Deadline: May 10, 2017
Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon's mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career, and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.
Smack Mellon is located between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, on the East River waterfront in DUMBO Brooklyn. Our 12,000 sq ft facility includes a 5000 sq ft gallery, an office, and a storage space on the upper level and artists studios, fabrication shop, media lab, and kitchen on the lower level.
The Manager of Marketing, Communications, and Community Engagement is charged with enhancing Smack Mellon's image through all communications and helping to promote increased attendance, heightened recognition, earned revenue, and contributions through the development and execution of marketing and public relations plans.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Director of Exhibitions, the Manager of Marketing, Communications, and Community Engagement leads Smack Mellon’s efforts to promote Smack Mellon and its exhibitions, studio program, education initiatives, public programs, and facility rental to local, national, and international media (print, electronic, and broadcast), and to oversee all aspects of media relations, marketing, and advertising for the purpose of Smack Mellon’s positioning, branding visibility, and audience and visitor growth in support of Smack Mellon’s mission and goals. The Manager is also responsible to build ongoing public interest and support for Smack Mellon’s programming; to maximize revenues through facility rental, memberships, corporate sponsorships, media sponsorships, individual donors, and other sources; and to sustain and expand the Smack Mellon’s various audiences.
We are looking for an individual with a background in the arts and marketing and/or PR to help develop and manage our promotional efforts to attract a wide and diverse audience to our exhibitions and events and new renters to our gallery rental program. They will provide creative and strategic messaging in promoting Smack Mellon and all its programming.
This position is responsible for community outreach, audience development, and marketing for Smack Mellon’s programs and events as well as the gallery rental program.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential responsibilities of this position may change or be changed from time to time.
This is a part time position of 22 hours/week. Workdays are flexible Wednesday - Sunday. $25,000/year.
Qualified applicants please upload a resume and cover letter to Submittable: http://bit.ly/2pLFsN9 Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.