Magazzino Italian Art Foundation : Communications Assistant
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation (MIA) is a museum located in Cold Spring, New York, devoted to Italian Postwar and Contemporary Art. MIA is looking for a bright, energetic, organized self-starter to join its team as Communications Assistant. The ideal candidate will bring prior experience in digital & social management, and communications to join a fast-paced team. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in supporting the Head of Publications and Research, Magazzino’s PR team, as well as the Director, helping to shape the editorial & social strategy across all of Magazzino’s digital platforms in order to contribute to cultivating and engaging followers and guests.
This position reports to the Head of Publications & Research and the Executive Director
This position also supervises a small team of digital media interns.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
• Work with Head of Publications and Research, Director, as well as with PR company to create and execute digital media strategy for Magazzino’s website, social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), and e-newsletter to communicate seasonal activities, deepen the engagement of existing followers/visitors, and increase new followers;
• Create all content required for digital efforts including writing, art and photography selection; follow lead of supervisors on all visual and design needs;
• Manage the e-newsletter (Mailchimp);
• Create and oversee the building of an annual social media content calendar, and the creation and timely roll-out of all social content; • Coordinate the scheduling and distribution of written content across the website;
• Build and maintain knowledge in all facets of the organization, including company history, artists, and programming
• Develop digital storytelling across all digital platforms;
• Ensure all communication materials meet the highest standards of excellence and comply with Magazzino’s style, message, and goals;
• Research and report on latest digital and media communication trends;
• Maintain an organized archive of work for future reference;
• Draft content for social media, in addition to researching and providing suggestions for optimal hashtags
• Set-up and manage Facebook Live sessions for our public programming;
• Deliver bi-weekly ideas for long-term content and timely content relating to the arts;
• Deliver monthly engagement statistics to the team as an indicator for campaign success;
• Identify like-minded organizations to engage with;
• Assist with tracking of incoming print and web press coverage; post to social media channels as appropriate;
• Maintain and update mailing lists;
• Assist with the maintenance and development of various internal databases such as Office Share and Filemaker Pro;
• Track, archive and maintain press coverage, clippings and press material in the Press Archive;
• Update exhibition/event listings on all relevant public platforms;
• Help with guestlist management as required for events; provide support with deploying and monitoring RSVPs for events and maintaining detailed guest-list tracking;
• Assist with other department activities as needed
DESIRED EDUCATION & AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in Art History, PR, and/or Communications required, minimum of 2+ years’ overseeing digital operations or experience in a similar support role, preferably in the arts;
• Extensive experience in writing (feature, copy, social), copyediting, and proofreading with ability to compose in own voice, as well as that of Magazzino;
• Superior attention to detail, a strong work ethic, the ability to set and manage multiple projects, deadline driven with excellent time-management skills;
• Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
• Strong proficiency with Apple, Word, and social media applications; Experience with Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Filemaker Pro is a bonus;
• Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team;
• A demonstrated interest in art history or the arts a must;
• Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, must be present for public programs as needed, to assist with visitors, presenters, or guests
• Competent in executing delegated tasks, communicating progress, and proactively undertaking work;
• Italian language skills are not required but are a definite plus!
• Must be willing and able to commute to Cold Spring, New York and very occasionally to New York City
Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu.
Designed by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo, the 20,000 square-foot structure was completed in June 2017. Magazzino serves as a resource for scholars and students and offers an extensive library and archive of Italian Art. In addition, Magazzino has become a cultural hub for the vibrant Hudson Valley community thanks to the joint programs with local organizations.
Under the guidance of Director Vittorio Calabrese, his team and its curatorial programs, MIA bridges collaborations with American and Italian institutions not only to support contemporary Italian artists but also to foster discussions on Italian Postwar and Contemporary Art in the United States.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume.