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Job Openings at Maine Maritime Museum

11 Jun 2014 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Maine Maritime Museum Position Announcement:

Marketing and Communications Manager

Maine Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized, state-wide cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager to help the museum continue to grow and excel by raising awareness of the museum, increasing admissions and program attendance, and supporting fundraising efforts. Under the supervision of the Director of Development and External Affairs, and working in close collaboration with all departments, this position is responsible for marketing, advertising, public relations, communications (including website and social media), visitor experience and special events support with the goal of increasing attendance and building community and financial support for the Museum. This position works closely with Public Programs and Front Desk/Visitor Services and represents the Museum on outside tourism and marketing committees, the Maine Motorcoach Network and at other community and business organization activities and events.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and evaluate marketing strategy in line with the strategic plan. This includes development of marketing objectives, budgets, advertising, and communications plans that enhance the museum’s short-term and long-term goals.

  • Create and maintain the Museum’s advertising, marketing, and communication materials, including website, print and e-mail newsletters, brochures, invitations, social media sites and promotional materials. This includes researching, writing, and managing design and production to maintain a high level of quality and consistent messaging across all platforms, as well as managing distribution as appropriate. Knowledge of website technology, cost-effective print sourcing, and production methods is essential; attention to detail is critical.

  • Plan and execute the Museum’s media relations activities, to include writing press releases and advisories, maintaining close working relationships with local and industry media, responding to media inquiries and requests, developing opportunities for Museum media coverage and placement and all related tasks.

  • Work with outside contracted graphic designers, website designers, agencies, printers and other support professionals to ensure a consistent quality of production within budget and on deadline.

  • Work with the Museum Store/Admissions Desk staff to implement a positive visitor experience consistent with the educational and financial goals of the Museum. Provide signage and support materials necessary to achieve those goals.

  • Serve as the Museum’s principal photographer, providing photographic coverage of events and activities. Maintain Museum’s electronic non-collection photographic files.

  • Assist with development-related and programmatic special events, including invitations and printed material, catering and logistics. These events require occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Work to enhance the Museum’s corporate support through its Business Partner Program and through event, exhibit and program support, and participate in activities as needed to maintain and enhance the Museum’s role in community relations.

  • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned, to ensure the Museum’s brand and image and to help meet organizational financial goals.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in marketing, public relations, and social media.
  • Demonstrated skill in design and production of print materials and publications, as well as website management and social media.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative, analytical and organized.
  • Team-work oriented with a good sense of humor.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
  • Non-profit experience and enthusiasm for maritime heritage preferred but not required.

Applications will close July 7.  The position start date is September 15.

Salary commensurate with experience, competitive benefits, positive working environment.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to John Settelen, Personnel Officer, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530.  Electronic submissions accepted at jsettelen@MaritimeME.org

No phone inquiries, please.  Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to background checks including sex offender, criminal and credit checks.      

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Membership and Business Relationship Manager

Maine Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized, state-wide cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Membership and Business Relationship Manager to help the museum continue to grow and excel. This individual will create strategies to attract, retain, and upgrade individual memberships, corporate memberships, and sponsorships; increase annual fund giving; support special fund raising efforts; and bolster all other revenue-generating activities that support the mission. Reporting to the Director of Development and External Affairs and working in close collaboration with all departments and volunteers, the Membership and Business Relationship Manager accomplishes work in a professional, timely, thorough, and organized manner, with keen attention to detail, within a team environment; is a self-starter with excellent sales and communication skills, learns quickly, and is people-oriented.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Creates and executes an annual work plan to retain and grow the base of all memberships, Business Partner corporate memberships, and sponsorships. Working closely with volunteers, solicits and retains support through personal calls and through other channels. 

  • Is responsible for membership, corporate support and sponsorship portions of the Operating Budget.  Maintains an inventory of development materials.

  • Is responsible for coordinating member special events such as exhibit preview openings for members and supports all other fundraising event efforts in conjunction with other Development team members.

  • Conducts research, as needed, on prospects and ways to generate new sources of revenue.

  • Supports the integrity of records in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge in order to manage all pertinent data. Coordinates with the Database Coordinator on various tasks within the scope of the Department.  In particular, with the Database Coordinator, coordinates membership and annual fund mailings, renewals, pledge reminders, event invitations and all data retrieval involving Raisers Edge; produces reports as needed for other departments and functions.
  • Represents the Museum at community and business organization activities and events.

  • Does all such other projects and tasks as required to support the development function and the financial health of the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in development, marketing, public relations, or related field.
  • Demonstrated sales or in-person gift solicitation ability.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software or other relational database; Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative, analytical and organized.
  • Team-work oriented with a good sense of humor.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
  • Non-profit experience and enthusiasm for maritime heritage preferred but not required.

Applications accepted through June 27; the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Salary commensurate with experience, competitive benefits, positive working environment.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to John Settelen, Personnel Officer, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530.  Electronic submissions accepted at jsettelen@MaritimeME.org

No phone inquiries, please.  Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to background checks including sex offender, criminal and credit checks.       

About Maine Maritime Museum:

Maine Maritime Museum is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research Library, and narrated excursions along area waterways.  Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus along Kennebec River in Bath, “The City of Ships” and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages.  The Museum is open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Visit www.mainemaritimemuseum.org for more information.


Maine Archives and Museums / P.O. Box 46 / Cumberland Center, Maine 04021 / (207) 400-6965 / info@mainemuseums.org 

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