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Membership and Events Manager




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Membership and Events Manager


The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.


DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Development
STATUS: Full-Time
BENEFITS: Full benefits including medical, dental, vacation accrual, 403b, and more


The Membership and Events Manager position will work as an integral part of the Development department to implement the Museum’s membership plan. The position will identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow and increase membership retention and recruitment as well as identify new opportunities for member engagement. This position will plan and execute Frye events with the goal of cultivating and enhancing relationships with community partners and other constituents of Frye Art Museum. This position will work under the supervision of Deputy Director of Development and collaborate with other members in the Development and Communications departments.



Membership (70%)

Establish overall strategy and the annual calendar of stewardship, membership events, and programs, in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development and Communications department colleagues.

Manage and monitor the Membership budget (in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development) including revenue goal setting and review of both expenses and income, to achieve membership growth goals.

Develop and generate monthly and yearly membership reports and updates for the Deputy Director, Development to monitor performance against goals.

Serve as the main contact person for all membership inquiries via phone, email, onsite, etc. and assist other staff who engage with members (Museum Store, Volunteer Programs, etc.)

Implement the processes, systems, and timeline for maintaining all membership appeals, solicitation mailings and email communications, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrades, event invitations, and general communications.

Manage membership through the database, including input of data/records, track gifts processing, pull member lists, analyzing data and creating timely reports.

Manage membership recognition including sending timely thank you letters, member renewals, and managing additional gifts made by members.

Manage and promote the museum reciprocal programs (NARM, ROAM, Mod/Co) as well as the local and national member discounts program.

Collaborate with Communications department to implement membership messaging in brochures, the website, social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), emails, e-News, appeals, and special event materials.

Promote membership on site at the Museum, as well as through special events (e.g., Members’ previews and Members-only initiatives).

Drive the events and messaging opportunities to acquire new members, including for our new Young Professionals membership level.

Ensure proper and timely expenditure of funds and perform reconciliation of the database to the accounting system in coordination with the Finance Department.

Work collaboratively with all Museum departments, volunteers and interns.

Manage membership/development or museum events on evenings or weekends, as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Events (30%)

Conceptualize, strategize, and manage all rental, development, and other events, such as exhibition openings, member events, and donor cultivation events in collaboration with staff across the Museum. Duties include pre-event planning and post-event analysis.

Coordinate exclusive caterers and other vendors, secure all necessary permits, and ensure compliance with building regulations for the safe and sustainable use of the facility.

Manage logistics of events in collaboration with Event Tech lead, including set-up and tear-down of event areas, audio/visual/technical needs, catering, floral, transportation, invitation lists and RSVPs, and other event details.

Collaborate with Development Associate to determine, secure, and manage additional staff/volunteer support for events as needed.

Manage and reconcile Museum Event budget (revenue and expense).

Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of event planning best practices and demonstrated experience with event scheduling, production, and vendor negotiations.

Demonstrated understanding of the needs and interests of diverse prospects, donors, and community members in order to develop and sustain constituent relationships.

Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and keen attention to detail and deadlines.

Problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain a calm demeanor and a sense of humor during occasionally stressful social circumstances.

Excellent prioritization skills.

Strong writing, editing and communications skills.

Ability to maintain a positive atmosphere of leadership including continuous quality improvement, teamwork, mutual respect, professionalism, and personal accountability.

Ability to regularly work outside the normal workday, including evenings and weekends.

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Familiarity with constituent databases and/or ability to learn new database quickly.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.

Minimum of three years’ direct experience and successful track record in building and maintaining membership, annual giving development in a nonprofit setting.

Experience with a museum or a cultural institution preferred.


Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment within an open office and background noise. Shift times may vary to meet the Museum's requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.


SITTING/STANDING/WALKING: Approximately 70% of time is spent seated while working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 30%) is spent standing or moving around the work area. Ability to stand for extended periods of time when assisting at Museum events.

SPEAKING/HEARING: Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with the public, and co-workers.

LIFTING/CARRYING/PUSHING/PULLING: The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds is necessary for moving material and equipment for events.

