Senior Marketing Manager

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A Seattle icon is embarking on new paths – and you can help lead the way.

The Museum of Pop Culture – MoPOP – is a cultural and aesthetic anchor of Seattle Center, and one of our region’s most distinctive landmarks. When you’re standing outside its undulating Frank Gehry-designed exterior, with the Monorail zooming overhead and the Space Needle rising just beyond it, you know you could be in no other city on Earth. (Extra points if it’s raining.)

Yet while this Emerald City jewel has shown real staying power, it’s charting a course toward an even more exciting future, and it’s looking for a Senior Marketing Manager to help make it all happen.

For the past two decades, the museum has showcased the cultural impact of music, movies, TV, video games, fashion, and sports. While this portfolio won’t change, the perspectives and emphasis will. Not only is MoPOP looking to stretch beyond the traditional scope of a non-profit museum and elevate it into a multi-dimensional global destination, they also want to ensure that the public understands its commitment to serving the community with its programming and educational initiatives.

Anchored in all of those long-term goals will also include expanding its reach and intensifying the museum’s focus on diversity of all kinds. This job is about more than just being comfortable with diversity and inclusivity – it’s about equipping MoPOP to serve as an active and imaginative proponent of those values.

This position reports to MoPOP’s Director of Sales and Marketing and is itself responsible for the management of one direct report. In addition, the role entails core marketing functions like campaign strategy and execution; lead generation and audience development; media buys; and A/B testing. As you might expect from an institution that celebrates modern pop culture, MoPOP is digital-savvy and wants a marketing pro who reflects and can expand on that sensibility.

According to MoPOP, “The person best suited for this role will have demonstrated experience in marketing strategy, advertising lifecycle marketing and production management.” Beyond this, the museum is looking for someone with five or more years in digital marketing, and a strong grasp of marketing and advertising practices. Proven experience with media planning and buying – especially for digital platforms – is a must-have.

But even more than any of this, MoPOP is looking for a vibe – it seeks candidates who are passionate; innovative; willing to take ownership; and utterly committed to anti-racism and other forms of cultural inclusivity.

Clearly, this is somebody’s dream job. If it’s yours, I strongly advise that you not delay in letting us know.

PS From PSP: Some celebratory news – Peckman Search Partners just celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Which, if you do the math, means I’ve been at this since I was 17. Ha!

But seriously, folks. I realize 22 is a bit of a random anniversary to call attention to, but I’m never one to skip an opportunity to thank you and everyone else who makes this amazing work possible. To be able to serve my longstanding, loyal clients – as well as amazingly cool new ones like MoPOP – is a true blessing and a privilege. So again – thank you! ###


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