Asheville Museum of Science

Development and Marketing Coordinator

43 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC


The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is seeking an engaged and enthusiastic fundraising and marketing professional to enable the museum's mission: to be Western North Carolina's home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration.

The Development and Marketing Coordinator is an innovator, relationship builder, and pioneer who leads with vision and enthusiasm. The chosen candidate is responsible for supporting all fundraising revenue streams and marketing communication channels, which allow us to achieve our mission, grow the museum, and maximize impact in the community. Leading by example, the position coordinates with the AMOS team and volunteers to manage annual giving, donor database management, special events, donor relations and stewardship, communications, and grants.

The ideal candidate has a passion for STEAM education and inspires confidence in and excitement for AMOS as a recognized pillar of Western North Carolina and the Asheville community.
• Health insurance stipend
• Paid time off
AMOS is the center for expert STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning in WNC. We strive to spark imagination and foster lifelong curiosity in the museum and through both in-house and outreach STEM education programs. These include field trips, in-school and after-school programs, intensive science camps, Saturday STEM education, and involvement in events that serve our community. At AMOS we believe that our expert designed STEM programing contributes to our youth's interest in STEM, connection to caring adults who serve as role models, reduction of the achievement gap, and preparation for 21st century work environments.
  • Primary activities will include development and fundraising coordination and strategic communications.
  • Actively manages a portfolio of current and potential donors, including the development and execution of plans for each prospect. Plan and coordinate projects related to the cultivation or stewardship of prospects. These may include advisory groups, receptions, dedication events, special dinners and luncheons.
  • Prospects, recruits, and engages a productive development and marketing committee to implement a development and communications strategy annual plan of the museum.
  • Executes individualized plans moving prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship management process.
  • Identifies grant proposal opportunities and ensures alignment with the museum's five-year strategic plan and educational and staffing objectives. Drafts grant proposals and executes all reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates and manages information on contacts with colleagues, board members, and development committee.
  • Plans and executes special events integrated into the annual development and marketing strategy of AMOS.
  • Supports grant researcher and writing with an ability to identify and focus opportunities that align with educational programming goals, exhibits strategy and overall goals of AMOS.
  • Safely in-person or through digital channels make public appearances, speaking engagements, and attend pre/after hour networking events to share information about the museum
  • Manages the fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Prepares and presents monthly reports on priority projects to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Manages and produces invitations to programs and events, posters, fact sheets, press materials, the Museum website, social media and email communications, working closely with the full AMOS team.
  • Oversee and coordinate the Museum's communications strategy and advertising plan working with department heads, the Audience Engagement Manager, the PR consultant, and using traditional and new media platforms.
  • Produce and deliver Annual and Impact Reports working with Director and AMOS team.
  • Develops strategic partnerships that will guide and support the museums mission in the area and surrounding communities.
  • Partners with Education, Operations and Visitor Experience to align the AMOS experience across all museum activities and operations through investment and grant opportunities.
  • Supports the strategic planning process with community partners and museum team and board.
  • Identifies opportunities to cultivate community involvement in the museum and increases volunteer engagement.
Required skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years professional experience. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales, and marketing.
  • Minimum 2+ years working experience in a communications-related field, knowledge of WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Mail Chimp and Adobe Creative Suite and related applications required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience designing and delivering presentations. Demonstrated proficiency with active listening.
  • Ability to use visual storytelling and social listening to create unique and engaging content.
  • Digital savvy professional, open to learning a variety of platforms and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising, fundraising techniques, and major gift fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience with donor relations and fundraising technology systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing high quality reports and presentations with current computer and cloud-based systems.
  • Knowledge in Google Analytics a plus
  • Knowledge in Google AdWords a plus
  • Knowledge in CRM systems a plus
  • Experience with list segmentation methods/database management
  • Proficiency in image editing and graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Canva a plus
  • Superior organizational and event planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance teamwork.
  • Experience and expertise in cultivating resources for project funding.
  • Experience with strategic planning and execution.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to manage board relationships, make strategic decisions to enhance the effectiveness of the board, and manage resistance and change.
  • Flexible hours - occasional nights/weekends
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Reliable transportation
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 3+ years professional experience in fundraising, sales, and marketing
  • Minimum 2+ years experience in a communications related field
  • Knowledge in: Use of social media platforms including Face Book, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Knowledge in: CRM Systems (donor relations)
  • Knowledge in: Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge (or similar)
  • Knowledge in: Graphic presentations (such as PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge in: Grant writing (or similar)
  • Knowledge in: Generate fundraising and/or marketing reports
Asheville Museum of Science provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.