Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

The following positions are currently open:
 

Membership Manager
(Full-time, Exempt)

Date Effective: 2014
Supervised by: Assistant Director of Development
Supervises:  Assistant Membership Manager

The Environment: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a major art exhibition center that opened April 2001 in Nashville’s historic downtown post office building. The development of the Frist Center is the result of unprecedented community involvement and cooperation from the public and private sectors which developed this institution that now serves as a hub of Nashville’s flourishing arts community. The Center does not have a permanent art collection. Rather, the Center is committed to bringing top-quality exhibitions to the region, to community outreach, and to education programs and activities.

The Board of Trustees of the Frist Center is firmly committed to the Frist Center. The Board is broadly diverse, comprising of corporate leaders of national renown, public school educators, working artists, community activists, and collectors.

The city of Nashville is steadfast in its commitment to the arts, as evidenced by the explosion of new galleries, important art exhibitions at the city’s existing institutions, and the formation of new visual and performing arts organizations. This growth is raising awareness of the arts to new and exciting levels in the city.

Job Summary:  The Membership Manager is responsible for developing a wide range of membership acquisition and retention programs.  This person oversees the membership program and serves as a primary contact for Frist Center members, working closely with other staff to develop communications methods, membership materials, and special member programs to enhance member relations.  This position manages the Assistant Membership Manager.


Essential Job Functions:

• Works with the Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development to develop short and long-range membership goals, programs, and activities to enhance community ownership of the Frist Center;
• Designs and implements membership acquisition strategies including development of membership materials, direct mail, and other direct marketing activities;
• Utilizes technology and social media in the membership process from acquisition to retention;
• Oversees Raiser’s Edge database system to track members, member visits to the Frist Center, member giving patterns, retention, and to evaluate membership trends;
• Manages and maintains accurate records on membership, including acknowledgements, membership income reports, mailing lists, membership lists for publications, and other reports as needed;
• Processes new/renewed membership gifts and develops benefit materials;
• Understands mailing procedures, i.e. bulk mailing codes, etc.;
• Develops programs to track, evaluate, and enhance member involvement in special programs of the Frist Center;
• Manages annual Frist Fridays concert series including booking bands and overseeing coordination each event;
• Addresses all concerns and questions of members with sensitivity to customer while keeping best interests of organization in mind;
• Manages and executes the FCVA annual fund campaign; sets strategy to grow annual revenue from annual appeal;
• Works effectively with volunteers in development capacity;
• Oversees the management of membership front desk, membership services, benefits, and policies including coordination with Visitor Services for front of house service;
• Prepares and manages membership budget;
• Work with volunteers in a positive and constructive manner;
• Performs other duties as requested or assigned by Assistant Director of Development.


Education:  B.A./B.S. degree or higher, or equivalent professional/leadership training in the field.


Work Experience: Three to five years experience overseeing membership programs is required. Raiser’s Edge database system experience is required.


Skills and Abilities: 
• Proven track record of strategically growing an effective membership base, including high rate of retention with ability to define, design, implement and manage creative membership programs to support the Frist Center’s stated mission;
• Ability to effectively represent the Frist Center to donors and potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
• Excellent personal and social skills, outgoing personality, decorum, and discretion;
• Excellent planning, organization and written skills;
• Ability to work creatively, cooperatively, and effectively with all Center staff as well as within the Development Department to support Frist Center programs.
• Some evenings and weekends required.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
      • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
      • Stooping, bending, kneeling
      • Standing for long periods of time
      • Ability to work at computer for extended period of time


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





Development Coordinator
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Date Effective: 2014
Supervised by: Major Gifts Manager

The Environment: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a major art exhibition center that opened April 2001 in Nashville’s historic downtown post office building. The development of the Frist Center is the result of unprecedented community involvement and cooperation from the public and private sectors which developed this institution that now serves as a hub of Nashville’s flourishing arts community. The Center does not have a permanent art collection. Rather, the Center is committed to bringing top-quality exhibitions to the region, to community outreach, and to education programs and activities.

The Board of Trustees of the Frist Center is firmly committed to the Center. The Board is broadly diverse, comprising of corporate leaders of national renown, public school educators, working artists, community activists, and collectors.

The city of Nashville is steadfast in its commitment to the arts, as evidenced by the explosion of new galleries, important art exhibitions at the city’s existing institutions, and the formation of new visual and performing arts organizations. This growth is raising awareness of the arts to new and exciting levels in the city.


Job Summary: The Development Coordinator is a member of the Development team that facilitates a wide range of development programs, including the annual Frist Gala. The Development Coordinator will be an integral part of the cultivation and stewardship of members and donors. 


Essential Job Functions: Working closely with other Frist Center Staff:
• Serve as point person for annual Frist Gala and work with volunteers to plan and execute Gala events;
• Support Major Gifts Manager with Major Gifts program;
• Support and assist in prospect research to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors;
• Participate in activities aimed at building relationships with prospective donors;|
• Help to prepare and maintain Frist Gala budget, produce monthly variance reports, and process invoices;
• Utilize Raiser's Edge to enter data, prepare and run development reports;
• Work effectively with volunteers in development capacity;
• Assist with creation and maintenance of department electronic and paper donor files;
• Assist in processing and maintaining Raiser’s Edge database records on gifts and pledge transactions;
• Create and maintain files for donors, members, foundations, projects, and activities;
• Compose and prepare routine correspondence;
• Work with volunteers in a positive and constructive manner;
• Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree or 3–5 years practical experience in related field(s) preferred.  Special events experience required.


Skills and Abilities: 
• Exceptional people skills with ability to tactfully interact with high level clientele;
• Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
• Ability to organize and maintain files of correspondence, donors, memberships, etc.
• Exceptional office management and work-flow skills;
• Excellent practical research skills;
• Detail and precision oriented;
• Highly organized and able to organize the work of others;
• Excellent writing and communication skills;
• Highly skilled with computer applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge;
• Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality;
• Ability to represent the Frist Center to donors, potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
• Excellent personal and social skills, outgoing personality, decorum, and discretion;
• Ability to strategize and problem solve;
• Knowledge of a non-profit and/or exhibition organization a plus;
• Some evenings and weekends required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Demands may include:

      • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
      • Stooping, bending, kneeling
      • Standing for long periods of time
      • Working at computer for long periods of time
      • Working extended hours when needed

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume, references and salary requirements to:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Attn: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Or email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: (615) 244-3339
 

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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