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We are excited to offer local residents FREE ADMISSION to the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy on Saturdays and Sundays through August 28!

Counties included: Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty (Georgia), and Beaufort and Jasper (South Carolina)
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Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé/CV, and contact information for three professional references to hr@telfair.org.

Job Description:

Position: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications
Job Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

 

Job Description:

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator is responsible for many of the day-to-day public relations tasks, initiatives/projects for Telfair Museums’ three sites. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator is also responsible for the execution and delivery of all types of media interaction (paid and earned) and exposure, and for supervising department Interns/volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate incoming requests and manage project checklists for marketing department
  • Produce departmental meeting agendas and minutes
  •  Develop initiative and exhibition specific media kits
  •  Responsible for creating, maintaining, and distributing up-to-date Media Lists for print, TV, radio, selected freelance, and selected Internet news media outlets, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Ensure media contact lists are up-to-date.
  • Maintain and track media outreach on PR software
  •  Manage paid advertising calendar and insertion orders
  • Work with Creative Director on the trafficking of ad schedule
  • Responsible for accurately populating all area events calendars before calendar deadlines. This includes websites, television, radio, and other appropriate community outlets. Write and/or issue press releases under the guidance of the PR Director.
  •  Coordinate public relations activities ranging from interviews to press conferences, events, and social platforms. Distribute press releases, media alerts, and statements to media list.
  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests in a timely fashion
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
  • Conduct research to support PR planning
  • Assist in tracking media coverage or PR metrics
  • Create or collaborate with staff on articles, press releases and blogs
  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Research, build, and maintain community outreach relationships
  • Represent Telfair Museums at Savannah community/business events; strengthen relationships with business/community/media
  • Responsible for the timely distribution of flyers and other literature to community outreach partners, retail, college locations, and all grass roots efforts
  • Ensure the timely and accurate tracking and payment of department invoices and billing statements
  • Provide assistance to the Director of Marketing as needed

Skills and Attributes:

  • Superior writing skills
  • Superior data entry skills.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, or other related field.
  •  At least one to two years of progressive public relations assistance experience.
  • Experience pitching stories to national media outlets

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform various functions such as standing, sitting, walking across uneven surfaces, climbing stairs, lifting, seeing in varying light conditions, and participating in some physical activities.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Telfair Museums offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please provide the following as part of your application:

Complete resume, references, and including salary expectations.
A cover letter addressing both your interest in Telfair Museums and your qualifications for this position.

Application:

Indicate “Marketing & Communications Coordinator” on the subject line of the email or in the body of the cover letter
Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at hr@telfair.org.
Mailed applications: Telfair Museums, Attn: HR, PO Box 10081, Savannah, GA 31412.

 

SUMMARY

Telfair Museums offers compelling expressions of visual culture — embracing three unique buildings and three distinct collections that bridge three centuries of art and architecture. The museum develops awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and serves as a dynamic cultural center connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.

Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South, founded in 1883 through the bequest of prominent local philanthropist Mary Telfair, who left her home and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. Today, Telfair Museums consists of three unique buildings: Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, two National Historic Landmark sites built in the early 19th century, and the contemporary Jepson Center for the Arts.

Designed in the Regency style by English architect William Jay, the Telfair Academy houses 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts. Highlights include fine examples of American Impressionism and Ashcan School Realism, with major paintings by Childe Hassam, Frederick Frieseke, Gari Melchers, Robert Henri, George Bellows, and George Luks. The Telfair Academy is also home to Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic Bird Girl statue, made famous in the Jack Leigh photograph on the dust jacket of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters is considered one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the country. In addition to the historic house museum and decorative art ranging from the late 18th to the early 19th century, the site includes rare intact urban slave quarters and a lovely parterre garden. The site underwent an award-winning reinterpretation in 2018, providing audiences with a broader understanding of how slavery impacted urban life in and beyond the home.

The Jepson Center, designed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, is devoted to temporary exhibitions and today’s art and home to the Telfair’s Kirk Varnedoe Collection, a cornerstone of the museum’s contemporary holdings. The collection features works on paper by some of the most pivotal artists of the past 50 years, including Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Richard Avedon. Other contemporary artists include Carrie Mae Weems, Helen Levitt, Sam Gilliam, James Brooks, and many notable Georgia artists.

Telfair Museums’ permanent collection of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, and decorative arts contains over 4,500 objects from America, Europe, and Asia, dating primarily from the 18th to 20th centuries. Telfair provides a range of educational initiatives, including youth and family programming, school tour programs, preplanned field trips for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools fourth and eighth graders, youth classes, and summer camps. Telfair offers adults a variety of virtual and onground classes and workshops, ranging from drawing and painting classes with established local artists to workshops related to current exhibitions and exhibition opening lectures. Telfair (www.telfair.org) welcomes approximately 225,000 visitors each year.