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Grants Manager

As a key member of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Development Department, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting the Museum’s mission and vision by securing grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement—and able to work in collaboration with all other Museum departments—this position writes proposals for unrestricted operating revenue as well as restricted projects. The Grants Manager is also responsible for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government agency funders.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Museum institutional history, goals, strategies, and programs in order to become a leading Museum advocate.
  • Research corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals to discover and evaluate donor prospects.
  • Create grant budgets and financial progress reports for prospective and current corporate, foundation, and government agency funders.
  • Comply with all other grant reporting as required by corporate, foundation, and government agency funders.
  • Provide stewardship to current corporate, foundation, government agency funders, and other collaborative partners including regular written updates.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Advancement to establish relationships with corporate, foundation, and government agency prospects, including onsite tours for foundation officers, foundation trustees, etc.
  • Maintain records in electronic and paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide the written materials necessary for ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Work across all departments, as needed, to provide input for institutional materials (including the annual report, program brochures, etc.).
  • Assist with other fundraising needs and projects as requested.

Related Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Has a working knowledge of general Museum policies and procedures.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees, and board committee meetings as requested.
  • Actively participates in the “on-duty staff” rotation. 
  • Attends Museum staff meetings and required Museum events such as membership and fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of fundraising resources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize projects effectively.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and interact effectively with donor audiences, Museum staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with others, to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience writing grants.
  • Previous experience with nonprofits and nonprofit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet revenue goals.
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft products.
  • Financial experience a plus.

Salary:

$44,000 – $55,000 depending on experience. 

To Apply:

Send two writing samples, along with resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org.

 

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Birthday Party Facilitator

Position Description:

Birthday Party Facilitators are responsible for facilitating 2½-hour Museum birthday parties. Parties are for 15 children and 20 adults and include a tour of the Museum, a host-lead science activity, and assistance with food and celebration with the guests.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist families with set-up, clean-up, and celebration
  • Lead children on a tour of the Museum, which includes explanation of the exhibits
  • Lead a hands-on science project
  • Provide supervision of the children the entire span of the party

Qualifications:

  • Positive and friendly attitude at all times
  • Ability to “go with the flow” and handle unexpected situations
  • Comfort with talking to groups of people
  • Punctuality and reliability

Hours:

Weekend hours only, Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm. Must be available a minimum of 5-6 weekend days a month. Priority given to those that are available year round after the Holiday season.

Pay:

$8.50 per hour with incremental raises up to $9.00

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Front Desk Staff

Position Description:

Must be a computer literate “people person” who is able to pay attention to details and accurately handle money. The ability to multi-task in a prompt, polite and helpful manner is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all phases of customer service in the Museum store, including greeting customers, selection and facilitating sales
  • Duties include cash register operation, balancing the cash drawer
  • Pricing new stock, restocking items, keeping store clean and neat and helping with displays and merchandising

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to handle high volume sales
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Basic math skills and ability to make change

Hours:

Available hours include Monday 9-5:30, Tuesday 8:45-5:30, Wednesday 9-5:30, Thursday 9-8:30, Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-5:30, and Sunday 11:30-5:30. Occasional evening and early morning hours are scheduled based on special events.

Pay:

$8.50 per hour with incremental raises up to $10.50

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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Admission:
$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months