Manager of Communications



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$58k to $65k depending on experience


Application Deadline: 
March 10, 2023

KID Museum is seeking a Manager of Communications who will be responsible for implementing a variety of activities and campaigns, with the goal of raising awareness of KID Museum’s mission, impact, and program offerings. The incumbent will lead efforts to make KID Museum’s work accessible, engaging, and relevant to a wide range of audiences, including educators, funders, families, researchers, policymakers, and other thought leaders. The work will focus on communication and engagement, positioning KID Museum as a national leader advancing equity and innovation through maker learning.  

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of communications experience; an interest in K-12 education; and a commitment to access, equity, and inclusion.  Prior experience adapting messaging and writing for a variety of audiences is required.  Experience managing social media accounts is needed.  Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages is a plus. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Communications (SDC) to implement a strategic communications plan that elevates the regional and national profile of KID Museum as a transformational leader in education innovation; articulate the impact KID Museum programs have on students, families, and educators; and amplify KID Museum’s “Mind of a Maker” framework and its equity-driven approach to maker learning. 

  • Broadly disseminate KID Museum’s messages through media coverage, storytelling, content partnerships, and events.

  • Help drive participation in KID Museum programs, events, and offerings.

  • Partner with the Senior Director to develop and then manage the annual communications plan and editorial calendar.

  • Distribute public-facing communications, including email, press releases, media advisories, newsletters, and relevant social media postings in collaboration with the marketing team.

  • Pitch and execute press and media opportunities for family programs, festivals, community conversations, and partnerships.

  • In partnership with the SDC, expand KID Museum’s reach by establishing partnerships with key communications channels, including news outlets, bloggers, influencers, and others.

  • Serve as a point of contact for press inquiries, create and maintain press lists, and cultivate relationships with media contacts.

  • Plan and execute public-facing communications events.

  • Craft, edit and distribute internal communications to help keep KID Museum staff informed and engaged.

  • Cultivate relationships with key bloggers and community partners and collaborate with the Marketing Team to place KID Museum events and activities on community calendars.

  • Successfully complete other duties as assigned.

Diversity, equity, accessibility and Inclusion are important, interdependent components of everyday life at KID Museum and are critical to our pursuit of excellence. KID Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.