The Design and Content Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Advancement, Communication and Administration and will oversee the content, design, and production of the HRM’s website and all other digital and print publications. The position is editorial, technical, and creative in nature; the manager develops project briefs and requirements, oversees content generation, and coordinates both internal and external production teams. S/he will write and edit copy, help to establish a cohesive identity and messaging, develop initiatives to build institutional visibility, and deepen visitor engagement and connections with the HRM community.
Working closely with the Deputy Director, manage the development and launch of a new Museum website, serving as managing editor, engaging a web developer, overseeing content, effective UX/UI design and use of new CMS. Update content regularly and track website performance through Google Analytics; modify strategies based on UX and analytics
Oversee the content, design, production, and mailing of printed materials for Advancement/ Communications, Curatorial and Education Departments, including quarterly Calendar of Events flyers, Membership and Education brochures, invitations for special events and Annual Gala, exhibition catalogs, visitor guides, flyers, and other marketing and fundraising materials to promote the Museum and its events and exhibitions.
Contract and serve as main liaison with outside graphic designers, digital media producers, writers, printers and other vendors, adhering to production schedule and budget requirements
Develop and implement Museum Style Guide for all printed and online publications, adhering to HRM’s new brand identity.
Oversee content, design, and production of Museum signage, including the Donor Board, window signs, exhibition text panels and labels, and other didactic materials.
Coordinate advertising plan for Museum and manage schedule for placement, design, production and ad copy and tracking analytics of ad performance.
Manage photography assets for online and print publications and oversee photo shoots for special events, programs, etc.
Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree is required and three or more years experience in digital and/or print publishing
Exceptional writing and editing skills
An appreciation for engaging visual designs and user experiences and interfaces. UX, UI, and/or visual design skills, highly desirable
Strong collaborative and project management skills with ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines, as well as experience managing outside freelancers/contractors
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, basic HTML and CSS
Experience with SEO and Google Analytics
Experience with the production of printed materials and exhibition and building signage
Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated team players with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, with diplomacy. This position requires the energy and motivation to continuously research and learn different methods and technologies to provide the latest solutions
Interest in the arts, museums, cultural heritage, and/or non-profits is preferred
THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM (hrm.org) is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. Accredited by AAM, The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.
The Museum provides competitive compensation, and generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees, including:
Medical, dental, and life insurance
403(b) retirement plan
Paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, personal days and Museum holidays
Flexible spending accounts (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses) and Transitcheck
Discount for staff in Museum shop
Access and free admission to numerous museums and cultural institutions
The Hudson River Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Hudson River Museum complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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