Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s (CAM) Communications Manager is responsible for writing and editing content, stewarding the “institutional voice,” and liaising with the press. This individual interacts with all Museum departments and is responsible for copywriting, copyediting, project management, and pitching stories to the media. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, persuasive communicator, and effective project manager with exceptional interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous projects. The Communications Manager reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
- Create and edit content about CAM’s exhibitions, programs, and other activities, as written for a general audience on the Museum’s digital platforms and print materials
- Establish and maintain working relationships with local and national media for the purpose of developing substantive press coverage of exhibitions, public programs, and other Museum activities
- Manage press requests for information and images; coordinate interviews, documentation, and press visits with CAM leadership, artists, and collaborators
- Contribute to press outreach strategy and monitor and update press contact lists
- Serve as editor, proofreader, and project manager of CAM’s digital and print materials, including newsletter, gallery guides, and exhibition texts
- Manage, develop, and edit content for Mesh, CAM’s annual magazine (60 pages)
- Maintain CAM’s style guide and archive of press coverage
- Assist the Executive Director and senior staff across all departments in preparation of formal remarks; learn and adapt writing styles to fit the occasion
- Represent CAM at Museum and community functions on occasion
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, art history, or related field; equivalent experience is considered as commensurate to a degree
- Minimum three years of experience in communications and public relations; media/journalism and/or museum experience preferred
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Strict attention to detail, accuracy, and quality of work
- Experience writing and editing content for a variety of audiences including new and seasoned museum-goers; ability to follow a style guide is vital
- Be interested in contemporary art and culture
- Ability to think strategically and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment
- Collaborative and able to work independently and on teams to achieve larger goals
- Commitment to CAM’s values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
- Proficiency with or ability to quickly learn the following technology systems: Google Calendars and Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing, and Adobe Creative Suite basics
- Able to work occasional evenings or weekends as it pertains to major CAM functions or press visits
This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $53,000–$60,000.
CAM’s benefits package includes:
- Employer paid medical insurance
- Dental and vision insurance
- Voluntary life insurance
- Flexible spending account
CAM offers generous time off, including nationally observed holidays, vacation, sick, paid-time off, volunteer time off, and various leave policies. CAM also hosts a flexible remote work policy.
Please apply through the employment portal below. In order to apply, you must create a free account for Submittable. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume. Applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received by Monday, January 1, 2024.
Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation. We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:
- acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism and white supremacy;
- ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;
- seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;
- continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.
We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.
About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, the Museum reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape while engaging thousands of visitors through a wide array of public programs. CAM nurtures the creative minds of our city’s youth through free, in-depth art education, making a long-lasting impact on the community. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.
CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If most of this job description describes you, we encourage you to apply.