Employment Opportunities

Major Gifts Coordinator, Full-time

Job Summary
The Major Gifts Coordinator works closely with the Director of Development and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to oversee the integrity and professional management of annual and major gift campaigns. To ensure the diversification of donors and fundraising goals are met, the Major Gifts Coordinator will be responsible for creating and executing strategies for direct mail campaigns, online giving, tribute gift programs, planned giving, and major gift fundraising. The Major Gifts Coordinator will help build the Giving Societies, a major gifts recognition program, through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of donors and donor prospects. She/he will work in cooperation with the leadership team and key volunteers to carry out successful solicitation practices and strategies. The starting salary range for this position is $27,000 - $30,000 annually.

Major Functions
1) Financial Accountability

  • Supports a $2.5 million annual development budget that includes $800,000 in contributed gifts from individuals.
  • Reconciles all individual gifts with the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to ensure the appropriate designation and disbursement of funds.

2) Management & Administration

  • Coordinates Giving Society renewals.
  • Coordinates all departmental gift acknowledgment letters.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Development and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, coordinates the Annual Board Giving Campaign.
  • In donor database, inputs all planned donor solicitation in the module for managing prospects.
  • Coordinates donor fulfillment.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Manager of Development for pledge reminders and gift acknowledgment letters.
  • Coordinates with Assistant Manager of Development the preparation of monthly and/or quarterly reports for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and senior leadership.
  • Establish cross-departmental alliances with all departments; in particular, Member Services, Special Events, Visitor Services, Marketing and Communications, and Education.

3) Letters and Proposals

  • Write compelling appeal and renewal letters in a manner that is clear and concise and strategically align Fernbank’s programs with the needs of the donor.
  • Writes and submits interim and final reports when required.
  • Meet all submission and final report deadlines.

4) Strategy

  • Coordinate a robust prospect list of individuals to be solicited for major gifts. With the Membership Office, identify active members who are ready for an invitation to join the Giving Societies.
  • Segment data and develop appeals that strategically align Fernbank program offerings with donor interests.
  • Provide preparatory documents and other strategies to prepare senior leadership for solicitations and/or meetings.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Development and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, work with the Giving Society Chairs, selected Trustees and /or other leadership on prospect identification, donor retention and diversification of the major gift roster.
  • Plan and execute all major donor cultivation events, working closely with the Museum’s Special Events Office.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and other leadership, identify and coordinate unique engagement opportunities for small groups, families and individuals.

5) Client Management

  • In cooperation with the Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and other leadership, assigns donor/clients to key staff and volunteers for fundraising calls and face-to-face visits.
  • Manages donor/client portfolios and prospect lists with corresponding strategies and action reports.
  • Prompts Vice President of Institutional Advancement and of other members of Senior Management on their monthly actions.

6) Marketing & Communications

  • In cooperation with the Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Marketing and Communications liaison, initiates and coordinates collateral materials needed for major giving strategies such as donor society materials, planned giving materials, invitations and other pieces.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Marketing and Communications liaison, periodically reviews and helps guide website content and marketing techniques for the donor societies.

7) Other

  • All other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements

  • At least two to three years non-profit experience with a proven track record in fundraising, public relations or administering annual giving programs and donor fulfilment
  • Experience working with members and volunteers a plus
  • Experience with Altru Blackbaud Software, Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Willingness to work at least one weekend day per month
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings for donor cultivation and signature fundraising events

Skills and Attributes

  • Exceptional verbal and social skills
  • Exceptional written skills with the ability to express information clearly, concisely and with precision
  • Affinity for working in a team environment and facilitating positive two-way communication across departments
  • Ability to implement and execute strategies for donor cultivation, stewardship, recognition and solicitation
  • Ability to work within a complex institution with all levels of leadership, staff and donors
  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Flexible, works well under pressure and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Results oriented
  • Curious, motivated and willing to self-learn
  • A strong interest in science, natural history topics and/or museums

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Bartender (Special Events Staff), Part-Time

Position Summary
As part of Fernbank Museum’s special events staff, bartenders work closely with the beverage service manager to plan, organize and control the operations of bars during internal (Martinis & IMAX®, VIP receptions) and external events (wedding receptions, corporate parties). All bartenders must also be able to serve as a barkback and or busser.

This position offers a flexible schedule in a truly unique work environment. Starting pay is $9/hour, plus tips on cash bars and weekly Martinis & IMAX® event.  

