Position Title: MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

 

Reports to:  Executive Director

Job Summary:

Responsible for creating and executing a variety of marketing and fundraising initiatives to promote Agecroft Hall & Gardens with a goal to expand both audiences and financial support for the historic property. Manage marketing plan that includes advertising through radio, print and social media channels. Responsible for Agecroft’s social media profiles. Enhance membership program and develop fundraising campaigns. Work with Executive Director to steward major donors and cultivate potential donors. Evaluate effectiveness of advertising strategies and fundraising campaigns. Manage two public events a year to promote Agecroft in the community.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations plan including both paid advertising and social media strategies for Agecroft Hall & Gardens.

2. Promote special programs and large scale signature events through paid advertising, media coverage, and outreach efforts.

3. Design promotional collateral for programs and events.

4. Draft enewsletter 1-2 times a month. Manage email database.

5. Maintain website by keeping content fresh and updating the calendar of events.

6. Disseminate timely information to news organizations. Manage media relations, including writing news releases and responding to information requests from the media to increase media coverage of Agecroft and its activities.

7. Collaborate with Executive Director to develop a sustainable program of philanthropic support.

8. Research prospects and develop a program of thoughtful stewardship for members and donors. Manage the acknowledgement process.

9. Prepare and/or oversee written grant proposals.

10. Evaluate marketing and fundraising campaigns with the goal of improving them over time.

11. Organize two annual events (Bubbles & Blooms and Apples & Ales) and assist with other special events and activities when needed.

12. Attend related meetings and events to expand skills and knowledge.

Job Specifications:

Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a marketing/communications or development position, preferably with a non-profit, arts related or cultural institution. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Working knowledge of Agecroft Hall & Gardens and the Richmond region helpful. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills matched with knowledge of Microsoft Office, basic desktop publishing and Adobe Creative Suite. Strong knowledge of social media and best practices in data analytics. Strong work ethic and project management skills. Ability to welcome and engage diverse stakeholders. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Attention to detail. Ability to work well on a team as well as independently. Sense of humor.

Working Conditions:

Office environment. Position requires walking, sitting and occasional lifting of equipment weighing up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional night and weekend work. Must pass a background check.

This is a full time position with excellent benefits.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Emily Jones at ejones@agecrofthall.com

Position Title: CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN

Part-time: 8-10 hours/week

Mondays required; Occasional weekend and evening work also required.

Position starts immediately. 

Reports to: Curator of Collections

 

Position Summary: The Conservation Technician will assist the Curator with the care and maintenance of Agecroft’s collection, consisting primarily of 17th century English artifacts. The Conservation Technicican will also assist with seasonal house changes and environmental monitoring.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular exhibit maintenance, collection inspections and cleaning.

  • Monitor museum environment with particular attention to temperature/humidity and integrated pest management.

  • Work with curator and conservator in object movement and re-housing, record maintenance, and other projects as assigned.

  • Perform other duties beyond the scope of the above responsibilities as assigned.

 

Job Specifications:

  • B.A degree (or significant progress towards a BA) in Art History, History, or related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of proper handling, display, and storage of a variety of artifacts ranging from paper and vellum to ceramics and metals.

  • Willingness to learn proper conservation techniques. Prior experience helpful.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch and spend long periods of time on feet.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Administrative and clerical skills necessary as well as computer literacy and some knowledge of museum database software.

 

How to apply:

Email a short cover letter and resume/CV to Emily Jones at ejones@agecrofthall.com.

Agecroft Hall & Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221 

(804) 353.4241