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Events Coordinator and Marketing Manager

Position Summary: The Events Coordinator and Marketing Manager is responsible for maintaining an integrated, multi-platform marketing program to develop and execute a new strategy to increase public recognition of exhibitions, programs and special initiatives at the Chinese American Museum (CAM). This position reports to the Executive Director.

Status: Full time, exempt position

Main Responsibilities:
Communication and Marketing

  • Prepare and maintain all direct marketing pieces including, but not limited to design, layout, editing & writing of same for collateral such as website content,
    electronic and printed newsletters, donor-related letters, special Initiative letter, promotional videos, and social media content.
  • Collaborate with the other staff members to create and execute strategic input and direction for the brand and develop style guides, templates, and other
    materials, while keeping the Chinese American Museum’s vision, mission, and objectives in mind
  • Bring fresh, creative and innovative ideas to support and enhance existing programs, events, membership program, and CAM’s annual signature
    fundraising event – Historymakers Gala
  • Maintain and develop active calendar for marketing
  • Responsible for publicity, including advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution.
  • Liaise and coordinate with our partners such as designers, printing shops and mailing houses on a regular basis
  • Work in concert with the Public Relations consultant to develop and distribute press releases
  • Serves as a member of the exhibition planning team to develop and coordinate marketing timeline related to exhibitions.
  • Assist the Executive Director and FCAM Board in other fundraising programs as necessary.

Events

  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and follow-up for special programs
  • Coordinate innovative programs related to the museum’s temporary exhibition program and permanent collection
  • Work with community groups to provide experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the museum and off-site
  • Work closely with team members including, but not limited to, the educator to develop, publicize and execute public programming, exhibitions, and special events
  • Assist in the coordination of special events including Lantern Festival
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers as needed
  • Provide tours and workshops to the public as needed

Education and qualifications

  • BA/BS required
  • Experience in marketing/communications including social media and web technology.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, organizational, and computer skills (MS Office, etc.), as well as strong writing, proofreading, editing, and oral
    communication skills
  • Expected to be able to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment, including but not limited to, comparing and evaluating possible courses of action
    and making a decision after considering various possibilities.
  • Proven ability to multitask, plan and meet deadlines under time constraints and work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to use open source and proprietary content management systems, experience with WordPress preferred.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and additional analytic tools.
  • Design experience (comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude. Comfort and ease working with ambiguity and ability to reprioritize
  • Cultural sensitivity to the Chinese and Asian American community
  • Reading and writing competencies in Chinese are a plus.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance coverage
  • Access to an automobile

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES
To apply, please email or mail resume with cover letter, 2 writing samples and one
design sample (if applicable) to:
Attn: Michael Truong, Director of Operations and Programs
E-Mail to: hr@camla.org

 


 

Grant Writer

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum (a 501c3 non-profit) seeks a grant writer for the Chinese American Museum (CAM), a public museum of the City of Los Angeles. This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for researching potential grant opportunities, writing proposals, and preparing reports to funding agencies.

The mission of the Chinese American Museum (CAM) is to foster a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continued contributions of Chinese Americans.

 Roles and Responsibilities

  • Generate and gather data and information to support grant and report preparation.
  • Draft grant proposals, including budgets and necessary supporting materials.
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding.
  • Perform prospect research on funders, agencies, foundations, and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Review proposal guidelines, prepare applications, letters of intent and make initial inquiries as appropriate.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage funding requests and grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources in a timely manner.

Knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior experience in writing successful grants and reports; other fundraising experience also useful.
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing ability; effective business, technical, and persuasive writing styles.
  • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented.
  • Effective organizational skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle multiple activities with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight to achieve team goals on a consistent basis.

 Status: Consultant or part-time position

 Compensation: Hourly rate ranges between $20-$25, or compensated with experience.

 Applications and inquiries

Please send a resume, cover letter explaining your interest, experience, and success rate in the position, and three relevant writing samples to:

ATTN: Grant Writer

hr@camla.org