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Position Description: Senior Vice President, Development & Marketing
Reports To: President & CEO

The Role
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Vice President, Development and Marketing is a key member of the leadership team and a critical participant in articulating the Museum’s future direction. S/he is responsible for designing and implementing strategies to increase public awareness, foster engagement, and deepen philanthropic support for Levine Museum’s programs, exhibits, and services. The Senior Vice President provides strategic direction for fund development efforts, as well as marketing and communications at a time of transformational change.

The successful candidate for this role will benefit from a four-person team that works cohesively toward pursuit of the Museum’s aims. A resource development plan is in place, providing a solid platform for the pursuit of earned and contributed revenue. Members of the organization’s board of directors are deeply committed to advancing the mission of the Museum and are deeply bought in to resource development and marketing strategies.

Levine Museum is at an exciting time in its history, and this role will be a critical one. There is the potential for a sizable capital campaign in future years, and an organizational constituency to make that effort a success. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to cement a local reputation as an institutional leader and resource development change agent.

Professional Responsibilities
Development & Marketing Planning
▪ Provide leadership, strategic direction and strong business acumen for the Museum’s overall public engagement and development efforts
▪ Provide leadership and strategic oversight to the Marketing and Communications function to ensure cross-functional integration of efforts to support Museum exhibits, programs, and services

Team Management
▪ Create a quality work environment that is collaborative and respectful of the strengths of individual employees by establishing goals and expectations and conducting performance reviews
▪ Work across departments to build a solid working relationship with the programming and operations teams
Fundraising Efforts
▪ Manage a system of Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of $1.5M+ annually through a comprehensive, multi-faceted fundraising platform
▪ Oversee the pursuit of individual gifts including the Leadership Membership Program, major gift, endowment gifts and legacy gifts, directly managing a portfolio of high impact donors
▪ Direct the acquisition and retention of corporate sponsorships including the Corporate Membership Program, exhibit and program sponsors and event sponsors
▪ Lead the submission of foundation and government grant proposals including exhibit and program grants, project-specific grant opportunities and organizational sustainability grants
▪ Manage the research, application and reporting for all grants, including the Arts & Science Council’s basic operating grant
▪ Manage the conception and execution of the Museum’s annual fundraising event, as well as other donor cultivation and appreciate events
▪ Provide support to the Board members in fundraising activities
Marketing Efforts
▪ Develop, evaluate, and adjust marketing and communications strategies for each programmatic initiative, tailored to reach targeted audiences and reinforce brand through a mix of print, broadcast, earned, and social media
▪ Management and oversight of digital communication including the website, social media, blog and podcast
▪ Oversee audience and market research efforts, seeking to understand what messages and themes motivate people to action
▪ Represent the Museum at external meetings, programs and events in the community throughout the year
Department Operations
▪ Develop and manage departmental budgets
▪ Oversee management of the Museum’s donor database system Altru (Blackbaud product)

Required Qualifications & Competencies
The ideal candidate would have the following capabilities and qualities:
▪ Bachelor’s Degree
▪ Commitment to the Museum’s mission
▪ 5 – 7 years’ experience in external relations or institutional advancement, including development, marketing and communications, and events management
▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills
▪ Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills
▪ Ability to make connections easily and create authentic relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups
▪ Solid analytical skills and basic understanding of financial levers
▪ Familiarity with donor databases, Blackbaud products preferred
▪ Comfortable working with corporate and foundation executives
▪ CFRE preferred

Compensation
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits offered.

Levine Museum of the New South is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Levine Museum encourages candidates of all groups and communities to apply for this position.

Beginning September 17, 2018 all inquiries, nominations and applications are to be directed via email to Next Stage Consulting: search@nextstage-consulting.com. Applications must include a custom cover letter and CV to be considered. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position and organization to which you are applying and where you learned of the opportunity. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted.

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Levine Museum of the New South -- Program Coordinator (Full-time)
Position: Full-time, Tuesday-Saturday
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Audience Engagement
Position Summary

The Program Coordinator is a full-time position providing leadership for Levine Museum’s year-round, intergenerational and multicultural programs, both on and off-site

Responsibilities

  • Participates in identifying audiences and setting program goals;
  • Develops and nurtures community partnerships and relationships for new and existing programs
  • Collaborates with Education staff and guest curators in program design and works with colleagues throughout the Museum to plan the logistics, coordination, fundraising, and marketing for each program
  • Maintains programming calendar, produces program materials, assesses audio-visual, equipment and set-up needs
  • Serves as liaison between the Museum and external program partners
  • Plans and manages program day logistics
  • Tracks and reports program attendance and coordinates program evaluations
  • Leads internal evaluation of program content and execution and uses data to revise programs
  • Represents the Museum at community events and festivals
  • Pitches in to support Museum programs and services when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a humanities discipline or equivalent experience
  • A passion for creating informal programs that engage diverse audiences of all ages and a deep interest in history
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and fluency in Spanish
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A resourceful and creative problem solver
  • Good diplomatic skills, comfort with and aptitude for working with a diversity of people from different cultural backgrounds and life experiences
  • Experience self-managing complex tasks with attention to detail and communication while under time pressure
  • Ability to set and track budgets
  • Flexible working hours (ordinary working hours Tuesday through Saturday, some evenings required)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google applications

Other highly desirable skills, experiences and knowledge to be considered

  • Experience with community organizing and/or service, or extensive connections to communities in Charlotte
  • Experience working in a museum, or other community-based organizations
  • Experience in an informal education setting and/or related coursework
  • Experience in public history, childhood development and/or related coursework
  • Experience with educational technology, databases and/or media production
  • Experience gathering and synthesizing customer research data

To Apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to Dan Spock: dspock@museumofthenewsouth.org. Please use “Program Application” in the subject line of your email. Applications accepted through October 12, 2018

Job Description: Social Media Intern

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Starting Date: Immediately
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Compensation: A small stipend is available and/or course credit

Position Summary:
The Social Media Intern is responsible for providing support for the development and marketing department through a variety of digital outlets including the Museum’s social media channels, blog, and website. The Social Media intern will report to the Marketing and Communications Manager and will assist with the development, content curation and monitoring of Levine Museum’s social media platforms and blog.

The Social Media Intern’s primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in creating content for the Museum’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram) and an editorial calendar to ensure content is timely, relevant, and engaging
  • Amplify Museum’s events, programs, exhibits, and content across platforms
  • Develop and curate content that is engaging, educational and aligns with the Museum’s mission and goals (and understand how to change the tone of the content for each channel).
  • Assist with coordinating a guest blogger program
  • Update social platform headers when applicable
  • Keep up–to-date and informed on new social media trends and adapt accordingly
  • Assist with website copywriting, proofing, and updating as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration
  • Openness to learn, willingness to try anything, strong communication/writing skills and out of the box thinking to promote Levine Museum’s exhibits, programs and events in a unique and creative way
  • Writing and proofing skills are required
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and administrative skills
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames
  • Organized, dependable and detail oriented
  • Desire to come up with fresh ideas
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Interest in the mission of Levine Museum of the New South
  • Understands and can utilize emerging platforms, digital media, and web/social media management and measurement tools

Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter and social media handles (if applicable) to Melody Gross, Marketing and Communications Manager at mgross@museumofthenewsouth.org. No phone calls please.