Employment

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking a part-time Digital Communications Specialist to promote the Museum in engaging and informative ways that reach both the organization’s current constituents and new audiences. Essential functions include managing the social media presence of the organization and tracking engagement; creating the Museum’s monthly email newsletter and other mass email communications; writing monthly to bi-monthly blog posts and publishing to the Museum’s website; updating exhibition and program listing information on the Museum’s website on a quarterly basis in conjunction with the publication of the Perspectives newsletter; periodic other writing responsibilities; and miscellaneous departmental tasks, time permitting. This part time position will require 25-28 hours per work week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Manages organization’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn), including any paid social media advertising efforts, by creating engaging content tied to the Museum’s permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, programs, events and other activities to promote The Westmoreland in ways that inform, engage and drive visitation to the Museum, and tracks engagement and effectiveness of content through quarterly, or more frequent, analysis and reporting.

• Manages the launch and ongoing requirements of any new social media platform for the organization.

• Develops email newsletters and other e-communications promoting Museum activities and analyzes open rates and other engagement quarterly, or more frequently.

• Writes blog posts and publishes to the Museum’s website with supporting content, like images and videos, on a monthly to bi-monthly basis.

• Updates website with programs, events and exhibition information, along with possible other needed content updates, on a quarterly basis in conjunction with the publication of the Perspectives newsletter.

• Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in marketing, communications or a related field preferred.

2. Three to five years of work experience in marketing, communications or related field.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with social media management and advertising.

4. Demonstrated writing and communications skills.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office, Salsa Engage and WordPress preferred.

6. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively.

7. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

8. Self-directed agile learner willing to expand functional knowledge.

9. Strong emphasis on organization and planning with proven ability to work fast, efficiently and thoroughly.

Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.

The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@thewestmoreland.org to apply.

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