Communication Manager: Please Touch Museum

Posted February 16th, 2016 at 9:39 am.

Please Touch Museum is a non-profit organization, seeks a Communication Manager, reporting to the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications to lead the overall communications efforts of the museum with the aim of creating and implementing strategic, multi-faceted communications programs designed to build and strengthen the organization role and reputation as a leader in the children’s museum field.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: ensure that institutional messages are communicated to media and other external stakeholders; establish and manage personal contact with media representatives; work with Senior Director to develop and implement a long-range PR and press plan; respond to media requests for information and facilitate media interviews with spokesperson; proactively cultivate strong network of positive relationships with online, print and broadcast media; oversee the writing and distribution of the museum’s press materials, fact sheets, newsletters, email communications and annual report; create speeches and talking points for museum events; work closely with President’s office to oversee the response for all crisis situations that arise; serve as writer for communications materials including new releases, press materials, fact sheets, newsletters, email communication, online content, website, program announcements and the annual report; brainstorm, develop and implement social media campaign ideas; research and write social media plans, newsletter, blog entries and additional email campaigns; oversee content development and deployment of e-blast, Twitter accounts, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Persicope and other various platforms; craft and maintain institutional writing style guide; coordinate with Graphic & Web Designer to create content and maintain the website, social media and similar platforms; develop benchmarks and goals for social media engagement; manage press clippings for monthly summary reports; enlist museum staff for strategic speaking engagements in local community and at industry events.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Communications, Museum Communications or related fields; minimum of 5 years of experience in editorial, marketing, social media, and public relations fields, ideally with a focus on arts & culture; at least 5 years of experience cultivating published/broadcasted media stories, pitching stories, including reporter outreach, story development, drafting press releases ; 2 years of experience acting as the primary media spokesperson for an event/business/etc.; 2  years of experience drafting major company publications including newsletters and annual reports;  2 years of experience crafting speeches and talking points for heads of major institutions; ability to write strategically and effectively for a variety of social media and marketing platforms and for various audiences and stakeholder groups; have established media database of contacts in the journalism field with knowledge of key media contacts within the art, culture, education, etc. beats; experience with metrics, analytics and reporting; excellent project management experience; advance knowledge of popular social media platforms and new trends in the field; knowledge of MS office, PC/Windows and social media publishing platforms; public speaking and prior spokesperson experience

To Apply

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, press clips, resume and salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE


Education Level: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Marketing Communications, Museum Communications or related fields
Deadline: 03/12/2016
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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