Development Associate

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises:  n/a

Work Locations: Queens, New York. Some remote work available.

Position Summary:

The Development Associate supports LAHM’S individual, corporate, foundation and government funding efforts. They are responsible for working with the Executive Director, LAHM staff and strategic consultants to help meet and exceed the annual revenue goals – currently a $2 million annual budget and a multi-million endowment campaign as LAHM prepares to open a new, state-of-the-art building. The Development Associate’s responsibilities include:

  • conducting prospect research
  • setting up prospect meetings and interfacing with prospects and donors
  • drafting grant application materials, reports and donor correspondence
  • maintaining the donor database
  • planning and supporting events
  • monitoring and meeting grant deadlines

As a front-facing staff member, the Development Associate also learns and shares the legacy of Louis and Lucille Armstrong for museum visitors, donors and constituents. The Development Associate reports to the Executive Director.

 We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, and meticulous. Ideal qualifications include:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Three+ years of work experience in development or related field
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Willingness to take initiative and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to manage/prioritize concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details while keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel, and experience working with, or willing to learn, a customer relations management database
  • Knowledge of jazz, civil rights, and Louis Armstrong as an American icon is a plus

Hours: 40 hours per week (Full Time). Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Accommodating to weekend and evening events, as needed. Some remote work available.

Compensation: $45,000 – $55,000 Commensurate to experience

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@louisarmstronghouse.org with subject line “Development Associate”     

 

 

GUEST EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Reports to: Director of Guest Experience

Supervises:  n/a

Work Locations: Queens, New York

Position Summary:

The Guest Experience Associate helps to ensure the successful operations of the historic house tour and the overall museum experience. They are responsible for working with the Director of Guest Experience, Museum Store Manager and other LAHM staff to help meet and exceed the annual revenue goals for the tour and to promote a positive experience for all visitors. The Guest Experience Associate’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting tours of the historic home and exhibitions
  • Helping to conceive and implement unique tour experiences in-person and online
  • Helping to ensure the financial viability of tour operations
  • Reception, box office and greeting guests
  • Helping to recruit and support volunteer docents
  • Producing and analyzing visitor data reports
  • Museum store support
  • Supporting the program and events of the museum

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, and personable. Ideal qualifications include:

  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Willingness to take initiative and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Knowledge of jazz, civil rights, and Louis Armstrong as an American and African-American icon.
  • Strong office and computer skills.

Hours: 24 hours per week (Part time) with the potential to become full time. Thursday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Accommodating to weekend and evening events as needed

Compensation: $18/hour. LAHM provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@louisarmstronghouse.org with subject line “Guest Experience Associate”