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Rochester Art Center

Advancement Associate

Location: MN - Rochester Metro
Type: Part Time
Category: Development and fundraising

City: Rochester, MN
Salary: $15 per hour
Website: https://rochesterartcenter.org/about/opportunities/jobs/
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No

Job description

+ Part-time (non-exempt, hourly), 30 hours per week, $15 per hour
+ Wednesday-Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm and at other scheduled times as needed
+ 35 hours paid time off annually
+ Reports to the Advancement Coordinator


The Rochester Art Center is excited to welcome an Advancement Associate to our small, thoughtful, but mighty team!

The Advancement Associate is the first person patrons meet when they enter the Art Center or call for information. The ideal candidate for this position is energetic, warm and organized. They will also have a keen eye for marketable art and products, be a savvy salesperson, desire to understand the market and adapt the Gallery Shop to meet clientele interests.

This role supports the Advancement Coordinator to further awareness of the organization’s mission, programs and achievements. It requires high level organizational skills, diplomacy, confidentiality and passion for the arts.

Primary Responsibilities Include

Coordinate Art Consignments for the Art Center Gallery Shop

Invite artists to consign at the Art Center, prepare Consignment Agreements, meet the artists to in-take artwork at the Art Center, maintain records and follow up with artists regularly to change inventory.

Complete regular inventory checks of the Gallery Shop.

Use Square to process sales and track merchandise.

Support Advancement Coordinator by updating records in the donor database (Bloomerang).

Assist Advancement Coordinator with annual campaign mailings and acknowledgement letters, and event planning, preparations and registration.

Provide content for the e-newsletter and social media posts

Support design for non-curatorial materials: billboard, light boxes, etc.

Other Duties

Secure building to ensure proper building security at all times. Lock, secure and code out building at end of shift.

Follow Board policies and stay abreast of updates and changes.

Assist with set-up and strike for special events and rental functions as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Rochester Art Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Qualifications or requirements


High School Diploma or GED equivalent required plus three to five years of related experience in customer service and retail.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, excels in collaboration and team-based work.

Strong communication skills – verbal and written; excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Ability to maintain accurate records; read, analyze and interpret standard business documents; write reports, business correspondence, and procedural guides; effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers and the general public.

Understanding of public relations and marketing

Excellent organization and project management skills

Self-driven and able to set and execute priorities

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Photography and graphic design training or experience a plus

Experience using social media preferred

Basic understanding of audio/video equipment, with the ability to learn new skills in regards to operating audio/visual equipment.

Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, sit, move about, hear and speak. Required to stand, be on feet, and move around for a full work shift.

Ability to communicate in person, by radio, electronically and over the phone. Ability to use computer equipment to complete reports, generate service orders, maintain inventories, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

How to apply

Send a letter of interest and resume to Kalianne Morrison, kmorrison@rochesterartcenter.org.