Employment Opportunities

Event and Beverage Manager, Full-time

Position Summary:
The Event and Beverage Manager is responsible for the sales, logistical planning and execution of weekly Martinis &IMAX® event, the coordination of beverage operations for all special events, and onsite coordination of events as needed.

Major Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall profitability of special event beverage sales and Martinis & IMAX®.
  • Responsible for increasing attendance and sales of Martinis & IMAX®.
  • Manage all aspects of beverage operations, including but not limited to ordering, beverage costs, inventory, scheduling of staff, budgeting, maintaining relationships with vendors, securing donations for fundraising events and the reporting of beverage costs of each event.
  • Manage all aspects of Martinis & IMAX®, including but not limited to booking entertainment, development of beverage menus, development of seasonal special promotions, financial controls of cash and credit sales, selling group accommodations during event and working with marketing and communications to develop advertising and social media plans.
  • Manage all part-time beverage staff, including, but not limited to hiring, orientation and training, scheduling, alcohol awareness training, product and sales training, annual reviews and overall development of personnel.
  • Work with the Café staff on the coordination of internal catering and assist with menu development.
  • Ensure that the Museum is in compliance with all local and Georgia State Liquor Laws.
  • Coordination and execution of events as needed.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree and related experience
  • A minimum of two years of experience in event management, beverage operations, catering or restaurant operations
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience
  • Available for late and irregular working hours; evening and weekend work
  • Exceptional knowledge of wines and alcoholic beverages and food service
  • Exceptional time management, communication, customer service and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Strong sales and customer service orientation
  • Team player, professional image and a positive attitude.

Compensation:

  • Salaried
  • Benefits Package

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Grants and Sponsorship Coordinator, Full-time

Position Summary
The Grants and Sponsorship Coordinator works closely with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Director of Development and other departments as needed to ensure the integrity and professional management of all grants and sponsorships awarded. Responsibilities include a major emphasis on writing with additional oversight of all facets of granting including researching funding opportunities, meeting submission deadlines, compliance, monitoring funds and reporting. She/he will develop and manage a robust proposal and grant reporting schedules, renew existing grant partnerships, identify viable corporate and foundation prospects and meet all deadlines.

Essential Functions
1) Financial Accountability

  • Supports a $2.5 million annual development budget that includes up to $1 million in income through grants and sponsorships
  • Supports a $20 million capital campaign budget
  • Reconciles all grants with the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to ensure the appropriate designation and disbursement of funds

2) Granting

  • Works with Vice President of Institutional Advancement to develop strategy and a robust proposal schedule to ensure budgetary goals are met
  • Writes authentic, engaging, donor-centric proposals that strategically align Museum programs and projects with the goals of the funder
  • Conducts ongoing research to identify potential funders
  • Meets all submission and reporting deadlines
  • Manages invoices and tracks expenses when applicable
  • Serves as staff expert on the grant agreement and award stipulations
  • Promotes positive relations with grant and program officers
  • Administers all grant fulfillment and reports

3) Sponsorship

  • Identifies potential Foundations and Corporations to sponsor major exhibitions, films and public programming
  • Crafts engaging proposals with compelling messages and stories that strategically align with the goals of the funder
  • Develops sponsor benefits package commensurate with sponsorship
  • Administers all sponsor fulfillment and reports

4) Cross Departmental Communication and Relations

  • Works with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and other departments as appropriate to oversee a transparent process throughout the life cycle of the grant, from proposal submission to close
  • Works closely with the Education and Marketing Departments to track programming outcomes, success stories and to generally ensure that grants are successfully fulfilled
  • Works closely with Marketing Department to ensure sponsorships are appropriately recognized through internal and external communication vehicles
  • Works with Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Marketing Department to develop compelling program materials that complement grants, sponsorships and final reports
  • Works with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Director of Development and Marketing Department to ensure that the development pages on the Fernbank website are periodically updated and accurate
  • Works closely with Special Events on sponsor benefits that include complimentary or discounted facility rentals

