Employment

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Current Employment Openings:

Event Sales Manager

Membership/Annual Fund Manager


 

Event Sales Manager

The Bruce Museum seeks an Event Sales Manager to join its growing team during an exciting time of transition.

A world-class community-based art and science institution, the Bruce has embarked on a transformative expansion and renovation, adding new galleries and inventive public spaces to educate, entertain, engage, and delight. Currently under construction, the expanded New Bruce will have, for the first time in its nearly 110-year history, five new galleries dedicated to the display of its growing permanent art collection. Doubling the size of the existing Museum from 37,000 to over 80,000 sq. ft., the Bruce will add elegant, flexible new spaces for art exhibitions, triple the current space for science exhibitions, create new education and community spaces including a cafe, a 200-seat auditorium, and conference room, offering a greatly expanded rentals program (see NewBruce.org ).

The Event Sales Manager will review and implement the Bruce’s rental program, and will diligently scout, recruit, and book clients for a robust rental calendar upon opening of the new facility in spring 2023. The Event Sales Manager will work closely with the exclusive café operator/caterer, as well as Museum staff to balance external and internal events, ensuring alignment between the caterer’s and the Bruce’s brands. The successful candidate will be a creative, entrepreneurial team player who finds new ways to engage a diverse clientele. The Event Sales Manager is a mid-level position reporting to the Director of Development.

Candidates should appreciate teamwork and building relationships across departments and in the community in support of the Museum’s mission. They must be as comfortable interacting with board members, donors, and corporations, as they are with community groups and volunteer organizations. The successful candidate will have a track record of creating unique rental experiences and expanding clientele through a variety of media platforms and marketing.

The Bruce Event Sales Manager will be expected to:

  • Be highly organized and entrepreneurial in meeting strategic priorities, broaden visibility, and broaden a clientele base.
  • Be motivated by the focus on Community, Art, Science, and Education.
  • Be committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.
  • Project excitement, energy, and empathy for all clients.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency, including the use of database and finance software.
  • Have a broad knowledge of and passion for fine art and/or science (particularly natural history).

Education & Experience Desired:

The Bruce believes there are many pathways to learning. No specific degrees are required, but demonstrable success in business marketing, as well as three years minimum as an Event Sales Manager or a comparable position in the cultural sector, hotel industry, or similar, and 3–5 years of budgeting and accounts receivable are necessary.  The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • outgoing, courteous, and discreet
  • respectful of the Museum environment
  • a team player
  • flexible

Compensation:

$63-73,000 per annum (commensurate with experience) plus incentive pay. The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 401k, life, medical, dental insurances; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave; commuter benefits; membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM and NEMA memberships.

To apply in confidence, email a letter expressing interest in this position and examples of past related experience and a resume to bconelias@brucemuseum.org

 


Membership/Annual Fund Manager

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, seeks a Membership/Annual Fund Manager to join its growing team during an exciting time of transition.

A world-class community-based art and science institution, the Bruce has embarked on a transformative expansion and renovation, adding new galleries and inventive public spaces to educate, entertain, engage, and delight. Currently, under construction, the expanded New Bruce will have, for the first time in its nearly 110-year history, five new galleries dedicated to the display of its growing permanent art collection. Doubling the size of the existing Museum, the Bruce will add elegant, flexible new spaces for art exhibitions, triple the current space for science exhibitions, create new education and community spaces including a cafe, a 200-seat auditorium, and conference room, and offer new programming for all ages and interests when it opens in spring 2023 (see www.newbruce.org).

The Membership/Annual Fund Manager is an integral part of the Development Team and will be responsible for implementing the newly updated founding member program that will launch prior to the grand opening.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make an impact from day one.  This position oversees the Annual Fund strategy and implementation.  Candidates should appreciate teamwork and building relationships across departments and in the community in support of the Museum’s mission.

The Membership/Annual Fund Manager will be expected to

Evaluate and develop the membership strategic plan including retention and conversion strategies as well as new member acquisition, and annual fund planin coordination with Finance, Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, and Associate Director of Development to implement and ensure that membership goals adhere to approved budgets.

Process membership renewals, create member preview invitations, create content for promotional materials for lapsed member mailings and member emails.

Plan and oversee Robert Bruce Circle member-level events, including quarterly communications.

Plan and oversee membership events including opening celebrations for each new exhibition, new member events, and monthly special programs. Coordinate efforts for member programs with Audience Engagement to avoid overlap and foster collaboration. 

Oversee membership processing in Altru, including gift entry, reports, maintaining records, acknowledgments, and renewals. Process digital cards via Cuseum.

Provide Director of Development and Institutional Advancement with monthly financial reports to be presented to the Board.

Work collaboratively with Marketing & Communications to plan and implement membership promotions, to create and distribute communications around member specific events, and website design and upkeep.

Work closely with Visitor Services to ensure proper procedures are in place for on-site sales and front-line staff is aware of member programs and communications.

Create, implement, and evaluate the organization’s annual fund campaign, including mailings, appeals, reports, analysis, and other relevant correspondence.

Education & Experience Desired:

·         Bachelor’s Degree required

·         5+ years of museum or other non-profit experience working with a broad range of donors

·         Fundraising experience essential; experience organizing special events required

·         Presentation skills are important; strong communication/organization skills required

·         Familiarity with PCs, Microsoft Office & web-based communication platforms required

·         Occasional weekend/evening event work required

·         Altru experience preferred

·         Strong interest in the arts and sciences preferred

·         Resume and cover letter to: wrosenberg@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

Compensation:

$50-80,000 per annum based upon experience. The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 401k; life, medical, dental insurances; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave; membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM & NEMA memberships.