Brick Store Museum seeks Development & Communications Associate

10 Mar 2015 2:50 PM | Anonymous member

Position description

The successful Development & Communications Associate will have a genuinely outgoing personality and a sense of humor.  S/he should promote the mission and programs of the Museum and be a good team player.  S/he will be computer savvy, highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines, and able to create and maintain exemplary filing systems and records.  As the first face and/or voice most visitors and donors will encounter with the Museum, the Associate is expected to be community-oriented with an eye toward the development of the membership, visitation, and financial aspects of the Museum.

This position is a part-time (24 hours per week) position with starting hourly wage of $14.25 per hour. The Development & Communications Associate may work additional hours during weekends and weeknights, depending on the Museum’s event staffing needs. This position is a term appointment for one-year, with the possibility of renewal after that term.

The position has several components:

Responsible for maintaining and initiating all development records including those pertaining to Membership, Annual fund and Capital Campaign drives. The position is critical to the success of all fundraising endeavors. This requires a willingness to acquire proficiency with PastPerfect, the current development software program in use by the Brick Store Museum.

·         Enter all new memberships and renewal information. Generate membership cards and thank you letters.  

·         Enter all donations as they are received and generate thank you letters appropriate for the level of giving and personalized to the specific donor. 

·         Record gifts of cash and checks for the bookkeeper. Make deposits as necessary—usually weekly.

·         Generate reports and current data to use as tools in all membership drives and fundraising efforts.

·         Assist in creating and implementing fundraising and capital campaign events throughout the year.

·         Be an active participant in the Museum’s grant-writing and grant opportunity identification.


Assist the Director with news releases, publicity materials and correspondence to the membership and the media; including all printed material, social media and current event listings in area newspapers.  Develop and maintain lists of media resources, contact people, and deadlines for e-mail and direct mail communications.


Assist the Director and staff in planning and implementing public programs, group tours and special events.   This includes being available for occasional after-hours programs. 


General office support includes greeting visitors, answering phones, and maintenance of office supplies as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, business, finance, or related field; or related work experience. Excellent organizational and communication skills; knowledge of computer databases, and scanning. Experience in nonprofit development and knowledge of PastPerfect preferred.

Work Environment:

Work is performed under typical office conditions in the museum.  The Development & Communications Associate must be familiar with the operation of typical office computer systems and devices, telephones, standard office equipment, and copier/scanners. The work may involve exposure to dust and the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds. Noise level is quiet, except for routine interactions during the work day.

 To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at (or via mail to 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043)

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