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Position: Membership Coordinator
Date Posted: 09/14/2021
Pay Range: Full-time, exempt
Expected Annual Pay: Starting $35,000 commensurate with experience

The Organization

The Englert Theatre is a performing arts organization based in Iowa City, Iowa. Housed in a historic theater (est. 1912) in the heart of downtown, the Englert serves as a key community activator. Our values and programmatic practices center a wide range of voices and perspectives, honor historic preservation, and demand ongoing self-analysis and evolution toward a more inclusive community.

Our Mission

To inspire and activate positive community growth through the arts

Job Description

The Membership Coordinator is an entry-level team member and the coordinator of day-to-day development tasks for The Englert Theatre’s Friends of The Englert. With a focus on equanimity and professionalism, you will serve as a key member of our Development team, organizing development data, membership activities, benefits, and relationships for Friends of the Englert. You will oversee the customer service process to ensure members are satisfied, and also update the information for current members as well as prospective members for the Englert’s Fellowship for the Future.

Team Engagement

Works closely with the Development Director, Operations Director, Box Office Staff and Development Volunteers and Interns to provide excellent customer service to Friends of the Englert.

Reports To

Development Director

Core Job Duties

Membership Coordination

Institute a “member-first philosophy”, using the following tactics to build, maintain and grow the “Friends of the Englert” membership program

  • Retention – engaging existing and recently lapsed donors so that they continue to give to the organization each year
  • Up-selling current donors to higher giving levels
  • Increased awareness of the Friends Program through coordinated marketing efforts
  • Conversion of current patrons to the membership program
  • Emphasizing tangible benefits and ensuring members receive benefits
  • Donor acquisition: a commitment to prospect development via marketing and networking


  • Serves as key contact for Friends of the Englert membership program, providing exemplary customer service for donors, patrons, interns, volunteers, and community members
  • Participates in hiring Development Interns and requesting volunteer support
  • Organizes and leads trainings for Englert Box office employees, Development Interns and Volunteers
  • Organizes mailing projects for Englert box office employees: thank you notes, Friends booklets, invitations, etc.
  • Schedules Development Interns and Volunteers

Events Management

  • Helps to plan development events
  • Assists with the creation and finalization of guest lists and invite correspondence
  • Works some Englert events and most development events as representative of the Englert Development Office


  • Data Entry
  • Reporting
  • Thanking
  • Management of donor benefits
  • Communications
    • Pre-Show Curtain Talks
    • Works with Marketing to create donor management emails and fundraising appeals

Desired Qualificiations

  • Extremely detail-oriented and able to efficiently manage large amounts of information
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with a high degree of comfort dealing with the public
  • Exemplary project management
  • Experience in data management, Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Asana or other project management software
  • Google Workspace (Gmail, Drive, Google Docs, Survey Monkey)

The Performing Arts Industry

The Englert is part of the performing arts industry and the schedules of most Englert employees can expect the bulk of their hours to come during touring seasons (October – December and February – May), however, this position is mostly subject to traditional work hours, in order to be available to the public. Some hours are scheduled “as needed” based on the show/event schedule.

A Note Regarding Experience

If this posting looks like your dream job and you don’t have experience in this exact line of work, but you do have an outstanding record of performance with the skills listed in adjacent or applicable fields, we welcome your submission.

Application Materials Required

Ready to apply? Gather the necessary resources and click the link below to apply.

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resumé with 3 References

Season Supporters
Ongoing Supporters