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Employment at The Rockwell

The Rockwell Museum maintains a unique work environment in the beautifully restored Old City Hall Building in downtown Corning in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Nestled in scenic upstate New York, Corning is a vibrant community with an attractive, historical downtown and home to Corning Incorporated—one of the world’s leading innovators in glass and materials science and world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

Our small staff is a committed, creative, energetic team that continually embraces diversity of thought and backgrounds. We are passionate about advancing our work and our commitment to the community. We offer full- and part-time positions with excellent benefits.  The Rockwell Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Values

  • Excellence—We are leaders in all we do.
  • Innovation and Creativity—We design dynamic and imaginative programs.
  • Our People—Through the full involvement of our people, we achieve excellence, innovation, and creativity.


Current Openings

Membership and Grants Manager

Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Advancement
Summary: Responsible for all aspects of membership and grants management, including grant submissions and reporting, donation tracking and correspondence, and monthly membership processing. Works with the Director of Advancement to strategically expand funding opportunities. Serves as a power user for the Museum’s CRM database (Patron Manager), ensuring detailed tracking of constituent activity.


  • Processes memberships, general donations and grants in CRM database and produces timely gift acknowledgment correspondence.
  • Leads the development of fund development reports for the Advancement Department, ensuring effective oversight of memberships, donations and other fund development initiatives.
  • Manages all aspects of grants administration, including but not limited to grant applications, reports and all supporting documentation; works with program owners to ensure accurate tracking of financials and program data.
  • Collaborates with Director of Advancement to identify new funding opportunities and expand grants profile.
  • Reconciles donation revenue with the finance function, ensuring accurate coding of all fund development transactions.
  • With the Director of Advancement, increases the number of Museum members through creative branding, membership initiatives, and events and programs.
  • With the Director of Advancement, advises and collaborates on sponsorships for exhibitions, programs, events and activities; coordination of Silver Dollar Society benefits and events; and management of annual appeal.
  • Works with the Marketing Manager to develop and implement formalized continuity guidelines for Patron Manager.
  • Administers monthly membership renewals.
  • Evaluates and updates fund development correspondence.
  • Leads customer tracking in CRM database to ensure accurate records of current and future Museum constituents.
  • Serves as Museum liaison with members, funders and donors as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Administration or related field required.
  • Three to four years of experience in fund development, grant writing or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a diplomatic, professional phone manner.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook and Word on a PC platform.
  • Ability to learn Museum CRM software required; experience with CRM databases strongly preferred.
  • Proven self-starter with strong work ethic, self-motivated, resourceful, conscientious, punctual and energetic.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with strong emphasis on thoroughness, accuracy and follow up.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers and people at all levels.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed; flexibility and adaptability in schedule.

Interested candidates should direct their resume and letter of interest to Sherry Kirk, Executive Liaison & Financial Assistant:

Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Education
Summary: Recruits and schedules docents and volunteers for school tours, outreach, adult tours and education programs. Provides guided adult and school tours of the collection as needed, and assists the Director of Education, Interpretation and Public Engagement Educator and Youth and Family Programs Educator in implementing educational programming. Performs general administrative duties.

Position Responsibilities

Docent/Volunteer Program

  • Schedules docents for adult, school tours, and school tour outreach, sends regular emails to inform docents of upcoming tours and thoughtfully distributes assignments based upon docents’ availability and experience. 
  • Maintains record of tours through the Museum’s Patron Manager System and assignment records for education department.
  • Posts all tours and events on the Museum’s master calendar.
  • Schedules volunteer meetings and trainings.
  • Works with Director of Education to create agendas for volunteer meetings.
  • Works with Director of Education to plan trainings and trips for volunteers.
  • Schedules volunteers for Museum programs.
  • Maintains volunteer records, including hours, types of tours given, birthdays, special interests, etc. and reports volunteer hours to area Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs.
  • Maintains and updates the Volunteer Handbook.
  • Actively recruits docents and volunteers and schedules initial interviews.
  • Assists in the development of hands-on art projects for school tours and other education programs. 


  • Schedules and prepares materials for school tours and school tour outreach programs.
  • Works with area professionals and organizations to recruit Docents and Volunteers.


  • Schedules all museum tours.
  • Performs administrative duties for the Education Department.
  • Assists with special educational programs, such as teacher workshops, student openings, and programs for special interest groups, etc.
  • Conducts tours of the Museum’s collection, school tour outreach and adult tour activities as needed.
  • Prepares tour and program-related materials.
  • Sets-up and removes all tour objects and supplies.
  • Orders general office, school tour and program supplies for the education department.
  • Coordinates school flyer distribution.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or art desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to speak professionally in front of varied audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software programs as needed.
  • Knowledge of the collection or ability to learn about it.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings when needed.

Interested candidates should direct their resume and letter of interest to Sherry Kirk, Executive Liaison & Financial Assistant:


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