Gallery Marketing & Communications Associate job at Jenkins Johnson Gallery | San Francisco | Art Jobs

Gallery Marketing & Communications Associate


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December 12, 2019

Jenkins Johnson Gallery seeks a Marketing & Communications Associate to join its gallery in San Francisco. The ideal candidate will have at least two years related experience in public relations/marketing and experience in a gallery setting. Responsibilities include Press outreach and Social Media management. Necessary skills include strong written and verbal skills, managing multiple projects at once, working both independently and collaboratively, and meeting time-sensitive deadlines. Qualified applicants will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and creativity are valued. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10AM to 6PM, and Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, with occasional evenings and mornings required. Salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits are provided.

Primary responsibilities include:


Write and distribute press releases and email announcements using Mailchimp

Work closely with gallery directors to plan and implement press campaigns for gallery shows, museum exhibitions and art fair presentations in local, national, and international media, including print, online, TV, and radio

Update and maintain list of local, national and international press contacts

Foster relationships with editors, writers, and PR consultants on behalf of the gallery

Help field media requests and coordinate delivery of high resolution images, and scheduling of interview and filming

Inform staff and gallery artists of key published media placements in real-time

Help liaise with museum press offices and PR agencies on museum shows

Work with Gallery Assistant on maintaining and updating press archives (both online and physical files)

Coordinate with Gallery Assistant on creating all gallery exhibition and art fair packages

Art Fairs

Assist in art fair applications

Produce press materials related to art fairs

Assist with distribution of information to the art market media, liaising with art fair PR departments and agencies

Social Media & Website

Manage gallery website and social media campaigns

Help develop a social media strategic plan

List gallery exhibitions online on art and event websites

Promote gallery artists’ exhibitions, events, lectures, etc through social media and other channels

Monitor and interpret analytics for website, mailing campaigns, and social media

Monitor activity on digital channels (web, social media, email, etc.) to identify needs and opportunities for promoting the gallery


* BA or Masters degree in Art History, Communications, or related field

* Preferred 2 + years of experience in a gallery, PR agency, museum, or art institution

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills

* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, Photoshop and Mailchimp

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