5) Other

  • Records all proposals, deadlines and other pertinent information in Raiser’s Edge
  • Creates and monitors related actions in Raiser’s Edge
  • Administers related reports and schedules in Raiser’s Edge
  • Supports other activities of the Office of Institutional Advancement including, planning, attending and working cultivation and fundraising events
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • At least three years non-profit experience with a proven track record in fundraising, public relations or administering grants/sponsorships from start to finish as well as sponsor solicitations and fulfilment
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software
  • Bachelors degree required

Skills and Attributes

  • Exceptional verbal and social skills
  • Exceptional creative writing skills with the ability to express information clearly, concisely and with precision
  • Ability to convey verbally and in writing powerful messages and stories
  • Ability to cultivate and steward relationships with foundation and corporate representatives
  • Ability to implement and execute strategies for donor cultivation, stewardship, recognition and solicitation
  • Affinity for working in a team environment and facilitating positive two-way communication across departments
  • Ability to work within a complex institution with all levels of leadership, staff and donors
  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Flexible, works well under pressure and can function in a strenuous work environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Results oriented
  • Curious, motivated, thoughtful and a willing to assert ideas with charisma
  • A strong interest in science, natural history topics and/or museums

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Education Facilitator, Part-time

Job Summary
Education Facilitators interact with children and families in a variety of Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s public programming, including exhibits, family event days and programs.

Major Functions

  • Serve as a Fernbank NatureQuest exhibition facilitator, greeting guests, reviewing guidelines with groups, maintaining a safe and attractive environment, and assisting guests with interactive components.
  • Provide support (setting up for events, facilitating activities, etc.) on family event days.
  • Facilitate hands-on children’s activities based on a wide range of science and natural history topics for special programs.
  • Assist with preparations for educational programs.
  • Assist the Education Department with other tasks and duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with young children.
  • Strong customer service skills required.
  • Previous public speaking experience and basic knowledge of science are helpful.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Must enjoy working with children and families.
  • Excellent rapport with children and ability to communicate with parents.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help out wherever needed; energetic and creative.
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion.
  • Must be comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Animal handling and training may be available, depending on interest and needs of Museum.
  • Available to work weekends and holidays.

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Part-Time Museum Store Sales Associate

Job Summary: Responsible for the timely processing of all sales in an efficient and friendly manner. Contributes to the efficiency of the Store’s daily operations and the creation of the proper atmosphere for a successful and profitable Store.

Major Functions:

  • Process all sales transactions quickly and accurately;
  • provide friendly, helpful service with good communication skills to all visitors;
  • be knowledgeable about all items sold in the Store;
  • resolve register related problems;
  • work closely with all Store staff and volunteers to ensure maintenance of visitor service standards;
  • open and close the Store, including making daily deposits and reports.

Other Functions:

  • Maintain proper merchandise display, Store cleanliness and adequate stock on hand;
  • aid in keeping Store management informed as to merchandise and supply needs;
  • provide input regarding appropriate and timely solutions to conflicts and problems;
  • make appropriate decisions in the absence of Store management;
  • help with taking physical inventory;
  • perform all other Store related functions as needed.

Requirements:

  • Flexible availability. Work schedule will include weekday and weekend hours.
  • High school diploma
  • Cash handling experience
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • 1-2 years experience in a retail environment

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Special Events Staff, Part-Time (BARTENDER/ BAR BACK)

Fernbank Museum is now accepting applications and resumes for part-time banquet bartenders. As a bartender in the Special Events department, responsibilities would include event and bar set up, bartending and/or barbacking during an event and the break down at the end of the event. Responsible cash handling procedures are also a must. The position may also require cross training on all levels of set up for special events. Starting pay is $9 per hour.

Requirements:

  • Prior bartending experience
  • Knowledge of wine and alcoholic beverages
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week including Friday evenings
  • Flexibility is a must
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)