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Membership and SAM Fund Coordinator


OVERVIEW:      Works as part of the membership team to support membership and SAM Fund efforts at all levels. Coordinates all museum membership fulfillment and assists with all aspects of the SAM Fund, including acknowledgments, solicitations, data entry, stewardship, and donor recognition events.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt     

REPORTS TO: SAM Fund and Premier Membership Manager

Seattle Art Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.


  1. Coordinate the museum’s membership fulfillment program, working closely with the museum’s fulfillment mailing house, marketing department, and the Director of Membership and Annual Giving.
  2. Process, assemble, and mail/distribute in-house membership fulfillment projects including the annual Holiday Gift Campaign and co-supervising seasonal staff.
  3. Responsible for writing and coordinating bi-weekly membership enews articles and dedicated membership evites, working closing with membership and digital teams.
  4. Assist the SAM Fund and Premier Membership Manager in implementing
  5. Premier Membership Upgrade, SAM Fund, and other museum community campaigns.
  6. Process all SAM Fund and community campaign gifts, including the entry of gift and constituent data into the database. Provide data entry support for the membership team as needed.
  7. Create and coordinate installment billing and other SAM Fund/community campaign correspondence. Handle SAM Fund/community campaign acknowledgements.
  8. Work with the SAM Fund and Premier Membership Manager to create and implement
  9. Premier Membership and SAM Fund stewardship events, including the generation of invitation lists, compilation of attendee lists, scheduling of programs, and the production and mailing of invitations.
  10. Provide research support, including making inquiries with regards to campaigns of other museums and organizations.
  11. Provide administrative support to the Director of Membership and Annual Giving and the SAM Fund and Premier Membership Manager.
  12. Attend and assist with Development Department events when schedule permits.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, marketing, arts, or business administration, or equivalent experience.
  2. Raiser’s Edge knowledge preferred.
  3. Minimum of one year development experience, or equivalent experience in a related area.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, and other software programs. Database experience a plus.  
  6. Motivated to work independently or as part of a team.
  7. Well-organized and detail oriented.
  8. Ability to work with close attention to both alpha and numeric detail, and to maintain donor and institutional confidentiality.
  9. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with members of the Board, donors/members, executives, management, employees, and the public. Ability to exceed customer service expectations of donors/members and the public.
  10. Ability to adhere to SAM policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties.    Please contact the Human Resource Department for additional information.

TO APPLY:   Please visit for specific instructions on how to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.

Deadline: October 26, 2018

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