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Communications Specialist

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Job Description – Communications Specialist (20141447)
Position Title:
Communications Specialist – (20141447)
Description
: Do you want to be a part of a supportive, collaborative, and creative environment?

Do you have experience with public relations and media arts?
Do current trends in communication inspire you?
Are you interested in stimulating public interest in the arts?
If so, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team!

 

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy, and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.

MAC is looking for a team-oriented, hard-working, and fun-loving individual with an aptitude for learning new skills who will thrive in a small office environment.  MAC is a dynamic agency where all members work strategically to address issues of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

The Communications Specialist will:

Design and implement a communication plan.

Oversee content development and production of State of the Arts newspaper.

Manage MAC’s website and social media presence.

Develop concepts and create designs that improve understanding and build connections.

A successful candidate will demonstrate critical thinking skills, effective written and verbal communication, and strong attention to detail. Knowledge of marketing and promotional strategies is essential. Must be capable of understanding the nuances of communicating to varied audiences. The position requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Benefits:
MAC offers a beautiful office space with individualized climate control, the potential for a flexible schedule and the challenge to grow with your new job opportunity.

Benefits include state paid premiums toward employee medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Learn more about them HERE!

Employees will also earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year and membership in Montana Public Employees Retirement system.

State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, submit a resume, references and cover letter through the State of Montana Careers site. The cover letter should describe how your knowledge and skills align with the duties of this position and your experience writing speeches, articles or other public relations documents.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

First review of applicants will be July 10, 2020. The position will remain posted until filled and the first round of interviews will be scheduled on July 23, 24 and 28.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

 

Qualifications
: Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, graphic design, media arts, or related field.
• Three years of relevant experience in public relations, graphic design, communication, or a related field.
• A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered on a case- by- case basis.
 

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment:  This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Job
:  Public Relations/Communication
Salary: $
46,155.00 – 65,000.00  Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
:  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time
Shift
:  Day Job Travel
:  Yes, 5 % of the Time
Primary Location
:  Helena    Agency:  Montana Arts Council Union:  000 – None Bargaining Unit:  000 – None
Posting Date
:  Jun 24, 2020, 3:47:27 PM Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone)
:  Ongoing
Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume, References
Contact Name:  Kim Hoxie  |  Contact Email:  khoxie@mt.net  |  Contact Phone:  406-442-4934 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency’s HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

  • State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant

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