We're Hiring! Advancement & Communications Manager, Mayo Street Arts

  • April 16, 2021

Advancement & Communications Manager, Mayo Street Arts

Mayo Street Arts is a community-based arts organization in Portland, ME, that believes in the power of arts to build community. Our building serves as a theater, a gallery, and an artist space where we create programs to engage and reflect the diversity of our neighborhood. We create and host programs designed to inspire and connect people through music, dance, puppetry, and the visual arts. We seek a self-directed storyteller who shares this vision and can clearly convey it to our audience members, neighbors, and supporters. We invite you to apply.


This person will lead the effort to increase contributed income from individual donors and businesses and work closely with the Executive Director to enact the organization’s annual fundraising plan. Responsibilities include:

Donor Advancement & Communications

  • Manages annual appeal program including annual mailings, email, and events
  • Manages database, tracks donations, provides donor acknowledgements, reports
  • Tracks grant deadlines and writes grant reports
  • Identifies prospects
  • Coordinates​ member events and invites
  • Assists the Executive Director with advancement initiatives including donor visits
  • Attends fundraising events as necessary


  • Manages website and social media platforms
  • Writes organizational newsletters and website posts related to fundraising
  • Edits and sends weekly events newsletter
  • Edits and sends press releases
  • Edits and mails events calendar mailers


  • Manages office communications and physical space
  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Responds to rental inquiries, audience member questions, community member inquiries
  • Issues contracts for rentals, performing arts, and visual arts agreements


  • Helps with events and exhibit setup as needed when needed


Hours & Compensation

  • The position is full-time, exempt, 35 hours per week
  • Evenings and weekends occasionally required for performances and special events
  • Annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits


  • Dental Insurance for employee and immediate family
  • Healthy Living Stipend
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

How To Apply

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to ian@mayostreetarts.org.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Diversity Statement

MSA is an equal-opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to hiring staff members who represent, reflect, and understand the wide range of communities and stakeholders we serve. Applicants with racially, ethnically, or culturally diverse identities or backgrounds are encouraged to apply. MSA does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary.



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Ian Bannon

Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street
Portland  ME  04101