Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in The Mount! 

The Mount is currently searching for a Development Associate.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox, MA has an immediate opening for a development associate. This position plays a vital role in the organization, supporting all fundraising activities, working closely with the Development Officer, Communications Director, and Executive Director, and acting as a Board and Committee liaison.

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a familiarity with donor database management (Raiser’s Edge preferred), strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task, and work independently.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing donor database (Raiser’s Edge) including gift entry, reporting and mailing lists.
  • Coordinating of all aspects of The Mount’s giving campaigns including coordinating with printers and mailing houses.
  • Coordinating donor and member related communications in a timely manner including acknowledgements and e-newsletters.
  • Overseeing of all aspects of The Mount’s membership campaign.
  • Primary contact for most donor and member needs.
  • Reporting on development efforts as needed.
  • Organizing and overseeing fundraising events.
  • Creating budgets for fundraising efforts.
  • Assisting Grant Writer in the research and preparation of grant requests/applications.
  • Participating and representing The Mount in local professional societies and activities.
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Previous experience with Raiser’s Edge database preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to be discrete and a healthy respect for confidentiality.
  • Strong customer service skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A professional, positive attitude.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Nicole Knapp, Executive Assistant –

About The Mount:

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We engage a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton’s life and achievements through our educational and public programs and the conservation and preservation of her historic estate and gardens.

Each year, The Mount is host to over 40,000 visitors. Daily tours of the property are offered May through October, with special events throughout the year. Annual summer programming includes a joint exhibit with SculptureNow, Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the celebrated Monday Lecture Series. Exhibitions explore themes from Wharton’s life and work.

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Pergola in The Mount's walled garden.

Pergola in The Mount’s walled garden.

The Mount reflected in the walled garden pool.

The Mount reflected in the walled garden pool.

The Mount east facade.

The Mount east facade.

The Mount with lilies and foxglove.

The Mount with lilies and foxglove.

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