Communications Coordinator

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

About Us:

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

Position Details

Communications Coordinator
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


External Communications

  • Disseminate daily media monitoring report summarizing news pertinent to MSI to a core group of cross-divisional employees 
  • Draft media materials, including but not limited to press releases, media alerts, Q&A’s, fact sheets, etc. 
  • Work with communications director to compile quarterly performance report 
  • Work with the communications team to mine stories across the Museum that help to further business objectives and proactively pitch stories as necessary 
  • Assist with reactive media requests, as well as interview scheduling and preparation as necessary 
  • Evaluate opportunities for industry/association partnerships, awards and certifications 
  • Develop strong relationships with key constituents across the Museum 
  • Work with communications manager to execute all aspects of the film application process, including contract preparation and fee negotiation 
  • Assist with planning events, including press conferences, media tours and public programming

Internal Communications

  • Assist in developing and executing the internal communications strategy 
  • Support the planning and executing of large internal communications initiatives and programs (ex: Town Hall meetings) 
  • Manage and create content for Museum news and updates, employee newsletters, intranet, and general operating announcements 
  • Counsel Museum partners on the appropriate communication and ensure content is created and published in a timely manner 
  • Serve as primary liaison with MSI’s internal design team to create and edit guest-facing communications as necessary (i.e., Museum map)


  • Bachelor degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or similar field with one (1) to three (3) years public relations or journalism experience 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently 
  • Strong organizational skills, including event planning and coordination 
  • Strong collaborator who works well independently or on team projects. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

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