Communications and Marketing Manager

Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is a groundbreaking cultural center located in Red Hook, Brooklyn with a mission of building community through the arts and sciences in order to create an open and inspired world. Through extensive exhibitions, programs and residencies with artists, scientists, musicians, writers and technologists, we seek to make culture accessible to all.

We are driven by the realization that humanity is facing unprecedented social, intellectual, and spiritual challenges; our programs explore new ways of facing those challenges by using the arts and sciences dynamically as both a lens and catalyst. When humanity comes together and combines the ideas and talents of many, we have the ability to engineer what once appeared to be impossible.


The Communications and Marketing Manager at Pioneer Works is responsible for a clear workflow across all communications efforts, working closely with program producers and external partners to ensure timely and effective communication and amplification of our programming to the public. As the principal editor of the website and email newsletter campaigns, they work closely with the web team, PR and social media consultants to implement a collaborative digital and social strategy. They will also further develop the institution’s written voice and editorial style through thoughtful copyediting and proofreading. The Communications and Marketing Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director and works closely with the Founding Artistic Director, Broadcast Managing Director, and Web Development team.

The Communications and Marketing Manager is a Full Time position with a starting salary commensurate with experience. Pioneer Works offers a competitive benefits policy including Health, Dental & Vision insurance, as well as a retirement savings program.


Communications and Marketing Management:

Maintain and update the content calendar of all Pioneer Works communications and circulate to relevant parties

Oversee all external messaging, including brochures, newsletters, announcements, and campaigns

Orchestrate the production of Pioneer Works brochures and other ephemera while working collaboratively with curators, designers, co-publishers, artists, and other project team members

Ensure all texts, including program descriptions, exhibition gallery guides, brochures, newsletters, and other materials follow the Pioneer Works style guide

Advise colleagues in communications, advancement, and visitor services on how to improve public messaging

Ensure consistency of printed, published, and digital materials, ranging from within an exhibition to organization-wide

Communicate and collaborate with Red Hook-based promotional partners

Research, advise, and implement best accessibility practices across our platforms and communications

Support other editorial efforts as they arise

Web Editorial:

Publish all (non-Broadcast) website content, including programs, announcements, and exhibitions

Maintain and update editorial website upkeep: writing copy for, editing, and updating discipline pages, homepages, program pages, visitor guidelines, and announcements

Work closely with the Deputy Director and CTO on web projects and wider digital strategy


Manage and serve as primary liaison for social and PR firms

Overseeing social marketing campaigns on promotion of all PW programs in collaboration with outside social media firm

Create and maintain digital and social marketing ads

Assist with customer support and feedback on social media platforms

Create consistent community management on the platform


3-5 years of experience in communications and marketing

3-5 years of experience managing multiple outside partners

Excellent writing, proofreading and internal communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse set of departments across organizations

Proven ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment.

Familiarity with Wordpress, Mailchimp, Eventbrite & all social media platforms a must Interest in the arts and sciences

How to Apply

Pioneer Works is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve.

Pioneer Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Please send a writing sample, cover letter and resume via email to: w/ “Communications and Marketing Manager_[Applicant Name]” in subject heading. Please do not call to inquire about your application. Should you match our needs, we will be in contact with you.

Posted on April 7