Marketing/Communication Manager


FOR-SITE Marketing and Communications Manager 

Established by Executive Director & Chief Curator Cheryl Haines in 2003, FOR-SITE is dedicated to the creation, understanding, and presentation of art about place. FOR-SITE’s exhibitions and commissions, artist residencies, and education programs are based on the belief that art can inspire fresh thinking and important dialogue about our natural and cultural environment.

In 2021, FOR-SITE curated, produced and operated the exhibition Lands End at the former Cliff House. Locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed, this thought-provoking exhibition featured 26 contemporary art installations inviting visitors to consider the health of our planet. FOR-SITE produces a major exhibition every two years and proposes other programs (e.g., commissions, screenings, talks) on an ongoing basis. FOR-SITE is a small non-profit organization with one full-time Administrative Manager and a part-time Executive Director & Chief Curator. The team grows as needed for project completion. 

FOR-SITE is seeking a part-time Marketing/Communications Manager who will play a pivotal role in supporting FOR-SITE with marketing, communications and community outreach. The Marketing/Communications Manager initiates, develops, and implements FOR-SITE’s communication plan seeking input from the team and utilizing all marketing tools available to the organization. The Marketing/Communications Manager implements community outreach strategies to grow FOR-SITE exhibition and program audiences and to engage volunteers and supporters. 

Role description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with the Administrative Manager and FOR-SITE team, the Marketing/Communications Manager’s  responsibilities include:

Communication planning and execution

Develop yearly communication plan and manage its calendar in conjunction with, and in support of, program and fundraising initiatives
Manage production of print and digital assets (e.g., photos, videos, style guides and design templates, printed materials); organize and maintain the inventory of printed and digital communications material
Manage FOR-SITE’s database of contacts including: adding and updating partner, artist, visitor, volunteer and donor contact information; enrich with all information needed to better target communication campaigns 
Manage email marketing and communications campaigns
Write communication and interpretative documents with input and feedback from the FOR-SITE team as needed
Update website content and upgrade technical features with a Web Developer as needed
Monitor website and social media traffic, and implement improvements to increase traffic and engagement
Collect and organize social media content working closely with external Social Media Strategist
Coordinate with external Graphic Designers to produce printed and digital assets
Coordinate with external Press Relations Officer regarding all press inquiries
Coordinate with the Fundraising Consultant regarding communication towards donors
Support the Fundraising Consultant in writing/editing grant proposals and presentations for potential supporters
Develop and implement a communication plan for exhibitions and programming

Community outreach

Build and cultivate relationships with art, culture, park, and conservancy organizations in SF Bay area
Build and cultivate relationships with organizations serving causes FOR-SITE supports through art exhibitions
Suggest and implement relevant partnerships to grow FOR-SITE’s outreach
Target specific marketing campaigns toward groups FOR-SITE wishes to attract
Represent FOR-SITE in cultivation/marketing events 
Produce and participate in marketing, communication, and development events as needed

Experience, qualifications, and traits

College degree required, a minimum of 5 years of experience in arts communications and marketing
Experience working with Neon, Constant Contact, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, knowledge of SEO tools
Self-starter and creative thinker
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Stellar sense of organization and attention to detail. Ability to work on a deadline
Ability to work both independently and as an engaged, proactive, and collaborative team member

Work conditions

FOR-SITE’s office is located at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture campus in San Francisco. This is an in-person, office-based, part-time position 20 hrs/week with the potential of increased hours during major exhibitions and programs. It may require  some evening and weekend work.

Compensation and benefits

The hourly rate for the position will range from $40 to $50/hour depending on experience.

Health and dental plan 

How to apply?

Please send an email with cover letter/resume and Marketing and Communications Manager in the subject line to info@for-site.org by October 30, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with applicants selected for an interview.

FOR-SITE strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. FOR-SITE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices.



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Expires: 2022-10-30


For-Site Foundation


SF Bay Area


2 Marina Boulevard, Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture, Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123




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