Museum Membership & Outreach Coordinator

County of El Paso TX


MOS Code: None.

Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, fine arts, business or public administration, marketing, public relations or related field, and two (2) years of non-profit grant writing or fundraising experience for a non-profit organization.

Licenses and Certificates Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under direction, establish and coordinate museum grants, membership, donor and public relations and special fundraising events.

Typical Duties

Plan and develop museum membership. Involves: Revise renewal request letters to members monthly. Edit quarterly newsletter to members. Maintain contact with current donors for cultivation and stewardship. Schedule and implement annual gift campaigns and annual lapsed member campaign. Develop a database of prospective members and design a campaign for new members. Participate in planning, organizing, implementing, set up, decorations and hospitality for special events for Museum members and donors.

Plan and develop funding sources and fundraising goals. Involves: Researching available funding from private, local, state and federal sources. Seek input from museum managers about special projects for possible grant funding. Write and review grant applications for the Museum and its 501(c)3 Foundation. Ensure annual grant funding and reporting deadlines are met. Network with current funding organizations and potential funding sources. Identify and maintain network of potential donors to support financial goals. Solicit corporate prospects and maintain relationships with current corporate contributors. Solicit support for exhibition sponsorships. Meet with representatives of funding sources to develop proposals or assist with developing and innovating new projects and programs. Work with museum staff to schedule and implement events to expand membership and fundraising drives, and other promotional events.

Oversee facility rentals and Museum events. Involves: Organize, schedule, develop and implement all aspects of events and coordination. Coordinate the event selection process, contract negotiation, vendor selection and setup. Arrange for staff, equipment or services such as catering, floral arrangements, security or entertainment necessary to execute events and programs. Set up or arrange for events and depending on the size and scope, provide and coordinate refreshments for various museum gatherings. Purchase all necessary supplies for events and programs. Monitor events and programs in progress and resolve problems that arise.

Perform administrative duties. Involves: Compile, edit and submit grants in final format. Ensure that expenditures comply with grant or endowment provisions. Evaluate program activities and recommend changes as appropriate. Manage computer database system to maintain accurate and updated member and donor information. Conduct market research to determine needs and evaluate effectiveness of projects. Coordinate volunteer committees to accomplish specific fundraising goals. Prepare, monitor, submit and justify division budget. Prepare press releases, conduct media interviews, market new ideas and events to promote museum activities, events, special exhibits and programs.

General Information

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Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Note: This is a new advertisement for Museum Membership & Outreach Coordinator. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Departmentpriorto submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

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