Storytelling and Communications Manager

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Position Title: Storytelling and Communications Manager

Reporting to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Location: Bentonville, AR

Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000

About Art Bridges

Art Bridges Foundation is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. Since 2017, Art Bridges has created and supported projects that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of over 200 museums of all sizes and locations on nearly 900 projects—impacting more than 5.3 million people across 49 states and Puerto Rico—to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Collection and Partner Loan Network, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. For more information, visit

About the Position

Art Bridges is looking for a Storytelling and Communications Manager to develop content that supports Art Bridges’ mission and strategic goals. In this role, you will join a top-notch team focused on telling the story of Art Bridges and the impact of our work with partner institutions throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize, write, and edit content for a variety of projects and platforms. They should have a versatile writing skillset, extensive copyediting experience, and be a natural storyteller.


  • Generate creative story ideas and leads that support Art Bridges’ mission and strategic goals
  • Utilize impact reports, surveys, industry newsletters, social media mentions, and more to uncover story opportunities and develop creative ways to share those stories and make our work transparent
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to develop a messaging framework for uplifting Art Bridges and building a connective thread between all our print and digital content and various media campaigns
  • Incorporate feedback from internal stakeholders and understand the needs and preferences external audiences to ensure effective and impactful communications
  • Copyedit curatorial texts, newsletters, presentations, and more to ensure all written content is consistent with Art Bridges’ brand identity and style guide, incorporating the highest standards of inclusivity and accessibility for all
  • Develop a wide variety of written content such as scripts for videos, outreach campaigns, social media posts, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and more
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to develop stories that incorporate multimedia rich content such as video, audio, pull quotes, and photography to feature on our digital channels and as an avenue for earned media
  • Collaborate with teams throughout the foundation to develop content for our partners to imagine how they might incorporate artwork loans into their collections through dynamic high-res slideshows, immersive experiences, and narratives about our Partner Loan Network and Art Bridges Collection
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as managing project timelines and deliverables, preparing reports, and maintaining consistent and efficient workflows

Attributes that Support Your Success

  • An interest in joining an organization that is evolving and poised to have a major impact on the arts and culture field
  • An interest in the arts and its power to transform lives and communities
  • Creativity, adaptability, and curiosity
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems proactively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to navigate and accommodate diverse experiences
  • Ability to read between the lines, uncover hidden truths, and critically analyze narratives from various standpoints and perspectives

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years of professional writing and storytelling experience with a strong portfolio of work
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Client-facing communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent listening skills, attention to detail, and a desire to produce high-quality work
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive outlook
  • Excellent copyediting skills utilizing Chicago Manual of Style; experience editing artwork object labels and curatorial essays is a plus
  • Exceptional writing, research, and critical thinking skills
  • Extremely well-organized with an eye for detail
  • Ability to work independently following a project brief and synthesize complex ideas or concepts
  • A keen eye for design and editorial aesthetics
  • An understanding of traditional and affective narrative frameworks, i.e., how events, emotions, feelings, and the affective dimensions of experience are represented in impactful storytelling

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: Position requires utilizing a computer and telephone for prolonged periods of time, good eye/hand coordination, verbal and written conversation with others, and lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment full-time. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. Some overnight travel may be necessary on occasion.

Art Bridges and DEAI

At Art Bridges, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are central to all work and decisions made within our organization. We support our colleagues and partners in learning and growing together to make this important work part of our daily lives.

Art Bridges is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage all qualified applicants including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Interested in joining our team?

Share your passion for increasing access to American art.