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Founded in 2016, Philadelphia Contemporary (PC) is a globally oriented and locally aware cross-disciplinary contemporary art organization that, through dynamic partnerships and collaborations, engages audiences that reflect the diversity of the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Contemporary is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING & DIGITAL STRATEGY

The Director of Storytelling & Digital Strategy will conceive of and implement energetic and innovative marketing and communications strategies that effectively attract and retain a diverse audience, reaching across digital and traditional platforms, and ultimately establishing an exciting local, national, and international institutional identity. Acting as a thought leader and sounding board, the Director of Storytelling & Digital Strategy will collaborate with PC’s curatorial team to develop and implement marketing strategies for all of PC’s programs to engage and retain audiences. A priority of this position is to target strategies uplifting the stories of and building bridges with underrepresented communities. The Director of Storytelling & Digital Strategy will provide strategic vision and leadership, as well as operational expertise and skills to achieve excellence in all PC marketing and communications, including media relations, advertising, social media, and audience development. 

 

The Director of Storytelling & Digital Strategy will work closely with and report to the Chief of Staff and will be responsible for supervising the Graphic and Interactive Designer, Social Media Coordinator and all marketing, digital engagement consultants.

Audience Engagement

  • In collaboration with the curatorial team and Graphic and Interactive Designer, craft a strategic and coherent marketing campaign to expand PC’s audiences nationally and internationally.

  • Gather feedback from diverse constituencies to learn about what PC means to them and how PC’s platform can be a community resource.  

  • Evaluate gap areas of unreached audiences and strategize ways to connect and engage. 

  • Monitor all PC marketing materials to ensure accessibility to all audiences.

  • Track communication channels and digital presence, and monitor new and exciting opportunities for PC outreach.

  • Create pathways for the organization to connect with broader media to reflect PC’s brand and presence in multiple spaces, including beyond the conventional art world.

 

Marketing

  • Work closely with the Graphic and Interactive Designer to manage PC’s institutional voice and brand.

  • Collaborate with the curatorial team to create and execute marketing strategies for all PC programs.

  • Coordinate and compose content for monthly newsletters or eblasts from draft to send and establish the newsletter as a fun and dynamic space for disseminating information about PC programs and community and partner events. 

  • Edit and proofread materials written by PC staff to ensure unity of voice, accurate information and style consistency. 

  • Collaborate with the development team to create and implement marketing strategies for all fundraising campaigns including PC’s annual fundraiser PCNow

  • Facilitate and coordinate collaborations with project partners to cross promote events and programs across all marketing platforms and keep partners informed as joint strategies are developed and implemented.

  • Ensure marketing timelines and deliverables are well-coordinated across departments and on time.

  • Manage approved budgets for marketing activities. 

  • Assist with media buys, ad placement and negotiations for media sponsorships for events and programs.

  • Work with contracted PR consultants to ensure messaging and marketing assets are aligned with the national coverage.  

  • Write marketing materials, and other forms of media outreach.

 

Social Media

  • Manage Social Media Coordinator.

  • Work with Social Media Coordinator to curate, draft, and publish relevant original and previously published content and ensure timely responses to social media comments and questions. Stay current with relevant news, events and trends especially in the arts and cultural sector.

  • Work closely with the Graphic and Interactive Designer to produce compelling social media images and designs.

  • Collaborate with PC’s curatorial team to publish timely content about all programs.

  • Conduct monthly social media analysis and reporting. This includes analyzing campaigns and translating anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising social media, social advertising campaigns and creating benchmarks and goals for future strategies.

  • Work with curatorial team and Graphic and Interactive Designer to:

    • Brainstorm and implement ways to grow social media as a communications tool

    • Integrate social media into larger marketing and communications plans

    • Define and implement a fan engagement and social influencer strategy

Website/Digital

  • Collaborate with the curatorial team and Graphic and Interactive Designer to ensure that PC’s digital products and programs have consistently high production values and a high-quality user experience.

  • Support the maintenance of up-to-date web content and work closely with the Graphic and Interactive Designer to implement updates. 

  • Collaborate with the Graphic and Interactive Designer to refresh the look and feel of the website seasonally.

  • Develop and maintain new web content, such as blogs and artist interviews.

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.

  • Experience in non-profit arts administration preferred.

  • Collaborative and committed team player

  • Passionate interest and experience in the arts and cultural sector with an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Skilled at managing within a compact and nimble organization, responsible for both high-level strategy and logistical implementation

  • Strong writing, proofreading, and attention to detail skills 

  • Experience in developing interesting and engaging content across various digital platforms

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in social media platforms, including management tools, analytics, and reporting

  • Superior time management

  • Proficient in project management 

  • Team management skills with ability to accept feedback and lead and guide staff when necessary

Job Specifications

  • Full-time position, 40-hours per week 

  • Flexible work hours

  • Based in Philadelphia, PA, but working remotely initially

  • Immediate start date 

  • Employee must provide their own computer

Interested applicants are asked to please email as a single PDF

  • Cover Letter 

  • Resume

 

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Director of Storytelling & Digital Strategy" to jobs@philadelphiacontemporary.org.  

 

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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