Marketing & Communications Manager

Website Ella Sharp Museum

About this position

The Marketing and Communications Manager creates, edits, monitors, and disseminates informational and promotional content for Ella Sharp Museum (ESM). Communication outlets for ESM print materials, broadcast, billboards, website, and social media. Audiences include museum members, sponsors, business partners, and the general public. As the lead marketing and communications person on staff, the coordinator develops and executes successful marketing strategies for ESM’s overall brand awareness as well as for museum events, educational programming, and exhibits.

Representative responsibilities of this office include: 

Collaborate with other departments to execute a marketing plan and communicate content about all facets of the museums, including brand awareness, programming, and exhibits
Maintain strong brand for Ella Sharp Museum across all mediums
Ensure that all museum communications are consistent, engaging, and informative
Represent ESM at community events, networking opportunities, and trade shows
Establish and manage external paid advertising for Ella Sharp Museum
Write press releases and member communications including online and print newsletters
Serve as liaison with contract designer and design in-house advertising and support materials for programming as needed
Create and manage marketing budget
Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: 

Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to prioritize tasks and projects and maintain deadlines
Detail oriented with proofreading skills
Basic competence with industry-standard design software
Comfortable with professional networking on behalf of the museum
Minimum 2 years’ experience in marketing, advertising, communications
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, or similar discipline preferred
Must pass background check

Reports To:   Director of Development

Classification: Full time, Exempt

Department:  Development & Communications

Location: 3225 Fourth St. Jackson, MI

Supervises: n/a

Salary range: $35,000-45,000, benefit eligible


This position is in a shared office, and will have remote working opportunities. Some events require standing throughout the day, extensive walking, and the ability to transport equipment (up to 30 lbs.) around our campus and to and from transportation at off-site events. A valid Michigan driver’s license is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All job applicants receive equal consideration for employment.

How to apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to: Shawn Stenberg, Director of Development & Communications at Initial round of resumes to be reviewed week of August 15. Additional resumes will be reviewed upon receipt. Position open until filled.


About the Ella Sharp Museum

The Ella Sharp Museum, founded in 1965, offers programs, exhibits and experiences preserving community history, advancing art appreciation, and understanding, connecting children with science. Our 6-acre campus includes the Hadwin Center with exhibit galleries, program spaces, offices, and a museum store; the Merriman Sharp farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, barn and other historic structures; and the Hurst Planetarium. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities to connect our community with history, the arts, and science. We received American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 1978 and have been reaccredited twice. One of the first small museums in the country to receive such distinction, the Ella Sharp Museum is one of only 38 accredited institutions in the state of Michigan.



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