CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

TITLE: Special Events Manager
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
STATUS:  FULL TIME, EXEMPT 

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

The Special Events Manager at El Museo is responsible for creating one-of-a-kind events that can range from studio visits, lectures and intimate member events to large scale galas and parties. This person will need to be able to manage events from concept to completion, communicating effectively to senior management/event partners/vendors, while delivering the events within budget. This position also requires identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and recognizing event underwriters/ sponsors and other event participants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working across departments to conceive, schedule, plan and implement events, including exhibition openings, studio visits, private collection tours, travel program trips, VIP gallery tours at El Museo and with other museums
  • Managing and executing all aspects of special events for El Museo’s members and constituents, including event strategy, concept, invitations, decorations, vendor confirmation and management, sponsor facilitation, collateral creation, RSVP, travel, and onsite management
  • Managing and executing events focused on membership cultivation and recruitment
  • Organizing, tracking and overseeing sponsorships and donation requests, including procurement of donated goods and services (including silent auction items, decorations, catering services, etc.)
  • Managing event budgets and seeking partnerships and sponsorships to add value and defray costs for events
  • Creating and maintaining run of shows, photo tip sheets, event materials, calendars and recaps for every event
  • Liaising with Operations Department on all issues related to maintenance and security for onsite events, in careful compliance with Operations Department protocol
  • Managing RSVP responses and attendance lists, including tracking attendance
  • Work as the Gala lead, along with the Director of Institutional Advancement, Gala Event Consultant, and PR Consultant to support all logistics in relation to the Gala. These include but are not limited to: correspondence, distribution of information and materials, liaising with vendors
  • Maintaining mailing lists, adding records on an ongoing basis, update existing records, and export lists when needed
  • Maintaining, monitoring and reporting on gift acknowledgements in revenue tracker
  • Manage a team of Development interns every semester

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Proficiency with donor databases, specifically Raisers Edge experience

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

  • Attention to detail

  • Proven track record of success in helping to organize special events and work with donors

  • Experience in managing large scale events preferred

  • Previous Gala experience preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to set and stick to priorities

  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to lead events

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Special Events Manager in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

DIGITAL MARKETING (FREELANCER)

TITLE: Digital Marketing (FREELANCER)
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
STATUS:  FREELANCE

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, El Museo del Barrio is seeking a freelance Digital Marketing Coordinator to develop and manage a strategic and integrated digital marketing program to support museum growth in attendance, membership, development, special events, retail revenue, and rentals. She/he will drive overall online audience engagement and grow the museum’s online, e-mail, and social media marketing activity. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, resourceful, organized, self-starting professional who is dedicated to teamwork, serving the community, and fulfilling the Museum’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the museum’s digital communications calendar, including drafting, and scheduling of website updates, email blasts, and social media posts, in an effort to increase awareness of and engagement in the Museums’ exhibitions, permanent collection, and educational and public programs.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on website visitation, email and web-based communications statistics and provides recommendations.
  • Manage website changes (museum WordPress site) site provided by content providers from other departments, including editing, and uploads.
  • Serves as liaison with web developer to manage ongoing development, improvements, and evolution of Museum’s websites to ensure effective and user-friendly online presence.
  • Manage Constant Contact e-blast service provider and overall administration of more than 50 annual e-mail campaigns, including writing, designing and tracking campaigns.
  • Create and post dynamic and shareable content in the ‘voice’ of El Museo across its social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram, as well as provide strategic digital ideas to support exhibition, programs, and museum initiatives.
  • Actively monitor user-generated content and requests, and respond to audience questions and feedback.
  • Oversee and approve social media metric reports, and project-based reports as requested.
  • Manages special projects, including but not limited to, Permanent Collection placement online, and online store.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Marketing or Communications or related field and 1-2 years experience, preferably in an arts and culture organization or nonprofit agency.

  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, including, but not limited to, InDesign (CS5), Photoshop, and Illustrator in a Mac environment.

  • Web specific experience using a CMS (i.e. WordPress, Drupal, etc.), basic HTML knowledge, and an analytics program (Google Analytics preferred)

  • Demonstrated track record of attracting and engaging new audiences through web and new digital marketing strategies.

  • Exceptional writing, editing, messaging, and oral communication skills to reach a variety of different audiences. Ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressures while maintaining strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, achieve organizational goals, maintain commitments, and meet strict deadlines in a highly demanding and fast-paced work environment.

  • Knowledge of art and Latin American culture preferred, and familiarity with East Harlem cultural assets a plus.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to press@elmuseo.org, with Digital Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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