Communications Associate

13 Nov, 2021


Communications Associate

SPACE on Ryder Farm
Brewster, NY

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 226-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York, seeks a full time Communications Associate. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Creative Director and senior leadership team on a variety of ongoing programs, as well as manage day to day external communications for SPACE. The Communications Associate will:


  • Collaborate on the creation of a comprehensive external communications calendar
  • Manage email campaigns, including content oversight, subscriber management, and segmentation
  • Manage SPACE’s website including content oversight and updates
  • Coordinate and publish content when needed for fundraising or PR purposes (e.g., staff bios, company overview,  media kits, etc.)
  • Compose all social media campaigns and review content
  • Review all external communications
  • Analyze and share communications and outreach analytics


  • Identify press opportunities in the local, regional and national markets and build press relationships
  • Draft press releases
  • Research, develop and deploy marketing strategies for all earned revenue and events
  • Develop and deepen relationships for advertising of SPACE earned revenue streams
  • Manage and grow our presence in various public-facing directories, local guides and event calendars
  • Develop and manage marketing timelines
  • Conduct an audit of SPACE’s flyer distribution routes, seasonally
  • Oversee sales, marketing and delivery of SPACE merchandise


  • Execute and organize photo and video content in coordination with the Creative Director
  • Create new, and maintain existing, records and information for all archival external communications
  • Assist Creative Director and fundraising team in campaign collateral
  • Liaise with artistic programs, fundraising and farm operations, as needed
  • Related administrative tasks, as needed


Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the anti-racist mission, values and vision of SPACE on Ryder Farm. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience including exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills, strong organizational and time management skills and an acute attention to detail. Must be proficient with Google Suite, Adobe Suite and all social media platforms. Experience and proficiency with Squarespace, Mailchimp and other external marketing tools preferred. Commitment to handling sensitive information confidentially and with discretion required.


SPACE on Ryder Farm is a grassroots organization where many team members may be asked to pitch in on other projects within the scope of their abilities and comfort. The Communications Associate should be open to learning and leading in a multitude of ways. This is a full-time position working out of SPACE’s Brewster location in Putnam County, with some flexibility regarding remote work at the discretion of the Creative Director and Executive Director.

SPACE’s values are equity, inclusion, support and radical hospitality. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. SPACE strongly encourages individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups to apply.

SPACE on Ryder Farm is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. To apply please send the following materials to using the subject line “Communications Associate:”

  1. resume no more than two pages in length
  2. cover letter no more than one page in length that clearly articulates your interest in SPACE and how your related experience makes you a good candidate for the role of Communications Associate
  3. a one-page writing sample showcasing copy for an external marketing campaign or email newsletter

Job posted: 2021-11-13