Engagement & Development Coordinator, Brick Store Museum
The job of the Engagement & Development Coordinator is to support the mission of the Brick Store Museum through public outreach and programs, collaborating on the fundraising team, and coordinating the Museum’s public activities and income-generating opportunities. A successful candidate will have a genuine, outgoing personality and a sense of humor. S/he should 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 see at the Museum, the Coordinator is expected to be community-oriented with an eye toward the engaging the public in fundraising, programs, and museum operations.
This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, position with benefits; beginning at $15/hour.
- This position has several components:
- Visitor Services:
- · Weekly cash-out of Visitor Services cash register and preparation for bank deposit;
- · Oversee Visitor Services desk, including for Museum admission; Museum store; and Visitor Services volunteers;
- · Scheduling regional tour groups and special group visits to the Museum;
- Marketing and Outreach:
- · Point person for media contacts;
- · Send out weekly calendars, information and press releases to local media;
- · Works with Executive Director to select annual advertising opportunities;
- · Produce history, art and cultural content for Museum blog and online exhibitions;
- · Assist with social media content;
- · Maintain and initiate all development records, including those pertaining to Membership, Annual Fund and Capital Campaign drives;
- · Manage development and fundraising communications, including Annual Fund, Business Partner Program, and Annual Membership Program (with volunteer assistance);
- · Assist with grant writing and identification as part of the grant writing team;
- Public Programs & Events:
- · Coordination and scheduling of lecture series and speakers;
- · Coordinate weekly (during the summer) Kennebunk Beach Walking Tour Guides and Historic District Tour Guides;
- · Coordinate the Museum’s Bridge Marathon with assistance from a volunteer committee;
- · Collaborate with Executive Director and Collections Manager on annual program of events;
- · Assistance with annual educational programs (i.e. school field trips, etc.), and exhibition installations, as needed.
- Museum Operations:
- · Coordinate Program Center rentals by outside organizations and individuals;
- · Intake and orientation of new volunteers;
- · Work with Executive Director to develop vendors for Museum Store;
- · Work with Museum Team to develop community of local artists to support the new Modern Art Gallery;
- · Office support: i.e. Answering phones; maintaining office supplies; greeting visitors.
Desired Skills and Attributes:
- · Knowledge of museum development software PastPerfect, and website platform Wordpress
- · Understanding of nonprofit museum operations;
- · Creative problem-solving;
- · Self-directed with a bright, positive attitude;
- · Knowledge of Word programs (including Excel and mail merge), Photoshop, Publisher, and social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- · Understanding of Square or other iPad-based processing systems;
- · Bachelor’s Degree in History, Art, Business, Museum Studies, Education or similar. Master’s Degree preferred; and/or 3+ years in the museum field;
- · Night and weekend hours are probable due to the nature of the work.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 15th, 2018.