The Engagement and Development Coordinator will spearhead development efforts as Engine continues to grow. A new position in the organization, you will have the opportunity to build the development function.


  • Develop and execute Engine’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Create and manage the implementation of a fundraising, donor, and member tracking program and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Overseeing organization of special events
  • Work with capital campaign advisor and Engine’s development committee
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Approximately a 20 hour a week position to start with potential for full-time employment as program grows and funding allows.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary range/requirements via email to No calls please. Please include job title in subject line.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2016

Targeted Start Date: October 1, 2016

Engine, Inc. supports diversity in the workplace. Engine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.

ENGINE BACKGROUND: Founded in 2010, Engine is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission, “To foster and integrate the arts and design, education, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism as an explicit community value and civic priority in Biddeford.”

Engine does this by operating a contemporary art gallery, retail venue, a makerspace, and a digital fabrication facility, the Maine FabLab. Our programs include summer and afterschool arts and design activieis, and operating the Compass Project, a boatbuilding program for youth. Engine is the only art and design focused organization in Biddeford, and southern Maine, that is focusing on the A/D in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts/design, math) in supporting youth in developing skills and discovering career paths in the visual arts and applied arts fields, such as illustration, graphic design, animation, programming, 3D design, digital fabrication, woodworking, boatbuilding, and precision machining. Engine exhibits work of emerging and mid-career artists, providing opportunities for professional development of artists as well. Engine programs music, film, and community events. Engine’s Marble Block, a 20,000 square foot historic building donated to the organization in 2011, will eventually house our makerspace and gallery, along with a 150-seat performance hall.

Since our founding in 2010, Engine has earned a statewide reputation as an alternative art space and leader in the makerspace/digital fabrication arena with the Maine FabLab. Engine is provider of teaching artist professional development, makerspace resources, project-based activities, and out-of-school programming.

Engine currently has one full-time director and two part-time program staff dedicated to the Compass Project.

Revenues: $0 to $300,000

Engine currently has one full-time director and two part-time program staff dedicated to the Compass Project.

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A helpful link: The Fab Foundation