Assistant Director of Public Affairs | Communications and Public Affairs

Job details:
MoMA
Expiring Date: 08 September 2019
Date: 10 July 2019
Sector: Communication
Function: Press Office/PR/Communications
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
MoMA

Job Description

  • Oversees the execution of a comprehensive Public Affairs strategy to create stronger and more meaningful connections between the Museum and its political and community constituencies and partners in New York City.
  • A key focus for this position will be building a comprehensive five boroughs strategy to engage local audiences to visit and support the expanded museum, and to position MoMA as a civic institution embedded in the fabric of New York City, offering something for everyone—your museum in New York.
  • Defines, develops and implements a public affairs and communications strategy to support the Museum’s civic profile, with a strong focus on building new connections to political, community, and media constituencies in New York City’s five boroughs. Proactively advises the Director of Communications and Public Affairs and Museum leadership on key public affairs and reputational issues, trends, and opportunities.
  • Attends all public meetings, public addresses (State of the City, State of the Borough, etc.), and public hearings relevant to the Museum and prepares summaries about the meetings to inform senior staff. Working with colleagues across the museum, builds a network of civic, education, museum, and non-profit partners to strengthen New York City community awareness of the Museum and engagement with its programs.
  • Establishes and coordinates an ongoing schedule of tours, events, and on-site meetings with civic partners, elected officials, staff of city and state officials, and community members to maintain open and informative lines of communication about the Museum’s priorities and positive impact in New York communities.
  • Works closely with the Public Relations Manager to ensure consistency of messaging in community outreach, network cultivation, and crisis management.
  • Contributes to internal communications to provide staff with an understanding of the Museum’s civic priorities and collaborative success across the five boroughs.   

Requirements:

  • Minimum of six-eight  years of experience in non-profit or corporate public affairs; experience in cultural or arts institutions preferred.
  • Demonstrated success developing creative and effective public affairs outreach strategies that advance an institution’s reputational and revenue objectives.
  • Strong community and political contacts across New York City, a track record of successful relationship building and influencing diverse constituencies, and expertise in strategically broadening and deepening civic networks.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to distill complex information into clear messages for senior leadership and external political and community audiences.
  • Success managing sensitive reputational crises and opportunities with political, community, and media stakeholders.

*Note: Please include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.*

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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