Marketing and Communications Manager - School of Art
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2021230
The School of Art seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager to lead all aspects of internal and external communication initiatives relating to its undergraduate and graduate programs, public lectures, alumni news, faculty and staff activities, and ongoing special projects. This person will develop and distribute digital and print materials and oversee the school's weekly digital newsletter, website updates and maintenance, and internal communications with approximately 25 full-time faculty, 15 staff, and over 200 students.
The School of Art is one of five schools within the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Benchmarks of the School include collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and IDeATE; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time-based media, painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Core responsibilities include:
Works closely with the Head of School, Associate Head of School, and other staff to identify and complete all needs related to internal and external communication.
Develops and manages School of Art website content, including writing news stories, alumni features, and other stories. Additionally, is responsible for ongoing maintenance and updates to the website, including managing outside contractors as necessary.
Responsible for marketing the school's public programming; including the development and oversight of digital and print promotional materials related to the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and their distribution.
In collaboration with the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and the MFA Program Assistant Director, develops and implements strategic marketing plans for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment.
Generates the school's weekly digital newsletter, received by , students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and other community members.
Manages and generates content for social media platforms.
Works with students to build materials for and promote an annual Open Studios event and senior exhibition and catalog.
Acts as a central point of contact and distribution for internal communications to the school community.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the College of Fine Arts. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
3-5 years academic and/or non-profit communications, PR, marketing experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively, generate new insights and initiatives, and problem solve.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and outstanding grammar.
Experience writing marketing copy such as press releases, artist profiles, community news items, or other written content regarding activities within a university and/or non-profit arts institution.
Experience leading branded social media platforms.
Proven ability to be self-directed and to prioritize, multi-task, and heed deadlines.
Ability to measure and analyze effectiveness of marketing campaigns and shift strategy based on results.
Proficiency in the following areas is strongly preferred:
Solid understanding of website content management systems (WordPress, HTML/CSS).
Email Campaigns - fluency with MailChimp and/or platforms like Constant Contact.
Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro.
Candidates with the following qualifications will be given special consideration:
Strong interest and experience in contemporary art and specifically in working directly with artists, students, and staff in a dynamic and innovative art school setting.
Experience crafting and managing a budget.
Print production & management experience including pre-press/press checks.
Photo and Video documentation skills including DSLR Cameras, video cameras, image media management, and an eye for documenting live events, educational activities, performances, physical and digital artworks.
Successful background check
Sponsorship: Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.
Benefits: Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance.
At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.
Applications will be reviewed upon submission and this position will be open until filled, but we are anticipating the position will be advertised until March 11, 2024.
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