Employment

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Current Employment Openings:

Membership Manager

Upon joining the Development team, the Membership Manager will have an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the Membership program at an inflection point in the Museum’s history.

Function:

The Membership Manager is responsible for leading the Membership program through a wide range of acquisition/retention programs, including: managing operations/correspondence; compiling monthly renewal, upgrade, and conversion reports; creating copy for all membership collateral material; creating/implementing strategic membership acquisition opportunities. Addresses all member queries with efficiency and sensitivity; stewardship and donor identification responsibilities.

Oversees design/implementation of retention/conversion strategies and strategic plan for new member acquisition initiatives. The position represents membership interests with other staff/volunteers and alignment with Museum programming. In year one, the Membership Manager will create and implement a founding member program aligned with institutional growth.

The Membership Manager manages/maintains accurate membership records, including all membership gift entries, timely acknowledgments, revenue reports, list generation, and other reports as needed.

This position is based in Greenwich, CT. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, work is currently being done remotely with employees going into the Museum on an as-needed basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate and develop the membership strategic plan and work in coordination with the Finance office, Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, and Donor Relations   Manager to implement and ensure that membership goals adhere to approved budgets.
  2. Process membership renewals, create member preview invitations, create content for promotional materials for lapsed member mailings and member emails.
  3. Plan and oversee events for Robert Bruce Circle (an upper-level member program)
  4. Plan and oversee membership events including 4 opening celebrations a year, new member events, and special programs. Coordinate efforts for member programs with Audience    Engagement to avoid overlap and foster collaboration.
  5. Oversee membership processing in Altru including gift entry, reports, maintaining records, acknowledgments, and renewals (letters and emails). Process digital cards via Cuseum.
  6. Provide the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement with monthly financial reports to be presented to the Board of Trustees. 
  7. Work collaboratively with Marketing & Communications to plan and implement membership promotions.
  8. 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

Qualifications:

•           Bachelor’s Degree required. 5+ years of Museum or other non-profit experience working with all levels of donors and high-level members.

•           Fundraising experience essential and experience organizing special events required. 

•           Presentation skills important; strong communication/organization skills required. 

•           Familiarity with PCs, Microsoft Office, and web-based communication platforms required. 

•           Altru experience preferred; 

•           Occasional weekend/evening event work required.

•           Strong interest in the arts and/or sciences preferred.

•           Salary and Benefits commensurate with experience.

Resume and cover letter to membership@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

 

Seaside Center Summer Naturalist

Seasonal, full-time position.

13 weeks beginning mid-June through early September, 2021
35 hours per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break), Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends, July 4, and Labor Day Monday.  There may be times, especially at the beginning and end of term, that fall outside the Tues. – Sun. schedule.

Position and Responsibilities:

The Naturalists for the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park are responsible for the operation and care of the building and marine tanks, under the supervision of Museum staff and in cooperation with the Town of Greenwich. The Naturalists are responsible for the development, implementation, staffing and evaluation of educational programs at the Seaside Center, as well as supervision of interns, if applicable.

In addition, while pandemic distancing measures are in effect, naturalists are responsible for digital Seaside Center content production, which may include written articles, social media postings, lesson plans, and educational videos. As pandemic conditions change, naturalists must work with the Seaside Center manager to flexibly adapt Seaside Center operations as necessary.

The position requires a high degree of independence, managing the public and groups of all ages, working in a marine environment, being able to operate a vehicle, and dealing with facilities that are unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged. 

The position reports to Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, and other museum staff as appropriate, e.g. manager of School/ Community Partnerships, Volunteer Program Manager, Exhibitions Design, Curator of Science, Finance or Facilities Maintenance. Comp/flex-time, as approved by supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Oversees the operation of the Seaside Center as part of a two-person team.  
  • Responsible for Seaside Center social media accounts.
  • Develops and publishes digital education programs, articles, and short videos.
  • Monitors budgets under supervision of Museum staff.
  • Keeps accurate records on Seaside Center program attendance.
  • Files weekly reports as well as a season-end report to the Seaside Center Manager with attendance figures, daily activities, building maintenance, etc.
  • Coordinates activities and building maintenance with the appropriate Town of Greenwich officials through appropriate Museum staff.
  • Schedules and organizes groups in coordination with the Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager.
  • Develops and executes education programs for general visitors, group visits, and special public programs (i.e. nature walks, seining activities, workshops, crafts, etc.).
  • Maintains saltwater aquaria and responsible for the care and feeding of marine life.
  • Maintains daily cleanliness of Seaside Center facility.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Traits:

  • Ability to work with children and adults of all ages.
  • Computer literate.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of marine life and environmental science and ability to handle natural history collection objects in accordance with general museum practices.
  • Knowledge of informal and museum/naturalist education methods.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with general office procedures.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • US citizens only, local resident, a plus. 

Recommended Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies, or related field

Compensation $13 – 16/hour, dependent on experience

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Kate Dzikiewicz, Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, or kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org . No phone calls, please.

 

Also see: Internships/Fellowships

See INTERNSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS for additional employment opportunities, both paid and unpaid.