Penn Museum—Public Relations Director

Penn Museum—Public Relations Director

Ongoing Opportunity

The Public Relations Director at the Penn Museum plays a vital role within the Marketing and Communications team at the Penn Museum. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the PR Director will lead media and promotionally-oriented community relations efforts at a very important time in the Museum’s history. The museum is currently in the midst of a $102 million Building Transformation campaign, during which a significant portion of the museum’s galleries and amenities will be renovated and reimagined, transforming the visitor experience. The incumbent will be responsible for pitching and securing coverage in local, regional, national, and international press as well as cultivating university and community relationships to facilitate positive awareness of and increased attendance to new and existing permanent galleries, special exhibitions, public programs, and more. This role requires exceptional written and verbal communications skills; strategic thinking skills with the ability to connect PR initiatives to marketing, communications, fundraising, and institutional objectives; ability to work with ease across multiple subject areas and to produce materials for diverse media; knowledge of crisis communication practices; experience leveraging PR efforts through social media platforms; being up to date on current media relations trends; ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize frequently; and a professional, diplomatic demeanor. Passion for and experience working in a museum, other cultural organization, and/or university is a plus.

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of public relations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Strong local and regional media relationships with a track record of placing major stories; Exceptional written and oral communication skills; Strategic thinking skills with the ability to connect PR initiatives to marketing, communications, fundraising, and institutional objectives; Ability to work with ease across multiple subject areas and to produce materials for diverse media; Knowledge of crisis communication practices; Experience leveraging PR efforts through social media platforms; Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize frequently; Mastery of the Microsoft suite.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong relationships with national and international media; Experience working in a museum, other cultural organization, or university; Personal interest in the subject matter covered at the Penn Museum

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Apply online: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/38328

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