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Director – Public Relations
Director – Public Relations
As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Located in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming more than one million visitors annually, the Museum also features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided-missile submarine.
The Intrepid Museum is currently seeking a Director – Public Relations.  This position will report directly to the VP of Communications. The Director of Public Relations is responsible for media operations at Museum ceremonies and events, managing media and production shoots, reactive and proactive media relations, driving positive publicity for the organization’s signature festivals, coordinating with the Museum’s PR agency and serving as a primary brand steward. The position will be a key contributor to overall department strategy. The Director will also develop, review, edit and execute content across multiple platforms including the Museum’s website, advertising, printed materials and internal newsletters. The position will coordinate activities with internal departments to support their respective initiatives, ensuring consistency in voice and adherence to brand guidelines and Intrepid Museum style guide. 
Salary - $85,000
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Media materials such as press releases, advisories, listings, one-pagers, etc.
    • Talking points/messaging
    • Social copy
    • Website content
    • Video scripts
    • Grant proposals
    • Written materials across all departments
    • Newsletters and eblasts
    • Exhibit copy
    • Collateral and advertising
    • PR Agency
      • Day to day operations and coordination
    • Senior Space Adviser
      • Coordinate media ops and scheduling
      • Liaise with internal departments regarding needs and activities
Social Media
  • Department liaison with TikTok agency regarding strategy and scripts
  • Review of social content calendar
Media Relations
  • Develop and implement comprehensive communications plans for new exhibits, programs
  • Provide message and media training to spokespersons
  • Field and vet media requests
  • Drive media attendance for and manage media on site for festivals, ceremonies, programs and special events
  • Proactively pitch the Museum’s programs and people
  • Maintain a pulse on media trends and tools
Paid shoots
  • Pre-shoot coordination (negotiations, contracts, approvals and coordination with internal departments) and on-site staffing
Strategic Relationships
  • Develop and further relationships with:
    • Military PAOs
    • PR departments for partner events, external events, VIP or Gala honoree teams, etc
Internal Committees (participate in and contribute to)
  • Programming committee
  • Website committee
Museum Brand Stewardship
  • Ensure consistency of tone and adherence to brand guidelines, messaging and Intrepid style guide across all Museum content and distribution channels
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or a related field with 5+ years of relevant experience.  Expertise in media operations. Hands-on experience managing media and production shoots. Must be a strong writer and editor with knowledge of Chicago Manuel Style. Experience managing a junior staff member. Experience working across multiple teams and departments. Excellent communication, presentation, and organization skills. Not-for-profit or cultural institution experience a plus. Passion for Museum’s history and mission a plus. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!    
Intrepid realizes that it is rare an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, then we encouraged you to apply.
For consideration e-mail resume/cover letter with salary requirements to:
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
NO PHONE CALLS.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.