Communications and Marketing Assistant

Website Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Assistant.

This position facilitates the day-to-day operations of Vesterheim’s Communication & Marketing Department and its staff. In particular, the Communications & Marketing Assistant is responsible for collaborating in various writing, video, photography, and basic design projects and organizing and managing several lists and schedules.

Reports to:

Communications & Marketing Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

● Assists with creation of videos for promotion, education, etc.
● Collaborates regularly with Social Media and Content Manager to create and edit videos.
● Assists with photographic and video documentation of museum events, exhibitions, and classes.
● Works with the Communications & Marketing Director to contact ad outlets, manage advertising schedule, send ads, and create an ad budget.
● Works with templates for e-newsletters and other group emails and manages email newsletter distribution and schedule.
● Manages list of email subscribers.
● Manages list of press contacts and schedule for sending press releases.
● Manages content for marketing through other organizations.
● Supports Communications & Marketing Director with analytics, etc., as needed.
● Supports in-house designer with basic design—signs, forms, ads, retail items, etc., as needed.
● Supports editor with basic writing, as needed.
● Works with staff on digital live events and class projects.

Skills and Knowledge:

● Ability to work with other staff to help them achieve their marketing goals.
● Ability to creatively incorporate organizational branding.
● Familiarity with Microsoft, and Adobe products, especially Word, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
● Ability to connect with outside ad representatives and press contacts.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Excellent proofing skills.
● Attention to detail.
● Photography and video/video editing skills important.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree with demonstrable organizational, video, photography, and basic design skills.


To apply, email a letter, resume, and the names of three references to and

Or mail to Charlie Langton, Vesterheim Communications and Marketing Director, and Marcia McKelvey, Director of Administration, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA 52101.

Position is open until filled. Vesterheim is an EOE/AA.

Find information about Vesterheim benefits here (pdf).

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