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Even though it was a while ago, I loved the Museum of Modern Art exhibition featuring Tim Burton. It brought together over 700 examples of never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, puppets, and costumes from films like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Beetlejuice, as well as from little-known personal projects showing his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. But enough about Burton, onto MoMA. As a MoMA member you’re able to enjoy free or discounted admission to the museum’s Adult and Academic Programs as well as wide range of other programs designed exclusively for members, including exhibition previews and shopping discounts. The individuals working to make MoMA’s membership program a success are Member Services Specialists who are responsible for ensuring the happiness of the museum’s patrons.

Member Services Careers

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Member Services Career Guide Overview

  1. What a Member Services Specialist Does
  2. A Typical Day for a Member Services Specialist
  3. Salary and Career Progression for a Member Services Specialist
  4. Best Locations for Member Services Specialists
  5. Pros and Cons of Being a Member Services Specialist
  6. What You Need to Know for a Career in Member Services
  7. Member Services Resources
  8. Careers Related to Member Services
  9. Companies with Jobs and Internships in Member Services

What a Member Services Specialist Does

A Member Services Specialist focuses on growing the membership base of a particular non-profit organization by staying in touch with members and answering any questions they might have, as well as recruiting new members. Working in Member Services involves answering phones, greeting members, and processing memberships. They also assist with special program registrations and the overall planning and coordination of programs and events.

A Typical Day for a Member Services Specialist

While a typical day for a person in Member Services can vary it typically includes these tasks:

Salary and Career Progression for a Member Services Specialist

On average a Member Services Specialist makes $45,000 per year. From there you might go on to become a Program Manager, Non-Profit ($29,955-$67,863 on average per year), and perhaps even an Executive Director, Non-Profit ($32,383 – $108,828 on average per year).

Best Locations for Member Services Specialists

Here are some good spots for a member services specialist:

Pros and Cons of Being a Member Services Specialist

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What You Need to Know for a Career in Member Services

To work in Member Services you’ll need to have an outgoing, friendly, professional personality to be able to provide excellent customer service. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also helpful. You may need to be proficient in Spanish, or to be able to use MS Word, Excel, Power Point and newsletter services like Constant Contact.

Member Services Resources

If member services still sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things you should do to get started.

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Careers Related to Member Services


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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a DC based non-profit “committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that are most critical to bolstering nonprofit success.”

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is a Frederick, MD based non-profit that “is the largest, most influential general aviation association in the world.”

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Friends of the Forest Preserves - Friends of the Forest Preserves is a Chicago, IL based non-profit that "exists because the Cook County forest preserves need help."

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is a non-profit that runs two separate museums: the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park.

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Whitney Museum of American Art - If contemporary American art speaks to you, then you have to check out jobs at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum - If you want to be part of sharing the history of the immigrants who built this country, then take a look at Jobs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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The Conference Board - If you’re fascinated by the more academic side of business, then you should definitely check out The Conference Board’s Jobs.

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National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare - The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has a great job opportunity for a new or recent grad as a Member Associate.

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