Museum Marketing Associate

Rhode Island School of Design

The RISD Museum is pleased to announce an opening for a Marketing Associate.

As one of the three largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a place for investigation, transformation and creative process. For artists, students, educators, and the greater community we make visual experience richer and deeper. We encourage inquiry. We foster connections between the visual arts and other forms from the literary to the scientific. We help build the skills needed in a fast-changing global society - how to look closely, think creatively, and embrace diversity.


Under supervision of the Deputy Director of External Affairs, the Museum Marketing Associate provides operational and administrative support for, and assists in, the planning, coordination and implementing of a variety of marketing and public relations related logistics, activities and projects. Generates reports and queries; prepares charts and graphs to highlight trends; and helps analyze data. Develops, recommends, and implements a comprehensive social media and email marketing campaigns; coordinates and manages the Museum’s relationship with local and tourist organizations; and maintains site pages and/or records relating to departmental activities and expenses, files, and press clippings.


Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least two years marketing communications experience, preferably in the creative arts industry. Demonstrated experience with social media platforms, campaign development and database/systems.

Ability to perform multiple tasks quickly, work independently, with moderate supervision. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner. Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) Filemaker, or other database management, Photoshop are necessary.

Familiarity with website content management is encouraged. Ability to stay abreast of best marketing practices within museum industry and to manage and coordinate large scale communications internally and externally. Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.

How to Apply

A work sample is required. Please provide a sample of social media content created for any of the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram complete with performance indicators like reach and engagement. This should be uploaded to the area labeled “Portfolio of Professional Work”.

EEO Statement

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Posted on March 6