SPace on Ryder farm is seeking a GRANT WRITER

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) relevant writing samples via email to with “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is June 9th, 2018.

STATUS: Part-Time, Hourly

LOCATION: Brewster, NY and New York City, this position will work remotely

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit residency program located on the grounds of a 223-year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York, seeks a Grant Writer to join its team and help to grow and sustain SPACE’s institutional, corporate, and government support.

Working with the Director of External Relations, the Grant Writer will craft, assemble and submit grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and other materials to foundations, corporations and government donors. The Grant Writer will also conduct prospect research and maintain a calendar of submissions and other development deadlines.

Responsibilities include:                

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, government and corporate sources.

  • Maintaining grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal, and reports.

  • Maintaining grants database records of all submitted materials and funder paperwork.

  • Researching new prospects.


A successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner, and have demonstrated success in writing, submitting and securing grants in previous settings. Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized and work well under pressure. Candidates should have familiarity with arts-related local, regional and national foundation and government funding sources, and experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree and 2 -5 years of relevant experience are required. Working knowledge of fundraising databases, Kindful and Google Drive is preferred.

Schedule and Compensation

This position starts immediately, at an hourly rate of $60 per hour, to be billed monthly. The Grant Writer will be responsible for their own time management and schedule, working to agreed upon deadlines and with regular weekly meetings (in person or by phone) with the Director of External Relations. The Grant Writer should expect to average 5 hours per week, or 20 hours per month, for the position, with fluctuations anticipated around deadlines or lack thereof.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) relevant writing samples via email to with “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is June 9th, 2018.


SPACE on Ryder Farm is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.