Facility: Old Jail Art Center – Albany, TX

Supervisor: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Compensation: Employee Health Insurance, Generous Vacation/Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Managed 401K 



Date: July 2018

Position Description:

Works collaboratively with the Executive Director and OJAC staff to plan, execute and document a variety of fundraising, marketing, and outreach campaigns for exhibitions, events and programs at the Old Jail Art Center.

A successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising and marketing, passion for the visual arts and education, experience managing complex projects and competing deadlines, and significant experience working with active committees and volunteers. Ability to work successfully with limited staff resources in a fast-paced and changing environment is essential.

Scope of Duty:

Development and Membership

  • Coordinates membership campaigns and annual fund initiatives

  • Collaborates with Executive Director in the preparation and submission of grant applications

  • Maintains and updates a database of membership and donor information

  • Identifies and pursues new funding opportunities

  • Administers correspondence with individual donors, maintains donor and membership databases, and provides statistical reports on developmental activities

  • Identifies and implements ideas for more efficient use of resources

  • Coordinates museum fundraising activities and events, serving as staff liaison to volunteer committees

  • Follows agency procedures when selecting and negotiating with vendors for services. Contractors may include caterers, rental suppliers, entertainers, photographers, etc.


Marketing and Outreach

  • Creates original concepts and design, ensuring proper collaboration, review and production on print and digital projects

  • Maintains the Old Jail Art Center brand, working with staff to ensure a consistent and identifiable aesthetic and messaging across all platforms

  • Conceptualizes and develops print and digital advertisements and signage

  • Conducts research and targets specific community and niche interest groups—i.e., schools (academic departments and student organizations), arts appreciation organizations, professional and trade groups, etc.—that have a connection to and affinity for the museum

  • Maintains & updates a database of marketing contact information

  • Creates press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events

  • Maintains, builds, records and reports social media marketing, i.e., Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, etc.

  •  Follows agency procedures when selecting and negotiating with vendors for services. Contractors may include designers, printers, photographers, etc.

  • Maintains well‑organized Museum digital and graphics library and files, including images and photographs of events and programs. Implements hierarchical file retrieval system in compliance with information technology guidelines

  • Ensures that the Executive Director is regularly informed of any significant design, production, and/or vendor issues


General Personnel

  • Maintains a professional, respectful, and service‑oriented focus when interacting with museum staff, visitors and the public

  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the museum and its employees and in accordance with ethical standards. Adheres to all agency policies and procedures

  •  Available for occasional evening, weekend and/or holiday work at special events and programs

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in museum or nonprofit setting, with an emphasis in fundraising, as well as experience in marketing, and/or community relations

  • College degree in a related field, such as Museum Studies, Marketing, Fundraising or Business

  • Proven experience in fundraising, including experience in grant writing and management, direct solicitation, special events management, marketing, public relations, community relations and public speaking

  • Proficiency with Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design, Premiere-Pro…)

  •  Proficiency with social media marketing tools, i.e., Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, etc.

  • Excellent oral and written communications, including group presentation and interpersonal relationship skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating brochures, invitations, catalogues, both digital and print

  • Experience recruiting, managing, supervising and evaluating committees of volunteers

  • Experience with budgeting and project reporting

Salary commensurate with experience and education. Medical, Paid Vacation/Sick.  

Open immediately. EOE.

Send resume cover letter with salary expectations, work samples (if available) and three professional references to:

Patrick Kelly, Executive Director, Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd St., Albany, TX 76430 or 

Please, no telephone calls.