The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums is seeking a Communications Coordinator for a fixed-term role.
The Communications Coordinator will provide direct support and assistance to the Communications team, taking guidance from the Associate Director of Communications. In addition to general support, this position is directly responsible for promoting FAMSF’s public programs and educational initiatives to local audiences. This position works effectively and collegially with a broad range of staff members and has direct interaction with members of the media and demands responsibility, initiative, accuracy, diplomacy, and tact.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for fulfillment of daily media requests including: retrieving incoming calls and emails, monitoring institutional press email address, sending information and images, responding to basic questions, and directing requests to appropriate supervisors, spokesperson(s), and/or departments as necessary.
- With guidance from the Associate Director of Communications, responsible for maintaining accuracy of media contact database, updating reporter contact information, beats, and all other relevant information. Adds contacts as directed and recommends additions.
- Crafts compelling and unique pitches that result in positive coverage for FAMSF’s unique public programs and educational offerings.
- Composes press materials for upcoming initiatives including: researching and writing compelling and concise media alerts, fact sheets, supplemental materials, and preparing electronic press kits.
- Responsible for researching competitor coverage and monitoring local reporter landscape to ensure FAMSF is on journalists’ radar and vice versa.
- Handles tracking of RSVP lists and follow ups for press lists at all institutional events. Follows up with appropriate parties as needed.
- Supports media visits, photography, videography, and television shoots as needed.
- Creates biweekly coverage reports and exhibition wrap reports as needed. Provides deep data analysis of key wins and improvements for upcoming campaigns.
- Liaises with the Marketing team to appropriately schedule all PR distributions. Works collaboratively with the Communications team to pull strategic distribution lists.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or other related field from an accredited college or university.
Work Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience in communications and/or public relations.
Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of procedures used in preparing and distributing publicity and public information materials.
- Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
- Requires computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite and database management.
- Ability to take direction, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and take initiative.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
- Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
- Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a complex, highly demanding, and fast paced work environment.
- Discretion to handle confidential information.
- Absolute attention to detail.
Step 1 of the pay range is $25.46 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. This is a fixed-term role for approximately 7 months, March-September 2020.
Application Deadline: January 28, 2020
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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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.