Fruitlands Winter Season Hours:
Art Museum, Museum Store & Trails Open Weekends Only 12-5PM.
Historic Buildings and Cafe Re-open April 15, 2015.

Employment Opportunities

Development Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Development
Full-time: 5 days per week
Position Summary:
Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual with excellent customer service skills to manage development operations and coordinate our membership program, annual giving appeals and fundraising events.  The Development Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the development office including database management, gift entry, membership fulfillment, and gift acknowledgements. This position will manage the membership programs and be responsible for membership recruitment, retention and cultivation.  He/she will also coordinate membership and fundraising events and help develop new strategies to further the Museum’s fundraising goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Process all gifts and produce acknowledgements for gifts in a timely manner.
  • Serve as  a primary manager of Museum’s database (ALTRU)
  • Manage membership programs including recruitment, renewal and fulfillment
  • Research and implement new strategies to grow membership
  • Leverage new technologies and appeal methods to increase engagement and acquisition
  • Identify, research, and cultivate prospects to support the museum’s strategic goals
  • Create and manage the process and timetable for individual gift solicitations
  • Generate mailing lists and reports
  • Work with the staff to keep a smooth and steady stream of donor communications
  • Develop and support Museum special events to ensure donor engagement
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Museum fundraising events
  • Work as team member to reach Development goals and implement the yearly Development Plan
  • Other duties as assigned; occasional evenings and weekends required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2 -3 years experience with gift processing and donor database management
  • Customer service oriented person with strong organizational, administration, telephone, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Familiarity with development database software, Altru and Research Point preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written and listening skills
  • Interest in museum administration and fundraising
  • Experience in fundraising events a plus
  • Self starter, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands
To apply, submit letter of application and resume to:
Suzanne Myer Smith
Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA 01451
Application review begins April 6, 2015