Communications Coordinator
Job Details
Senator John Heinz History Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

The Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a creative and motivated Communications Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, this position is an important member of a dynamic team responsible for developing and executing integrated marketing campaigns that increase attendance and public awareness for exhibits, programs, and strategic initiatives across the History Center’s family of museums.

This is an exciting opportunity for a junior-level communications professional who has a passion for writing, collaboration, and making history relevant in our community.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Assists the Director of Marketing & Communications with media requests, on-site interviews and filming, and proactive media outreach.
  • Writes and copyedits various marketing materials, including press releases, newsletter stories, social media posts, e-newsletters, website listings, brochures, talking points, radio scripts, blog posts, and other materials as needed.
  • Serves as a primary marketing contact and social media content creator for the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.
  • Assists with researching, writing, and capturing engaging content for the museum’s social platforms.
  • Manages media lists, leads media monitoring efforts, analyzes and reports metrics to key stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Compiles research, manages subscriptions, and performs other administrative tasks as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in communications, integrated marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field
  • 1-3 years of full-time experience working for an agency or in-house communications team
  • Exceptional copyediting skills and knowledgeable of AP style guidelines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required
  • Strong written and verbal communicator with an aptitude for brainstorming and collaboration
  • Multi-tasker who is highly organized and deadline-conscious
  • Tech-savvy with a passion for staying current on social media and marketing trends
  • Basic photography and video editing skills is a bonus


Why Work at the Heinz History Center?

  • Rewarding, mission-driven work at a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that makes a big impact in the community!
  • Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(B) retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Nine (9) paid holidays
  • Company paid life insurance / LTD
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop and Café


The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Minorities encouraged to apply.