Essential Functions

  • Ensure excellent guest experiences at all events
  • Support the Museum’s weekly Friday night Martinis & IMAX® event
  • Assist with event set up (including bars) and break down
  • Follow proper cash handling procedures
  • Serve as a barback and be available to cross-train on all levels of set up for events as needed
  • Ensure compliance with all beverage regulations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum’s bar offerings including beer, wine and specialty cocktails

Requirements

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work 15-20 hours per week, including Friday evenings
  • Ability to work in a face-paced environment
  • Prior bartending and cash handling experience
  • A team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Busser (Special Events Staff), Part-Time

Position Summary
As part of Fernbank Museum’s special events staff, bussers are a key element in ensuring a quality guest experience during internal (Martinis & IMAX®, VIP receptions) and external events (wedding receptions, corporate parties).

This position offers a flexible schedule in a truly unique work environment. Starting pay is $9/hour, plus tip out on cash bars and weekly Martinis & IMAX® event.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure excellent guest experiences at all events
  • Support the Museum’s weekly  Friday night Martinis & IMAX® event
  • Provide general event support including (bussing, dishwashing, trash removal)
  • Assist with event set up (including bars) and break down
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum’s bar offerings including beer, wine and specialty cocktails

Requirements

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work 15-20 hours per week, including Friday evenings
  • Ability to work in a face-paced environment
  • A team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Museum Store Sales Associate, Part-time

Job Summary
Responsible for the timely processing of all sales in an efficient and friendly manner. Contribute to the efficiency of the Store’s daily operations and the creation of the proper atmosphere for a successful and profitable Store.

Major Functions

  • Process all sales transactions quickly and accurately
  • Provide friendly, helpful service to all visitors
  • Become knowledgeable about all items sold in the Store
  • Resolve register related problems
  • Open and close the Store, including making daily deposits and reports
  • Maintain proper merchandise display, Store cleanliness and adequate stock on hand
  • Assist with physical inventory
  • Must be available to work weekends and some evenings.

Requirements

  • One year retail sales experience
  • Cash handling and cash register ability
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Flexibility and ability to perform several tasks at once

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Roundsman, Part-time

Job Summary: This position has a general understanding of all stations in the kitchen and The Fernbank Café. Responsibilities and job duties change from day to day, or even within a shift, according to the immediate needs of the operation. Activities include, but are not limited to: food preparation, set-up, clean-up, stocking, dish washing, cash handling and customer service.

Major Functions:

  • Ensure all guests have an enjoyable experience in the Fernbank Café and throughout the Museum.
  • Prepare food in the kitchen or at the Fernbank Café line according to customer requests and Café standards.
  • Assist coworkers throughout the shift to ensure that all tasks are completed efficiently.
  • Maintain supplies of plates, bowls, straws, condiments, etc.
  • Ensure line is clean and organized throughout entire shift. This includes the back counter and under coolers.
  • Keep Dining Room clean and neatly arranged for guests and staff. Also maintain Terrace and Service Hallway.
  • Start, load and operate dish machine.
  • Store clean dishes and utensils.
  • Clean and maintain beverage station.
  • Break down boxes, empty trash cans, sweep and mop as needed.
  • Break down food stations and properly store all food.
  • Clean refrigerators.
  • Process customer purchases at the cash register.
  • Accurately count and deposit receipts in safe at end of shift.

Experience Requirements:

  • One year of food experience in a restaurant or other commercial setting.
  • Knowledge of food preparation.
  • Cash handling or retail experience.
  • Knowledge of food safety and cleanliness requirements.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Friendly attitude.
  • Team player.
  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work weekdays and weekends, including Friday nights.
  • Ability to move from one task to another quickly and without prompting from supervisor.

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Summer Camp Assistant, Part-time/Seasonal

Job Summary
The Summer Camp Assistant will work with the Summer Camp Counselor to support Fernbank Museum’s Summer Camp AfterCare program. The Summer Camp Assistant will also help with other duties in the Education Department as needed. Time frame: May 26 – July 24, 2015, Mon-Fri 1pm – 5:30pm.

Major Functions

  • Assist staff in preparations for camp AfterCare activities
  • Lead activities and games during the AfterCare program
  • Monitor campers throughout the day.  Move campers from one location to another (i.e. exhibits, outside, restrooms, etc.)
  • Check-out campers as they leave in the afternoon
  • Assist the Education Department with special projects as necessary

Experience Requirements

  • Must enjoy working with children between the ages of 4 and 10
  • Previous experience working with young children, preferably in a group setting
  • Background in science is a plus

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent rapport with children and ability to communicate well with parents
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help out wherever needed; energetic and creative
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion
  • Enthusiasm for natural history; comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)