide range of operations and business systems projects in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer ("COO").  The overarching goal for Foundation operations is to enable efficient, collaborative, and impactful work both within the Foundation and with our broader community, work that is consistent with our social justice mission.  The Operations Project Manager will be a member of the COO's team, and assist with the shaping, resource and time-tracking, and timely implementation of ongoing and new Foundation-wide projects that aim to improve the efficiency of operational and program work.  This position reports to the Director of Operations and Business Systems.  The successful candidate will hold an MBA or a master's degree in an academic discipline related to business or technology; 7–10 years professional experience, including staff management; and, superior organizational, project, budget, and resource-management skills, with strong attention to detail.

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Integrated Content Director

Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Integrated Content Director will be part of a growing team of communications professionals at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tasked with raising the visibility of the Foundation's mission, grantees, and story.  The Integrated Content Director develops and implements strategies to create, surface and leverage high-impact stories that enhance public understanding of Mellon's work and interests, increase engagement with the arts, culture and humanities sectors, and build affinity for Mellon as an organization.  Working across the Foundation, and leading a team, the successful candidate will translate organizational priorities into storytelling strategies that extend the reach of Mellon's brand and further its core mission of advancing social justice through the arts and the humanities.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, an advanced degree a plus; at least ten years of experience in strategic communications, editorial, cross-platform content development, journalism, or related field, and a demonstrated history of working in a high-visibility, mission-driven environment with constant deadlines; and, have a deep knowledge of current social landscape and best practices in storytelling for brand-building.

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Program Assistant

Reporting to the Humanities in Place Program Officer, the Program Assistant will provide programmatic, logistical, and research support to programmatic work in Humanities in Place.  This position includes independent work on on-going grantmaking activities; episodic or long-term research projects; collaborative work with colleagues across program areas, the President's Office, and around the Foundation; and administrative work in support of the Program Officer and grantmaking out of the Humanities in Place program.  The work is detail-oriented and requires strong organizational and communication skills, flexibility, cool-headedness, effective time-management, precision, patience, efficiency, and discretion.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in the arts, humanities, design, or policy, or would be currently working toward completing a master's degree, or a recent graduate of a graduate degree program in a related area; have full-time experience in a fast-paced, high-volume office environment; and, experience with grants administration is preferred but not required.

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Grants Manager

The Foundation seeks a Grants Manager.  Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Grants Manager will provide support in a fast-paced office that will include extensive editing, fact-checking, and proofreading, reviewing and monitoring grant recommendations, files, and grant documentation, including grant budgets, proposals, and reports, to ensure compliance with IRS and Foundation requirements, word-processing, preparing and assembling board materials, researching and writing reports, answering calls, and serving as a principal liaison with the Foundation staff.  The work is detail-oriented and requires flexibility, positivity, effective time-management, precision, patience, efficiency, and discretion.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree; have a proven ability to take direction but also to work with minimal direct supervision and manage multiple projects, while being a committed team player; an ability to read and understand organizational budgets; and, excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Internship Opportunities

No Current Opportunities