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Position : Digital Communications Assistant

Job Description :

Department: Marketing & Public Relations

Classification: Full-time (non-Exempt)

Date: August 9, 2017

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Job Summary: The Digital Communications Assistant reports to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Museum. Under the Director’s guidance, he or she is responsible for providing assistance in the areas of marketing, communications, and PR for all departments within the organization through a variety of activities, including but not limited to those listed below. The position also requires a technical knowledge of website maintenance, and the Assistant will act as both the operator and staff recipient of all website tasking. The position requires an enthusiastic and energetic self-starter who can both take direction and take initiative in achieving the department’s goals in support of the Museum’s mission.

The Assistant will:

·         Offer technical assistance and manage and maintain the Museum’s social-media presence through regular updates to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and other channels as determined by the overall social-media strategy; assist in formulating social-media strategy.

·         Offer technical assistance, manage and update the museum’s website, keeping it up to date in a manner that’s in keeping with the Museum’s high standards for writing and grammar. Update promotional content on website.

·         Monitor and respond to consumers’ comments on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google +, and other online sites.

·         Monitor Google analytics and issue regular interpretation and reports to relevant staff.

·         Provide day-to-day assistance in running a very busy, small Department of Marketing & Public Relations through a broad variety of tasks, with a heavy emphasis on social media presence and the Museum’s website and other tasks as required.

·         Maintain a 35-hour workweek, generally following an 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule but also allowing for flexibility to include some night-time and weekend hours.

·         Assist in the design, production, and distribution of posters, fliers, invitations, brochures, and other materials.

·         Assist in maintaining the Museum’s robust presence on about 15 to 20 events calendars, keeping listings up to date in a timely manner.

·         Maintain positive, cooperative relationships with representatives of community/civic organizations, other museums, and nonprofit organizations with whom the Museum collaborates and co-promotes programs and events.

·         Participate in staff meetings as required, sometimes keeping minutes at those meetings.

·         Write and disseminate press releases, e-blasts, newsletters, and other digital communications in support of the department’s marketing and public relations goals and strategies.

·         Help, as needed, with supervising film and camera crews working in and around the museum.

·         Assist in providing infographics and PowerPoint presentations.

·         Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

·         Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, special-event coordination, or related discipline, minimum of 1-2 years’ experience

·         In-depth knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Yelp, Google+, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and how each platform can be strategically deployed in different scenarios.

·         Knowledge of crowdfunding platforms and experience with crowdfunding campaigns a plus

·         Entrepreneurial attitude toward social media

·         Outstanding written communication skills

·         Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office

·         Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

·         Google analytics proficiency

·         Proficiency with graphic design; ability to execute competent graphic designs a plus

·         Familiarity with database management

·         Proofreading skills a plus

·         Attention to detail a must

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Self-starter

·         Valid driver’s license

·         Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 50 pounds

·         Desire to learn and grow within the position

The Digital Communications Assistant must have the ability to work successfully with all people in contact with the organization without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origins, or disabilities.

Contact Info :

Contact Info : Please, no phone calls. E-mail your cover letter and resume to jennifer.larue@marktwainhouse.org.

Position : Museum Store Sales Associate

Job Description :

Part time

Saturdays and Sundays with weekday hours possible if desired.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an individual with enthusiasm, a passion for excellence, and at least one year of retail experience. Specialty or department store experience preferred. You should enjoy interacting with guests and be committed to providing a positive, enjoyable learning experience for all visitors.

In this position you will demonstrate superior customer service both in person and on the phone and be able to communicate with visitors in a professional manner. A gracious, reliable, and responsive team player is necessary. You will be assisting visitors in selecting purchases, conducting sales transactions, and maintaining the store environment by merchandising and housekeeping.

Required:

One year of current retail, specialty, museum or department store experience preferred.

General knowledge of computer operations and experience working with a retail point of sale. Familiarity with inventory replenishment and merchandising. Visual merchandising experience helpful.

Strong attention to detail with ability to handle cash accurately with computer based POS in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage multiple duties simultaneously and work calmly in a dynamic atmosphere.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while also providing exemplary one-on-one assistance to visitors. Some knowledge of Mark Twain is a plus. This position is for weekends with weekday hours possible if desired.  

 

 

Contact Info :

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to lvandine@marktwainhouse.org.

Position : LIVING HISTORY ACTOR

Job Description :

The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomes applications for Living History actors.  These are paid, part-time, daytime positions, with flexible schedules.  We are in particular need of actors who can work weekend days. 

Living History actors primarily lead public house tours, in costume and in character.  Preparation includes learning a 75-minute script and learning about Mark Twain, his family, and his historic Hartford home.  

Our current Living History characters are:

  • Susy Clemens: Mark Twain’s daughter (17-19 years old)
  • George Griffin: a former slave, who became Mark Twain’s butler and friend
  • Livy Clemens: Mark Twain’s elegant and educated wife 
  • Lizzie Wills: an energetic, gossipy maid 
  • Katy Leary: stalwart lady’s maid, with Mark Twain’s family for thirty years 
  • Patrick McAleer: Irish coachman, with Mark Twain’s family for twenty years

 

Click here for a detailed job description.

Contact Info :

Contact info: Please email your cover letter and resume to Betsy Maguire, Manager of Living History Tours, at Betsy.Maguire@marktwainhouse.org 

 

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