The public relations coordinator for the Kimbell Art Museum is a proactive and detail-oriented individual who coordinates the museum’s public relations efforts, promotes programs and special events, plans and produces events, and provides departmental administrative support. This person is an excellent communicator and a self-starter with at least 2 years of related experience. The coordinator reports to the head of marketing and public relations.
Produces media releases in consultation with department heads and facilitates the distribution of releases to local, national, and international media
Pitches stories to local media in an effort to achieve constant visibility for the museum’s exhibitions, public programs and special events
Cultivates relationships with press constituents and serves as museum spokesperson as needed
Fulfills media requests, which includes scheduling interviews, escorting photographers, sending requested images and appropriate information
Maintains media database and press distribution lists
Plans and coordinates select events, including on-site events and community outreach efforts
Maintains the education promotion budget and coordinates the promotion for education events, including appearances for Wari Man, the Kimbell’s interactive character
Prepares reports and other documents
Collaborates with the marketing and public relations team to develop ongoing marketing strategies and promotional plans for exhibitions, public programs, special events, the Buffet Restaurant, and Museum Shop, including social media content, digital communications, collateral material, and advertising
Oversees the work of one or more department interns
Assists in other PR and marketing projects as needed
Assists in special projects as assigned
At least 2 years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree in art history, public relations, journalism or related field
Demonstrated proficiency in composition, spelling, punctuation, and grammar; high level of comfort with verbal communication
Ability to maintain confidentiality, display good judgment, successfully sort multiple priorities, and give great attention to accuracy and deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, members of the press, outside vendors, and the museum visitors
Experience with computer operations (mostly Macintosh), databases, Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Windows, and Photoshop
Familiarity with AP Style required; Chicago Style, a plus
Experience working with members of the media, a plus
Familiarity with art terminology, a plus
Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background and drug screening.
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