Assistant Director of Logan Center Marketing and Communications

Submitted by CAR_Leigh on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:01pm

The Assistant Director of Logan Center Marketing and Communications manages and executes marketing and communications efforts at the Logan Center by planning, scheduling, writing, editing, and disseminating print and electronic marketing materials; overseeing email communications, managing multi-media vendors; and evaluating marketing and communications efforts of programs and initiatives of the Logan Center. This position works with staff of the Logan Center, often aligning with other UChicago Arts initiatives and departments, to build and engage on- and off-campus audiences through social media, digital communications, marketing materials, and outreach initiatives. The Assistant Director will oversee the part-time Social Media and Content Specialist and student interns.

About UChicago Arts and the Logan Center for the Arts
The arts are central to the mission of the University of Chicago. With a strong tradition of cross-disciplinary practices, intricately mixed with intellectual curiosity and creative energy, the University fosters a bustling arts community on Chicago’s South Side. UChicago Arts brings together all arts on campus to create a dynamic community that forges an integrative model for practice, presentation, and scholarship, integrating an ambitious suite of new initiatives, academic departments and programs, professional organizations, and more than 60 student arts organizations. To learn more about UChicago Arts visit arts.uchicago.edu.
Designed as a home for the creative life of the University of Chicago campus and the City of Chicago, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a partner, resource, and catalyst for developing deeper cultural networks and richer creative projects citywide and beyond. The Logan Center is a place where boundaries dissolve and artistic work is amplified through a web of collaborative partners. More than just a building, it is an innovative hub for arts education for UChicago students and Chicago Public School students and families, a platform to showcase today’s most innovative creators across all media, and a locus for impactful and collaborative artistic innovations with partners in nearby South Side communities and across Chicago. To learn more please visit logancenter.uchicago.edu.
 
UChicago Arts Communications
The UChicago Arts Communications team leads both broad institutional marketing for the arts across the University and the Logan Center for the Arts and provides direct marketing support for the programs of the Logan Center including the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, Logan Center Exhibitions, University Arts Engagement, and Community Engagement programs and partner academic and community projects. In addition, the UChicago Arts communications team supports the communications efforts of Arts + Public Life and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry through close collaboration with staff in those areas. In support of the Logan Center’s role as a coordinating hub for the arts at the University, the UChicago Arts / Logan Center Communications team encourages collaborative arts communications efforts across the University – both for specific University-wide collaborative projects and through strategic efforts to raise the visibility of the arts at the University. Current communications channels include print (UChicago Arts Guide, event posters, postcards, Logan Center quarterly, etc.); social media (UChicago Arts and program specific channels); digital (UChicago Arts and program specific websites, email newsletters, etc.); content development (news stories, blog posts, etc.); and limited paid advertising and public relations efforts. Working closely with communications and programming colleagues across the University, the UChicago Arts / Logan Center communications team is led by the Associate Director working closely with a full-time Assistant Director, full-time Box Office Manager, part-time Social Media and Content Specialist, a student intern, and a select group of design and public relations consultants. The Associate Director also advises other communications and marketing staff at arts entities across campus.
Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in arts, design, marketing, communications, or related field preferred.
• Exceptional written and spoken communications skills required. Copywriting, editing, and social media experience highly valued. Design experience a plus.
Assistant Director of Logan Center Marketing and Communications
UChicago Arts / Office of the Provost
Position Description
4 As of 1/4/2018
• 3-5 years of experience working in marketing and/or communications required. 3 years of experience in building audience for the arts and/or university campus programs preferred.
• Strong knowledge of email distribution software (such as Constant Contact, Emma, or MailChimp) required.
• Experience writing content for print materials, social media, and web required. Content strategy development experience highly valued.
• Relevant experience with social media platforms, including basic analytics and strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (other platforms may be included) required. Knowledge of best social media practices, live event integration, and audience engagement valued though not required.
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, website content management systems, and simple HTML highly valued though not required.
• General knowledge of consumer marketing strategy, branding, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media, and email campaign strategies preferred.
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion required.
• Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills required.
• Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team required. • Ability to manage conflict with grace and tact and to propose creative, win-win solutions required.
To Apply: 
Apply online through the new UChicago employment portal at:
Search University Staff Opportunities, Posting # JR01333