Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

396 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Date Posted:
November 29, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Membership and Events Coordinator


The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum (RJD) seeks a full-time Membership and Events Coordinator (MEC) to support the museum’s interactions with its constituencies. The MEC manages both back office functions and forward-facing tasks. They are the key staff responsible for accurate data base records, prompt correspondence, and regular communications to donors and members. They assist with scheduling, planning, registration and execution of donor and membership-related events, as well as occasional facility rentals. Applicants should be familiar with Raisers Edge or similar donor databases, have 1 – 3 years related experience, and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, customer-oriented and able to multi-task. For full details, see the job description on our web site: This position reports to the Executive Director, is full time and comes with a competitive salary and benefits.


Recommended Attributes:

• Highly organized with great attention to detail

• Highly efficient and able to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines

• Comfortable with computers, including standard productivity software and with database utilization and maintenance

• Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision

• Positive, collaborative, flexible

• Attention to detail and high efficiency

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Excellent written and verbal skills

• Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database

• 1 - 3 years non-profit experience, preferably in development, membership or events coordination

• Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Power Point, particularly in preparing regular reports and utilizing mail merge functions

How To Apply:
Email or mail cover letter, resume and three references to Dawn Salerno, Executive Director, Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, 396 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 / RJD is an equal opportunity employer.
Apply by:
December 16, 2018
About this Organization:
Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president of the American Institute or Architects. 396 County Street was home to three prominent and influential New Bedford families; William Rotch Jr., 1834 to 1850; Edward Coffin Jones, 1851 – 1935; and Mark M. Duff, 1935 – 1981. The estate chronicles important chapters in American history when New Bedford had a major influence on the international arenas of commerce, trade, and culture via whaling, and later through textiles. The property encompasses a full city block of gardens and is the only whaling mansion open to the public in New England that retains its original configuration of grounds and outbuildings. Today this National Historic Landmark offers a variety of cultural programs, changing exhibits, and curriculum-based educational programming serving about 7000 people annually.