Associate Director of Communications for UChicago Arts and the Logan Center

Submitted by CAR_Leigh on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:26pm

The Associate Director of Communications for UChicago Arts and the Logan Center leads the Logan Center and other UChicago Arts marketing and communications efforts in collaboration with arts program leaders and University Communications. The Associate Director overseescollaborative arts marketing and communications through a variety of strategies and communications vehicles including content development, design and execution of email, web, print, social media, documentation, and public relations efforts. Reporting to the Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center or his designee, the Associate Director of Communications also works closely with communications and programming colleagues across the arts and the University of Chicago Communications Office, UChicago Creative, and Alumni Relations and Development (ARD). Direct reports include the Assistant Director of Logan Center Marketing and Communications, and the Box Office Manager.

UChicago Arts Communications

The UChicago Arts Communications team leads both broad institutional marketing for the arts across the University and the Logan Center for the Arts and provides direct marketing support for the programs of the Logan Center including the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, Logan Center Exhibitions, University Arts Engagement, and Community Engagement programs and partner academic and community projects.  In addition, the UChicago Arts communications team supports the communications efforts of Arts + Public Life and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry through close collaboration with staff in those areas. In support of the Logan Center’s role as a coordinating hub for the arts at the University, the UChicago Arts / Logan Center Communications team encourages collaborative arts communications efforts across the University – both for specific University-wide collaborative projects and through strategic efforts to raise the visibility of the arts at the University. Current communications channels include print (UChicago Arts Guide, event posters, postcards, Logan Center quarterly, etc.); social media (UChicago Arts and program specific channels); digital (UChicago Arts and program specific websites, email newsletters, etc.); content development (news stories, blog posts, etc.); and limited paid advertising and public relations efforts. Working closely with communications and programming colleagues across the University, the UChicago Arts / Logan Center communications team is led by the Associate Director working closing with a full-time Assistant Director, full-time Box Office Manager, part-time Social Media and Content Specialist, a student intern, and a select group of design and public relations consultants. The Associate Director also advises other communications and marketing staff at arts entities across campus. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

·      Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in arts, design, marketing, communications, or related field preferred.

·      7 years of experience working in marketing and/or communications required. Experience in developing brands, and building audience for the arts and/or University campus programs preferred.

·      Excellent written and spoken communications skills required (including knowledge of correct English usage, AP and Chicago style guides). 

·      Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion required. 

·      Strong computer skills including knowledge of email distribution software (such as Constant Contact or Emma), design software (such as Photoshop, Illustrator,or InDesign) and website administration is required. 

·      General knowledge consumer marketing strategy, campaign execution, and branding, website development, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media, and email campaign strategies preferred.

  • Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publically visible projects required. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlinesin a fast-paced environment.
To Apply:

Posting requisition # 104070  

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