Employment

EMPLOYMENT AT THE MUSEUM

The Brick Store Museum staff works as a team to provide the highest quality experiences for our visitors. Click on the button below that best suits your career interests with the Museum. Please continue to check this site as new opportunities arise throughout the year. The Brick Store Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Engagement & Development Coordinator

The job of the Engagement & Development Coordinator is to support the mission of the Museum through public outreach and programs, collaborating on the fundraising team, and coordinating the Museum’s public activities and income-generating opportunities. A successful candidate will have a genuine, outgoing personality and a sense of humor. S/he should be computer savvy, highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines, and able to create and maintain exemplary filing systems and records. As the first face and/or voice most visitors and donors will see at the Museum, the Coordinator is expected to be community-oriented with an eye toward the engaging the public in fundraising, programs, and museum operations.

This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, position with benefits; beginning at $15/hour.

Responsibilities:

This position has several components:

Visitor Services:
• Weekly cash-out of Visitor Services cash register and preparation for bank deposit;
• Oversee Visitor Services desk, including for Museum admission; Museum store; and Visitor Services volunteers;
• Scheduling regional tour groups and special group visits to the Museum;

Marketing and Outreach:
• Point person for media contacts;
• Send out weekly calendars, information and press releases to local media;
• Works with Executive Director to select annual advertising opportunities;
• Produce history, art and cultural content for Museum blog and online exhibitions;
• Assist with social media content;

Development:
• Maintain and initiate all development records, including those pertaining to Membership, Annual Fund and Capital Campaign drives;
• Manage development and fundraising communications, including Annual Fund, Business Partner Program, and Annual Membership Program (with volunteer assistance);
• Assist with grant writing and identification as part of the grant writing team;

Public Programs & Events:
• Coordination and scheduling of lecture series and speakers;
• Coordinate weekly (during the summer) Kennebunk Beach Walking Tour Guides and Historic District Tour Guides;
• Coordinate the Museum’s Bridge Marathon with assistance from a volunteer committee;
• Collaborate with Executive Director and Collections Manager on annual program of events;
• Assistance with annual educational programs (i.e. school field trips, etc.), and exhibition installations, as needed.

Museum Operations:
• Coordinate Program Center rentals by outside organizations and individuals;
• Intake and orientation of new volunteers;
• Work with Executive Director to develop vendors for Museum Store;
• Work with Museum Team to develop community of local artists to support the new Modern Art Gallery;
• Office support: i.e. Answering phones; maintaining office supplies; greeting visitors.

Desired Skills and Attributes:
• Knowledge of museum development software PastPerfect, and website platform WordPress
• Understanding of nonprofit museum operations;
• Creative problem-solving;
• Self-directed with a bright, positive attitude;
• Knowledge of Word programs (including Excel and mail merge), Photoshop, Publisher, and social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
• Understanding of Square or other iPad-based processing systems;

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in History, Art, Business, Museum Studies, Education or similar. Master’s Degree preferred; and/or 3+ years in the museum field;
• Night and weekend hours are probable due to the nature of the work.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org, by January 15th, 2018.

VOLUNTEER DOCENTS:

The Museum is always looking for excited and dedicated volunteers to educate our visitors and take part in the growth of the Museum. We depend on you! If you are interested in visitor services, helping with membership, leading special tours, developing new programs, and much more, please let us know by calling 207-985-4802, emailing edirector@brickstoremuseum.org, or visiting the Museum at 117 Main Street. We are incredibly grateful for your help and support!

Learn more about our Volunteer Program by clicking here.

INTERNSHIPS:

Founded in 1936 by artist Edith Barry, the Brick Store Museum is a history and art museum and archives housed within five 19th-century buildings in Kennebunk’s National Register Historic District. It is open year-round, and produces 5-6 exhibitions per year, with programs and special events for all learning levels and ages. The Museum houses about 70,000 items in its collections, which range from documents and photos to chests of drawers and portraits. Volunteers and interns are an integral part of what makes The Brick Store Museum function and they perform a broad range of tasks in a variety of departments across the Museum. All internships provide an introduction to standard museum practice and hands-on experience in museum/archive work.


Our internship positions are currently filled for Summer 2017. Please contact Cynthia Walker at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org to discuss Fall or Winter internships.