Communications Specialist – Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis seeks a talented and creative Communications Specialist to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Audience Development, the Communications Specialist serves as steward of the institutional “voice” and primary press contact. This position interacts with all Museum departments, and is responsible for copywriting, copyediting, and pitching stories to the media. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and persuasive communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Specific responsibilities

  • Create and edit content about CAM’s exhibitions, programs, and other activities, as written for a general audience
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with local and national media for the purpose of developing extensive press coverage of exhibitions and other Museum activities
  • Serve as project manager and editor for CAM’s digital and print media, including newsletter, gallery guides, exhibition texts, website, email blasts, and annual magazine
  • Manage inquiries and provide information and images for news and editorial requests; maintain organization of press coverage
  • Collaborate with PR/Marketing Coordinator to support social media activities as needed
  • Assist senior staff in preparation of formal remarks
  • Represent CAM at Museum and community functions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strict attention to detail, accuracy, and quality of work
  • Experience writing and editing content for a public audience
  • Must relate well to visitors, volunteers, members, board, and staff
  • Minimum two years of related experience in communications and public relations; media/journalism experience preferred
  • Demonstrable interest in contemporary art and/or the museum sector
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Unitey Kull at ukull@camstl.org with the subject line “Communications Specialist.”

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About CAMSTL

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. With a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through diverse perspectives offered in our exhibitions, programs, and educational activities, CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. We are a site for discovery, a laboratory for experimentation, and a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.