177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Museum seeks a Development Volunteer to start in early 2019 through mid-May for approximately 8-10 hours per week (schedule flexible). The intern's primary focus will be on coordinating the Museum's online
auction, which in spring 2018 raised more than $30,000 to support
the Museum. The volunteer will research prospective donors, contact and follow up
with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of
the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the
overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events,
communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising
and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum
that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn
together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature
playscape and 550-square-foot treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus
in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982, the
museum was expanded and completely renovated in 2017. Hands-on, playful
exhibits, developed by professional educators, inspire curiosity, exploration,
and imagination, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and
adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from
towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that
enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility,
and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only
winner in the Access category. For more information please visit www.discoveryacton.org.
Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.
Homepage banner image: Detail of glassworks by Carrie Gustafson (Mass Cultural Council Crafts Fellow ’11).
¹ Americans for the Arts. (2017). “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofits and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Massachusetts.” Retrieved from www.AmericansForTheArts.org
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