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Membership Manager

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) has a position opening for a Full Time Manager, Membership. The Membership Manager is responsible for the overall program management, recruitment, acknowledgement, renewal, and stewardship of Grounds For Sculpture’s 4000+ members and donors.  This position includes leading the development and implementation of membership strategies, performing the tasks and meeting the goals laid out in GFS’ overall development plan.  Strategies include the implementation of new and improved membership benefits, levels, events and programs to increase membership participation and enhance membership experiences. The Membership Manager will report to the Director of Development and be part of the GFS Development team. He/she will work with the development staff on multiple fundraising initiatives (fundraisers, sponsorships, grants, donor cultivation activities) that help support GFS’ mission and financial goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement traditional fundraising techniques and new initiatives to acquire new members 
  • Ensures high quality records management and customer service for existing and potential members in GFS’ database, Altru; prepare quarterly reports on membership status
  • Assist in the preparation and management of membership department budget; and create annual action plan that build on existing programs as well as new initiatives which will increase member participation and enhance member experiences
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department on the development of membership information delivery and collateral material – including e-mail, e-blasts, newsletters, opening invitations, brochures and other publications and mailings
  • Researches, coordinates and attends all GFS Member Adventure trips (day-long and extended)
  • Work with Development Director on GFS’ annual fundraiser, The Epicurean Palette
  • Manages the GFS Members Lounge (scheduling coverage, tracking attendance, managing library, and overseeing facility needs)
  • Coordinates all aspects of Exhibition openings, Member Preview and New Members Day with multiple GFS departments and food services
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Corporate Engagement, plan new strategies for expanding corporate membership base (GFS Corporate Partner Program), and seek new sources of funding from the business community for GFS programs through formal and informal research, networking, etc.
  • Work with the Membership Assistant to ensure the accuracy of member records, to maintain and expand the database of potential members and member recognition; provide supervision to the Membership Assistant
  • Solicit, research and analyze new membership prospects through speaking engagements, community presentations, and private meetings
  • Write and coordinate the quarterly newsletter, Newscasting; developing theme and content; coordinate with graphic designer and work with mailhouse
  • Work with Manager of Volunteer Services to assign tasks to GFS volunteers in conjunction with new member recruitment, and other membership tasks

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 3-5 years’ membership and/or development experience in arts related field preferred and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer literate and technologically proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point)
  • Database management experience and knowledge of fundraising software preferred
  • Familiar with a variety of non-profit development concepts, practices and procedures
  • Adept at multitasking – highly organized, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board and staff
  • Ability to analyze statistical and technical data
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability and strong interpersonal skills

Deadline for Applicants: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to hr@groundsforsculpture.org

Download GFS Employment Application

Executive Assistant

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) has a position opening for a Full Time Executive Assistant. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will provide administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees. This position manages the affairs of the Executive Director’s Office, including but not limited to prioritizing multiple and often conflicting deadlines, commitments, and projects; screening, sorting, and responding as appropriate to telephone, written and email communication; assisting with any needs or requests from Board members, donors, and senior management team. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diverse workload. Drafts correspondences, manages complex schedules and travel arrangements; plans, executes and supervises events, meetings, prepares and tracks Executive Director Budget, oversees entertainment/hospitality on and off-site, handles a broad range of complex inquiries, issues and confidential materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs diverse administrative and clerical functions for Executive Director, maintains appointment calendar including but not limited to: creating and prioritizing schedules, responsible for email and handling travel logistics
  • Reads and interprets email and incoming correspondence to determine scheduling needs and schedules meetings or appointments accordingly
  • Prepares the Executive Director for meetings, presentations, speeches and professional forums
  • Prepares, edits, types, proofreads, and occasionally composes correspondence, memoranda, funding proposals and other documents
  • Processes expense reports; handles administrative duties, including invoices, check request, purchase orders, etc.; creates and submits annual departmental budget for approval and monitors it monthly, reporting to Executive Director on the status of expenses versus budget
  • Serves as a host for VIP visits and special guests to the museum; may arrange visits, greet guests and escort them to the department, or delegate as appropriate
  • Manages independent projects, may undertake editorial, research and/or administrative projects and conducts data analysis
  • Assists in preparing and filing all necessary state, local and federal reports and other documents in order to maintain current and good standing to operate
  • Performs duties of Corporate Secretary to the Board including taking of minutes and acts as a custodian of records and documents including minutes, contracts, leases, deeds, corporate filings and seals


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 2-4 years non-profit experience in arts related field preferred
  • 3 plus years of administrative assistant or similar experience required
  • Experience and knowledge in bookkeeping
  • Proven ability to prioritize and multi task
  • Computer literate and technologically proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point)
  • Familiar with a variety of non-profit development concepts, practices and procedures
  • Adept at multitasking – highly organized, with great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board and staff
     

Deadline for Applicants: Friday, June 12, 2015

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.
 

Download GFS Employment Application


 


Events Concierge

Part-time position reports directly to the Corporate Engagement Associate.  The Events Concierge will be responsible to be trained and provide tours to on a wide variety of topics related to Grounds For Sculpture including the history, evolution of self-sufficiency in 2015, membership and sponsorship opportunities, special events and brief overview of a select number of sculptures.  Event Concierge positions become available periodically thoughout the season.  Resumes should be sent to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide historic overview and tours of GFS, rental/membership opportunities, sponsorships and orientation of GFS
  • Direct guests as needed and answer GFS related questions.
  • Work with the Development Department to meet outreach goals and objectives.
  • Adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the corporate and private events.
  • Attend staff meetings as needed to keep up to date with operations, discuss calendar events, policy, past issues for resolution and potential needs to assure a smooth event.
  • Attend periodic trainings to keep up to date with GFS exhibitions, policies and offerings.
  • Aide in overseeing private and tour groups to ensure guest, sculpture and building safety.
  • Communicate and work with tour groups to provide concierge services, greet busses, lead groups through GFS, and provide historic overview tours.
  • All other duties as assigned related to private and corporate events.

Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, mornings
  • Valid Drivers license
  • Ability to attend off campus meetings and events
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills required

Download the GFS Employment Application PDF below, fill out using Acrobat Reader and email to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.

Download GFS Employment Application

 


Guest Services Staff

The Grounds For Sculpture Guest Services Department seeks staff members to provide an exceptional customer service experience for visitors. Guest Services staff members are primarily responsible for assisting visitors with park information, selling admission and membership, and supporting the park’s daily operation. Part-time and full-time positions are available. This position reports directly to the Manager and Assistant Managers, Guest Services.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Welcome all visitors to Grounds For Sculpture, provide information and directions, and answer all questions with the highest level of customer service.
  • Sell admission and memberships using Blackbaud - Altru software.
  • Assist with crowd control and parking management.
  • Communicate clearly with visitors and GFS staff in person, on the phone, and through email correspondence.
  • Able to work well as part of a large team.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Experience using Point of Sale and/or database software
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced customer service operation and work well under pressure
  • Ability to stand for extended periods when monitoring the park and galleries
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Interest in art preferred
  • College-level education preferred

Download the GFS Employment Application PDF below, fill out using Acrobat Reader and email to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.

Download GFS Employment Application

 


Internships

Internships are open to college and graduate students interested in pursuing experience in a museum setting in their particular field. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter indicating availability and areas of interest to info@groundsforsculpture.org.