As a leader in heritage tourism, Historic Columbia provides house museum tours, walking tours and guided bus tours of Columbia's cultural and historical assets. Additionally, the organization hosts annual programs and events such as the Gardening Symposium and the Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture. As an advocate for the preservation of Columbia and Richland County's built history, Historic Columbia works closely with city and county officials to ensure proper protection is provided to structures with cultural and historical importance.

Historic Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The mission of Historic Columbia is to nurture, support, and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and Richland County through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.

Current Openings:

Director of Marketing and Communications

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for marketing on local, regional and national levels Historic Columbia’s four historic house museums, including one National Historic Landmark and South Carolina’s only presidential site, a vast slate of annual events and public programs as well as the organization’s preservation, education and community initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute an integrated marketing plan and a daily editorial calendar
  • Oversee the design and implementation of public relations and marketing campaigns associated with events, programs and organizational activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media and key contacts within target audiences
  • Serve as the organization’s spokesperson and represent Historic Columbia in the community
  • Oversee creative direction and manage the design, production and distribution of all print, digital and advertising materials
  • Oversee and execute paid and in-kind advertising
  • Oversee website development and management
  • Oversee social media and e-communications activities
  • Develop, manage and report on annual marketing budget
  • Collaborate with internal staff, volunteers, cultural partners and tourism industry professionals

Supervise:  Marketing Coordinator (full-time) and Marketing Assistant (part-time)

  • Manages social media, website and e-communications
  • Updates electronic media: calendars, website content
  • Designs and edits select print and digital materials
  • Assists with drafting and distributes press releases/packages
  • Assists with development of reports and presentation materials
  • Other tasks as assigned by Director of Marketing and Communications


  • MA or BA degree in journalism, marketing, public relations or related field. 
  • 5 or more years of experience in public relations or marketing. 
  • Management experience. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 

This is a full-time position with health benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Remit letter of interest and resume by February 1, 2019 to HR Department: Marketing, Historic Columbia, 1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC  29201 or email:

Historic Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.