Museum Communications Coordinator – Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa

Stanley Museum of Art is excited to bring abroad a new Museum Communications Coordinator! If you have experience in public and media relations, creating and managing social media contents and videos, and effective and creative writings for various publications, this may be your next career move!

As a full-time Museum Communications Coordinator, you will work with UI Center for Advancement and other UI departments/units to create collaborative marketing and communication partnership. This role will also aid in creating and monitoring media production budgets, schedules, and tasks using appropriate tracking tools, at Stanley Museum of Art. As a Museum Communications Coordinator, you will also:

  • Write effective, creative, and professional copy for various publications and media publications – including print, digital, radio, and TV advertising, marketing collateral and signage, press releases, and email marketing.
  • Be responsible for management of public and media relations
  • Create, post, and boost social media content, developing a digital advertising program, and executing improvements based on analytics and best practices
  • Working with local cultural organizations in Iowa City and other arts organizations in the State of Iowa to coordinate outreach and cross-promote selected events.
  • Cultivating and managing relationships with outside venders, consultants, and media outlets

*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit: Job Opportunities (Org 02 & 35).

About the Department: The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art welcomes the University of Iowa community, all Iowans, and the world to discover and enjoy extraordinary works of art, explore new ideas, and cultivate new insights into history, culture, and the act of creation. We create diverse communities around our collections by fostering creative connections across the university, the state, and the world. Through the wise stewardship and dynamic presentation of the collections in our care, the Stanley Museum encourages transformative encounters with works of art and contemplation of the human story.



  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One to three years of professional experience in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and proactive customer service abilities; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Understanding of search engine optimization and web analytics
  • Ability to support the development of projects to ensure efficient use of departmental resources to achieve project objectives
  • Ability to manage assignments and meet deadlines
  • Must have a positive influence on others and be able to work effectively in a collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork


  • A passion for the arts (broadly defined)
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity with photography and video production
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Copy writing skills (or willingness to develop those skills) desired


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must upload both of the following and mark them each as a “Relevant File” to the job submission:

  • a resume and a
  • cover letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Compensation: $42,500-$47,500 anticipated starting annual salary. Salary will be discussed at time of interviews. 

Reach out to Tracey Pritchard to learn more about benefits, compensation practices, and career development opportunities.

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Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Constituent Relations Coord
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus


  • Pay Level: 3A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 42500
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 47500

Contact Information

  • Organization: Provost
  • Contact Name: Tracey Pritchard
  • Contact Email:

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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