Communications Specialist

communications specialist

Washington DC’s children deserve a world-class museum to spark their imagination and encourage them to dream. Steps off the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue, National Children’s Museum celebrates the joy of childhood through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) exhibits and programs. As Communications Specialist, you will help realize this vision for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

what you’ll do

As Communications Specialist, jointly reporting to Director of Advancement and Director of External Affairs, you will be a critical member of the Advancement Team. You will help ensure success of the Museum’s ongoing communications efforts and serve as the chief writer and editor.

Write and edit copy for all Museum materials, including emails to members and supporters, website, social media, marketing materials, and event materials;

Write and manage the production of the Museum’s first annual report in collaboration with other Advancement team members;

Support the development of the Museum’s brand voice across all materials and platforms;

Create and manage a communications calendar;

Help plan the Museum’s long-term communications strategy and support the public relations strategy;

Support other institutional communications as needed.

what we believe are important experiences + traits for this role

Bachelor’s degree. (A degree in one or more relevant fields, including journalism, marketing, communications, and/or museum studies is preferred.)

1–3 years of communications experience, which could include internships.

Exceptional writing and communication skills, including creative writing, editing, social media, and proofreading.

Ability to tailor messaging and adapt tone and voice to diverse audiences, including donors, Museum members, and the general public.

Ability to create engaging and creative social media content, manage social media platforms, and track social media results.

Prior experience with project management while maintaining attention to detail.

Excellent decision-making skills; ability to balance multiple time-critical projects and pivot quickly.

Team player who values a collaborative and fast-paced working environment.

Passion for the mission of National Children’s Museum.

Values kindness and supporting colleagues personally and professionally.

application deadline: March 16, 2020

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: Communications Specialist.

what we value

Our mission is to inspire children to care about and change the world. The Museum is an innovative institution that sparks curiosity and wonder and a space where children feel valued. In order to do this well, we need a team that reflects the dynamic and diverse communities that we serve and brings a variety of perspectives, abilities, and skills. We embrace that this work is critical to our mission and never finished. The more inclusive we are, the stronger our Museum.

The National Children’s Museum is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, marital status or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment at NCM, including, but not limited to recruitment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and development, access to facilities, discipline, separation of employment and other terms and conditions of employment.