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Communications Manager

Los Angeles

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has ten locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto, two galleries in New York and our newest location in Los Angeles. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Pace is seeking a collaborative, enthusiastic and detail-oriented Communications Manager who has a strong awareness of the West Coast media landscape and art world, as well as experience in event production and marketing. As part of the Global Communications & Public Engagement department, this position will be a part of our California communications team based in Los Angeles.

The Communications Manager will be based in LA splitting their time between developing and implementing media campaigns and coordinating events and live programs for the gallery's LA outpost as well promoting the gallery’s West Coast activities, including promotion of the gallery’s outpost in Palo Alto. The role will report into the Communications team based in New York.

Department

Communication & Public Relations

What you'll be doing:
  • Work together with the Director of Public Relations and the PR team in NY to implement press campaigns for exhibitions, art fairs, and other gallery activities in LA and Palo Alto
  • Proactively reach out to arts and culture media in tandem with the PR team in NY to create awareness around exhibitions and programs in LA and on the West Coast
  • Maintain and update extensive press list database; develop tailored press lists to support PR campaigns and monitor/flag new press contacts for the team
  • Actively monitor LA’s press inbox and field relevant press inquiries in real time
  • Compile, organize, and format key communications materials such press releases, images and caption sheets, press kits, and coverage books
  • Support with press event coordination and media cultivation
  • Corporate strategy input – develop and support on messaging as we develop campaigns and overarching messaging
  • Maintain and grow relationships with members of the press on Pace’s behalf
  • Report media coverage and press updates in real-time
Events:
  • Deliver the gallery’s audience and client cultivation initiatives in LA, including but not limited to exhibition-related events, global art fair events, large-scale corporate events, miscellaneous cultivation events, and a range of public programs including Pace Live
  • Liaise with artists and key players to produce public-facing performances, screenings, panel discussions, etc. in coordination with the departments within the galleries
  • Prepare and coordinate budgets, expense tracking, and invoice processing
Marketing:
  • Set up and manage Asana project managing tools for exhibition and art fair projects in California
  • Contribute towards West Coast audience development strategies and the development of OKRs for various marketing channels, in close collaboration with the Marketing Director and CMO
  • Input on global social media schedule as relates to Pace’s West Coast activity and corporate goals

What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Liberal Arts, Art History, Marketing or Communication (or related fields)
  • At least 3+ years of experience working in communications in the arts/culture field
  • Experience working in the PR/comms department at a museum or gallery and/or PR agency preferred
  • Experience with events coordination
  • Familiarity with project management and marketing tools, including Asana and social media scheduling platforms
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and writing
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) tools as well as event management software
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Literacy in media with strong analytical skills

Compensation estimation for this role is $80,000-$100,000.

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.