Associate Director of Communications

The Associate Director of Communications will work to strengthen the curatorial and research missions of Monument Lab. By leading, planning, and managing the organization’s comprehensive communication storytelling efforts, the Associate Director of Communications will deepen and sustain organizational growth, strategy, and vision for Monument Lab’s work at the intersection of art and justice. 

The Associate Director of Communications will oversee and manage Monument Lab’s Communications Department, to include marketing, social media, external media, design, publications, podcast, and public programs. The Associate Director of Communications is part of Monument Lab’s leadership team. Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, this position manages three part-time direct reports (External Media, Social Media, and Design). In addition, the Associate Director of Communications oversees projects and events as needed.

This position is open to candidates with a variety of training paths and professional expertise. The ideal candidate will have a diversified background in communications, but also broad intellectual interests crossing fields and disciplines; expertise in nonprofit practices; and wide-ranging knowledge in the arts and humanities. 



  • Oversee and manage Monument Lab’s Communications Department, to include marketing, social media, external media, design, publications, podcast, and public programs.
  • Develop and implement organizational communications plans, to include vision, strategy, goals, timeline, workflow, and toolkits. 
  • Manage the development of organizational projects and program materials to include press-releases, newsletters, presentations, one-sheets, fundraising collateral, and other tools to ensure appropriate messaging and brand strategy are effectively executed. Assist in the creation of digital, video, audio, and print content. 
  • Organize and lead weekly communications team meetings.
  • Participate in speaking engagements and host special events.
  • Co-lead efforts on crisis communications planning with support from Director and Director of Partnerships
  • Supervise personnel, including three part-time direct reports. 


  • Develop communications plans for all Monument Lab initiatives, including public events, fundraising campaigns, merchandise launches, and employment opportunities.
  • Lead efforts on organizational brand stewardship, storytelling, media, and publications.
  • Manage Monument Lab’s website, ensuring that all project pages are up to date. Project manage large-scale website initiatives and outsource development and design services as needed. 
  • Manages metrics activities to include frequent analysis and reporting. Track engagement across all platforms and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Utilize organization metrics, list segmentation, and advertising platforms to target audiences for specific projects and programming.
  • Liaise and provide creative direction with project-specific photographers and videographers; ensure project-specific documentation is processed through the communications department in alignment with organization best-practices. 
  • In close coordination with the Director, oversee the production of Monument Lab’s podcast. Coordinate the production team to include creative directors, sound engineers, and manage the podcast budget. 

Projects & Design

  • Develop and implement a communications plan for all Monument Lab projects. 
  • Support the project management department in the utilization of public language templates, promotional toolkits, and media production as needed. 
  • Support the project management department in the assessment of all project design needs to include identifying when design needs to be outsourced and assisting in identifying vendors. 
  • Track all design needs across the organization and work in close coordination with design staff to identify priorities, move design projects through the pipeline, and outsource design as needed. 
  • Oversee the production of all publications to include Monument Lab’s Bulletin, exhibition catalogs, newspapers, and project-specific publications.

Public Programs

  • Oversee and manage the production of public programs to include annual large-scale multi-day convenings, as well as virtual programs, webinars, and panel discussions. 
  • Support the development of annual fundraisers and events.
  • Five to seven years of communications and marketing experience, and at least three years of supervisory experience. Bachelor's and master's degree preferred.
  • Experience working with progressive political campaigns, advocacy NGOs, and nonprofits preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to work at a fast-pace, efficient with their use of time and be
    flexible to change & opportunity.
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple short-term and long-term projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills that cultivate creativity, collaboration,
    and transparency. An active listener who is empathetic, respectful, and confident. Experience using Airtable and FileCamp is preferred. 
Position Type
Full-Time; 40 hours a week exempt; salaried with benefits. Compensation is $70,000.
This position is open to candidates anywhere who can work on a Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST schedule. Monument Lab’s studio headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position will require quarterly trips to Philadelphia, paid for by the organization.
Application Requirements
Application Requirements: Cover letter; resume/CV; a list of three professional references (name, contact information, relationship) to include at least one direct supervisor; and one project sample. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 24th 2022

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Please contact opportunities@monumentlab.com with any questions.