job posting: Communications Manager @ Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is the Pacific Northwest’s premier ceramic facility. Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit arts organization, Pottery Northwest is a longtime and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialogue and as a formative step in their professional careers. World-class professional artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.

Pottery Northwest is currently seeking a Communications Manager. The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is early-June.

Job Title: Communications Manager

Hours: Part-time/16-24hrs per week

Reports to: Executive Director
Rate: $16-$20/hr

Communications Manager will be required to work in shared office, with flexibility to work remotely. Some weekends and evenings will be required. A PC computer may be available for use, but provision of own device is preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop and coordinate ongoing local and national publicity efforts
  • Write and distribute press releases and media advisories for all programs
  • Cultivate media relationships and work with Executive Director to pitch feature stories, reviews, and other media coverage to mass media and target markets
  • Archive media coverage
  • Document exhibitions and events
  • Assist with donor research, organization and storage of information
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evolution of marketing and community outreach plan
  • Develop, produce and distribute marketing materials
  • Manage Pottery Northwest’s online presence, including website, social media, and other information portals
  • Ensure that online content is relevant and up to date
  • Assist Executive Director in writing and editing program descriptions and grant narratives.
  • Conceive and implement targeted marketing and program outreach
  • Monitor online engagement
  • Design materials for print, promotion and the web
  • Manage organization newsletter and listserv via Constant Contact
  • Assist in creating web forms for receiving applications for various programs

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience working in a professional marketing and public relations environment
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability interact positively and professionally with staff and constituents and to perform job duties while in stressful situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to complete tasks on deadline thoroughly and efficiently
  • Solid professional computer experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and Constant Contact

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML
  • Familiarity with Seattle arts and culture landscape
  • Familiarity with the national ceramics community
  • Photography and design skills
  • IT problem solving abilities
  • Grant writing and grant reporting experience
  • Experience working within a nonprofit arts organization
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with a quick turn around

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and written communications effectively
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion

COMPENSATION

  • Salary DOE
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (some evening/weekend hours may be required)
  • Free entry into a ceramics class each quarter

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, work sample(s), two professional references to gallery@potterynorthwest.org. Please submit 1-3 work samples including at least one press release or similar writing sample. Please submit samples as URLs or PDFs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Pottery Northwest fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of Seattle. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

call for entry: Coffee & Clay


Pottery
Northwest will present Coffee and Clay: an exhibition of coffee cups
and coffee-related ceramic ware. In this show, we honor Seattle’s coffee
culture and the cosmic connection between Coffee & Clay. Please
submit your best work according to the specifications listed.  
Deadline is April 4th! 
In celebration of craft, Pottery
Northwest will partner with local coffee roasters who will perform brew
demo’s and allow guests to drink specialty coffee out the cups they
purchase from this show. This exhibition will feature a first time
Sunday Brunch Reception on June 5th. Our Brunch event will also include…
WAFFLES!!!
Juried by Noah Riedel & Carolyn Reddy

UN-WEDGED @ Pottery Northwest

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6-8 p.m. Exhibition continues through November 29, 2014.
 

UN-WEDGED features contemporary ceramic work, both functional and
sculptural, that is exceptional in concept and execution. Ceramics is
the principle vehicle of expression  but may include other media. This year’s exhibition features artists from 20 states with work running the gamut from narrative to functional design.

Juried by Sam Chung

potterynorthwest.org/portfolio-item/un-wedged2014