Website Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro
[Please note: Two part-time positions are available (Development & Events Manager and Marketing Manager). We will consider combining into one full-time position, based on candidate qualifications.]
Applications accepted until positions are filled.
The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW) was established in 2012 and is incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. AAGW owns and operates Gallery 50 and a community music space called Music Makers, along with promoting all arts events and businesses in an effort to distinguish Waynesboro as a true arts destination. When AAGW began in 2012, Main Street was lined with empty storefronts. Today, our downtown boasts 13 different arts venues including galleries, artisan and antique stores, ceramic studios, and a music center. Other organizations have joined in our revitalization efforts, and our small town continues to grow.
Mission: The goal of the organization is to bring together area artists, musicians, arts organizations, businesses, government, and arts lovers to foster better communication and cooperation in support of the arts. It is our belief that a strong arts community is key to improved quality of life and vibrant economic development.
Development and Events Manager
Build a network of support for the organization, bring your own skills and creative vision to help the organization thrive, and become part of a vibrant arts community.
Part-time position, 10–20 hours per week, reports to board president or other designated board member. Hourly compensation commensurate with education and experience.
The ideal candidate possesses:
- Associate’s degree or higher, or comparable experience in the arts, nonprofit administration, communications or a related area
- Prior fundraising and development experience preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to multi-task—work accurately, efficiently, and collaboratively on multiple projects
- Strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, and ability to manage and work with a team
- Experience working with volunteers in a not-for-profit organization
- An excitement for networking with community members, businesses, and other nonprofits
- A creative mind with a close attention to detail
- A love for the arts!
Duties and growth opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Implements the organization’s fundraising sustainability plan
- Makes personal contacts with community members, businesses, and potential sponsors
- Organizes annual fundraising drives (including mailings) and develops signature fundraising events
- Directs special events for the community that coincide with the organization’s mission
- Manages current and future grants
- Thanks donors and volunteers in a timely fashion (official letters and verbally when appropriate)
- Maintains an up-to-date spreadsheet database of current and prospective donors
- Attends Live Music Fridays in Gallery 50/Music Makers at least one Friday per month (5–8 p.m.), actively meeting and engaging customers, sharing news on current and upcoming events & opportunities available
- Attends Development Committee meetings and monthly board meetings
Please submit a letter of application/cover letter, resume, and writing samples if applicable (ex. grant writing, campaign letters/materials, etc.) to: [email protected]
Please note: Absolutely no phone calls or walk-in inquiries. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.