Communications Coordinator, 50th Anniversary

Application deadline: Open until filled

Full-time, 2-year fixed term in New York City
$23-$26 per hour, depending on experience

Background

Dia Art Foundation was established in 1974 for the purpose of collecting, commissioning, and presenting major works of art made in the 1960s onward. Today it consists of eight permanent sites across the United States and Germany, as well as three changing exhibition spaces in New York State: Dia Chelsea in New York City, Dia Beacon in the Hudson Valley, and Dia Bridgehampton in Long Island. Dia is taken from the Greek word for “through” and conveys the foundation’s role as a facilitator of meaningful artistic experiences that can be encountered in single and repeated visits. 

Summary

Dia Art Foundation seeks a Communications Coordinator, 50th Anniversary. This is a full-time, two-year fixed-term position based at Dia’s offices in New York City. The hourly starting rate for this position is $23 per hour. Consideration of a starting salary above $23 per hour but not to exceed $26 per hour, will be reviewed at the time of offer based on level of experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, this position is responsible for supporting the general functions of the Communications Department as well as activities relating to Dia’s 50th anniversary in 2024, including content production and development, advertising campaigns, press and image requests, research, email campaigns, website and app maintenance, maintaining timelines and communication cross-departmentally, and day-to-day admin. This role will also provide general cross-departmental administrative support for 50th anniversary campaigns and initiatives.

Dia is committed to creating an increasingly equitable and sustainable environment, as well as offering audiences richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Dia seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and mutually engaged team as a reflection of this commitment.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Marketing:

  • Assist with maintaining advertising design schedules and implementing advertising plans to promote the 50th anniversary and associated programming
  • Maintain email marketing campaign calendar
  • Coordinate, edit, build, and distribute email campaigns to support programs and initiatives such as membership, including monthly e-newsletters and event promotions
  • Conduct routine maintenance and cleanup of general mailing list

Content:

  • Assist with production timelines for video content to accompany the anniversary; scheduling interviews and filming; and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain the content calendar for Dia Blog; assist Communications team and other departments with content production
  • Assist with the production of Artists Playlists, creating and uploading playlists to the website, blog, and app
  • Maintain and update Dia’s presence on external digital platforms including Bloomberg Connects

Website Management:

  • Update website content including copy, images, and multimedia assets for Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Ensure the quality of webpages by copy editing, proofreading, and maintaining consistency following Dia’s internal house style in consultation with the Publications department
  • Ensure accurate image captions on the website and in the digital archive
  • Coordinate with all departments to maintain timelines and ensure content and information is updated regularly

Press Relations:

  • Support the Director of Communications and Marketing in responding to press and image requests for 50th anniversary programming and related activities
  • Compile research on upcoming exhibitions and projects

Campaign:

  • Provide general cross-departmental administrative support for 50th anniversary campaigns and initiatives

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with scheduling cross-departmental meetings regarding the 50th anniversary; compiling related materials; and maintaining related files
  • Oversee and schedule photography for all public programs
  • Track Dia media and social media coverage and relevant cultural news; compile regular media roundups for senior staff
  • Other day-to-day marketing and communications admin support, as assigned 

Education, Certifications, Experience:  

  • BA in related field (art history, communications, liberal arts) or equivalent relevant experience required
  • 1–2 years of experience working in communications, preferably at a museum, nonprofit, contemporary art space, or a related field 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of best practices for communications and marketing
  • Experience working with CMS and HTML preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word
  • Photoshop skills and InDesign skills a plus
  • Excellent written, editorial, and communication skills with exceptional attention to detail, using correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Working knowledge of design terminology, materials, and methods preferred
  • Ability to present oneself professionally, diplomatically, and comfortably with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills and excellent organizational skills

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • This is a full time (40 hours per week) position; work is currently performed in a hybrid environment with no fewer than 3 days in the Chelsea office, however, must have flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends, and travel to Dia Beacon, as needed; typically, prolonged periods of sitting, use of computers and standard office equipment is required to accomplish work objectives 

Please note that to provide a safe workplace free of recognized hazards and to take every possible step to reduce the transmission of COVID among our employees, Dia requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, except for those who obtain an exemption due to a medical condition, a religious belief, or pregnancy.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by completing the online job application, linked HERE and attaching a resume and letter of interest.

Dia provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with significant employer contributions towards the cost of healthcare premiums. The 401(k) plan provides 100% employer match up to 4% of the employee’s deferral and immediate vesting. Paid time‐off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, thirteen holidays, and a generous parental leave program. Work-related travel expenses are fully covered. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations.

Dia Art Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies. In addition, Dia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and supports a neurodiverse workplace.

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