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Communications Associate

Come join our Communications and Marketing team! The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a full-time Communications Associate to help promote the MHS, centralize and develop its social media strategy, and ramp up digital communications. The position will work closely with the Vice President of Communications and Marketing to implement an assortment of communications and marketing activities. The Communications Associate will be focused on creating written and multimedia content, managing the Society’s social media presence and e-mail campaigns, and updating the MHS website with the overall goal of growing our audiences and keeping our supporters engaged. This is the ideal role for someone who is passionate about social media, graphic design, collaborating with co-workers, and American history. This position is grant funded for six months with an opportunity for the position to become permanent if additional funding is secured.

Duties: The Communications Associate will manage daily administrative tasks to keep the Communications and Marketing department running smoothly. The position will help to bring the MHS vision to life through creative and innovative campaigns that build awareness. Tasks include creating weekly e-mails to promote MHS collections, programs, and special events; assisting with the promotion of and registration processes for MHS programs, activities, and events; and updating website content as needed. The Communications Associate will collaborate with Development staff on materials such as e-mail communications, membership and MHS Fund Giving Circle collateral, Gala materials, and direct mail. This position will maintain the Society’s social media presence by creating compelling content (e.g.: videos, graphics, and brief stories) that can be shared across multiple platforms. Assisting with the creation of print and digital marketing collateral such as rack cards, invitations, and the print calendar and helping to ensure that all marketing materials adhere to MHS brand guidelines are integral to this position. The Communications Associate will build and manage relationships with vendors (e.g.: printers) to ensure quality and stay abreast of new and innovative trends that vendors may introduce.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a relevant professional position, preferably at a nonprofit organization; demonstrated capabilities using social media for posting, advertising, tracking, and reporting; knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software; experience using WordPress (or similar) and making CMS-level graphics and copy updates to the website (basic knowledge of HTML is a plus); an interest in American history; and an understanding of the Society’s mission.

The successful candidate will have a high level of initiative and creativity; be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; possess excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills; have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task; be detail-oriented and accurate; and be able to work collaboratively inside an organization.

Application procedure: Please e-mail (or mail) a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to VP of Communications and Marketing Carol Knauff at (or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215).

Availability: This position will be available January 2021.


The Society is an equal opportunity employer.

We aim to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a work place free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class"). We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

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