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Museum of Science Communications Manager, YES in 1 Science Park, Massachusetts

Communications Manager, YES

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Communications Manager for Youth Engineering Solutions leads efforts related to the creation of preK-12 division's text-based communication, including EiE and YES. The position is critical to project dissemination and marketing efforts. It will work closely with senior Division and Museum staff to generate ideas and lead communication about the team's work, projects, findings, and impact within existing staffing, budget, and timeline constraints. Communications will target diverse audiences through a variety of print and digital media, including newsletters, blogs, social media posts, articles, keynotes, web pages, overviews, grant proposals, and final reports. Performing interviews and conducting background research to write engaging, informed stories relevant to the project's audiences is a core responsibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee Communications for the PK12 Division, focusing on YES and EiE and working closely with the Senior Vice President of STEM Learning, YES Directors, and Museum Directors/VPs (especially Marketing and Digital) to craft a strategy and process for PK12 division communications. Communication will focus on disseminating resources, results, and intellectual contributions of the Division to various audiences (colleagues, educators, advocates, collaborators, stakeholders, public, etc.) across the Division, Museum, and external parties to provide a consistent, targeted, and impactful message.

  • Conceptualize initiatives, create plans, determine priorities, develop timelines and workflows, manage logistics, and lead work communicating through text (with other media) within existing staffing, budget, and timeline constraints.

  • Create, write, edit, and oversee written text about YES/EiE to disseminate project ideas, findings, and products nationally and internationally. This entails writing across a range of genres for a variety of purposes. Writing might include stories, articles, overviews, book chapters, keynotes, websites, blogs, social media posts, marketing texts, grant proposals, final reports, and other texts representing the project.

  • Mentor and coach other PK12 colleagues to create high-quality text-based materials with a familiar voice.

  • Build and maintain solid relationships within the Division, across the Museum, with partners, and with clients to develop, coordinate, direct, and facilitate strategic communications aligned with division and Museum guidelines and standards, and other divisions are informed of PK12 communication efforts.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is hybrid (fully remote optional), full-time, Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week.

REPORTS TO:

Senior Vice President, STEM, Learning

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication-strong writing and editing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to translate written source material and interviews to effective communications

  • Strong organizational skills and highly developed attention to detail

  • Experience writing narrative non-fiction

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proven ability to meet timelines and deadlines

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships

STARTING SALARY:

Exempt (Salaried). $85,000-95,000 based upon experience.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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