Development and Membership Coordinator | Albany, TX

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Position Title: DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR


The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX is seeking a DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

to work collaboratively with the Executive Director and staff writing and submitting grants and implementing and improving existing fundraising initiatives. In addition, this position grows and maintains membership.

A successful candidate should possess knowledge and a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising and membership development along with a passion for the visual arts and education, experience managing complex projects and competing deadlines, and working with committees. Ability to work successfully with small staff in a fast-paced and changing environment is essential.


Supervisor: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time (remote considered)

Salary: $36,000 - $38,110 (commensurate with experience)

Compensation: Employee Health Insurance, Generous Vacation/Personal Time Off, Paid Holidays, Managed 401K

Contact: pkelly@theojac.org

Website: www.theojac.org


Duties and Responsibilities:

● Coordinates fundraising appeals and membership campaigns

● Works with departments to identify potential grants and funding

● Collaborates with Executive Director in the composition and submission of grant applications

and reports

● Maintains & updates a database of membership and donor information

● Identifies and pursues new funding opportunities and approaches

● Administers correspondence with individual donors and provides statistical reports on developmental activities

● Identifies and implements ideas for most efficient use of resources

● Utilize digital communication and social media platforms for fundraising and event planning

and facilitation

● Coordinates museum fundraising activities and events, serving as staff liaison on committees

● Follows institutional procedures through vendor selection and negotiation for fundraising and non-fundraising events


General Personnel:

● Maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with museum staff, visitors and the public

● Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the museum and its employees and in accordance with ethical standards. Adheres to all policies and procedures

● Available for occasional evening and/or weekend work at special events and programs

● Performs all other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

● College degree in a related field, such as Museum Studies, Fundraising, or Business

● Proven experience in fundraising, including experience in grant writing and management, direct solicitation, special events management, donor and community relations, public speaking

● Proficiency to utilize Donor/Membership database and Microsoft Word/Excel

● Proficiency with digital marketing tools, i.e., social media platforms, Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle)

● Strong writing skills

● Excellent oral and written communications, including group presentation and interpersonal relationship skills


Preferred Qualifications:

● Familiarity with basic graphic design software

● Experience managing, supervising, and evaluating committees

● Experience with budgeting and project reporting

● Strong organizational skills


About the OJAC:

The Old Jail Art Center (OJAC) began in 1980 with four small galleries in what was originally the first permanent jail built in the county. The OJAC now comprises 17,000 square feet and is a widely acclaimed fine art museum with robust exhibition and education programming. The permanent collection currently contains over 2,300 works of art ranging from objects from Ancient Americas, Chinese tomb figures, French Impressionist paintings to modern and contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture. The museum's Robert E. Nail Jr. Archives focuses on the preservation of collection artists’ ephemera and regional history. The museum’s standards of excellence in operations and programming have been recognized by the American Alliance of Museums through its accreditation since 1989. The OJAC is funded by a strong endowment, grants, and generous individual support.

The mission of the OJAC is to broaden engagement with visual art and culture through exhibitions, education, and preservation. The OJAC is recognized as a unique contributor to the global visual art community by sharing collections and resources, promoting the work of visual artists, expanding audience reach and diversity, and encouraging creative initiatives in the community.

The OJAC is located in Albany, Texas, a small but vibrant community in west-central Texas two hours west of Fort Worth, 30 miles from Abilene, and six hours from Marfa. Historically, the area contained military outposts and was at the cross-roads of numerous cattle trails. Today Albany (pop. 2,000) serves as a cultural hub providing visual and performing arts to the region.


Open immediately. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to: Patrick Kelly, Executive Director, Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd St., Albany, TX 76430 or pkelly@theojac.org. Please, no telephone calls.