Job Summary:This position offers exciting opportunities for someone with strong graphic design and communication skills to help promote the exhibitions and programming at two University art museums. The communications Specialist also helps to grow the presence/brand of the galleries through web design and social media management to an increasingly diverse campus and community.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of communications and/or marketing experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with basic graphic design software, such as software in Creative Suite, and web management software such as Wordpress.
Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs.
Interpersonal and communication skills and ability to plan and organize effectively.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Five years of communications and/or marketing experience.
Experience in developing press releases, writing articles and preparing reports and presentations.
Previous copy editing experience.
Experience maintaining websites.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of graphic design software, such as software in Creative Suite, and web management software such as Wordpress.
Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs.
Salary: $37,500 annually
Serves as the communications specialist for the Forsyth and Stark Galleries. Including, but not limited to: Develops and implements overall communications/marketing plan for the Forsyth and Stark Galleries. Maintains and produces artwork for digital signs using PowerPoint, Vitalcast, or FourWinds software.
Designs and maintains email blast programs such as Vertical Response.
Understands how to prepare artwork for high resolution printing as well as low resolution graphics for internet and electronic media. Able to spec artwork, get pricing estimates, and communicate effectively with printer to develop print jobs.
Provides photography and videography as needed, including editing for a variety of purposes, while maintaining organizational files.
Close-captions all videos.
Complies with branding guidelines provided by the University, including getting approval for using any trademarked or licensed brand and gets approval for all scripts.
Writes, edits, designs, and produces articles for publication (print and web) including press releases, brochures, invitations, advertisements, flyers, and newsletters to promote Forsyth and Stark Galleries and assists as needed in exhibition catalogues and other publications.
Disseminates press releases, public service announcements, digital advertisements, to print, television, radio, and other electronic-based media. Arranges media appearances for departmental staff. Maintains, proofs, edits, develops, and updates Forsyth and Stark Galleries' websites in pursuit of quality comparable to websites of top-tiered art museums and galleries.
Investigates and recommends use of new/emerging technologies to reach local, national, and international audiences.
Makes or oversees production of promotional posters, signage, and other media for exhibitions, special events, and other activities. In conjunction with curatorial staff, coordinates appearance of signage, posters, and other promotional materials to complement didactic texts and exhibition labels.
Manages all departmental social media and is responsible for overseeing student workers and interns participation in social media. Assists in grant writing for marketing support. Responsible for developing and monitoring marketing budget for both the Stark and Forsyth Galleries.
Plans, implements, and promotes special events in coordination with senior administrators, including exhibition openings. Assists in donor and supporter cultivation and recognition events. In coordination with educational staff, assists in promotion and implementation of educational tours, programs, workshops, and other educational events.
Represents the department at the Division Marketing Committee meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include supervision of student marketing assistants or student interns.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-012811
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