Employment

Employment

As of August 16, 2017

Audio Visual Technician

Type: Part-Time

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Perform location set-ups for audio and video production (lights, microphones, backdrops)*

• Operates video camera, including set-ups and adjustments; makes audio and video dubs for exhibits and general Museum needs.

• Operates sound recording equipment on location.

• Repairs and maintains audio and video equipment; performs regular equipment checks.

• Maintains accurate records of repairs, maintenance, equipment usage and supply usage.

• Provides knowledge of media software and rear screen projection.

• Perform other related duties as needed.

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History seeks a creative, dedicated and innovative professional to serve as its Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. This position leads The Wright Museum’s marketing efforts through sound strategic and tactical planning, implementation and execution with the goals of authentically representing the leading institution dedicated to the African American experience and elevating The Wright to its rightful place in the local, regional and national cultural landscape. The Wright Museum is a complex and multifaceted organization that requires a proportionally dynamic and experienced professional to properly execute this role. The ideal candidate will do everything in their power to absorb all that the museum is and does into becoming its chief advocate and storyteller through its marketing and communications.

General Summary 

The Senior Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of The Wright’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, including project management; media planning and placement; design and production of materials, deliverables, and reviews; marketing team leadership; and ensuring that campaigns remain on track to meet strategic objectives. Inter- and cross-departmental collaboration and external relationship management with media partners, vendors, agencies, and designers are integral to this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Learn everything possible about the museum and its mission, history, programming, and needs

• Understand and stay current on museum’s organizational goals, and tailor marketing accordingly

• Create, implement and monitor comprehensive multi-channel marketing, communications and public relations plans and programs that enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and facilitate internal and external communications

• Budgetary creation and oversight

• Lead marketing project management for select museum exhibitions and programs such as museum initiatives, programs, and tourism development

• Ensure articulation of Wright’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies both internal and external

• Acts as The Wright’s representative with the media, ensuring regular contact with targeted media and appropriate responses to media requests

• Work with graphic designers to create all collateral in use by the museum, supporting development, educational, and programming efforts

• Create and send regular e-blasts and other digital communications to targeted audiences

• Monitor trends. Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance, and use this information to help the Wright operate with initiative and innovation

• Draft copy and circulate for approval

• Select images and clear rights as required

• Oversee internal and external designers and agencies producing print ads and radio spots, direct mail, e-mail promotions, banner ads, social media graphics, and other items. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to President & CEO and Board

• Oversee production of marketing materials including: setting up project schedules, issuing insertion and work orders, obtaining vendor bids, coordinating with printers and mailing services to assure timely, high-quality delivery

• Manage direct mailing campaigns for series brochures, postcards, and other mailers

• Manage paid digital advertising. Set and monitor campaign effectiveness (especially for online and social media campaigns), produce timely reports, and develop contingency strategies if required

• Manage marketing staff and interns to meet job requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

• Bachelors Degree in marketing, communications, advertising, or related field

• 7 - 10 years + of professional experience in marketing, advertising, communications, or related field with progressive management experience

• Deep and abiding interest in and appreciation for African American history and culture, the Arts, and a genuine willingness to continue to immerse one’s self in these areas

• Broad-based understanding of communications fundamentals, big-picture conceptual abilities and an unwavering eye for detail

• Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Be able to dive deep, learn about, and adopt the voice of the museum. Must be able to eloquently and efficiently speak to the importance of the museum and its mission in a compelling, engaging manner in a variety of settings and through a variety of channels.

• Exceptional writing skills. Marketing copy and article-length writing is expected on a regular basis.

• Demonstrated experience developing and managing integrated multi-channel marketing plans. Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities.

• Must be able to work quickly and accurately assess priorities

• Ability to organize work assignments and manage multiple projects effectively

• Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal sales skills

• Strong written and verbal communications and project management skills

• Strong knowledge of digital marketing including social media

• Computer literacy in word processing, database management and page layout. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint) and Google products

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As of May 24, 2017

Security Officer

Type: Part-Time

General Summary of Duties:  

The Museum Security Officer patrols and guards museum property against vandalism, theft, fire and trespassing. The position effectively communicates the policies and practices established for the protection and safety of museum staff, guests, physical structure, and museum assets. The position assists museum guests by responding to various inquiries and requests. The position also takes on a primary role in the event of an emergency.

Essential Functions:

• Guards and patrols the museum collections, equipment, building and grounds against theft, defacing, or any other action liable to cause damage to museum property

• Provides general assistance to museum guests as needed

• Directs museum guests to various museum exhibits and other museum facilities

• Guard and patrol special events around the museum

• Permit only authorized person to enter property during non-business hours

• Accept and record time of any deliveries as is appropriate

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• High school diploma required; or GED equivalent

• Ability to use computer and word processing programs

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions      

• Ability to walk and stand during shift while assigned to galleries or patrol of building property

• May be require work on nights, weekends, and holidays

• Knowledge of security methods and practices, preferred

• Security experience is preferred

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..