Open Position: Membership Coordinator

Position Available:

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is currently seeking a Membership Coordinator, who works collaboratively with the rest of the small staff, including the Executive Director, Program Director (both FTE), and Studio Manager (part-time), as well as volunteers & interns. The Membership Coordinator is tasked with volunteer coordination, member relations, and some outreach efforts on behalf of the center.

About the IPRC:

Since its inception in 1998 the IPRC has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community in Portland by offering space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The mission of the center is to provide affordable access to space, tools, and resources for creating independently published media and artwork, and to build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.

$13.50 per hour – 20 hours per week, PTO included

Core Functions:

  • Volunteer selection, training, and management according to the IPRC’s standards, and working with the Studio Manager to select and coordinate studio stewards. We want all 45 of our volunteers at any given time to have the knowledge & training they need to be helpful and friendly ambassadors of the space.
  • Management of the IPRC’s membership processes and delegation of tasks, where necessary, to volunteers and interns. We’d like the person in this role to help us grow our member base!
  • Collaborating with the Program Director to create and implement member-specific programming, including overseeing the Learn Make Share series of workshops.
  • Collaborating with Executive Director to create and implement member drive initiatives.
  • Shifts at the front desk to build relationships with IPRC community members and ocassional studio-related projects in partnership with the Studio manager.
  • Working with IPRC staff to develop and engage in community outreach programs, explore collaborative avenues and opportunities to build awareness and engagement in all IPRC offerings.

Required Competencies and Skills:

  • Excellent communication, verbal and written, and ability to collaborate.
  • Diplomatic, friendly, kind, and ability to build consensus. Strong cross-cultural competency.
  • Strong interest in advancing the IPRC’s equity goals, and in working with communities that have been historically underserved within the arts.
  • Some knowledge of CRMs (client relationship management systems) and interest in learning!
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.

Preferred Experience:

  • Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and basic design skills.
  • 1-2 years managing volunteers and previous experience with member relations or related sales position.
  • Passion for arts and social justice.
  • Screen printing experience is a plus!

ADA Statement:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

AAP/EEO Statement:

IPRC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. In addition, IPRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which IPRC has facilities and/or jobsites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


Please submit a Statement of Interest, Résumé, and 3 professional references to by Friday, March 1st.

The first year’s salary for this position is funded by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.


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