Public Relations Manager: Museum of the American Revolution

Posted January 7th, 2016 at 12:58 pm.

Public Relations Manager

Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum seeks a highly motivated professional to manage planning and execution of media relations activities to enhance the Museum’s visibility and credibility among a broad range of local and national audiences. This work will support the Museum’s revenue goals and strategically advance its public image. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, this exciting growth position is responsible for development of a comprehensive, integrated external publicity plan, day-to-day relationships with the media, and departmental and institutional writing and will play a significant role in planning and implementing the Museum’s opening festivities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage public relations plans for all major museum initiatives, including the permanent collection, exhibitions, public programs, education, visitor services, event rentals, the store, and the café.
  • Support Museum opening events. Coordinate press events and work with committee members to manage press coverage of all opening events.
  • Write, gain necessary approvals on, and judiciously distribute press releases.
  • Strategically and proactively pitch stories and follow up with writers and editors to obtain the best coverage possible.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of local and national media; monitor press coverage for publicity opportunities, story ideas, and industry trends.
  • Strategically and proactively pitch stories.
  • Maintain updated internal PR database of media contacts.
  • Represent the Museum at external and internal meetings as appropriate.
  • Working with the Digital Marketing Manager maintain website press room and image library.
  • Draft talking points and FAQs for internal and external use.
  • Manage press events, media interviews, tours by press, photo ops, and press events. Manage press tickets.
  • Respond to all media requests and escort photographers, reporters, and cameramen at Museum.
  • Obtains photo permissions when necessary.
  • Oversee daily clips and press tracking process. Collect press reviews and quotes that can be leveraged via other marketing and communications vehicles.
  • Create media coverage reports for staff on a monthly basis, and board on a quarterly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications
  • 5+ years public relations experience with increasing responsibility
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record in public relations
  • Previous experience working in an arts and culture organization is preferred, but not necessary
To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter including salary history along with a resume to

The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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