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Apply now Job no: 245794-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications

Job Summary:

The communications specialist collaborates with museum staff and partners to plan, develop, and implement communications designed to increase awareness of the museum's collection, exhibitions, programs, and other offerings; stimulate engagement with the museum's resources, and build loyalty and interest among current and future audiences. Primary duties include planning, executing, and evaluating social-media campaigns; producing a monthly e-mailed event calendar; writing and distributing news and press releases; reporting and writing features; copyediting and proofreading; and editing and formatting didactic labels.

About the Job:

Communications Specialist (CM004)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree in journalism, English, communication arts, or related fields. Background in art or art history is helpful.


-Experience in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing in a professional setting.
-Excellent writing skills
-Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
-Mastery of or demonstrated ability to quickly learn Adobe, Sprout, Asana, Box, Emma, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and other software or third-party platforms as they relate to social media, print and digital publishing.
-Attention to detail and deadlines
-Demonstrated ability to copy edit and proofread text.
-Familiarity with AP and Chicago styles

--Basic understanding of print and digital design principles
-Photography and video skills
-Demonstrated experience managing print or digital publications
-Mastery of AP and Chicago styles
-Ability to write in a specified tone and voice

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires the majority of work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Limited remote work (for example, one day a week) may be negotiated.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $49,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button (, search for 245794) to start the application process. For questions on the position, contact Kirstin Pires at
To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a work sample.


Kirstin Pires
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Communications Specialist(CM004)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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