Looking for an entry level job or internship in member services? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
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.
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.
While a typical day for a person in Member Services can vary it typically includes these tasks:
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).
Here are some good spots for a member services specialist:
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.
If member services still sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things you should do to get started.
|Japan Member Services Vacation Advisor|
Disney Kapolei, HI
|Member Service Counselor (Customer Service/Sales) - St. Louis Metroplitan Area|
AAA Saint Louis, MO
|Culinary Services Team Member|
Six Flags Gurnee, IL
|PT PM Member Service Representative (Teller)|
Mountain America Credit Union Centerville, UT
|Member Services Representative|
Montana Association of Counties Helena, MT
|Member Service Representative|
Greater Nevada Credit Union Elko, NV
|Member Service Representative|
Confidential Reading, PA
|Member Service Representative (Teller)|
United Consumers Credit Union Saint Joseph, MO
|Field Member Services Representative-Bilingual Spanish|
Healthfirst New York, NY
|MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE|
Mill Town Credit Union Everett, WA
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