National Academy of Design

Founded in 1825, the National Academy of Design promotes art and architecture in
America through exhibition, education, and research. As the leading honorary society for
visual artists and architects in the United States, we advocate for the arts as a tool for
education, celebrate the role of artists and architects in public life, and serve as a
catalyst for cultural conversations that propel society forward.
As it looks ahead to its 200th anniversary in 2025, the National Academy of Design is at
an especially exciting moment of reinvention and possibility. Following the sale of its
buildings on New York’s Museum Mile, and the subsequent creation of a board-restricted
endowment, the National Academy is refocusing on the artists and architects who are at
the core of its mission and developing a vibrant schedule of exhibitions and programs that
builds on the Academy’s extraordinary history to explore critical issues in contemporary
art, architecture, and culture.
The National Academy of Design is seeking a Communications Manager to join its staff.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager will help develop and
implement a comprehensive communications strategy; oversee day-to-day
organizational communications, marketing initiatives, and social media; and act as the
main point of contact for media. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in writing
persuasive, engaging content for a variety of audiences, excellent time-management and
organizational skills, and a collaborative and proactive approach to their work. This is a
full-time, hybrid position, eligible to work both remotely and in person. Some in-office
work, as well as evenings and weekends for programs and events, will be required.
• Work with the Executive Director and staff to develop a communications strategy
with clear performance metrics;
• Manage organizational design projects such as the website, collateral material, and
exhibition catalogues;
• Help devise organization-wide and project-specific communications plans that
help achieve our mission;
• Oversee the editing, production, and evaluate the performance of weekly and
monthly e-newsletters;
• Manage ongoing website updates;
• Manage, produce, and evaluate the performance of social media content across
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc;
• Develop creative initiatives and campaigns to reach new audiences and engage
existing followers, and stay up to date with changing social media technologies;
• Partner with colleagues and the NA Affairs Manager to develop internal National
Academician member communications;
• Work with staff and communications consultants to help pitch and write articles
for relevant media outlets that expand the audience for our mission, work, and
thought leadership;
• Build a schedule of mission-driven content for the website home page and social
media platforms;
• Serve as the organization’s primary media contact, developing and maintaining all
press relationships; serve as the organization’s external voice by answering public
• Be an active and engaged member of the staff, participating in organization-wide
initiatives such as strategic and vision planning, DEAI planning, and the occasional
team-building activity.
• At least five years of professional marketing and communications experience,
preferably in the arts, nonprofit, or social enterprise sectors;
• Outstanding writing, editing, and communications skills across a variety of styles
and formats (e.g. proposals, blog post, op-eds, reports);
• Capacity to produce compelling content quickly and consistently, while managing
multiple deadlines;
• A balance of creative thinking and strong organizational skills;
• Ability to work in a collaborative, tight-knit work setting–remote and in-person–with
a proven track record of working across departments to achieve organizational
• Demonstrable knowledge of evaluating user behavior to enhance audience reach
and engagement on social media, websites, and newsletters;
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, online content management systems, and social
media management platforms;
• Solid general computer skills; experience with G-Suite, Slack, Asana, Salesforce,
and Pardot preferred;
• A professional, courteous manner, positive attitude, a commitment to diversity,
equity, inclusion, and adherence to our mission and vision are required.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this
requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is
defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized
COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day
of employment.
The salary range is between $65,000 and $75,000 and is commensurate with experience
and abilities, and includes an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.
Please submit a résumé, a writing sample, and a one-page cover letter, combined in one
PDF named “Last Name_Communications Manager,” via email to Please include Communications Manager in the subject
line. No phone calls, please.
The National Academy of Design is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We
strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, and gender
nonconforming candidates to apply. The National Academy of Design is an equal
opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race,
color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status,
sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

New York, NY
Due Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Posted by aao on August 31, 2022 - 3:20pm