Art Access Part-Time Grant Writer

Schedule This position is 25 hours/week, including periodic evening and weekend hours for workshops, meetings, or community events. Most hours will be served in the office or working remotely. 

Benefits This position includes health insurance and paid holidays and vacation. Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Range: $18 - $20 per hour.    

Job Overview Art Access is seeking a part-time grant writer to be responsible for the management of our annual grant calendar and submission of grant applications to foundations, trusts, and government entities. The grant writer will monitor and communicate grant reporting deadlines, and coordinate the collection of information needed to meet reporting requirements. An individual in this role will also work closely with the Executive Director, Financial Director, and Board Finance Committee to execute fundraising strategies to support the organization meeting its yearly financial goals. Interested and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

  • Understand organizational fundraising goals in line with programmatic and broad organizational strategic objectives
  • Research diverse funding opportunities from foundations, trusts, government entities and corporate grantors; identify alignment between Art Access’s mission and prospective funders’ interests
  • Create, collect information for, and organize grant writing boilerplate specific to current programs and community-based initiatives  
  • Write compelling grant applications and letters of intent tailored toward specific grant guidelines; ensure adherence to application deadlines 
  • Track grant cycles and related income streams
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Financial Director to maintain donor/grant tracking records/software
  • Work with Executive Director and Program Manager to draft proposals for new organizational initiatives
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Program Manager to understand and report accurately about program objectives, outcomes, and impact to current funders and prospective donors

Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience with grant or technical writing
  • Strong written-English communication
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Direct experience with or investment in the disability community; understanding of socio-political issues affecting the disability community and how disability intersects with class, race, age, and gender and sexuality.
  • Familiarity with plain-language/disability-inclusive writing
  • Comfortability with research
  • An orientation toward self-motivation and independent work
  • Proficiency with Google Suite applications
Interested and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applications submitted after September 15th, 2023 will not be considered.

To Apply Applicants should email Gabriella Huggins at with a single PDF including a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two (2) professional references. Applications submitted after September 15th, 2023 will not be considered.

Art Access is committed to fostering a vibrant arts and cultural community that encourages, represents, and celebrates the diversity of human experiences. We recognize that systems and institutions create barriers to access based on ableism, classism, racism, gender/sex discrimination, ageism, faithism, and other historical and ongoing oppressions that privilege stereotypes of what is “normal”. Art Access frames our work in the social model of disability and principles of the disability justice movement that affirm the value of all people and focus on solidarity across differences. We promote meaningful engagement and participation in the arts for people across abilities and identities. Art Access values sustainable growth and pledges to continually reflect, learn, and adapt in response to the needs and desires of the communities we serve in creating equitable access. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on ability, class, racialization, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin.