Director, Marketing Communications

Museum of Science - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Director, Marketing Communications

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Director of Marketing Communications will lead and direct an internal creative agency/studio responsible for the creative development, operations, production and tracking of breakthrough communications. This role will manage design and editorial teams that drive creative consistency, compelling storytelling and a mission-based brand narrative across 360 degree communications across digital, print, web, email, collateral and Museum building assets (digital screens, banners, signage). This position plays a critical leadership role that interfaces with every Museum division with a particular focus on Marketing, Advancement and Membership departments. This role bridges operations and creative processes within a dynamic Museum that serves nearly 1.5 million people in Boston each year and over 2 million more around the world. The Director of Marketing Communications works closely with, and reports directly to, the SVP, Marketing Strategy and Communications.


  • Manage 7+ full-time and temporary full-time employees as well as seasonal interns
  • Oversee 12+ freelance writers, editors, designers, and design studios
  • Manage $1 million department budget
  • Work with clients and partners from 10+ Museum department and divisions. 35%+ of total projects devoted to Advancement support
  • Strategic, creative and production oversight for more than 800 editorial/design projects per year, inclusive of 1-2 exhibit campaigns (40 executions/resizes), Newsletter (6 times/year), brochures, collateral, Maps, 50+ web pages, 200+ social media posts, 50+ emails, posters, rack cards, exhibit guides, stationary/envelopes, promotional and informational signage.


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.


Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Communications


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 10 or more years in the marketing communications field.
  • Experience servicing multiple clients in creative and production capacity
  • Demonstrated leadership and understanding of project management and workflow systems/software solutions
  • Interpersonal skills, including managing creative personnel
  • Demonstrated budget management skills of $1M+
  • Demonstrated leadership managing visual and written communications development across digital and print
  • Demonstrated Adobe Creative Suite experience


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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Museum of Science

With 700 interactive exhibits, exciting exhibitions, daily presentations, hands-on activities, and live animals, there is something for everyone! Create, experiment, and have fun at the Museum of Science!

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