The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking a Communications Associate to join the Marketing and Communications team. Under direction of the Director of Communications, the Communications Associate helps to develop, execute, and evaluate creative public relations campaigns to increase awareness of FAMSF to local and national media. This position will create an engaging dialogue and narrative to build a positive image of the de Young and Legion of Honor to a national audience. This position is perfect for a self-starter with an understanding of the art world and national media landscape.
Duties and Responsibilities:
With strategic input from the Director of Communications, develops, implements, and executes creative outreach strategies that result in positive coverage and relationships for FAMSF to local and national audiences. Crafts compelling, strategic pitches that accurately represent FAMSF’s unique exhibitions, collections, and programming. Cultivates new/maintains existing working relationships with media outlets and their local and national representatives. Composes press materials for upcoming initiatives and exhibitions including but not limited to: researching and writing compelling press releases, talking points, fact sheets, and other supplemental materials. Makes strategic recommendations for regional/national media targeting for all campaigns and distributions sent from press office. Responsible for upkeep of press database. Assists with media visits, photo and video shoots, and interviews with director, curators, and other key staff. Plans and executes media events and press previews. Represents FAMSF at internal and external functions and events as needed. Acts as key museum spokesperson. Analyzes the success of existing national public relations campaigns and makes strategic recommendations on overall strategy. Prepare periodic communication reports.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in journalism, communications, public relations, art history, or a closely related field. Work Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in the public relations/communications field.
Skills & Abilities:
Track record of running successful public relations campaigns Existing relationships with national press and local correspondents Excellent motivational, collaborative, strategic planning, project management skills Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Ability to work in demanding team environment Discretion to handle confidential information Ability to seamlessly juggle changing circumstances and competing priorities Absolute attention to detail Ability to travel and work some nights and weekends
Step 1 of the pay range is $25.44 per hour. This Union position is full-time, and has a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision and generous vacation, sick, and holiday policy. Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which comprises the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums, is experiencing an exciting renaissance with the arrival in 2016 of Director Max Hollein. As the largest public arts institution in San Francisco, the Museums welcome more than 1.5 million visitors annually, present an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and education programs throughout the year, house a world-class collection of 151,000 important artworks, and are supported by more than 100,000 members and donors. Under the leadership of Mr. Hollein, the staff is building on these successes to take the Museums to new heights with an exciting new array of innovative and groundbreaking projects. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge. COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco. COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.
01 Mar 2018
Marketing and Advertising