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Manager of Communications and Exhibitions

Organization: Craft & Folk Art Museum
Date Posted: 1/2/2019
City: Los Angeles
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Museum

Description & Details

Located on Los Angeles' historic Miracle Mile since 1965, the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents dynamic exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists whose works create thoughtful and provocative visual exchanges between craft, design, and contemporary art. CAFAM's regular programs and events provide opportunities for the public to participate in artmaking and engage with local and exhibiting artists.

The Manager of Communications and Exhibitions is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Exhibitions Curator and works across multiple departments, including communications, exhibitions, and facilities. Under moderate supervision, the position encompasses full responsibility for creating the museum's communications strategies and managing logistics related to exhibition installations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Manage museum communications relating to exhibitions, programs, and overall museum messaging:

  • Draft and distribute press releases for exhibitions and select programs
  • Maintain active press list and relationships with members of the media
  • Lead weekly marketing team meetings
  • Supervise and collaborate with Senior Designer & Digital Strategist

Manage exhibition production and installation:

  • Assist Exhibitions Curator with maintaining exhibition calendar, budgets, and files
  • Draft contracts and MOUs in consultation with Exhibitions Curator
  • Manage exhibition installation process and contract staff
  • Assist with exhibition research and edit gallery texts as needed, including wall labels and didactic panels
  • Maintain consistent inspection of galleries and artworks while they are on display

Manage exhibition registration-related issues:

  • Provide insurance company with necessary documents relating to fine art insurance
  • Manage logistics relating to artwork transport and incoming/outgoing condition reports
  • Create loan documents and maintain contact with lenders of artworks

Other:

  • Be available for occasional evening and weekend events including select public programs, annual gala, and exhibition opening receptions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum one year of communications experience in a museum, gallery, or other non-profit arts organization
  • BA or BFA in an art history, communications, or museum studies field
  • Experience supervising volunteers and contract workers or in delegating tasks
  • Comfortable cultivating relationships with members of the press
  • Experience writing press releases and shaping messaging to communicate museum brand and mission
  • Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact or MailChimp
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to manage and maintain email correspondence in timely manner
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including copyediting proficiency and communicating ideas to a group
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Team-oriented and comfortable working in a small organization and shared office space, superior interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and solution-oriented approach
  • Receptive and able to incorporate feedback into work
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Awareness of arts and culture in Los Angeles
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies and tools
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings, as needed

Salary package includes medical, dental, and vision benefits after one-month period. The benefits package includes two weeks of paid vacation annually and paid major holidays. Please submit resume, cover letter, and three arts-related writing samples (include a press release sample, if possible) to holly@cafam.org. Please indicate "Manager of Communications and Exhibitions" in subject line of email.

No phone calls.

 


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