This job has expired

Communications and Projects Coordinator (Coordinator 1) - Meadows Museum

Salary Range: 


About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Department:

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.” Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Communications and Publications Coordinator is a highly organized and analytical individual—and a master of Asana—who will collaborate with multiple museum staff members to support and optimize the production of museum branded materials. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Marketing & PR, this position will provide coordination support of all exhibition and permanent collection catalogues and museum publications and ensure that the marketing communications team delivers excellent customer service in its support of departments across the museum. This position will assist in developing effective internal and external communication processes to support the department and museum.

Essential Functions:

    Coordinate the writing, manuscript editing, design and production of museum catalogues, brochures, labels, didactics, signage, educational and miscellaneous printed electronic materials.Develop and establish processes and procedures to streamline communication requests and practices.Collaborate with the external Graphic Designers to create, revise, edit, and generate departmental materials, signage, campus messages, etc.Track and report on publication and marketing projects by maintaining an active calendar for tasks and deliverables.Assist with managing and archiving photography needs for social media, website content, infographics, presentations, and digital lobby signage.Manage the review/copy-editing process for marketing, PR and publications.Manage workflows through Asana.Create and maintain clear metrics to track activities and identify successful marketing campaigns.Provide weekly reporting to the Assistant Director of Marketing & PR on timelines and status of projects.Attend weekly curatorial meetings to be current on projects and coordinate with the curatorial team.Monitor marketing spend.Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

A High School’s degree is required for this role, with a preference for a Bachelor’s in English, Journalism, Communications or Art History

A minimum of one-two (1-2) years of work experience in communications, advertising, publishing, or marketing is required. Previous experience supporting marketing or publishing initiatives in the arts is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills, including the proper use of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as familiarity with both AP and Chicago style guides.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and project management skills. Must be focused on deadlines and attentive to details. 

Candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with others.

Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and Asana required.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

    Sit for long periods of timeBendCrawlCarry/lift 25 lbs. Stand
Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled. 

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected].


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Office and Administrative Support
Organization: Meadows School of the Arts
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Staff
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: No
Job Posting: Nov 22, 2022, 1:53:51 PM

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert