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The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit, and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

Digital Marketing Manager

The Eiteljorg Museum is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Digital Marketing Manager to join the Marketing and Communications department. This full-time position will lead the museum’s digital communications efforts including social media, email, and website, and collaborate in the strategic planning and execution of all marketing communications plans The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in communications, media, public relations or related field with minimum of three years of experience in digital marketing or related roles preferred. This position is a combination of content creation and strategy, and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute digital marketing campaigns for the Eiteljorg’s exhibitions,events and other instituitional needs. The ideal candidate should also have a desire and ability to help creatively tell stories and organically promote the museum’s mission to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America, and willingness to apply the mission to all digital efforts, projects and messaging.

TO APPLY:
Resumes, salary expectations and references can be sent to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to (317) 275-1430 or mailed to Eiteljorg Museum, Dir of HR, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Job Description

Position title: Digital Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing and Communications
Status: Full time, exempt
Reporting relationship: Director of Marketing and Communications

Responsibilities:

1. Manage and create content for the museum’s social media accounts, website and weekly e-newsletter, as well as any other relevant platforms.

2. Collaborate with director of marketing and communications, public relations manager and graphic designer in day-to-day execution of the overall marketing communications plans.

  a. Develop and maintain digital presence with traditional and arts media, tourism and social influencers

  b. Promote the museum and its exhibits and events through website content and social media platforms, including the museum’s own platforms as well as those of other outlets and social media influencers.

  c. Create/edit photographs and video for social media and website.

  d. Serve as a liaison (with director and PR manager) to traditional and digital media outlets and social media influencers, building fruitful relationships nationally, regionally and locally.

3. Foster ongoing relationships with community arts and tourism constituencies (Visit Indy, Downtown Indy Inc., Arts Council of Indianapolis, White River State Park, etc.); foster relationships with artists and community members through digital channels

4. Edit and write content for various assignments, producing clear, concise, clean (error-free) and compelling copy that delivers the institution’s key messages, including proofreading the work of others.

  a. Write copy for social media messages across the museum’s channels

  b. Write and compile a weekly e-newsletters (and other digital communications) promoting all things about the museum.

  c. Create compelling web pages for exhibitions, events and various business units.

  d. Ensure that community event calendars are kept updated with timely, relevant information,

  e. Ensure proper style and brand standards in materials for distribution to the public.

5. Respond promptly to internal and external communications, social media direct messages from the public and phone messages and redirect them as necessary.

6. Manage projects assigned to the website design firm and other outside resources.

7. Lead involvement in community events with the help of other team members.

8. Manage assigned budget.

9. Co-manage and supervise interns and their day-to-day responsibilities.

10. Maintain visibility with peers and media via professional organizations and personal contact.

11. Manage, with other team members, department audiovisual equipment (cameras, laptop, mi-fi, stabilizer, digital media cards, chargers, etc.)

12. Participate as needed on internal museum committees.

13. Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, public relations or related field with minimum of two years of experience preferred.
  • Strong creative skills and judgment with an energetic, entrepreneurial and timely approach to generating audience engagement and digital content.
  • Understanding of broad scope/framework and of integrated marketing communications planning and the roles various tactics play in achieving overall goals and objectives
  • Ability to formulate digital marketing plans and execute strategically and in a timely manner.
  • Strong verbal, written and editing skills, including ability to write clean, compelling copy and edit using AP style and standard editor’s marks; keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to creatively and strategically manage several social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.), a website and e-newsletter
  • Detail-oriented, flexible and versatile; excellent organizational and time management skills
  • An ability and willingness to work some early mornings, evenings and weekends (as media opportunities and museum events require)
  • Desire and ability to help organically promote the museum’s mission to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America, and willingness to apply the mission to all digital efforts, projects and messaging.

Skills

  • Ability to lead and work in a fast-paced, fun and collaborative team environment
  • Relevant professional computer and software skills, experience and familiarity with social media platforms, and photography/video experience required
  • Graphic design and Adobe suite skills preferred
  • Knowledge of social media management software, website builders (WordPress), and e-newsletter
Additional Information

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting applications for the position of Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History and Culture. The Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture is an active scholar, contributing to the field through exhibits, public presentations, and publications. This includes working with the Native American collections; researching and developing exhibitions and related programs; and building strong, active, and ongoing relationships with Native communities. The endowed position is also responsible for implementing and managing the museum’s Great Lakes Initiative, a key element of the institutional strategic plan. While the museum’s Native American content and efforts remain broadly inclusive of all the cultures of North America, we seek to establish the museum as a leader in exhibits, programs, and publications about the art, history, and cultures of our own Middle West/Great Lakes region. As an integral member of the curatorial team, the position supports and collaborates with other departments in fulfilling the museum’s mission “to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America”. Candidates with a tribal affiliation are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. Full job description is attached.

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume, professional references and salary expectations to personnel@eiteljorg.com with subject line heading to read: Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History and Culture. Faxed applications can be accepted at: (317) 275-1430.

Review of applications will begin July 6, 2021 and continue until position is filled.
The completion of a successful background check must precede any job offer.

