Grant Writer

Organization: National Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The National Aquarium is seeking a grant writer to assist in seeking gifts and grants from philanthropic corporations, foundations, and grant-making government entities. The key accountability of this position is to support the Aquarium's fundraising goals by preparing and writing grant proposals and other correspondence that help raise funds to for NA’s operations, programs, and special projects.


A bachelor’s degree is required, with a preferred focus in environmental science, education, or English. Minimum 3-5 years of experience soliciting private philanthropic, corporate, government entities for operating expenses, capital needs, and special projects. Minimum of $2 million in written grant proposals and proven ability to meet multiple deadlines. Must be skilled in discovery and follow-up calls, arranging and conducting site visits, and providing stewardship. Position requires experience in Microsoft Office, Excel, and fundraising software. Candidate must be a detail-oriented self-starter who possesses excellent writing and proofreading skills, good donor communication skills, and a commitment to producing quality work.

About the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats.

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums’ walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium venues continue to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and as a unique draw in downtown Washington, DC. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

How to Apply

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