Manager of Public Relations - #197207

Brooklyn Museum

Date: 04/08/2021 16:01 PM

City: Broad Channel, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Manager of Public Relations—Public Relations
Our Public Relations department plays a critical role in shaping and representing the Museum's brand identity and is responsible for external communications to support our mission and vision. The department helps to create and execute a communications strategy for external consumption, including media, the public, and our local communities, with the goals of advancing our profile and programs and increasing awareness of the Museum and its impact, including building attendance. The Manager of Public Relations is part of a team of publicists, marketers, digital content creators, and visitor engagement professionals. As a vital arm of the organization, they interact with all departments, including Collections and Exhibitions, Education, Public Programs, Visitor Engagement, Graphic Design, Editorial Services, Development, and Security, among others.
A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

  • Bachelor's degree, at minimum, with a degree in English or communications strongly preferred
  • Three to five years of work experience in museums, art galleries, cultural organizations, public relations firms, or related fields
  • Strong multichannel strategic communications skills and media contacts
  • Experience managing complex long- and short-term projects within budget
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with differing deadlines
  • Strong computer skills working in various platforms
  • Knowledge of image management
  • Experience developing and tracking budgets


  • Conceive and manage communications initiatives and develop strategies to promote exhibitions, events, and public programs
  • Solicit attention in all media (print, broadcast, online) for multiple projects
  • Work collaboratively on projects with other Museum departments, and appropriate external stakeholders, to streamline internal communications
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with domestic and international media covering arts and lifestyle news
  • Write, edit, and promote all media materials relating to exhibitions, programs, events, and news, including press releases, media alerts, briefing documents, and printed promotional materials
  • Respond to and track all media requests for information and images
  • Organize exhibition, public program, and event images in our press room, located on the Museum website, for media use
  • Support and maintain our media contacts database, and research and meet with new new contacts to develop relationships with key reporters, bloggers, and media members
  • Organize and manage press events, including press conferences and openings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Start date: Immediately
Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Director of Public Relations
Position type: Full-time
Union status: Non-union
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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Location: 200 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn,New York 11238-6052, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Job Type: Full-time

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