Lowell Observatory seeks a seasoned marketing expert who loves science to join our Marketing and Communications team as Marketing Manager. Founded in 1894, Lowell Observatory is an independent, non-profit research institution that helps people—from professional astronomers to the general public—discover the universe in order to foster a scientifically engaged society. We believe that discovery is at the heart of a better society, and that our colleagues are at their best when they are truly themselves.
Famous for having discovered Pluto in 1930, Lowell Observatory has been at the forefront of scientific discovery and public science outreach for 127 years. We own and operate numerous professional telescopes across three campuses in northern Arizona, including the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope, the fifth largest optical telescope in the continental United States. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our public program welcomed 100,000 guests per year to our Mars Hill campus in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over the past year, our digital programs have engaged with some 2.5 million viewers, and as we welcome guests back to Mars Hill, we will soon begin work on the Astronomy Discovery Center, a 42,000 square foot science center—complete with exhibit halls, a wrap-around Universe Theater, and a rooftop Dark Sky Planetarium—that is due to open in late 2023. Lowell Observatory has a bright future, and we invite applicants who have the marketing expertise and operational focus to drive visitor growth both on-site and online.
The Marketing Manager is a full-time role that manages Lowell Observatory’s outbound marketing communications across both print and digital channels and its inbound marketing intelligence program. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Marketing and Communications (DDMC). Desired outcomes include doubling the observatory’s annual on-site visitation by 2025 and rapidly growing online viewership across social media and video channels.
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit our employment page: https://lowell.edu/about/employment/