The Director of Marketing and Communications advances the Museum’s mission by setting strategic direction for all external marketing and communications strategies. As a member of senior management, the Director will lead efforts to tell the Museum’s unique story and provide insights and guidance on how to evolve and adapt messaging to meet--and grow--our diverse and changing audiences. The role is responsible for oversight of all marketing and communication initiatives including brand, advertising, public relations, website, and digital media and direct e-marketing programs.
We are looking for someone who can develop - or already has - a deep appreciation and understanding of the arts and culture environment. We don't need Museum or arts experience, but we do need someone who will easily relate to the strategies that would address the current arts and culture environment.
We are seeking a person who will provide guidance to leadership, staff and and can direct success through outsourcing partners. The Gardner Museum delivers our Marketing and Communications through outsourcing partners. We have a very small in-house staff and are looking for someone who will thrive on being accountable for strategic and operational management of external partners, while cultivating strong relationships with internal stakeholders for the benefit of the Museum’s public.
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Accomplished, strategic, innovative and forward-thinking manager with minimum of 10 years of experience.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and plan tactically to develop and execute all marketing and communications initiatives.
Proven sense for design and visual communications; effective manager of the creative process across all mediums.
Confident and highly collaborative communicator committed and able to work across all museum departments to define, articulate and deliver engaging, creative and forward-thinking strategies.
Experience building press relationships locally, nationally, and internationally
Positive culture and team-builder able to establish priorities constructively; to communicate with and inspire the department to work skillfully, effectively, and with a shared purpose to serve the museum’s mission.
Composed, poised relationship-builder effective in identifying and building sustainable, engaging relationships with media, community organizations, board members, employees and leadership.
Principled, values-driven and passionate mission champion who leads, and encourages others to base their decisions and actions on, the museum’s purpose, legacy and values.
Thoughtful problem-solver able to create an environment of shared learning and decision-making.
Able influencer, with proven experience in advising senior management/high-visibility individuals regarding current and future strategy development.
Experience with and a successful track record of direct/email marketing.
About ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
The Core Values That Inspire Us:
We’re inspired everyday by Core Values that bring our mission to life and inform our purpose, our work, our learning and our community.
· Creativity is our Legacy
· Community is our Purpose
· The Collection is our Catalyst
· Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion are our Commitments