Part-time Community Engagement Coordinator - American Museum of Magic

Posted on 2/21/2023

Employee Status: Part-Time, $10.00 - 12.00/hour based on experience, 10-15 hours/week, Weekend availability required.
Location: On-Site at the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan

The American Museum of Magic (AMM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in downtown Marshall, Michigan. It is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of magic for audiences of all ages. The museum is seeking an outgoing and reliable emerging professional to serve as the museum’s Community Engagement Coordinator. This is a part time position with an estimated 10-15 hours per week primarily on Wednesdays and Weekend days. Candidate must have availability during museum operating hours. The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to AMM’s Executive Director.

About this Position:
● The American Museum of Magic’s Community Engagement Coordinator works directly with museum visitors to create a welcoming and enjoyable guest experience. The Director and Coordinator will work together to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the museum.
● The Coordinator maintains the museum’s membership database functions including data entry, gift recording, acknowledgments, reporting functions and regular data hygiene.
● The Coordinator assists with educational and community programs as needed and contributes to all social media and marketing efforts.
● This position is an opportunity to gain experience working in all facets of a small nonprofit museum with an extensive archival collection.

Position Responsibilities:
● Coordinate daily operations of the museum, including volunteer supervision, the point-of-sale system, and all other aspects of visitor service.
● Must be willing to learn how to lead a short tour of the museum. No experience with magic history necessary!
● Utilize best practices, as instructed, for collections and archival management.
● Maintain membership database, gift shop inventory, processing donations, and volunteer records.
● Administrative duties including but not limited to opening and closing the museum, answering phones, managing email accounts, light cleaning, and checking mail.
● Working with the director and board to create interpretative signage and other written materials.
● Assist Director with developing content for social media, e-newsletter, and the museum’s website.
● Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
● Has a high school diploma or GED. Currently working towards a degree or already possessing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
● An interest in public history, museum studies, history, anthropology, nonprofit studies or a similar subject preferred.
● Strong professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to use personal judgment in a professional setting.
● At least one year of experience in providing customer service.
● Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
● Enthusiasm for learning new skills on an ongoing basis.
● Ability to self-start projects and work to continually improve protocols and programming.
● Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
● Proficient with Google and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel, required. Proficiency in Adobe, Canva, Catalogit, Wordpress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Constant Contact a plus.
● Have reliable transportation, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and references to We are seeking to hire as soon as possible.

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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