POSITION DESCRIPTION |Social Media Specialist 

* seeking a contracted social media position.

CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia seeks a contracted Social Media Specialist to join the Brand Awareness team. The contract will run through July 29th with the potential to extend further. The ideal candidate will have and maintain an eye for detail, deadlines, an appreciation of arts and culture. CultureWorks is an emerging nonprofit “management commons” model—a platform for sharing essential support systems for the arts and heritage community. This position reports to the Brand Awareness Director. The Social Media Specialist works closely with the Brand Awareness Director to develop and maintain tactical support in implementing content development, digital strategy and campaigns.

The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day social media monitoring and execution. 


About CultureWorks

CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to provide arts, heritage, and creative practitioners equitable access to the resources they need to flourish. We build and share all of the essential supporting services that individual cultural practitioners and nonprofit organizations or creative enterprises need for their programs, work, or services to succeed. These include staff to manage finance, compliance, HR, legal, fundraising, marketing, and data, in addition to flex and interim staffing, office and meeting space, advisory services, basic insurances, and nonprofit status itself. 


CultureWorks maintains the following core attributes for all of its team members, regardless of job title or functional area of responsibility.


  • Equity as a lens on the world – a commitment to the constant practice of critical inquiry and understanding of how oppression acts in our world and how we can counter its forces.


  • Leadership drive and energy – to define the big questions, not problems, and take initiative, communicate, collaborate, build consensus, and embody our vision and mission.


  • Omnivorous curiosity and an open mind – a strong knowledge of and interest in cultural and creative practice and the fortitude to push the boundaries of culture to ever-wider embrace.


  • Compassion, care, and the drive of a social worker – interested in understanding the diverse needs of individuals and organizations, starting with the question, “How can we help you?”.


  • An appetite for risk, failure, and unflinching candor – the restless urge to question, tinker, and improve our work and its ability to help realize the vision of our team and our members.


  • Optimism – the urge to solve difficult problems every day across a vast spectrum of cultural practice and to start every answer to “What if…?” with “Yes, that’s possible, if…”.


  • The ability to set curatorial impulses aside – we are not arbiters of taste or cultural practice; we provide the means by which culture may flourish on its own terms.


We believe in a vision of radical cultural equity – a world in which everyone has unmitigated and equitable access to the resources they need to make or preserve culture, should they so desire. We believe this vision is possible through sharing resources cooperatively, shifting our view of the landscape from one of scarcity to one of abundance. In this world, we apply urgent and unrelenting effort to mitigate the powers that divide and oppress. Cultural practice is not a race to the top, a nasty and brutish life of quiet desperation in which only the “excellent” and “best” survive. It is rather a world in which the deep and irrepressible urge to make and preserve is celebrated and may be pursued by all in the interest of greater well-being and flourishing. This vision defines as much our team as it does the community we serve. All are welcome to the commons. 

 Skills & Experience 

* we encourage you to send a proposal whether you directly match this set of skills or experience, or not. 

  • At least 3 years of digital strategy experience.

  • Experience with Mailchimp & Canva.

  • Support the deployment and creative needs of growth campaigns and email marketing. 

  • Strong understanding and ability to manage account analytics and reporting, helping drive quarterly goals and grow channel benchmarks

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and pay close attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and remotely as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to meet deadlines in an accurate and detail-oriented fashion.

  • Familiarity with the arts and heritage/humanities fields is a plus.



Please email a cover letter, resume, three references in PDF form addressed to Rashanda Freeman, Brand Awareness Director, in the email please include one social media platform you run with the subject line Social Media Specialist, to jointheteam@cultureworksphila.org. Applications that are incomplete, faxed, or mailed through the USPS or will not be not accepted. The deadline for applying is Monday, March 21.

CultureWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, gender, or sexual identity. Compensation is commensurate with experience and the pay rate for this position is $25 an hour.