Employment Opportunities

The Museum is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Title of Position: Community Relations Specialist

Reporting Responsibilities:    Reports to Director of Advancement


The Community Relations Specialist will work to engage William King Museum of Art’s community stakeholders, including visitors, members, donors, and volunteers.  With the support of the Director of Advancement and Director of Marketing, the Associate will increase membership, drive Museum visitation, engage participants for WKMA programming, recruit and coordinate volunteers, and serve as the point of contact for Museum visitors.

Essential Duties:

–          Works with the Director of Advancement to increase Museum Membership

–          Works with the Director of Marketing to promote Museum programming

–          Works with the Director of Administration and the Director of Advancement in the planning and coordination of exhibit opening receptions, community events, and other fundraising functions

–          Serves as point of contact and information resource for Museum visitors

–          Manages all aspects of the volunteer program

Major Tasks:

–      Implement new membership/fundraising software

–      Develop the WKMA $100/$500 Business Club

–      Research, cultivate, and secure exhibit and event sponsors

–      Increase number of Student level memberships by developing print materials, executing digital campaigns, and engaging local college and university students

–      Develop existing membership benefits package by expanding local merchant vendor participation

–          Manage online databases and update WKMA website, community calendars

–      Distribute marketing print materials (posters, flyers, etc.) within WKMA service area

–      Attend the reception desk when volunteers are not available, provide information for guests about exhibits and Museum programming

–      Other duties as assigned


–      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field (Recent graduates are encouraged to apply in lieu of internship, work-study, and/or similar experience)

–      Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

–      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

–      Ability to communicate clearly and professionally over the phone

–      Good public speaker and ability to tailor and present information to various audiences

–      Detail oriented and goal driven

–      Ability to multitask and work under minimal supervision

–      Valid US driver’s license

Preferred but not required:

–      1+ year of professional communication experience

–      Experience volunteering and/or working for nonprofit community organization

–      Experience with event planning and/or sales

–      Interest in and knowledge of the Museum industry

–      Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

–      Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and/or PastPerfect

This is a full-time position with benefits (health + dental).

Date:  January 30, 2017

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (phone, email) of three references to Chase Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at cmitchell@wkmuseum.org.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


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