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Development Associate

Position Description:

The Development Associate provides direct support to the Senior Director of Advancement in the implementation of a comprehensive marketing and fund-raising program that is focused on institutional support; individual, corporate, and foundation donors; and special events. The Development Associate reports to the Senior Director of Advancement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support departmental cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors.
  • Conduct corporate, foundation, and individual prospect research at the direction of the Senior Director of Advancement, and recommend prospects for solicitation.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports as needed.
  • Process donations, acknowledgement letters, and other correspondence.
  • Maintain foundation, corporate, and individual donor files.
  • Regularly update database records.
  • Create fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Coordinate and implement direct mail and email initiatives.
  • Plan and coordinate major events.
  • Handle administrative details associated with Advancement Committee meetings.
  • As directed by the Senior Director of Advancement, provide information and administrative support to staff and Museum Trustees pertaining to development.
  • Prepare media materials for distribution.
  • Support social media efforts as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Advancement.

Related Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of public activities and internal projects, policies and procedures of the Museum.
  • Attend all general staff meetings and Advancement Committee meetings.
  • Actively participate in “on duty” weekend and weekday staff rotation.
  • Answer phones as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office.
  • A solid understanding of fund-raising databases, including segmentation, tracking, and donor research capabilities is required, as well as overall computer literacy and proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Grant writing experience a plus.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collegially in a small group situation.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Salary Range:

$27,500 - $35,000

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@aahom.org.

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ScienceWorks Instructor

Position Description:

ScienceWorks Lab Instructors, under the guidance of the Lab Coordinator, lead educational 50-minute hands-on classes for visiting school groups during the week. 

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm

This is a part-time position. Hours are flexible depending on the number of school groups scheduled. Instructors must be available for the full time range, at least 2 days a week.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading classes, giving instructions for hands-on activities, assisting participants, answering questions and maintaining classroom order
  • Assisting Lab Coordinator with equipment/materials maintenance and organization
  • Set up and take down of lab activity materials
  • Ensuring that visitors are using materials safely and in intended manner
  • Acquiring knowledge of our Museum and specific exhibits

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead groups of up to 30 children and their chaperones from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to engage visitors, answer questions, and say “I don’t know, but I’ll find out for you!”
  • Desire to learn new science concepts
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Confidence, energy and enthusiasm
  • Prior experience in education or science is preferred

Pay:

Starting pay $8.15 per hour

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Front Desk Staff

Position Description:

Must be a computer literate “people person” who is able to pay attention to details and accurately handle money. The ability to multi-task in a prompt, polite and helpful manner is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all phases of customer service in the Museum store, including greeting customers, selection and facilitating sales
  • Duties include cash register operation, balancing the cash drawer
  • Pricing new stock, restocking items, keeping store clean and neat and helping with displays and merchandising

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to handle high volume sales
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Basic math skills and ability to make change

Hours:

Available hours include Monday 9-5:30, Tuesday 8:45-5:30, Wednesday 9-5:30, Thursday 9-8:30, Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-5:30, and Sunday 11:30-5:30. Occasional evening and early morning hours are scheduled based on special events.

Pay:

$8.15 per hour with incremental raises up to $10.50

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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Admission:
$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months