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Communications Associate, Part-time Position (20 hours/week)

Job Description

The Mechanics’ Institute seeks a Part-time Communications Associate to build on the new energy of this unique San Francisco cultural center. Reporting to the Development Director, the Communications Associate is responsible for producing the quarterly newsletter and annual report, posting events and programs to the webpage, updating Eventbrite, and other duties as needed. The ideal candidate has newsletter production experience, basic web design, and enjoys working with people. Attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills are critical to this position.


  • Coordinate content, design, and produce the printed Mechanics’ Quarterly newsletter and the Mechanics’ Institute Annual Report
  • Post programs, events, and other Mechanics’ Institute activities to the website and event ticketing system
  • Create donor and member invitations and other printed collateral
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience in newsletter production (InDesign preferred)
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a part-time, 20 hour a week position
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Membership in the Mechanics’ Institute

To Apply

  • Send cover letter and resume to jobs@milibrary.org and include “Communications Associate” in the subject line
  • Hourly wage requirement (a range is fine)
  • Position will remain open until filled
  • No phone calls please


About the Mechanics’ Institute

Photograph of the staircase at the Mechanics' Institute building

The Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1854 and was recently described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “vibrant cultural oasis”. The Mechanics’ Institute is a literary hub for the Bay Area and a fantastic place to work, serving individuals and families throughout the Bay Area, offering a magnificent library, the oldest chess club in the United States, and a full calendar of excellent events.