Current Job Opportunities

Communications and Public Outreach Manager

Part time, non-exempt, 20 hours/week

Application deadline December 4, 2017

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The Architectural Heritage Center is currently hiring for the position of Communications and Public Outreach Manager. The Communications and Public Outreach Manager is key to bringing increased public attention to Portland’s most significant historic places and spaces at a critical time in the city’s evolution. We’re looking for an experienced communications manager who can tell great stories and develop and implement effective and engaging communications across multiple platforms in order to articulate the value of preservation and its relevancy to important, timely issues, such as affordability and sustainability. The Communications and Public Outreach Manager also communicates the AHC’s unique role in architectural preservation in Portland to help grow public awareness and diversify support of our organization’s impact in the community.

The Communications and Public Outreach Manager becomes part of an institution founded on an impressive, interesting 30-year history and works closely with a dedicated, eight-person staff and across all program areas to promote the diverse range of our organization’s work, including public education, museum collections, direct advocacy, and membership and development. The Communications and Public Outreach Manager is responsible for the strategic development, creative design, and sound project management of print and digital communications, including website, social media, and newsletters. S/he represents the AHC to supporters, the general public, and media; helps establish and promote strong working relationships and partnerships with outside groups and organizations; and works with external consultants on special projects. The Communications and Public Outreach Manager reports to the Executive Director.

The AHC is owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, a 501c3 organization.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required (advanced degree desirable), ideally in the fields of communications, marketing, arts administration, English, architecture or art history, or a related subject

3-5 years’ experience in communications, marketing, or a related field that shows a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and strategically with diverse publics

A strong interest in our mission and areas of focus, including, but not limited to, history, architecture, preservation, cities and urban development, adaptive reuse/renovation, arts, crafts, and material culture

Agility to work across different program areas and juggle multiple, simultaneous projects; adaptability and comfort working with a small staff, willingness to execute all levels of work; experience in a small and/or non-profit organization a plus

Strong interpersonal and public presentation skills, excellent and engaging writing skills

Outstanding attention to detail and ability to execute high-quality work; excellent project-management and organizational skills

Creativity, ability to think innovatively and strategically, and problem solve

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher, WordPress; some proficiency in HTML; familiarity with Customer Relationship Management applications, such as Neon CRM a plus

Occasional staffing of evening and Saturday programs and events may be needed; as our gallery is open to the public on Saturdays, we can consider a regular work schedule that includes Saturdays

Pay range: $17.00 – $19.00/hour

To apply

Email qualifications packet to Stephanie Whitlock, Executive Director, at stephaniew@visitahc.org with “Communications and Public Outreach Manager” in the subject line by December 4, 2017. No phone calls, please.