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Social Media Freelancer (Part-Time)

The Newark Museum of Art seeks a qualified candidate for our dynamic organization in our Marketing and Public Relations Department.

The Social Media Freelancer is responsible for implementing the Museum’s social media strategy and calendar, monitoring and interacting with the Museum’s online communities, and leveraging the institution’s growing digital content under the direction of the Digital Content Manager. The position will coordinate activities with internal departments to support their respective initiatives, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating an engaged social media and digital community.

Support the Museum’s efforts to present and maintain a favorable, high-profile and consistent public image, and to heighten awareness of Newark’s role as leading cultural and educational institution.

Opening Date: 7/5/2022
Closing Date: 8/5/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and schedule content on social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple departments to gather content and assets for social media posts.
  • Create Instagram story posts using templates for sharing weekly events and initiatives
  • Create Facebook and LinkedIn events.
  • Update the Museum’s Linktree links as needed weekly
  • Monitor engagement across socials, respond to comments and direct messages.
  • Record analytics for social media live events
  • Assist with the production and editing of short form videos
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Attend Museum events as needed to capture live event coverage and post event content

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BA, BS in marketing, communications, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Hootsuite or other social media scheduling tool
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Photoshop, as well as proficient in the following: Illustrator, InDesign or other graphic programs
  • Experience with various social media platforms
  • Must have excellent communication skills (spoken and written), along with good organizational skills

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is part-time for 15-20 hours a week annually. $30/hr

Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.