Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 10, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Marketing Assistant (Temporary)


The Temporary Marketing Assistant at the Harvard Art Museums is a full-time, 90-day position, eligible for renewal that will support a variety of marketing and advertising needs for the Communications Division, including those for special exhibitions and major campaigns. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Temporary Marketing Assistant is responsible for the traffic management of advertising and organizes the scheduling and production of print and digital marketing materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the execution of advertising campaigns for the museums brand and special exhibitions, following ad buy decisions made by the Director of Communications and in collaboration with the Communications team.
  • Serve as liaison with advertising vendors; field inquiries, and gather and relay information to the Director of Communications on packages and sponsorships with advertising vendors.
  • Manage advertising specs and deadlines of ad buys in collaboration with PR/Marketing and the museums’ graphic designers.
  • Support PR/Marketing team email marketing efforts which include compiling, executing, and sending email newsletters.
  • Support PR/Marketing team with the scheduling, development, and distribution of events and exhibition-related print materials, such as postcards and posters, and digital materials.
  • Assist with management of various mailing lists.
  • Assist in updating museum and event listings on external websites and newsletters.
  • Assist PR/Marketing team with other daily tasks as needed.

Bachelor’s degree or significant coursework towards a degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, the arts, or other related field. Familiarity with email marketing platforms, including Mailchimp, in particular. Strong project management skills and outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills will be essential to success in this position. Ability to multi-task and maintain a positive, helpful attitude. Comfortable working both independently and in a collaborative team setting. Willingness to work collaboratively with Communications team, key museums clients on review of content, incorporating feedback. Attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly proficient in MS Office. 

How To Apply:
Ideal candidates will be available to start working immediately. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Director of Communications: Daron Manoogian, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please submit applications in electronic format to: daron_manoogian@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Apply by:
September 02, 2018
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship.

For more information about the new Harvard Art Museums, please visit us on our website at www.harvardartmuseums.org.