Jobs

Advancement Associate

The Advancement Associate will report to the Advancement Director (AD) and work closely with the AD and Executive Director to ensure the success of MVM’s annual fundraising efforts, raising over $1.2 million each year from individuals, events, businesses and foundations. The Advancement Associate will play an important role in supporting efforts in all funding streams.

Advancement Responsibilities:

  • Process all pledges, gifts and membership renewals from receipt to mailing thank yous.
  • Support all annual events, including major benefits, cultivation events and other advancement activities
  • Support all annual mailings, including list maintenance and generation
  • Analyze fundraising metrics monthly, looking for trends and opportunities
  • Create donor profiles for AD, Executive Director and Board Members
  • Write donor proposals, manage grant applications, and edit content of newsletter and other communications pieces
  • Research new foundations and corporations for partnership and/or funding
  • Manage all updates in Bloomerang, such as returned mail, Style Guide compliance, etc.
  • Manage stationary and supply inventory
  • Keep track of all donor recognition opportunities and updates (tiles, bricks, benches, etc)
  • Actively participate in the life of the Museum

Membership Responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees system for membership retention
  • Works with AD on all initiatives for expansion and membership growth including business memberships
  • Manages all membership benefits including catboat VANITY, publications, etc.
  • Prepares and coordinates all membership communications including renewal notices, membership cards, benefits, etc.
  • Generates monthly membership reports

Advancement Associate possess the following strengths:

Seeks excellence –

  • Suburb attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • High level of integrity and standard of work
  • Professionalism in all things, from daily email to donor and trustee interaction.
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • Highly organized and able to anticipate, plan for and reach deadlines
  • Energetic and affable self-starter

Collaborative –

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Discretion and malleability to work with varying constituencies
  • Willingness to learn new skills to support team growth and efficiency

Optimistic –

  • Positive attitude and a strong desire to be a part of a diverse team
  • Demonstrates the resiliency needed to excel
  • Exudes composure, especially under pressure
  • Reflective, proactive, and dedicated to personal growth

Adaptable –

  • Adept at working within deadlines handling several projects at once
  • Creative thinker who can think beyond status quo
  • Ability to juggle priorities and to maximize resources
  • Takes initiative to anticipate next steps and potential roadblocks

Please send cover letter and resume to Heather Seger at jobs@mvmuseum.org

Successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

Upon receiving notification of the Museum’s intent to hire, if an individual requires assistance securing a seasonal or long-term rental or purchasing a new residence, MVM will work will local real estate agents and use social media and other forums to assist the individual until housing can be secured.

 

Business Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

The Visitor Services Coordinator is an important member of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum team, making crucial connections between the public/Island community and the Museum. Responsibilities include:

Visitor Services

  • Manages all inquiries for group admissions and tours from individuals, groups, and tour companies.
  • Works with local, regional, and national tour groups (bus, cruise, etc.) to establish long-term relationships with MVM.
  • Coordinates and maintains calendar of tours/group visits.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains systems for generating visitor feedback.
  • Develops and implements system for communicating visitor feedback to MVM staff for review.

Volunteers/Docents

  • Serves as the front line for all volunteer/docent inquiries or people looking to get involved at MVM.
  • Works with senior centers, schools, and other community groups to establish relationships with MVM that could lead to potential volunteers/docents.
  • Cultivates and recruits all volunteers/docents.
  • Interviews all new potential volunteers to identify areas of best fit.
  • Serves as the liaison between MVM department heads and volunteers.
  • Schedules all docents (trained Museum tour guides) and guides (volunteers assisting with visitor experience).
  • Working with both the Chief Curator and Director of Operations, trains individuals seeking to work as guides.
  • Working with the Education Director, schedules and assists with monthly docent training session serving as point of contact for all docents.
  • Communicates frequently with relevant staff to understand volunteer needs.
  • Maintains volunteer database that tracks contact information, history, skills, and schedules.
  • Develops and oversees all volunteer/docent retention and appreciation activities.

Access

  • Manages all MVM partnerships for discounted/complimentary admission.
  • Oversees ADA accessibility program ensuring all potential visitors can reach MVM.
  • Manages access initiatives with other Island institutions (Head Start, Island Wide Youth Collaborative, Disability Coalition), Vineyard Health Care Access, Big Brothers Big Sisters, etc.
  • Works with Operations Director to create marketing materials distributed through English Language Learners (ELL) programs, health clinics, the Island Food Pantry, and places of worship.
  • Makes recommendations for further access initiatives to improve visitor experience.

Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, partnering with volunteers, collaborating, and being a team player.
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, especially on the phone.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize duties effectively and efficiently while managing multiple projects/tasks simultaneously working in all areas on a daily basis.
  • Have strong interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Radiate a commitment to customer service and access for all.
  • Comfortable with multiple software programs including digital calendars, online databases, Point of Sale, Google, and Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient in Portuguese language a plus.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two references to Katy Fuller at jobs@mvmuseum.org.

Successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

Upon receiving notification of the Museum’s intent to hire, if an individual requires assistance securing a seasonal or long-term rental or purchasing a new residence, MVM will work will local real estate agents and use social media and other forums to assist the individual until housing can be secured.

 

Summer Education Coordinator

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is hiring a summer education coordinator working from June 22nd – August 21st. This fun and dynamic position is responsible for executing a kids’ “Story Camp” in collaboration with The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Campers will bring different Island stories to life in diverse mediums. The 6-week camp runs July 6th – August 14th, Mon -Thurs 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-12noon. The coordinator is responsible for managing campers, getting familiar with the collections and museum stories, prepping and executing crafts and games, coordinating with Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival summer staff and managing an intern who will also be responsible for camp logistics.

The ideal candidate is energetic, flexible, resourceful, good with children, and technologically literate. Excellent organizational skills are a must. Experience with children is required and a background in education is a plus. We offer competitive pay, excellent experience and a very fun work environment! Please send cover letter and resume to Beth Seabourne at jobs@mvmuseum.org by March 13.

Successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

Upon receiving notification of the Museum’s intent to hire, if an individual requires assistance securing a seasonal or long-term rental or purchasing a new residence, MVM will work will local real estate agents and use social media and other forums to assist the individual until housing can be secured.

 

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