The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has been a leading cultural organization in Houston for nearly a century, and ranks nationally among the top 10 art museums in exhibition space, memberships, endowment, and attendance. The MFAH is sited on 14 acres in Houston’s Museum District, with a multifaceted campus that comprises multiple gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, an art school, and, nearby, two affiliated house museums for decorative arts. The encyclopedic collection numbers more than 70,000 works of art in a wide range of media, encompassing 6,000 years of human creativity. Currently, the Museum is engaged in a high-profile expansion project slated for completion in 2020 -- a campus transformation that is the largest cultural project under way in North America.

We are currently seeking to hire an Associate Head, Marketing & Promotions. In this role, you will report to the Head of Marketing and Communications and you will be responsible for strategic and tactical promotion of and engagement with the MFAH collection, programs, exhibitions, special events and campus growth, along with day-to-day oversight of Museum marketing initiatives. This includes including traditional and digital advertising and promotional partnerships. You will create, develop and oversee advertising goals and achievements, including media buying and marketing campaigns. You will manage relationships, marketing strategies, and planning for a dozen internal “clients” representing nearly all areas of the Museum’s programming and revenue-generating areas. This role and the supporting Advertising and Promotion Coordinator will focus on promoting our brand and our programs to highlight and enhance audience, visitor and membership activities, as well as engagement and growth, in support of the MFAH’s mission and goals. The selected candidate will also creatively build ongoing public interest and support for the MFAH through partnerships and collaborations.

The salary for this role is commensurate with experience and education. The benefits include: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plans, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts.


Creates museum-wide promotional strategies, partnerships, and plans with Head of M&C, and supervises day-to-day implementation

Develops marketing and advertising plans for all Museum activities and initiatives, including community and media partnerships

Develops, manages and implements promotional events, including the popular MFAH Mixed Media series of late-night parties

Drafts advertising and promotional copy for print and broadcast

Oversees advertising spends and schedules

Manages digital-advertising agency

Manages promotional-partner relationships and fulfillment

Oversees design needs such as advertising, website updates, social-media graphic campaigns, and promotional collateral for partnerships and programs

Collaborates with the Head, M&C, and Interactive Marketing Manager on video content strategy and production

Identifies and manages marketing-generated admissions and promotional discounts

Evaluates tactics, assesses impact, and adjusts strategies to improve continuously upon the effectiveness of marketing, promotions and outreach efforts


Fluency and demonstrated success in traditional and digital advertising and promotion

Writing and editing experience and excellence

Familiarity with (and hopefully a passion for) art and art-historical terms

Ability to meet demanding deadlines, manage multiple projects at once, interact with a broad variety of internal departments and external entities, manage and traffic multiple priorities

Strong aptitude and experience with various software design and application tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator and with various Microsoft Office products

Bachelor's degree in related field preferred OR an equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable and demonstrable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Five + years related work experience, including in the fields of web development and management, marketing, advertising, journalism, social-media applications

Demonstrated ability to merge Creativity + Innovative Approach x Tactics = Excitement + Vision Fulfilled


Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, visit our website at

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