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Director of Communications / National Museum of African American Music

09/06/2017 1:10 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Director of Communications
National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017   

Current Posting Expires: 11/4/2017  

Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Sustains key interface with leadership, community and vendors and sets the tone for staff in terms of marketing/communications expectations
  • Displays a high degree of professionalism and thorough understanding of organization, mission, vision, goals and opportunities; builds relationships and has a solid understanding of strategies that will support the growth of the business
  • Provides leadership in the areas of marketing strategy, event management, public and community relations
  • Provides strategic guidance to museum leadership to move overall development and capital campaign plan forward
  • Reports results in an effective way and matches needs with the right resources while maintaining brand structure
  • Create and continually refine strategic brand management plan that:

- Manages and refines NMAAM’s brand and other communication assets to  create a positive, cohesive image of NMAAM’s work with both internal and external audiences

- Maximizes existing and new communication assets and channels (i.e., website, marketing collateral, social media, etc.).  Maintains and updates these channels ensuring a high-quality presence

- Engages staff, board members, partners and other key allies in the work of NMAAM
- Utilizes established and new media partnerships
- Builds networks of individuals and organizations
- Uses storytelling to capture and share brand messaging, stories and qualitative/quantitative data related to the NMAAM’s work

- Develops and maintains marketing plan to present positive public profile and donor relations
 - Develops and oversees implementation of new and existing events and networking convenings, working closely with colleagues during execution
- Designs strategy, analytics and metrics for communications and brand activation efforts
- Demonstrates core organizational values in performing all duties
- Works well in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment that requires passion for the organization’s mission and working collaboratively with colleagues
- Travel is moderate
- Other duties as assigned.

At least 8-10 years of public relations, marketing and/or communications experience
Should have an in-depth working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional media
Must have a track record of developing and executing successful brand development and activation strategies and programs
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to supervise others (subordinates and contractors)

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or communications from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree preferred
Advanced working knowledge of office productivity software, including digital and graphic arts programs

Closing Date: September 25, 2017

Job Type: Full-time

Job Categories:

  • Communications/Marketing

Contact Information and Procedure:

Send cover letter,resume, and list of three references to:

National Museum of African American Music
618 Church Street, Suite 130
Nashville, TN  37219

Or emailto hr@nmaam.com (preferred)

Email: hr@nmaam.org
Website: https://www.nmaam.org

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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