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Membership Sales Specialist  


Reporting to the Director of Membership, the seasonal part-time Membership Sales Specialist sells Memberships at the gate, and at special events, and supports the Membership team as needed. This is a seasonal position from May 16 until October 14. This individual works weekends. This person sells memberships and ccurately and efficiently processes Membership transactions. They support all facets of membership retention and stay up-to-date on Membership benefits, Membership programming, and all special events at the Museum. This individual works collaboratively both within the Membership Department and with all museum departments, from Advancement and Interpretation, to the Gate and Volunteer Services.

High level customization of experience:

  • Membership insight
  • Volunteer insight
  • Loves museums
  • Familiar with POS systems
  • Sales experience in retail
  • Extremely comfortable with the public in an important public-facing role

Analysis and Reporting: This position requires detailed daily financial reporting  

Billing officer: Manage financial transactions with Members and external visitors

Database management:  RE, CRM and POS Centaman management preferred

Membership: Work with Membership and gate specialists to actively attract new members, process Membership renewals, and Membership upgrades, at the gates and on the grounds. Actively promotes programmatic new membership sales, renewals, and upgrades. Participates in telemarketing campaigns as needed.

Essential Functions:  

  • Sells Memberships
  • Accurately and efficiently processes Membership renewals and New Member sales
  • Fields detailed questions about all of the Museum’s programs – from Education and classes, to Member lectures and special events of all kinds
  • Maintain open lines of communication with Museum departments and proactively stay informed of different program offerings, including classes that require complicated registration transactions
  • Work in a CRM database daily
  • Participate in a highly collaborative department, sharing ideas, problem solving and taking initiative to advance goals
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned
  • Works all weekends
Position Requirements
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required.
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability in handling unsatisfied customers and handling concerns and complaints
  • Natural salesperson
  • Proficient in the operation of a PC in a windows environment; Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of CRM databases
  • Basic accounting skills and accuracy with numbers
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Clear and accurate communicator, in person, and in writing.
  • Independent and self-motivated
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
EOE Statement Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition, state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, Veteran's status, age (40 years and over), physical or mental disability, religious affiliation or other protected status. It is our policy to comply fully with these laws and information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law.  
About the Organization Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America's seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to 'inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.'

The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence.  

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