Marketing/PR Specialist - Job Number: 220697

Posted on 04/01/2022


Marketing/PR Specialist - Job Number: 220697 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 (hours may vary, flexible work schedule with some work occurring in the evenings and on weekends)
Salary Range: Up to $50,000 based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Samples 

Job Description
Responsible for effectively promoting and marketing the museum and its mission. Responsible for identifying audiences, locally, regionally and nationally, and developing, implementing, and managing a strategic integrated communication plant to reach those audiences. Will represent the museum in a professional manner

  1. Manages writing and communication support for museum operations, including public relations, media relations, publications, marketing, advertising and event promotion
  2. Oversees content production such as newsletters, brochures, press releases, articles, catalogs, website text and other publications.
  3. Develops and oversees social media to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
  4. Builds, maintains, and coordinates relationships with the media.
  5. Responds to all media inquiries; may require serving in a spokesperson capacity, as directed
  6. Plans advertising and advertising schedules.
  7. Evaluates and coordinates publications and projects.
  8. Monitors progress of projects.
  9. Administers budgets for promotional and public relations programs.
  10. Develops research strategies to determine needs of targeted and potential markets.
  11. Performs research, analyzes data and develops public relations and marketing plans.
  12. Prepares and maintains related reports and records.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Required Education:
 Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications, or related field

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.


  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with digital resources, including website content management social media
  • Experience in SEO, GoogleAds, etc.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Basic computer skills such as word processing, email and spreadsheet data entry
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with customers/clients, students, faculty and staff
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience in preparation and management of operational budgets
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Able to work independently as well as with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Able to supervise staff and communicate directions and expectations effectively
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing situations; must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Basic experience with AV and photography equipment
  • Basic with video, including shooting, editing, and motion graphics
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies, including  non-university and university visitors, clients, contractors, and vendors

Certifications: None

Advertised Physical Requirements:
Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others
  • Ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally or making fine discriminations in sound
  • Ability to see including color, depth, perception, or clarity
  • Ability to reach including extending the arm or hand
  • Ability to engage in repetitive motion
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and touch screen from a standing position
  • Required to be mobile, agile, bend, stoop, squat, climb, lift (up to 44 pounds)


  • The job may include frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods
  • May be required to travel

Departmental Preferences:

  • 18 - 36 months of writing and editing
  • Experience with museums, cultural organizations, or other non-profits
  • Provide writing samples of PR campaigns

Supervision: Team Leader

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Diversity Statement
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon police records check, Hiring contingent upon driver's license check

Apply online here.