(Hybrid, 17.5 hours/week)
DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University
The Highlights: Reporting to the Director of DePaul Art Museum, the Communications & Outreach Coordinator will manage communications marketing and outreach for DePaul Art Museum to increase awareness and build audiences. This position will develop and implement marketing communication efforts that meet budgetary and time constraints, while considering the museum’s overall communication objectives, university brand and strategic goals. This position will also help build and manage long-term relationships with university and community partners and manage communication for museum programs.
What You’ll Do: Communications/Marketing : ● Work with the Director to develop, implement and track strategic marketing & communication plans for exhibitions, programs, and the institution targeting audiences on and off campus ● Design exhibition, programmatic, and institutional communications elements ● Manage and update website and social media with original and engaging content ● Deliver information to local area listings ● Expand and manage mail and email lists ● Develop project-specific outreach contact lists ● Produce dynamic monthly electronic newsletters for general audiences and campus community ● Implement surveys and collect data on visitor engagement ● Work closely with Curator and the university PR team to develop Public Relations materials for exhibitions ● Development of digital assets: photography, video, simple graphics for website, social media, advertising, e-communications, etc. Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite to design ads, posters and social media content ● Maintain archive of press clippings, tear sheets, and promotional materials ● Coordinate projects with outside and/or internal vendors such as copywriters, graphic designers, web developers, photographers and printers. Responsible for creative development, production, proofreading/editing, fact checking, delivery and deadline management of each project. Manage prioritization of workload, balance multiple projects at one time and track work for divisional reporting. Outreach: ● Build relationships and manage outreach to targeted internal and external audiences (local schools and universities, arts groups, community organizations, etc) to promote general attendance, tours, class visits, and special events. ● Coordinates and maintains master calendar of tours and class visits Facility/Office Administration: ● Maintain the office’s general email and phone accounts. ● Develop and maintain signage throughout the museum. ● This position may supervise a student intern but has no permanent supervisory responsibility. ● This position will be responsible for submitting accounts payable and a procard expenses related to outreach and communications under guidance of the museum director. All expenses must fall within the approved budget.
What You’ll Need: • B.A. required, with emphasis on marketing, English, or communications preferred, master’s preferred • At least two years of relevant work experience • Some experience with museums or cultural institutions, higher education, nonprofits, or community-based organizations • Ability to build relationships and connect diverse audiences to DPAM programs and initiatives • Understanding of marketing principles. • Knowledge of PhotoShop, QuarkXPress, and InDesign and/or similar graphic design programs helpful. • Demonstrated interest in modern and contemporary art • Experience with web content management, preferably Sharepoint • Familiarity with social media platforms (and is an active user on major platforms) • Familiarity with online management systems including Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Survey Monkey, Google Analytics/AdWords, and online management systems • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook • Ability to create digital assets (photo/video) with DSLR camera • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Premiere Pro a plus)
Perks: • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion. • Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits. • Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%. • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents. • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more! • Full-Time Benefits For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws
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