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Departmental Assistant - Marketing and Arts Entrepreneurship

Apply now Job no: 509970
Work type: Hourly
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Arts Extension Service
Union: Non-Benefited
Categories: Temporary Non-Benefited

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

Departmental assistant to perform marketing and arts entrepreneurship work to support the Arts Extension Service programs and outreach.


Essential Functions

Marketing duties include:

  • Work with AES staff to develop marketing plan including email marketing, social media, web blog, paid advertising, and promotion on and off campus.
  • Create content for all marketing channels including social media posts, blog articles, interviews, etc. and expand the program’s image library.
  • Weekly analytics review.
  • Assist with updating website.

Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative include:

  • Assist in maintaining Current Internship and Job Posting List, help identify and communicate with new internship providers, and develop informational and promotional materials.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating information sessions for potential internship providers, Artist-in-Business trainings, and workshops.


Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience marketing via social media, email, and print
  • Arts, arts management coursework and/or field experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, editing, and time management skills
  • Experience with Word, Excel and Photoshop
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Experience in arts-related field.
  • Excellent administrative, clerical, and computer skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Experience with social media, advertising and marketing.
  • Experience with design programs, such as Adobe programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Creative Suite, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Graphic design skills
  • Website and social media management experience
  • B.A. in the arts, or related course work
  • Experience with CRM and Drupal


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office work environment


Additional Details

Other duties as required.


Work Schedule

20 hours per week.


Salary Information

$18-$25 per hour based on experience and specific skill set.


Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit your application online and include a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. 



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