Communications Coordinator

Part-time, non-exempt

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Organization

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents exhibitions and public programs that engage, expand, and challenge themes within the McEvoy Family Collection.

Position

McEvoy Arts is seeking an inquisitive and creative communications coordinator to support an active communications office. Reporting to the communications manager, the successful candidate works independently and collaboratively to develop and execute multi-channel digital marketing campaigns (social media, email, website), coordinate and support the website and publications, press/media relations, asset management, and provide general departmental support as needed. The top candidate has a passion for storytelling, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and is eager to develop their marketing best practices to broadcast the organization’s mission, vision, and value.

Responsibilities

Social Media and Marketing

  • Craft creative, engaging, and branded content for social media channels. Maintain social media channels’ updates, mentions, and inboxes. Provide data-driven reports on campaigns.
  • Support the production of bi-weekly e-newsletters and private invitations to special events.
  • Organize “tool kits” and distribution lists for grassroots outreach to community organizations and leaders.
  • Support the production of campaign briefs and marketing reports.

Website and Publications

  • Using approved content and assets, prepare and post exhibition, event, and news webpages.
  • Provide strong copyediting and design oversight on all published materials including gallery signage, publications, posters, newsletters, invitations, and press releases. Produce clear and effective in-house graphics for signage, slide shows, reports, and other presentational documents.

Media Relations

  • Manage the collation, production, distribution and archiving of digital press kits to approved media lists.
  • Respond to media requests for information as available.
  • Write, distribute, and archive content for calendar listings, Radio PSAs, and other media portals.

Assets

  • Collect, organize, size, label, and archive visual, video, audio, print, and other valued assets.
  • Coordinate and collect image use-rights and permissions with third-party copyright holders for publication.

General

  • Collect research on artworks and artists to build robust database on projects
  • Ensure brand integrity and style standards across all platforms.
  • Help maintain departmental operations manuals and guidebooks.
  • Support department needs as they arise.
  • Attend events as needed. (Limited during pandemic).

Qualifications

  • B.S. or B.A. degree with a concentration in art history, communications, design, or related field with 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of social media and communications best practices in a cultural or visual art setting.
  • Highly organized and capable of managing multiple projects at once. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications, and strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, its institutions, and practices.           
  • Competency in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and/or social media management platforms.

Schedule & Wage

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. The schedule starts at 30 hours/week. Wage commensurate with experience. Excellent employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance.     .

Application

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to opportunities@mcevoyarts.org. Please include “Communications Coordinator” in the subject header. We are accepting applications through April 30, 2021. Position open until filled.

Criminal Background Check

Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.

Equal Employment Opportunities

McEvoy Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive reconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.