Communications & Programming Coordinator

Job Overview
The Demuth Foundation oversees the operations of both the Demuth Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art in downtown Lancaster, PA. Our mission is to promote the appreciation and awareness of the visual arts in Lancaster. The Foundation works to preserve the legacy of Charles Demuth and his groundbreaking art, support local and regional artists, and inspire a new generation of creatives. This is accomplished through unique exhibitions and engaging educational programs to serve a diverse community. Together, the Foundation sees over 10,000 guests annually from across the globe.

The Communications and Programming Coordinator manages the museums' marketing and public relations initiatives, developing content and designing materials for distribution. This position also oversees the planning and execution of public programs and special events.

Responsibilities and Duties
-Write and disseminate press releases and media alerts.
-Create and send e-newsletters.
-Manage all social media accounts, developing new content and interacting with followers.
-Design and place ads for the museums as appropriate.
-Maintain museums' websites, keeping all content relevant and current.
-Design and print postcards and invitations for exhibitions and special events.
-Solicit advertisements and receive all artwork and payment for museum event programs. Layout program content and ads as needed.
-Design and print all promotional brochures, flyers, and other materials.
-Organize bulk mailings, including sending upcoming exhibition postcards to members.
-Distribute flyers, brochures, and posters as needed.
-Manage marketing partnerships and memberships to tourism coalitions.
-Maintain relationships with local media, print shops, and community partners.
-Respond to and process all rights and reproductions inquiries.
-Track attendance and visitor information, and analyze data.
-Develop and execute marketing plan with Executive Director and Board.
-Create and update indoor and outdoor museum signage as needed.
-Manage museums' phone system, updating recorded greeting and regularly checking general mailbox voicemail.
-Regularly sort and respond to emails in general information email inboxes.
-Plan, promote, and manage museum programming, including, but not limited to: bus trips, exhibition opening receptions, Art on the Portico, Third Thursdays, and special guided tours and activities.
-Coordinate logistics for museum events and fundraisers.
-Serve as Museum Attendant greeting guests and providing guided tours, when needed.
-Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications
Ideal education, training, and characteristics for the Communications and Programming Coordinator position include:
-Interest in art and museums
-Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, marketing, or arts administration
-1-3 years of nonprofit, museum, or marketing experience
-Event planning and management background a plus
-Graphic design skills
-Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
-Knowledge of digital marketing tools and website management
-Analytic skills
-Detail-oriented and organized
-Ability to work independently and supportive in a team environment
-Strong computer skills, working with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Communications & Programming Coordinator reports to the Executive Director. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to director@demuth.org with 'Communications and Programming Coordinator Position' in the subject line no later than Friday, September 13, 2019. Applications will only be accepted via email. Please, no calls, mail, or hand delivery.