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UMFA Communications Coordinator Job

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UMFA Communications Coordinator Job


Open Date 08/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN27489B

Job Title Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Working Title UMFA Communications Coordinator

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M – F

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00073 – Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 35000 to 38000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Ready to start your career in arts marketing? TheUtah Museum of Fine Arts ( UMFA ) ( at the University of Utah is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized individual to help us engage new audiences through communications that welcome and inspire people across our diverse communities. This is an entry-level position that supports the director of marketing & communications while working closely with colleagues across Museum departments in an energetic, creative, and supportive environment.

The successful candidate is good with both words and people; is proactive, positive, and takes initiative; can manage details and deadlines with care and diplomacy; and has a demonstrated commitment to engaging with people of all abilities, ages, resources, and backgrounds.

The UMFA is committed to being a place where our communities find themselves represented, welcomed, engaged, and heard. Ourstrategic plan ( prioritizes this institutional commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility ( IDEA ) across museum operations. We encourage applications from people who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups.

Please include a cover letter with your application that tells us how your experiences and skills will help you contribute to this goal. No other materials are requested at this time.


1. Coordinate promotion of Museum activities and events by working collaboratively with colleagues across departments to assemble information and images, edit and write copy, prepare requests for the graphic design team, and distribute information to campus and community.

2. Develop and communicate project timelines and ensure deadlines are met.

3. Create and distribute e-newsletters using the Emma email marketing platform and track analytics.

4. Work collaboratively with the Museum’s development and graphic design teams to co-edit UMFA’s quarterly print newsletter.

5. Work collaboratively with digital media coordinator to help develop content for the UMFA website and social media platforms.

6. Manage distribution of print promotional materials on campus and in the community and upload events to community calendars.

7. Assist with media relations by maintaining press contact list, distributing monthly e-newsletter to local media, and tracking press mentions.

8. Coordinate the UMFA’s presence at campus and community public events.

9. Attend cross-departmental meetings as assigned.

10. Support marketing and communications team with other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related area, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). One year of related experience and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in different styles of writing, publishing software packages and advertising concepts may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


· Exceptional writing and communication skills.

· Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks to meet varying and often competing deadlines.

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with or willingness to learn EMMA e-mail marketing software and/or Photoshop.

· Previous experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications or experience in an arts-related setting.

· Experience working with diverse communities.

· Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by September 10, 2021

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.