Membership Assistant – Michigan Museums Association

Reports to: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


The Membership Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the Executive Director in the regular duties of the association as it relates to membership and some programs. 


This position will work from a home-based office for approximately 10 hours a week, with some possible travel involved, and some evening and weekends.


Pay is $15/hr with no additional benefits. 


Maintain Membership Records

  • Mail membership renewal letters and invoices each month as needed.
  • Assist with the maintenance of membership records in the Wild Apricot system.
  • Annually review institutional membership contacts.
  • Follow up with lapsed members via phone calls.

Member Communications

  • Coordinate monthly email communications with members and others including, but not limited to the MMA Review monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the MMA website, including job postings and Dates and Deadlines listing.
  • Work with MMA Communications team on projects as needed.


·       Assist with program registration and sometimes check-in for workshops, Meet and Eats, and the annual conference.



·       Minimum of High School Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with a concentration in museum studies or other humanities related fields.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and conceptual skills, with an eye to detail
  • The ability to work effectively and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work on a team
  • The ability to work independently
  • Competency and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, design and other computer software programs, as well as the general use of a personal computer
  • Familiarity with museum environments
  • Dedicated and self-motivated
  • Honest and hard working


Work is performed in a home-office environment with a flexible work schedule. Job will require occasional travel throughout the state.  Must have own transportation. MMA will provide a laptop and printer. 


Must possess the ability to do the following activities with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects (not to exceed 35 lbs.)
  • Walking long distances when traveling in all weather conditions
  • Frequent twisting, bending, stooping, reaching and grasping
  • Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time
  • Ability to utilize all types of transportation for travel

This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor’s ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.


Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to one of the addresses below no later than March 3, 2017.


Michigan Museums Association
PO Box 5246
Cheboygan, MI 49721

MMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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