Employment

We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

Communications & Marketing Associate

Description

Reporting to the communications manager, the communications & marketing associate will use and develop their skills in communications and marketing editorial tasks related to electronic media and online content. The associate will work approximately 20 hours per week primarily onsite in Peterborough (schedule has some flexibility) and be responsible for keeping the schedule for communications output and helping coordinate the same while providing support to the communications department. Among high-priority tasks will be research and maintenance of our artist index, content gathering and some creation for eNews, newsletters, annual report, and other communications collateral as well as editing of short videos. Assist in increasing and establishing the accessibility of our website. This is a hands-on position involving planning, strategy, and support in assisting the communications team daily.

Responsibilities

  • On-site administrative support with research, data entry, and website publishing
  • Keep and track the eNews, newsletter, and annual report publishing schedule
  • Maintain website pages with an eye toward accessibility and inclusion
  • Assist in shoots (video and still) on the property in Peterborough as needed, assist with photo editing and research for social media, print media, and online products
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Keep track of major awards and generate lists of winning Fellows
  • Maintain media editorial contact list
  • Help track new works, releases, and shows of our Fellows
  • Help keep communications archive up to date in library
  • Communicate effectively with team on all projects
  • Learn how to use Google Analytics for deep dives into web and social communications
  • Perform additional tasks as required by communications lead.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Solid writing skills
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel is key, some knowledge of Photoshop and Premiere is helpful, web application experience is a bonus
  • Strong organization, scheduling, and communications skills are a must, as is the flexibility to smoothly change direction on tasks when needed
  • Ability to work cohesively with others having different viewpoints is key, but you should also be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful and graceful under pressure.

Compensation

Base schedule is 20 hours a week, $18-22 per hour depending on experience; part-time, non-exempt; benefits include paid time off and employer contributions to 403(b) retirement plan.

Location

Peterborough, NH

Applications

Email CV and cover letter to: employment@macdowell.org

Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities

MacDowell, America’s first multidisciplinary artist residency program, seeks a Part-Time Administrative Assistant (AA) based in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The AA completes a small front office team whose primary responsibility is to welcome, orient, and assist resident artists. The AA also greets all visitors with courtesy, including vendors, supporters, and the general public. In assisting all visitors and callers, discretion, efficiency, and careful listening are essential qualities.

The AA provides basic support to MacDowell’s finance, operational, and administrative departments. This position requires problem-solving and prioritization skills and the ability to concentrate in a busy environment. Familiarity with PCs and databases are strong pluses, along with the ability to troubleshoot common IT issues. Valid driver’s license and the ability to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs. required.

Compensation

Base schedule is 24 hours a week, $16-19 per hour depending on experience; part-time, non-exempt; benefits include paid time off and employer contributions to 403(b) plan.

Location

Peterborough, NH

Applications

Email CV and cover letter to: employment@macdowell.org

Equal Opportunity Statement

MacDowell is committed to diversity and inclusion, and a more equitable arts and cultural sector. Our work requires a team that together represents a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. In our offices in Chelsea, New York and Peterborough, New Hampshire, we aim to create workplaces where a mix of talented people can do their best work and bring out the best in each other.  Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from populations underrepresented in the arts and nonprofits are strongly encouraged to apply.

MacDowell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.