VISION: Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the computer screens.

REACHING/HANDLING: Good manual dexterity is necessary for computer keyboard use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.

The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Museum ( for additional information.


Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Membership and Events Manager" in the subject line to No phone calls please.

This position description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.

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Inclusion and Change Manager





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Application Deadline: 
Monday 5th August at midnight

Are you passionate about inclusion with the skills and experience to make a difference to the archive sector in the UK? We are looking for an inclusion and change manager to work with archives across the UK to build partnerships and lead collaborative initiatives in support of an inclusive, representative and diverse archive sector.
The National Archives new strategic vision, Archives for Everyone, is committed to developing inclusive, entrepreneurial, disruptive archives that build trust and tear down barriers to access, participation and understanding. The inclusive archive will be bold and innovative, it will work with talent from diverse backgrounds to ensure archives are encountered by people and communities in unexpected places and at vital moments.

About the role:

The post-holder will champion new approaches to inclusive practice throughout the sector, raising awareness and developing connections across the archives workforce. You will facilitate the formation of networks and relationships with, and between, under-represented communities; those with experience of facing barriers; and key change makers. You will create partnerships with, and seek learning from, other sectors who are also tackling this pressing issue. You will also work across The National Archives with our Outreach and Collections teams to ensure a coherent, embedded approach.

About you:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing an inclusive and diverse archive sector. You will have knowledge of current approaches to development and implementation of inclusion policy and practice across the Creative and Cultural Heritage sector and demonstrable experience of creating partnerships and networks to develop and deliver collaborative projects that produce sustainable outcomes. You will be confident and sensitive with the ability to communicate complex issues to a diverse audience and influence, advocate and build relationships internally and externally.

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Project Manager: Neep and Okra





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£27, 839 per annum
Application Deadline: 
18/07/19 (midnight)

Keyword (Tags):

Deveron Projects is planning to set up a social enterprise cafe in collaboration with our Syrian and local community. We are looking for a creative and driven team member with a keen interest in community development through socially engaged art and community hospitality. A proven track record in project management and entrepreneurial drive is essential, as well as a keen interest in growing and producing healthy, tasty food.



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Sales Manager




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Our secondary market gallery specializing in Post-War prints and works on paper is looking for a full time, experienced individual to fill a Sales Manager position. This individual must possess previous experience in a senior position at a gallery, museum, or auction house, with significant knowledge of Post-War American artists and prints.  

This is a long-term position, Monday - Friday. The ideal candidate is an experienced, knowledgeable, and effective sales person with a management background and obvious comfort  in liaising with clients, colleagues, and vendors.

Day-to-day responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Working directly with clients (both public and private) to sell the Post-War and Contemporary prints and works on paper the gallery specializes in. This includes responding to all phone and internet based inquiries.

- Maintaining the gallery’s web presence on relevant platforms (Artsy, Artnet, etc.)

- Managing the gallery’s social media accounts

- Communicating with clients through gallery newsletters

- Organizing art fair applications and logistics, with the possibility of domestic or international travel.  We currently participate in ADDA The Art Show, The Armory Show, Art Basel|Basel, IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, and Art Basel|Miami

Qualifications include:

- At least 2-4 years in a management position at a gallery, museum, or reputable auction house. 

- At least 5 years of proven experience in the sale of high-value, primary or secondary market artworks.

- Bachelor’s degree in the arts (an art history degree preferred). A Master's Degree is a plus.

- Strong knowledge of contemporary and Post-War art.

- Highly organized, communicative, and efficient working habits, as well as an ability to collaborate with others in an effective and collegiate manner.

- Strong written communication skills.

- Understanding of industry trends and competitors’ marketing activities.

- An established client base a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience, with medical benefits. Travel for art fairs and other major art world events required.

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Mould-maker/casting assistant





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Dependent on experience
Application Deadline: 
16th July

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Role; Professional, experienced mould maker & caster

Experience; 5 years relevant experience (preferred)

Hours; 37.5 (full-time), flexible working hours

Location; Court Robert Arts, Court Robert, Tregare, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BZ. We’re located between Newport and Monmouth on the A40/A449. 50 minutes from Bristol.

