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Marketing & Communications Manager

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Bellevue Arts Museum
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Bellevue, WA
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Published 23 days ago

Bellevue Arts Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic, and well-rounded leader to head its marketing department. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager plays a key role in driving participation and awareness. They are responsible for developing and implementing BAM's communication strategies, including public relations, advertising, brand management, digital and social media, and internal communications. The Marketing & Communications Manager is a member of the Museum’s Senior Team and works collaboratively with Museum colleagues to implement the shared vision and mission. This position oversees two staff members.


Reports to: Executive Director

Department: Marketing

Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Salary & Benefits: $60K salary, medical, dental, and vision benefits

Schedule: Monday–Friday, with some evenings and weekends; some flexibility in schedule

 

About Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.

 

Duties

Leadership & Strategic Planning

  • Lead visioning, strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development for BAM’s Marketing department.
  • Represent the Marketing department in weekly Senior Team meetings and participate in decision-making discussions of ongoing Museum planning, challenges, key events, etc.
  • Direct the Museum’s social media, email, and web strategies.
  • Own, develop, and manage a comprehensive communications plan to effectively promote the Museum's exhibitions and programs and build community awareness.
  • Develop integrated and targeted marketing campaigns to meet visitation goals while maximizing resources, including but not limited to collateral, advertising, digital and social media, and public relations.
  • Work with Development department to secure media sponsorships, strategize communications around Museum fundraising initiatives and events, assist with grant applications and sponsor relationships as needed.

 

Branding, PR & Communications

  • Oversee all branding and messaging initiatives to communicate the Museum's core values and mission as well as maintaining a consistent voice for the organization.
  • Serve as a representative and spokesperson of the Museum and cultivate meaningful relationships with all constituencies, including volunteers, donors, and members.
  • Orchestrate BAM's media outreach and pro-actively build relationships with writers, editors, and other key influencers.
  • Seek out and maintain relationships with organizations and companies to create and foster media sponsorships.
  • Manage relationships with community organizations and collaboratively develop cross promotion work.
  • Work collaboratively across all departments to create engaging collateral, including newsletters, brochures, and other materials.
  • Ensure accuracy, brand integrity, and timeliness of all communication initiatives, online and in print.

 

Administration & Staff Management

  • Create and manage the budget for Marketing department.
  • Oversee and mentor Marketing department staff.
  • Participate in professional development and networking opportunities for museum and arts professionals, both locally and nationally.
  • Create and adhere to Museum policies to assure the safety, professionalism, and wellbeing of Museum staff and visitors.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  • Demonstrated skill in proactively building relationships with reporters and editors and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements.
  • Exceptional and persuasive written, oral interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for art, art history, museums, and audience engagement.
  • Confidence in public speaking.
  • Interpersonal skills emphasizing tact, diplomacy, and empathy. 
  • Time management skills, the ability to balance many projects and priorities at once. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team, with an open, positive, and learning-focused attitude. 
  • Experience managing full-time employees, interns, and volunteers.

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, liberal arts, or related field; or equivalent practical experience in the field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a management role including marketing, PR, and communications. Specific experience with an art museum or other arts-related institution is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in creating and executing comprehensive and strategic communication programs.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Successful clearance of criminal background check.

 

To Apply

Submit a recent resume and cover letter with “Marketing & Communications Manager” in the subject line to hr@bellevuearts.org. No calls, please. Position open until filled.

 

Bellevue Arts Museum is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Bellevue Arts Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic, and well-rounded leader to head its marketing department. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager plays a key role in driving participation and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $59,000 - USD $60,000
/ year

Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits

Location

On-site
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

How to Apply

Submit a recent resume and cover letter with “Marketing & Communications Manager” in the subject line to hr@bellevuearts.org. No calls, please. Position open until filled.

Submit a recent resume and cover letter with “Marketing & Communications Manager” in the subject line to hr@bellevuearts.org. No calls, please. Position open until filled.

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