Description: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art [www.everhart-museum.org] seeks an experienced Director of Development & Marketing to serve as the frontline fundraiser for the institution. The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented individual who is a strategic, energetic, entrepreneurial, and creative team player. He or she will work with the Board and Staff to keep the Museum globally oriented and locally relevant, generating enthusiasm and engendering public pride in the Everhart as a highly valued community asset: a magnet for cultural tourism, a venue for exciting exhibitions, and a focal point for significant programs and special events. The Director of Development & Marketing will report directly to the Executive Director and maintain close working relationships with the Board and development volunteers, as well as his/her colleagues at the Museum. The successful applicant will have significant experience in major gift fund raising and sponsorships, and a proven ability to deliver successful grant applications. This individual will possess exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills and be able to manage time and resources efficiently while handling multiple projects. It is vital to have knowledge of all aspects of fund raising, including (but not limited to) annual campaign, planned giving, and membership development. Success will be measured through quantifiable metrics and goals on a quarterly basis. This is a full-time, salaried position that requires some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Requirements: College graduate with background in non-profit fundraising and/or marketing with at least five (5) years of experience in a museum, arts or other cultural institution setting. Must be results-oriented based and have a strong internal drive to take initiative and achieve targeted quarterly goals. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. This individual will be a creative problem solver who can identify issues and offer solutions; be experienced with budget development and management; familiar and comfortable working with MS Office Excel-based data; able to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people of varied skills, backgrounds, and interests. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and special event project history to: Director of Development & Marketing Search, Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510-2390. Fax: 570-346-0652. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please. The Everhart Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Everhart Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a major regional museum through participating in all aspects of museum operation. Volunteers can work in a number of different departments and they provide invaluable support for the museum. Potential volunteers should possess a passion for and appreciation of learning, a flexible attitude, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Please contact the Education Department for further information.
Semester internships are available to college students for credit. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get behind-the scenes experience working with the education or curatorial departments. Projects vary, but students will leave with in depth knowledge of the Everhart’s collection, day-to-day experience of both preparation and execution of galleries and programs, and having made a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Everhart Museum. Internships are available for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Call us for further information.
If you would like to submit your resume for consideration for one of the listed positions, please do so via mail to the appropriate department at
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510-2390
We are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. We will, however, hold on to all resumes for one year upon receipt in the event that appropriate future openings become available.
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