MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
With guidance from senior staff, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator (MCC) is responsible for executing all marketing and press initiatives for President Lincoln’s Cottage advancement. The MCC reports directly to the Director of Development (DoD). This position is responsible for promoting President Lincoln’s Cottage programs, events, and products and helping to ensure the brand is presented consistently and effectively across platforms. Work may be outside of normal business hours, require seasonal shifts in schedule, and may include work on occasional weekend days and holidays.
- Coordinate all public relations, marketing, and communications activities including maintaining the Constant Contact database, promoting programs, events, and opportunities, placing advertising, and maintaining active membership in local marketing organizations on behalf of the organization.
- Develop and establish a cohesive marketing and communications plan encompassing both development and programmatic priorities.
- With guidance from senior staff, serve as point-of-contact for press including writing releases, coordinating press events, pitching stories, and responding to press inquiries, requests for interviews, and filming.
- Coordinate efforts to cultivate and manage relationships with key media partners.
- Maintain and update engagement platforms including the website and official social media accounts.
- With review by senior staff, design and distribute all mass email communications including the e-newsletter and promotions.
- Create and coordinate design work, including annual reports and other development and programmatic pieces, to ensure a consistent brand.
- Develop and execute plans to further audience engagement and diversification.
- Support development and programmatic events by participating in event planning, carrying out marketing/communications plans, and providing day-of event support.
- Coordinate with development team on messaging and strategies for fundraising campaigns through multiple channels (direct mail, social, email).
- Support colleagues by providing back-up assistance, as determined by DoD.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 3 years of professional level experience, with a background in nonprofit communications or public relations preferred. Experience and/or interest in a museum, preservation, arts & cultural, or other non-profit settings a plus.
- Experience coordinating relating projects, such as communications plans.
- Basic analytical and problem-solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Basic project coordination skills including ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently, and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Ability to both achieve results with general supervision and collaborate to achieve results.
- Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
- Demonstrated success in helping to market to and engage culturally diverse audiences and partners.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of software and resources such as Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Google Adwords, Constant Contact, and Facebook analytics, a plus.
- Fluency in more than one language a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of experience) required, preferable in a related field.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Marketing & Communications Coordinator – President Lincoln’s Cottage.”
The Events Associate (EA) serves as an informed and friendly ambassador for President Lincoln’s Cottage, providing support for its award-winning events program. The EA reports directly to the Events Manager and assists with general event services including: responding to event inquiries, leading venue tours, preparation of event materials, set-up, monitoring, and clean-up of events; and tracking event information. This is a part time, hourly position not to exceed 30 hours per workweek. Events occur throughout the year, on weekdays and weekends, daytime and evenings.
- Helps ensure that President Lincoln’s Cottage is ready to receive guests by the start of each event, greets and orients guests during events, and assists to ensure that the site is properly returned to excellent, pre-event conditions at the conclusion of each event.
- Actively monitors vendors and guests during events. Protects the National Monument and adjacent historic landscape and structures by ensuring strict adherence to site policies and procedures.
- Conducts venue tours for potential and contracted clients.
- Monitors and answers potential client inquiries into spaces.
- Assists in monitoring security (buildings, grounds) and ensuring visitor safety, responding calmly and professionally to emergencies and promptly notifying supervisor and/or other appropriate staff of incidents or unsafe conditions.
- Assists in marketing outreach initiatives including updating client databases.
- Assist with visitor services and frontline operations as required, including completing museum store sales, answering the front desk phone, and opening and closing site’s buildings in accordance with site procedures and
- Accurately convey the site’s history and sense of place for visitors, so they may better understand and appreciate the site within historical and contemporary
- Convey the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, including knowledgeably sharing information on upcoming programs and initiatives.
- Ability to work shifts ranging from 3 hours to 10 hours each, between the hours of 7AM-12AM.
- Experience assisting in special event, wedding coordination, or other aspects of the hospitality field preferred, including customer service experience and experience dealing with clients, vendors and guests in sophisticated and complex social settings.
- Previous experience in a historic, museum, or other cultural setting a plus.
- Effective and engaging interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to speak and read English fluently (bilingual fluency a plus).
- Basic problem-solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including culturally diverse audiences, patrons and guests.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set a plus.
- Ability to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
- Minimum physical requirements include but are not limited to: Ability to stand or be active for periods up to 10 hours; walk over uneven terrain; climb stairs; lift up to 50lbs.
- BA or equivalent work experience required; studies in hospitality- or site-related fields a plus.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jobs@LincolnCottage.org. Please use Events Associate in the subject line.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a proud recipient of the Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work (2017)