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The Meadows Museum at SMU is a Division of Meadows School of the Arts. The Membership Manager increases Museum membership and revenue. The Manager develops membership activities which include: programming, openings, trips and exclusive opportunities for MM members. This position strategizes opportunities to diversify the membership base as well as bring new members and visitors to the Museum. This position engages opportunities with alumni, faculty, staff and students. The manager will develop corporate membership outreach, partnerships with other museums, benefit packages connected to exhibitions, and collateral materials for membership. The Membership Manager serves as outreach coordinator and liaison to the Meadows Museum Advisory Council.

Essential Functions:

Grow the Museum’s membership base, both individual and corporate while increasing membership retention rates. Revise and update Museum membership categories: membership services; listings and information.
Work closely with marketing to develop and implement Museum marketing strategies for acquisition, collateral materials, renewal, upgrades and on-site solicitation while tracking membership goals and analyzing trends.
Design and develop campaigns to recruit new individuals and corporate members to the Meadows Museum, as well as develop dynamic programming exclusively for members.
Update Museum Membership lists and prepare reports on Annual Giving, Membership, Visitors, and Budget.
Write Museum membership communications and articles for museum publications and electronic communications (e-letter), develop and maintain annual membership.
Manage member travel program. Help coordinate Members events (VIP, Member, F/S, Student receptions and others).
Seek partnership with area interest groups and other institutions for membership recruitment purposes. Maintain contact with industry peers by attending professional meetings.
Participate in evening and weekend Members events and undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree is required.

A minimum of three years of museum experience is required, preferably in the membership department of a fine arts museum or institution.

Proficiency with MS Office is required, including mail merges, import/export data, create relationships between tables and run reports.

Experience with Blackbaud is preferred.

Experience with Constant Contact and Event planning software is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Written communication skills include the ability to create effective membership communications and articles for museum publications.

Candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships internally, as well as externally with alumni, current and potential members, corporations, and industry peers.

Strong project management skills are essential.

Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.

Candidate must demonstrate excellent problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as to devise solutions using creativity, innovation and resourcefulness.

Must be attentive to detail and accuracy, with the ability to plan and develop budget proposals, monitor expenditures against budget, process invoices for approval, and prepare necessary documentation for review.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Experience with Blackbaud software is preferred, as well as Constant Contact Event planning software.

This position requires evening and weekend work as necessary for events and programs.
Physical/Environmental Demands:

This position must be able to bend, crawl, reach above shoulders, carry/lift 25 lbs., and sit for long periods of time.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Arts/Theaters
Organization: Meadows School of the Arts
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Staff
Employee Status: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: No
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2017, 4:33:49 PM
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