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Position: Communications Manager (Asian Art Museum)
Posted by: The Foundation Center
Location: San Francisco, California
Salary: Competitive compensation and benefits package
Start Date: N/A
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced public relations professional to take an active role in the planning, development, and implementation of a full range of communications strategies. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Business Development, the incumbent will build strong media relationships and ensure communication initiatives that promote the museum and drive interest and engagement, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will possess extraordinary energy, drive, and vision.
Examples of Duties:
•Plans, implements, and coordinates strategic creative public relations and media relations campaigns that generate excitement and buzz for the museum, its exhibitions, public programs, and other key museum activities and initiatives.
•Pitches, pursues, and secures local, regional, national and international electronic and print media (radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and online) coverage, reviews, and listings of exhibitions, public programs, fundraising events, and other revenue generating activities at the museum ensures general institutional media coverage that drives interest and engagement, including both general market and Asian language media.
•Produces and coordinates the distribution of all press materials, including print and digital press kits, releases, media alerts, calendar editor alerts, b-roll, and other video footage, and public service announcements.
•Writes articles for the members’ magazine, blog posts, op/ed pieces, and other material as needed. Ensures materials reflect museum’s brand purpose.
•Assists in developing social media strategies that support public engagement in the museum’s programs.
•Develops and builds strong media relationships. Organizes and hosts press previews and other media events. Maintains and expands database of media contacts at local, state, national and international levels.
•Monitors and tracks media coverage; collects, archives, and distributes all media clips and electronic coverage; prepares summary reports as necessary.
•Provides media training and coaching to board, senior staff, curators, and other key museum staff.
•Actively seeks additional media opportunities for the museum, i.e. media familiarization tours, on site film and photo shoots.
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications, English, or closely related communications field
•At least three (3) years of related work experience, including managerial experience; must include professional writing experience in editorial, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, public relations, or advertising work; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
•Demonstrated successful experience in planning and conducting a public relations, public education, or public information program; proven facility for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with media representatives, staff & volunteers, and special interest groups
•Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to express factual information in compelling, positive, and persuasive speech and prose
•Strong interpersonal and management skills; creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness; discriminating judgment; sense of humor
•High level of planning, analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills; strong follow-through; effective presentation and negotiation skills
•Good knowledge of computer systems & the applications of technology to the area of public relations and marketing—including social media tools
•Ability to plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers
•Ability to effectively develop, administer, and monitor budgets
•Ability to work some evening and weekends as required
•Familiarity with Bay Area community and cultural organizations
•Knowledge of Asian languages and cultures desirable
Apply online at http://bitly.com/Pk5Vgl or
Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
*The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 17,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*
The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.
Find out more by visiting the organization’s web site»