Communications Manager: Fabric Workshop and Museum

Posted February 7th, 2018 at 4:44 pm.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), an internationally-acclaimed contemporary art museum in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a full-time Communications Manager with demonstrated experience in marketing and public relations. Ideal candidates will have communications experience within non-profit or for-profit sectors. Preference will be given to those with a background in contemporary art – either through education or work experience. This senior level position reports to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Executive Director.


  • Effectively promote FWM’s exhibitions, residencies, and programs in order to drive audience growth, cultivate visitor loyalty, and enhance the institution’s local and international reputation
  • Prepare and execute marketing campaigns that integrate print, broadcast, and digital media outlets; develop and track budgets, deadline schedules, and outcomes for each campaign
  • Coordinate all communication with design consultants, PR firms, and advertising outlets
  • Manage and maintain FWM’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), email marketing system (Constant Contact), and website, in coordination with FWM’s visual media staff and design consultants
  • Cultivate and build relationships with new and existing media contacts
  • Draft publicity text—such as press releases, announcement cards, and listings—for institutional review, manage the distribution or submission of final materials
  • Oversee logistical planning of all press previews and visits
  • Liaise with various Museum departments to develop communication strategies and messaging
  • Archive and report on all marketing and public relations initiatives to senior staff, board, funders, and other constituents


  • Bachelor’s degree required; coursework in marketing, public relations, or art history desired
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional communications experience
  • Proven track record in media relations; established local and national contacts a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively in a deadline oriented environment
  • Familiar with digital technology and experience with social media and emerging media
Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree Required
To Apply

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits provided. Please send a cover letter, resume, references (we will not contact without your permission), and salary requirements to: with COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER as the subject line. EOE. No phone calls please.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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