Gallery 263

263 Pearl Street
Cambridgeport, MA 02139

Date Posted:
June 30, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Communications Manager

The part-time Communications Manager will work an average of 12 hours/week and collaborate with the Managing Director, Exhibitions Manager, and Music Manager to continue the success of the organization. The ideal candidate will possess extremely strong writing skills, marketing know-how, social media savvy, a passion for visual arts and performance, and a confident yet diplomatic demeanor. We are looking for someone who is interested in fostering and promoting Gallery 263’s existing brand and mission, as well as working collaboratively with our staff and board to explore new ideas and avenues for the organization’s future growth.

Marketing & Outreach Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute organizational marketing strategy in dialogue with Staff and Board

  • Liaise with Board of Directors’ Communications and Fundraising committees to help execute fundraising campaigns and develop promotional materials for special events

  • Update Gallery 263's online calendar, performance, events, and fundraising pages

  • Draft and build multiple e-newsletters each month

  • Submit postings to relevant local event calendars

  • Create promotional materials and graphic assets for web, print and social while working within existing brand standards

  • Develop social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and engage with followers

  • Edit and distribute press releases in consultation with Exhibitions Manager

  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts

Additional staff-wide responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of Gallery 263

  • Staff the Gallery during open visiting hours (at least 7 hours per week)

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and periodic meetings with staff and Executive Board members

  • Attend quarterly meetings with Board of Directors and committee meetings as needed

  • Attend and assist at evening receptions and special events

  • Engage in strategic planning with staff and Board of Directors

  • Develop and facilitate partnerships with other local organizations, associations, and businesses

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills

  • Passion for the arts and for fostering local culture in the community

  • Marketing, social media, and website experience; proficiency with WordPress preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in marketing, communications, or the arts

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers, artists, and musicians

  • Graphic design skills, including knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

  • A good sense of humor goes a long way!

How To Apply:

Please send your resume and letter of interest to by midnight on Sunday, July 15

Please answer the following questions in your letter of interest: (1) Why do want to work at Gallery 263? (2) What makes you qualified to be a communications manager? (3) What makes you qualified to work as part of a team for a small non-profit organization? (4) Describe your passion for arts and local culture.

Additionally, please provide samples of your communications work (e.g, a link to a personal website, examples of newsletters or social media posts, press releases, etc)

Apply by:
July 15, 2018
$600/month stipend (1099 position)
About this Organization:

Founded in 2008, Gallery 263 advances the endeavors of artists and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and regional communities. Through diverse programs including juried shows, artist-curated exhibits, music, dramatic arts, and residencies, Gallery 263 empowers artists and nurtures innovation. To find out more, please visit our website: