Marketing & Communications Director, Washington State Historical Society

The Washington State Historical Society is looking for a dynamic,
experienced Marketing & Communications Director. Please pass along to
anyone you feel might be a good fit for the position.****

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This recruitment is open until filled.  The hiring authority reserves the
right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time
after July 1, 2012.  It will be to the applicant’s advantage to submit
application materials as soon as possible.

This position works closely with the Director to research, develop and
execute public relations strategies, marketing, communications and
promotional efforts at the Washington State History Museum.****

* Duties:*

– Responsible for development and/or implementation of agency-wide
communications policies and procedures.****
– Responsible for all communications with community and stakeholders,
including marketing of exhibits and program, advertising, website,
communications (e-newletters etc.), social media, etc.****
– Advises the Director regarding internal communications, public
activities, and media contacts.****
– Provides presentations and information on behalf of the Director and
the agency regarding museum activities, exhibits, and events.****
– Will be in regular contact with media, potential corporate sponsors,
advertising representatives, community partners, and affiliate
– Development and implementation of a strategic marketing and
communications plan.****
– Oversee development and distribution of all print communications
including the annual report, marketing collateral materials, the Columbia
Magazine and Explore-It newsletter, advertising, signage.****
– Oversee development and distribution of all electronic communications
including website, e-news, social media and other new media.****
– Oversee media relationships and strategy, serving as lead point person
on media interactions that help promote and/or impact WSHS. Manage the
efforts of an outside PR agency as needed.****
– Actively engage, cultivate and manage press and strategic community
relationships to ensure positive coverage surrounding WSHS programs,
special events, exhibits, public announcements and other projects.****
– Oversee and initiate market research and data analysis initiatives.****
– Represent WSHS through public speaking and community engagements.****
– Create and manage marketing department operating budget.****

* Qualifications:*

*Required Education, Experience, and Competencies.*****

A Bachelor¹s degree involving major study in journalism, public relations,
graphic design, communications, business or a closely allied field.****

Three to five years professional experience in marketing or communications.*

Must pass a background check.****

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*Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies.*****

A Master¹s degree involving major study in journalism, public relations,
graphic design, communications, business or a closely allied field.****

* Supplemental Information:*

*PLEASE NOTE: * Due to legislative action, the salary for this opportunity
is reduced by 3% for the timeframe of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

*To Be Considered for This Position, Please Submit:*****

– A cover letter describing how you meet the requirements for this
– A chronological resume, including dates for each position.****
– A list of three professional references, AND names & phone numbers of
your current and past three supervisors.****

*You must apply on-line at ***<>


*The Wasington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, military veterans, persons of
disability, and
persons over 40 years of age are encouraged to apply.
Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or
those needing this announcemnet in an alternative format,
may call the Human Resources Office at (253) 798-5901.*****