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Recruitment #17-006071-0005


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the contractual position of Marketing and Communications Manager within the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).




Maryland State Arts Council – 175 W. Ostend Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Manager of Marketing & Communications is responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the Maryland State Arts Council's branding, communications, marketing, and public relations activities including planning, developing, implementing and evaluating strategic initiatives serving both internal and external constituencies.


The primary function of this position is to direct daily operations of marketing and communication activities.  Specific responsibilities entail establishing a strategic communications plan for MSAC, including public information plans; determining key messaging and branding standards; designing and maintaining content for agency web site, print and electronic messaging, and publications; defining editorial approaches and conducing outreach to key print and broadcast media; developing and managing scope of work for graphic design, print production and schedule; and examining, measuring, and reporting on interactive services and social media. This position will also monitor and collect arts & cultural industry sector news and information and manage media and promotions for annual events.  

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; have the ability to work independently; handle multiple, concurrent, and high priority projects; and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software. The candidate will also have knowledge of web usability best practices, website navigation design and flow, content classification, and content management methods and systems. 


Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university AND have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in marketing, communications, and/or public relations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. 

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated and include any computer programs/applications used in each of the positions you held.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the following or their equivalent:  HTML, Adobe Creative Suite; Facebook Insights, YouTube Insights, Google Analytics, Twitter, Instagram; Asset Management Systems (Dropbox, Google Drive); Drupal and Wordpress.  


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 


It is highly preferred that you apply online.  If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:  


Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources

ATTN: Manager, Marketing and Communications, MSAC

World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410.767.6300.  You may also visit our website at:


As an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


TTY Users: Call via MD Relay - 1-800-925-4434


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