Membership and Marketing Manager Job Announcement


The Museum Education Roundtable (MER), publisher of the Journal of Museum Education (JME) seeks a part time Membership and Marketing Manager to manage communications, membership and organizational materials. This position works closely with MER Board members and reports to the President of the board.

The Membership and Marketing Manager is responsible for the long term maintenance of the member database and MER website, timely communications with members (lapsed, current and potential), marketing MER and the JME to a wide audience, reporting on membership and web analytics and supporting other MER projects. This position plays an essential role in promoting the organization and its publication, supporting the work of MER and its JME Editor-in-Chief, communicating with staff at publisher Taylor & Francis, meeting the needs of MER members and, in doing so, furthering scholarship in the field of museum education.

Candidates should have an interest in and passion for museum education, a friendly, go-getter attitude, technology experience including databases, website maintenance and fluency in a variety of social media tools, along with excellent communication and organizational skills. This position is estimated at 20 hours a month and does not include benefits. Compensation is $17/hr. Ideal candidate will live in the DC area where MER is based.


  • Manage MER Membership: maintain membership database, process check payments, engage recruitment strategies, serve as primary point of contact for current, lapsed and potential MER members. Communicate regularly with MER Board members regarding membership issues. Prepare membership statistics reports.
  • Implement and promote new MER website, work with the board to develop content and keep site updated and engaging.
  • Manage marketing and communications for MER including moderation of social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook), email members, respond to queries and postings as appropriate, communicate with MER Board as needed.
  • Moderate MER files and data sharing site; archive old files, maintain MER Board calendars, orient MER Board members to database/membership/shared files.
  • Support MER Board work; communicate regularly and report to the MER Leadership team, phone in to committee meetings as needed, provide promotional material, attend and provide update reports at all MER Board meetings (three meetings held via conference call; annual retreat held in-person in various locations) and assist with annual Board retreat.
  • Communicate with Taylor & Francis (publisher of the Journal of Museum Education) regarding member access to the Journal of Museum Education (on-line and mailing) and any related issues as appropriate.
  • Regularly report on current and timely museum education related events, publications, opportunities of interest to MER members and subscribers to the JME, facilitate any related special projects as assigned.
  • Work towards growing the organization, investigating areas for potential funding and development.
  • Check the PO box, depositing checks, holding onto MER archives and other files, sending out complementary JME copies to EiC and Guest Editors.


  • Friendly and outgoing enthusiast for museum education scholarship and practices, with knowledge of related resources and professional organizations.
  • Marketing experience with knowledge of data analytics.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills both written and verbal, and administrative experience.
    Strong technology experience including fluency in a variety of social media tools (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). Prior experience with Wild Apricot or similar preferred. Experience with website maintenance and content development.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues while managing multiple projects.
  • A BA in education, museum studies, marketing, design or related fields.
  • MER offices are based in DC and we benefit from our close proximity to national organizations like AAM. Ideal candidate should be located in DC.


This position is estimated to be approximately 20 hours a month, $17/hr and does not include benefits.

About the Museum Education Roundtable

Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable (MER) fosters professionalism among museum educators by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum-based learning. MER is a volunteer, non-profit organization incorporated in Washington, DC, lead by a Board of Directors from across the country. Board members serve a term of three years (with one renewable term) and represent diversity in the field, both in content and geographic location. In partnership with Taylor & Francis Publishing, MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education (JME), the premier publication devoted to the theory and practice of museum education. Written by museum and education professionals, JME articles explore innovations in the field of museum education, teaching strategies for use in museums and other informal learning environments, visitor research, and evaluation.

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Please email a cover letter and resume online: [email protected] by February 10, 2017.
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MER is an equal opportunity employer.