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Assistant Director for Engagem...
Working with the Director, the Assistant Director for Engagement (ADE) is responsible for planning, development and implementation of the museum's outreach to its many constituencies, both internally and externally. This includes communications, marketing, public relations, education, events, web and other digital initiatives. To this end, this position will direct the efforts of the Education Department, the Head of Design, and the Digital Resources Content Producer.
Working from the museum's mission, the ADE will define "engagement" for the museum and be a leader in the field of museum interaction and teaching. The ADE will work with staff to create and implement comprehensive public relations and educational programs that enhance the Tang's image and position with its many audiences. The ADE will work with appropriate staff to coordinate the appearance of all print and electronic promotional materials and act as the Tang's representative with the media.
As a member of the Tang's senior management team, the ADE is a key liaison between staff & director leading policy development and protocols, developing new initiatives and managing staff. The ADE provides guidance and advice in all areas of the museum, including policies and activities related to exhibitions, events, collections, fundraising, budget, staff and all aspects of future planning.
The ADE should possess strong skills and expertise in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills are needed. Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases and public speaking. Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and web based outreach. Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
B.A. or B.S. in museum studies, education, marketing, journalism, communications or public relations. Master's degree desirable, some course work in education preferred, prior museum work helpful. 3 - 5 years' experience.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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