Social Media & Communications Manager

American Alliance of Museums
Arlington, VA (Crystal City)
Mid to high $50's
Apr 06, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Seeking a communications professional with strong project management skills and an entrepreneurial spirit to join a small but productive marketing and communications team.  If you enjoy a fast-paced yet collaborative environment and have an interest in museums, please consider joining us!

About the position: The American Alliance of Museums seeks a tech-savvy writer and editor to managing AAM’s social media presence across multiple platforms.  In this role, you’ll coordinate the work flow for a high volume of communications across social media and other platforms, and you’ll test and track the performance of various marketing techniques. 

Skills and qualifications:  The successful candidate can manage a high volume workflow with multiple stakeholders using a project management program (we currently use Asana); is adept at using marketing email platforms (we currently use MagnetMail); can track progress on messages sent; has performed A/B testing and social media integration with electronic messages. You should have strong writing/editing skills; ability to gather and synthesize information for delivery via multiple digital channels; and a knack for crafting messages that are both informative and engaging using words, infographics, videos, and images.

How to apply:  In order to encourage a broad pool of candidates with various backgrounds to apply and to mitigate any potential implicit bias during our review of applications, we are applying some principles of “blind hiring.” Please follow the directions below when submitting your application materials.

·         Submit a cover letter and resume to:, using “Social Media & Communications Manager" in the subject line. Please do not include your name or address on either document.  Please include education but omit school names and graduation years.  Include your email address as the only personal identifier on these documents.

·         As part of your cover letter, please tell us about a campaign in which you used paid social media ads to drive revenue for your organization.  Please include details about the work you did, how you coordinated with colleagues or agencies to manage the work, and how you measured the results.

·         Limit your cover letter to no more than two pages.

Applications must be received by April 27, 2018 to receive full consideration. Submissions will be reviewed by our hiring team and candidates who are selected for further screening will be contacted by email within three weeks of this deadline.  Due to the large number of applications AAM receives, we can only contact those candidates selected for further screening. 

About the Alliance. The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and works to build a field that includes dynamic and diverse individuals, institutions, and communities. With a budget of $10M, the Alliance provides leadership, advocacy, and service to its membership and the museum field, which includes a broad range of museums, from art museums to zoos. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace. For more information, please visit

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