Director of Communications and Marketing


The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a talented Director of Communications and Marketing to lead the development and implementation of the Morgan’s marketing and communications strategies. The successful candidate will bring a collaborative working style, creativity, and practical experience to reach and engage diverse audiences, meet the institution’s attendance goals; and strengthen the Morgan’s profile as both a museum and research library. A member of the leadership team executing the Morgan’s new strategic plan, the position oversees two full-time staff members as well as interns and will partner with colleagues across the organization.

  • Lead the creation of an audience development strategy to support the goal of 300,000 total visitors (250,000 museum visitors) by 2028, with increased participation of younger audiences and audiences with diverse backgrounds; develop and implement ongoing audience research protocols.
  • Spearhead the creation and execution of integrated marketing plans, encompassing print and digital advertising, email marketing, social media, and related digital storytelling to promote the Morgan’s offerings and support the Morgan’s audience goals.
  • Oversee the institution’s brand identity, ensuring it is effectively deployed across communication channels and campus signage.
  • Mount successful PR campaigns, including determining key media announcements and event approaches, generating related messaging, and building positive relationships with media outlets.
  • Direct the Morgan’s crisis communications and provide institutional messages for applicable situations.
  • Contribute to the development of staff communications that foster a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Oversee the Morgan’s college ambassador program, which engages student to grow awareness of the Morgan’s programmatic and research offerings on their respective campuses.
  • Create and effectively manage the department’s annual budget as well as exhibition and special project budgets.
  • Build, retain, and develop a talented team to contribute to the work of the department.
  • Serve as Morgan ambassador to local neighborhood, community, and other external partners.
  • Stay current in best practices in the field.
  • BA or MA in the humanities or journalism. 10+ years of communications and marketing experience, preferably at a cultural institution.
  • A thorough understanding of the media landscape and established relationships with major local, national, and international media.
  • Superior knowledge of marketing strategy and design for printed and digital materials. Demonstrated ability to create and monitor communications and marketing plans using analytical tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, budgeting, and time-management skills.
  • A collaborative working style that forges bonds with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a service orientation that inspires engagement with the Morgan’s collection and its mission.
  • The ability to juggle several projects at once while retaining excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective and inclusive supervisor.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with strong knowledge of social media platform analytics.

Annual Salary $140,000–$160,000. Excellent Benefits.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position using the e-mail address indicated above.

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.