About the Senator John Heinz History Center

From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania with six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space. The History Center’s museum system includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County; and the History Center’s Museum Conservation Center. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.

Job Posting

The Heinz History Center is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team responsible for developing and executing integrated marketing campaigns that build both on-site and virtual attendance and awareness for exhibits, programs, and other strategic initiatives across the History Center’s family of museums.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communication.

The key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include:

  • Writes and edits various marketing materials, including press releases, newsletter stories, social posts, e-mail marketing campaigns, website, brochures, spokesperson talking points, radio scripts, blog posts, and other materials as needed.
  • Assists with media requests and proactive media outreach; establishes and maintains relationships with local, regional, and national press.
  • Assists with researching, writing, and capturing engaging content for the museum’s social platforms.
  • Serves as a primary marketing contact for the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.
  • Manages media databases, leads media monitoring efforts, and reports important metrics to key stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Assists team with list-building, market research, subscriptions, and other administrative tasks as necessary.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, integrated marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field
  • 1-3 years of full-time experience as a public relations professional working in an agency, nonprofit, or similar setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Multi-tasker who is highly organized and deadline-conscious
  • Fluent in copyediting and AP style guidelines
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of social/web content writing and analytics
  • Basic photography and video editing skills is a bonus

Application Process

The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified applicants can apply here.

Or may submit a cover letter (including salary requirements and how you learned of our vacancy) and resume to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222