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Development Administrator

New Hampshire Boat Museum

The Museum's mission is to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for New Hampshire's freshwater boating heritage and lake culture. Open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day the Museum serves over 10,000 residents and tourists with changing exhibitions and an array of fifteen programs that promote active engaged learning.

The Museum's small year-round and seasonal staff is ably assisted by an engaged Board of Trustees and over 200 volunteers, who actively participate in event planning and implementation. The Museum is one of four museums in Wolfeboro, a picturesque New England town whose population swells during the summer and fall seasons.

At present the Museum is in a Capital Campaign to construct a new year-round museum facility in Wolfeboro's Back Bay.  This multi-phase campaign included raising funds to purchase four acres of water-front property which was completed and paid for.  The Museum is now in the next phase of fundraising for the actual construction of the building and endowment fund.  


This position performs a diverse and broad range of duties in the administration of the museum’s membership and annual giving programs. The Administrator systemizes and innovates ways to meet developmental goals, as well as proposes, plans and executes as directed, appeals, visitor engagement opportunities, and member events to reach new audiences and engage existing annual supporters throughout the year. The Administrator focuses on turning both individual and business prospects, as well as visitors, into members and subsequently into donors through relationship development and outreach strategies working with the Executive Director.


Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills essential. Proven track record in developing and executing strategies to reach and engage target audiences and demonstrated success in working both independently and as a team member to create and implement fundraising strategies.  Associates degree in a related field with 3-5 years direct experience or Bachelors degree with minimum of 3 years of experience in Advancement/Fundraising or a combination of relevant experience and education in Fundraising and Membership.  Work schedule includes end of April through end of October staff work from the Museum with weekends and some evening events.  November through mid- April work will be mainly remote.  This position requires standing, sitting, and climbing stairs to the office (the museum is a historic building with no lift or elevator).  There will be times when staff will need to assist with moving exhibit displays or artifacts, or set-up for events, inside and out.  Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs floor to waist.

  • Maintains and manages the membership and donor database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Stays current with membership trends in the museum field and spearheads membership drives.
  • Processes acknowledgements, renewals, new member packets, Spring and Annual Appeal campaign.
  • Provides reports as requested from databases.
  • Coordinates volunteer help for member events.
  • Writes monthly e-newsletter.
  • Serves as Capital Campaign support with Executive Director.
How to Apply:

This is a part-time year-round position, 25 hours weekly. 

Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to

For the full job description please visit our website

Salary Range:

$20 hourly

Job Location:


Date Added: January 7, 2021

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