Marketing/Program Associate

Grabhorn Institute / Arion Press

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Arion Press pairs great artists with great literature to create beautiful books by hand. We publish several limited editions every year, each conceptually unique. Some are accompanied by separate editions of original prints. Our production facility includes a letterpress shop with a historic collection of typefaces, a type foundry operating machinery from 100 years ago, and a complete hand book bindery, housed in a 14,000 square foot industrial building in San Franciscoā€™s Presidio National Park. The Press is supported by the 501©(3) non-profit Grabhorn Institute, designated an ā€œirreplaceable cultural treasureā€ by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Tours of the Press are held every Thursday at 3pm, by reservation. The Institute sponsors an annual series of public talks, events and gallery exhibits at the Press.

We are currently seeking a Marketing and Program Associate to join our team. This position, which covers a range of customer-facing responsibilities, is ideal for an individual who is interested in learning more about the work of publishing limited edition artist books using traditional techniques.

  • Sales / Customer Relations: Answer phones; manage email Inboxes; sort mail; communicate with customers and subscribers about their needs; develop and maintain Arion social media (Instagram, Facebook, others); create invoices, charge, wrap and ship books; manage storefront; possibility to assist with researching and implementing a new CRM platform.

  • Marketing: Develop and implement PR strategies for Arion book sales and Grabhorn Institute events including exhibitions, performances and tours (Presidio Newsletter, SF Weekly, SF Arts, KQED newsletters, SF FunCheap, SpinGo, social media, news coverage, placement in museums as appropriate, etc.); possibility to expand on these ideas / innovate with marketing.

  • Programs: Assist with implementing programming including arranging special tours and developing events and exhibitions; manage Grabhorn Inbox in tandem with Program Director; assist with communication about logistics of upcoming events and exhibitions; assist with grant applications; possibility to initiate and develop ideas for programming.

  • Proofreading

  • Proficient in Quickbooks Online

  • Proficient in FileMaker Pro

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Detail-oriented and able to work well independently

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Full-time, with occasional evening and weekend hours, 100% employer-paid Kaiser health care, 2 weeks paid vacation, 9 paid holidays, paid sick days, dental coverage available for an additional cost. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please include a detailed cover letter indicating why you are the best candidate for this position.

Posted on November 18