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American Public Gardens Association-Communications Assistant-Tue, 07/06/2021 - 1:30pm

Communications Assistant


American Public Gardens Association
351 Longwood Road
Kennett Sq , PA 19348
United States
Pennsylvania US

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Job Description 

Our outstanding team seeks you, someone who shares the passion we have for public gardens and organizational excellence. Your attention to detail and organization skills will be rewarded by great people to work with as we grow the American Public Gardens Association to fulfill its vision of a world where public gardens are indispensable. 

The Communications Assistant will report to the Marketing & Communications Manager and perform tasks related to Association communications and assists with all aspects of internal and external communications. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

This position will assist with:  

  • Curating, writing, organizing, and posting to social media 
    • Monitor appropriate alerts for social media content 
    • Regular posts to five social media accounts 
  • Curating and posting People & Gardens News 
  • Building and disseminating e-communications 
    • Surveys 
    • Monthly Newsletters 
  • Basic website content updates 
  • Coordinating with Programs for Newsletter/website updates 
  • Pulling and assessing various reports, analytics, and insights 

20-25 hours per week 

  • Eligible for remote work 
  • Can be done in off-hours 
    • Weekly required meetings during regular office hours 
    • General availability outlined 

Special projects may be assigned: 

  • GoPublicGardens/GoPublicGardensDays 
  • Garden Benchmarking 
Education and Experience 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite software, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Displays with training a strong working knowledge of various Content Management Systems (CMS) including, but not limited to Association software used for membership (iMIS/RiSE), marketing & communications (Informz, Qualtrics Survey Software), and web content (Drupal) 
  • Experience utilizing social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram) 
  • Experience with scheduling software (Hootsuite, Later, etc.) a plus 
  • Strong writing and technical editing skills 
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products – especially Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro - or other graphic artistry experience is a plus. 
  • Extremely customer service-oriented  
  • Well organized, possesses a strong attention to detail, and is respectful of deadlines  
  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently while maintaining a high degree of accuracy 
  • Takes direction, exercises sound judgment, observes confidentiality, and exhibits professional demeanor  

Knowledge and Background:  

  • The ideal candidate will have 2 or more years of demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, or a related field through work history and/or education 
  • Candidate should have general knowledge of not-for-profit and/or membership organizations.  
  • Strong passion, familiarity, or interest in public gardens, public horticulture, and/or museums a plus 
Application Instructions 

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position to by August 6, 2021. The hourly rate for the position is $14-19, depending on experience. American Public Gardens Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You can find our diversity and inclusion principles and learn more about our work culture here: 

Full Name 
Alexis Bacon