Job Description

Position title: Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture
Department: Curatorial
Status: Full time, exempt
Reporting relationship: Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Establish, strengthen and expand partnerships with Native American tribes of the region and their cultural centers and historic preservation offices;
  • Connect Indigenous and other researchers with collection resources and work with tribal communities to facilitate access to their cultural heritage;
  • Develop partnerships with institutions and collectors, including those that hold Great Lakes materials;
  • Work with public programs and education staff to develop the definitive curriculum on Great Lakes Native cultures for use by teachers statewide;
  • Establish new partnerships and expand existing ones with academic institutions and consortia in the region;
  • Conduct and publish research, and present at conferences on behalf of the museum;
  • Seek new national and other funding sources to support initiatives;
  • Work independently and in partnership with other curatorial staff to develop exhibitions.
  • Present and participate in public programs, curatorial talks, and museum guide training;
  • Research and propose acquisitions and deaccessions in support of the collecting plan and the Great Lakes Initiative;
  • Work with the Collections Information Specialist and the museum’s database TMS (The Museum System) to provide culturally appropriate attributions and contextual information;
  • Collaborate with the Associate Curator of Native American art and the Manager of Special Events and Artist Engagement in the selection and verification of artists and judges, and selection of purchase prize award winner(s) for annual Indian Market.
  • Work with the Associate Curator of Native American art to support the Native American Advisory Council through meeting facilitation, maintaining communication, and implementing Council recommendations;
  • Serve as institutional diplomat in working with Native peoples, and work to insure that institutional policies and practices reflect Indigenous perspectives and are in alignment with cultural practices;
  • Be a resource for and provide support to the Native American community at the local, regional, and national level through public outreach and service;
  • Fulfill administrative responsibilities including budget and deadline management, record keeping, responding to public inquiries, and following up with potential donors and tribal requests.
Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in arts or humanities such as history, art history, Native American studies, anthropology or related subject, Ph.D. preferred;
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in a museum, gallery or educational setting;
  • Extensive knowledge of Native North American history and the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region;
  • Demonstrated experience with Native American art and engagement with Indigenous communities;
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to audience engagement and public outreach;
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to enter data into a computer;
  • Ability to perform delicate operations when handling fragile items;
    Additional Information

    A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

    ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

    Marketing and Communications Internships: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

    The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a highly motivated college student or recent graduate to assist the Marketing and Communications Department in its efforts to promote and raise awareness of the museum’s events, exhibits and programs. The Eiteljorg Museum will offer one marketing internship during fall semester 2022 and the other during spring semester 2023. . Through these stipend-compensated marketing internships, students will have the opportunity to learn practical, valuable professional workplace skills that will bolster any resume.

    The fall internship lasts from early September to early December 2022, and the spring internship from early January to early May 2023. Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, three writing or project samples and contact information for three professional references to bcorbin@eiteljorg.com no later than July 12, 2022. More information is below.

    Job Description

     

    The internship positions help execute marketing and communications tasks in support of the museum’s marketing goals, strategies and objectives. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting the Marketing and Communications staff with tactical execution of marketing and communications plans in support of all institutional initiatives, including exhibitions and programs
    • Assisting with marketing-related tasks at museum events
    • Assisting in maintaining the museum’s daily presence on multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
    • Assist in day-to-day project management and grassroots planning and execution
    • Posting content such as artwork images and captions onto the museum’s web pages, as directed
    • Updating multiple online tourism and community calendars with details of museum exhibits and events
    • Taking photographs and shooting video of museum events and activities (both indoors and outdoors) for promotional tools, including editing video and posting it onto the museum website or social media, as needed
    • Collaborating with staff from other departments to gather information about upcoming events and exhibits
    • Writing items or articles for the museum’s e-newsletter, the Eiteljorg Blog or Storyteller magazine that could involve interviewing the subjects of those articles
    • Delivering or distributing printed materials off-site
    • Attending intern orientation meetings with key staff, as assigned
    • Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility, and other duties as assigned.

    The fall internship would last from approximately September 1, 2022, until approximately December 2, 2022. The spring internship would last from approximately January 4, 2023, to May 4, 2023. Both can be adjusted to start or finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. The work is primarily in-person at the Eiteljorg Museum, not remote.

    Typically, this position would be 10 to 15 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, and would also involve working certain required evening and weekend events. It will be necessary for the fall intern to be able to work the weekend of September 9-10, 2022, during the museum’s Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale. It also will be necessary for the fall intern to work at two public events celebrating the completion of the museum’s renovation project, on Thursday, October 20 and again Saturday October 22, 2022. And, the fall intern will need to work Saturday October 29, 2022, during the museum’s Day of the Dead Community Celebration, and possibly on other dates. There will be similar mandatory events in the spring where the spring intern’s attendance will be necessary.

    The museum can schedule the internship hours to coordinate around classes or any outside employment commitment the intern might have.
    As the position is based in the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis, the applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum.

    Requirements / Qualifications

    The applicant should be an enrolled university student or recent graduate majoring in public relations, journalism, digital marketing, communications, advertising, tourism or a related field. The applicant should have experience with social media and social media marketing, as well as Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite software and some experience with photography and video production. Additional experience with website builders and design is preferred.

    Qualities the Eiteljorg Museum seeks in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a flexible schedule, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures.

      Additional Information

      This position offers a stipend, to be paid at the successful conclusion of that semester’s internship. The intern also will have access to certain cost-saving benefits, including free parking 24/7 at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, free admission to the museum and museum programs, and discounts to the museum café and museum store. During the internship, the marketing intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality catered receptions and other events. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. While gaining this valuable job experience, the intern will get to work in a beautiful museum building surrounded by amazing art while working with talented colleagues.

      Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Marketing and Communications staff will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation necessary for the intern to receive academic credit for their work, time and effort.

      Before applying, please be aware that in order to be selected as an Eiteljorg intern, an applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check. A conviction for criminal mischief or a similar offense would disqualify an otherwise-qualified applicant from eligibility to serve as an Eiteljorg intern.

      Applicants should state which internship timeframe they are interested in and available for: Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

      A diverse staff of dedicated and passionate people: 
      The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

      About the Eiteljorg:
      Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. For 33 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

      TO APPLY:
      The deadline to apply for each internship is July 12, 2022.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three writing or project samples, as well as contact information for three professional references (such as professors or previous employers), to this address: bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

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