Development and Communications Assistant Position


Chief Objectives of the Position:

Historic London Town and Gardens is looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to serve as the Development and Communications Assistant (DCA). The DCA will work with the Deputy Director to improve awareness of the site, enhance our communications, and deepen engagement with our supporters. The DCA will also assist with our annual benefit, the Privateer Party, and perform some administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications (50% of time)

  • Create regular email, website, and blog updates

  • Develop and schedule social media posts and ads

  • Update local media outlets about programs and news

  • Create and distribute program flyers

  • Proofread and copyedit e-mails, publications, and reports

  • Conduct special projects as necessary

Fundraising (40% of time)

  • Manage our customer relations database (NeonCRM): conduct data entry; create donor and member acknowledgement letters; generate mailing lists; and create event registration links

  • Assist with planning and executing special fundraising events, especially the annual benefit

  • Assist with preparing appeals and thank you letters

  • Research potential grants and sponsorships. Assist with drafting proposals and funder reports

  • Conduct special projects as necessary

Administration (10% of time)

  • Reviewing and ordering supplies for the site

  • Other administrative support needs as necessary

Please note that employees who work at Historic London Town and Gardens work for the nonprofit London Town Foundation. The Foundation is generally considered a small organization in terms of personnel. As such all employees should expect to perform tasks outside of their usual assignments.

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will possess all of the following:

  • Familiarity with communications and fundraising

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Very good organizational and time management skills

  • Strong attention to detail

The following education and experience are preferred but not required:

  • Experience working with museums or public gardens a plus

  • Graphic design abilities/experience a plus

  • Experience with any or all of the following programs:

  • customer relations management (CRM) database, especially NeonCRM

  • email marketing service, especially Mailchimp

  • website development platform, especially Wix or Wordpress

  • social media platforms and online ad creation

Work Schedule:

Reports to Deputy Director. Position begins in January 2020. This is a 35 hour per week position, although some weeks (especially around Privateer Party, November 13, 2020) may require 40 hours. Teleworking 1 day a week an option after a 90-day probationary period.

Compensation and Benefits:

$16.00 per hour. This is considered a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Retirement plan and Foundation match

  • Foundation-paid flexible spending account

  • Ability to buy into the Foundation’s group health insurance and supplementary insurance plans

  • 10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays


To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Lauren Silberman, deputy director, at No phone calls please.

About Historic London Town & Gardens:

Historic London Town and Gardens is a 23-acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings. Our mission is to “inspire a deeper understanding of our region’s history, environment, culture, and arts through living history, historical artifacts, experiential public gardens, and collaborative cultural & arts programs.”

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