Vice President for Marketing & Communications (Full Time)
Position: The Virginia Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Vice President for Marketing & Communications. This individual serves as a part of the VHS Executive Team, reports directly to the President & CEO, and is responsible for all aspects of VHS promotion, public relations, brand strategy, market research and analysis, print and digital engagement, and related design and production. The vice president is the regular liaison between the Marketing & Communications Division (approx. 5 people) and the VHS Board of Trustees, especially its Marketing Committee, and is the administrator of Division operations, which includes budgeting, managing personnel, and reporting. The vice president, in close partnership with the Sr. Vice President for Advancement, also provides oversight to VHS community engagement and relations with select institutional partners.
Critical projects upon the selected candidate’s arrival will include a thorough reflection on the VHS’s current and past public identity/brand, and a likely large-scale rebranding campaign. Connected projects will include major improvements to the VHS’s web/digital/social media presence. The vice president will also play a key role in institutional planning, including the creation of a new strategic plan, which, among many important initiatives, will focus on increasing earned income, driving vibrancy and activity, and strengthening visitation and public interest overall.
Qualifications: Graduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations, or closely related fields, or an undergraduate degree combined with exemplary experience; minimum of ten years of experience in marketing; strong leadership, people management and organizational skills; experience in constituent stewardship; strong public speaking ability; thorough knowledge of industry best practices; proven creativity and resourcefulness; thorough understanding of social media management and web strategy; demonstrated skill in design and production management.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package.
Availability: This position will be open June 16, 2017.
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.
The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.