Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.



PT Development and Marketing Coordinator

The Development and Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Museum’s executive director, the Boardof Directors and members of the Resource Development Committee to plan and execute a comprehensive Resource Development Plan to secure funds that sustain and build the programs and operations of the Waterworks.  The individual functions as a knowledgeable and highly accountable museum professional and as an energetic self-starter whom balances multiple projects simultaneously in a high pressure, demanding environment. The individual also works collaboratively with other Museum staff to achieve development, marketing and public relations goals.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Actively build donor constituency

  • Maintain donor database (Giftworks)

  • Create reports, including Donor, Special Event, Classes among others

  • Oversee membership renewals

  • Oversee New Member solicitation

  • Oversee sponsor solicitation for special events, exhibitions, education, and outreach

  • Assist in the management of the fundraising program

  • Assist with development and creation of marketing materials and museum collateral

  • Assist in maintaining and updating WVAC website

  • Develop and maintain Social Networking communications

  • Oversee the development and distribution of Press Releases

  • Maintain Marketing Manual, including distribution lists, research PSA/paid advertising costs

Requirements:  Minimum B.A./B.S. degree. Three to five years of fundraising and development experience in a business, education or cultural institution setting and/or 3-5 years of experience in commission-based sales.

Prefer basic bookkeeping abilities to develop and monitor budgets.  Must be highly organized with the ability to work strategically and systematically to engage a broad-based team.  Demonstrates business thinking and applies financial concepts and models to establish and meet goals. Must be results-oriented based and have a strong internal drive to take initiative and achieve targeted goals.  Excellent interpersonal skills that build lasting bonds and leadership that builds passion and commitment. Demonstrates knowledge of good customer service principles. Excellent verbal and written communication and reporting skills. Uses technology to support self and others and demonstrates skills using Microsoft Office; GiftWorks fundraising input/reporting skills preferred.  Produces plans and reports using numeric measures and charts/graphs.  Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with community and Board volunteers and with contracted service, part-time and full-time personnel.   Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

TO APPLY: Mail a cover letter along with a current resume and three professional references to Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury NC 28144; attn: Development and Marketing Coordinator.

Please no phone inquiries or cold calls!

This is a permanent part-time (20-24 hrs. per week), hourly based position ($12 per hour) that requires some evening and weekend and travel responsibilities.




Volunteers are an integral part of our day-to-day activities at WW. Our volunteer team includes adults who work, or are semi-retired and retired, and students. Each year these volunteers provide an average of 4,500 hours of service.

Together we want to help ensure quality of life through the meaningful experiences and opportunities offered at Waterworks.


  • Museum Docent / Tour Guide (tranining provided)
  • Studio Class Assistant
  • Library
  • Museum Store
  • Greeter for Professional and Student Opening Receptions
  • Special Events Committee
  • Board Leadership

INTERESTED? Click on the link below to complete an application.

We appreciate your support of Waterworks Visual Arts Center!