Exhibitions and Marketing Specialist – HUB-Robeson Galleries at Pennsylvania State University


This full-time position works closely and collaboratively with Curator/Senior Gallery Manager and Exhibition Coordinator to support curatorial, exhibition, and marketing initiatives. Duties entail developing related programming, workshops, assistance in exhibit installation, and graphic design surrounding innovative exhibitions and art experiences that further the mission of HUB-Robeson Galleries by effectively engaging with the diverse audiences we serve. Another key component is supervising multimedia interns and delegating appropriate tasks related to social media, exhibit information distribution, and exhibition documentation.

Essential Duties:

Develops, researches, and presents proposed exhibitions for HUB-Robeson Galleries and related programming surrounding these exhibitions. Identifies and applies for funding to support exhibitions that help produce exhibits. Maintains close communications and relationships with faculty and staff throughout campus to strengthen campus partners and facilitate exhibitions-related programs and assist in researching grant opportunities and manage open calls for artists, panels, and juries for application review.

Develops overall marketing and communications plan to connect exhibitions and its initiative through online, web-based, and in-person co-curricular engagements. Executes marketing and communications plan including writing, designing, and distributing materials and presentations as directed.

Supervises Multimedia Design Intern(s) and delegates appropriate tasks related to social media, exhibit information distribution, and exhibition documentation.

Essential Skills:

  • Develops related programming and workshops surrounding the exhibitions installed in HUB-Robeson Galleries. 
  • Uses information supplied by artists to create professional designs for distribution.
  • Writes press releases (excellent written and oral communication skills; copywriting, editing, and proofreading experience highly desired).
  • Advanced knowledge of design programs (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) for marketing and social media practices.
  • Designs and coordinates the production of all digital and printed publicity items, including but not limited to postcards, booklets, banners, print, vinyl signage, and digital advertisements.
  • Documents all exhibitions, receptions, and other related programming via photography and video and provides copies to artists.
  • Assists in artwork installation. Takes initiative, prioritizes multiple tasks, and meets deadlines. Works accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate effectively and project a professional image.
  • Works independently and in a team setting with a high level of initiative, creativity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Takes a proactive approach to problem resolution; strong organizational and time-management skills.

Education and Experience:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher plus 2 years of related experience. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 


G (STFF)-$30,012 – $61,500


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***Please include cover letter, CV, and work samples/portfolio.

For any questions, please contact Daniel Battles: dtb5223@psu.edu


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