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Position Summary

The Membership Coordinator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Museum’s membership program and, in conjunction with University Advancement, its long-term development. The successful Membership Coordinator will be self-motivated, highly organized, possessing excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to work both collaboratively and independently. They will be dedicated and energetic about building the Museum’s base of support by providing excellent member experiences. This position works closely with and reports to the Manager of Marketing, Communications & Visitor Services. This is a regular part-time position for 15 hours per week.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs day-to-day administration of the membership program, including initiating member communications, renewal letters, welcome packets, and gift acknowledgment letters; maintaining the membership database; and tracking gift income and membership statistics.
  • In conjunction with University Advancement, manages and develops the membership program, including evaluating and implementing strategies for building and sustaining membership. 
  • Plans and facilitates member events, including private previews at exhibition openings and other VIP events. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or related experience.
  • Familiarity with museums and higher education institutions.
  • Ability to represent the Museum and interact professionally with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as well as donors, VIP guests, service providers, and visitors.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, including mail mergers; familiarity with Canva or other nonprofit CRM software programs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks, working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent high school certification plus three years of work experience in donor relations, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Salary Range

$20.76 - $32.21 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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