Description; Sculptor/artist Christine Baxter is looking for an experienced mould-maker and casting assistant to manufacture complex silicone and fibreglass moulds. Your daily tasks will include casting sculptures in various materials including; iron resin, bronze resin, plaster, jesmonite and cast stone. You may be asked from time-to-time to undertake other duties such as sculpture deliveries, material ordering and other duties which relate to the business needs.

The successful candidate will form part of close-nit team under Christine’s guidance. Christine has over 30 years sculpting experience, having graduated from Camberwell School of Art in the 80’s. Since, she has worked with the likes of Disney, Lucas Film and Beatrix Potter. She has also successfully developed several art businesses.

You will be working at Court Robert Arts, an art exhibition venue in rural Monmouthshire. On site they have Christine’s studio, open to the public daily, professional painters Alex Brown’s studio, as well as Lemon Studios Arts School Ltd, the Court Robert gallery and sculpture garden.

The successful candidate will;

Have an ability to assess a sculpture and plan mould casing and split lines.

Be able to carry out the manufacturing of a fibreglass sculpture mould from start to finish.

Cast sculpture with excellent precision in various materials, as required.

Be familiar with standard casting techniques and fabricating materials.

Carry out mould maintenance.

Be confident in their use of power tools.

Be confident in their use of a vacuum chamber.

Be willing to work with scalpels and other sharp tools.

Have welding experience to produce internal sculpture armatures.

Take note of when materials are running low and order replacements.

Accurately finish sculpture with little supervision.

Work with other staff to ensure production deadlines are met.

Be willing assist other members of the team with additional tasks when necessary.

Be able to prioritise workloads.

Able to deliver on tasks that are right first time in a fast-paced production environment.

Perform tasks safely, in a physically demanding role.

Understand the importance of actively upholding health and safety practises.

Assist with various other art and sculptural projects, as required.


The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following;

Excellent time keeping skills.

Be clean, tidy and methodical in their working.

Be polite, as you may be asked to speak to the public.

Good initiative.

Pride in producing high quality of work.

Able to listen and follow instructions.

Degree or equivalent in mould-making or similar.


There is plenty of free parking on site. Due to our rural location and limited public transport links, the successful candidate must a driving license and own mode of transport.

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Director of Finance and Operations




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£49,000 - £59,000
Application Deadline: 
9am 5th July

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Firstsite is a contemporary visual art organisation based in an award winning Gallery in Colchester, Essex.  Since opening in 2011, Firstsite has welcomed over one million visitors and has established its reputation for being an art Gallery of regional and national importance, celebrating the diverse and radical people of East Anglia through its exceptional artistic and cultural activities.

This pivotal role, working closely with the Director and forming part of the senior leadership team, will support Firstsite’s business planning and direction setting.

The Director of Finance and Operations will lead on all governance, contractual, financial and commercial arrangements; responsible for the Finance, IT, Facilities and HR functions on an on-going basis.

In particular, the Director of Finance and Operations will take a leading role in maintaining and reviewing the four-year financial model to support the delivery of our strategic aims and the compilation of the annual budget and regular forecasts – this will include a priority on ensuring the rapid improvements of our income generation performance across commercial activity including hires, auditorium, retail, café, restaurant and our incubator space at 15 Queen Street.

To succeed in this role, you will have relevant degree and management experience in a charity context.  You will understand the importance of building good relationships with non-finance managers and how to communicate effectively at all levels.  You will also know when to roll up your sleeves and focus on detail.  You will be able to solve complex accounting and system issues, your ethos will be one of continual improvement and, when making changes, you will take others with you.


Intelligent Working   

Our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle and we offer flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days, etc.  We are happy to discuss your own requirements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Firstsite’s commitment to inclusion   

We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our objectives. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective, are important to us.

At Firstsite, we recognise that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand and appreciate that those with experience who have taken a career break still have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment.

Applying with a disability   

Firstsite is proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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