Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Eskenazi Museum of Art (Bloomington, IN)

Department Information

Since its establishment in 1941, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. A preeminent teaching museum, its internationally acclaimed collection, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, includes more than 45,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.

The Eskenazi Museum of Art recently completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I.M. Pei designed building. The newly renovated museum will be an enhanced teaching resources for Indiana University and southern Indiana. Positioning the institution as a premier teaching museum requires breakthrough programming, experiences, and storytelling that advances its mission in powerful ways.

Job Summary

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will advance the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s mission by assisting in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive and integrated marketing and communications effort to build awareness of the museum’s collections and programs, identify and develop new audiences, and increase institutional support. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator assists with marketing, communications, media relations, and interactive (social media) audience outreach.

General Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision, performs routine and increasingly complex administrative tasks related to marketing, such as drafting and editing communications for specific target audiences or student groups, packaging, promoting, and/or delivering promotional or educational materials, organizing promotional events, performing marketing research, and/or assisting with special projects.
  • Assists with editing and production of marketing materials, procurement of promotional and educational materials, packaging and distribution of marketing direct mail and email distribution, and maintenance of contact lists for vendors and marketing populations.
  • May monitor relevant social media and news sites and respond to customer inquiries to provide information and explain policies and procedures.
  • Manages accuracy of mailing and distribution lists; makes regular updates as there are staffing and/or process changes.
  • Prepares reports, marketing timelines, and calendars; monitors progress of marketing initiatives toward relevant deadlines, project timelines, programs, and strategies.
  • Serves as a resource to lower-level Marketing Assistants; may make process recommendations to supervisor.




  • High school diploma or GED.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered. 



  • 4 years of experience in a relevant field.


  • 2 years of experience in a marketing position with a nonprofit arts organization and/or museum.



  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.


  • Familiarity with the history of art.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing and communication fundamentals.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, and Salesforce is desirable.
  • Familiarity with social media marketing and analytics tracking using Google Analytics.
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a wide variety of museum professionals and other constituents.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to balance the desire for perfection with a demanding, deadline-driven environment.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery
FLSA: Nonexempt
Job Function: Marketing & Communications
Job Family: Marketing

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