Job opportunity at the New York Office of the American Academy in Rome

Sep 23, 2017 1296

The American Academy in Rome (, an American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities, seeks a dynamic, resourceful, and highly organized Communications Manager for the New York office. The position is based in New York and responsible for supporting, managing, and executing a full range of communications strategies, initiatives, and tasks, in collaboration with the staff at the Academy’s offices in both New York and Rome.

The Communications Manager coordinates and supports all aspects of press and outreach related to the Academy’s mission and programs in New York and Rome, executes marketing and digital media plans and strategies, strengthens the Academy’s digital presence and visibility through its web-based platforms and applications, writes and prepares media and press materials, and monitors and manages media coverage of the Academy and the work of its extended community. In addition, the candidate will manage the development and production printed publications and materials and digital content, including the semi-annual AAR Magazine, and exhibition catalogues. From time to time, attendance will be needed for occasional evening or weekend events and programs.

The Communications Manager reports to the Director of Communications, and takes direction from and works in coordination with the programs staff in Rome.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

- Bachelor’s degree in communications, writing, art history, humanities, or related field; academic concentration in one or more of the disciplines represented by the Academy preferred
- Minimum five years of professional experience in communications, digital media, or publications in a cultural institution or related setting, or comparable combination of experience and substantial knowledge of public relations and/or marketing
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically across a wide variety of communications and program issues, with an advanced understanding of the broad landscape of digital media and its potential for cultivating new audiences, especially in a cultural and academic context
- Significant strength in effectively prioritizing and managing time, working both independently and as part of a small team, taking initiative and being resourceful, managing concurrent projects with conflicting deadlines, and achieving results in a complex environment that is interdisciplinary and intellectually rigorous
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write and present ideas in a clear and compelling way, combined with strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
- Ability to interact professionally and work productively with a wide range of constituents including management and support staff, board members, donors, funders, consultants, and vendors
- Excellent organizational ability, analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
- Advanced proficiency in design, database, and office software, preferably Adobe Creative Suite, Raisers Edge, Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), and Google applications (including Gmail and Google Drive)
- Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
- Italian language proficiency very helpful
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events and programs

Applications should be submitted at:


SOURCE: American Academy in Rome

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