Creative Project Manager

at Dallas Zoo Management, Inc.
Location Dallas
Date Posted April 24, 2019
Category Marketing
Job Type Full-time


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The Creative Project Manager will be responsible for managing the execution of creative projects that support multiple departments across the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (CAFP). This includes managing requests, project scopes and resources; working with the marketing and creative teams, and other key stakeholders, to coordinate timelines; developing project plans; managing deadlines; providing status updates; and delivering final creative files for production.


• In filling a new role at the Zoo, this person will establish and formalize creative project management workflows and processes.
• Manage incoming creative brief process (submitted by individuals in departments from across the Zoo and CAFP) and ensure the information provided / what is still needed to plan for creative project.
• Interface with project requestors to get more information and assets, as needed.
• Serve as point person for coordinating with internal production team to identify specs, materials, sizing, locations, considerations for internal signage or in-park creative, in order to provide direction to creative / visuals team.
• Manage relationships with external printing vendors to understand timelines and processes, secure estimates and stay up-to-date on new options so this person can make definitive recommendations on the appropriate vendor for each print job and provide direction to creative / visuals team.
• Lead meetings with marketing team to align project needs, priorities, workloads for creative / visuals team.
• Develop project plan in Basecamp for each creative request (750-1,000 projects per year anticipated), including information, assets, timelines, etc.
• Work directly with creative / visuals team to monitor project process and ensure they have the means (in time and resources) to deliver quality work and deadlines are met.
• Set up and run checkpoint meetings and manage rounds of creative review, as needed.
• Deliver final creative files – send to requestor for usage, coordinate for internal production of signage, or work with external vendors for print production.
• Manage creative projects from initial communication, through creative work and rounds of review, to final file creation.
• Build relationships with internal and external contacts in order to effectively set expectations, provide updates, and manage phases of creative projects.
• Serve as main interface between creative / visuals team and project requestors, while collaborating the marketing team to ensure project is consistent with brand standards.
• Ensure creative projects are delivered within time, cost, and quality standards.
• Effectively and proactively identify roadblocks or challenges within a project, and work collaboratively to find resolution / solution.
• Assist with public and member special events as needed.
• Contribute to maintaining central marketing / communications departmental files.
• Supports the efforts of the greater Advancement team.
• Performs other duties as required.

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• Two to five years’ experience in project management positions, preferably working directly with creative and/or account management roles.
• B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree or work experience equivalent.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Proficient in using project management tool, preferably BaseCamp.
• Basic print, interactive and photo/video asset production knowledge.
• Strong organizational and planning skills a must; outstanding management of documentation, materials, information, and timelines.
• Exhibit exceptional writing and listening skills. Ability to effectively distill messages and briefs into clear, concise project plans.
• Able to work calmly under pressure, juggle multiple tasks & projects simultaneously and make quick decisions in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant attitude.
• High degree of adaptability. Must be able to shift priorities seamlessly while remaining efficient and effective.
• Self-motivated with ability to work with little or no supervision, take initiative to solve issues as they arise and accept constructive criticism as given.
• Desire to be an integral part of a team and work together to accomplish goals.
• Collaborative, passionate and fun to work with.
• Must be able to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees, and Zoo guests.
• Commitment to the mission and values of the Dallas Zoo.


• Periodically works irregular hours, including some nights, holidays and weekends, as needed.
• Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. This may involve some lifting, carrying, moving, pushing, and/or pulling of objects/materials of light weight (15-20 pounds). Some climbing on ladders or over obstacles may be required. Tasks may also involve significant periods of standing or walking outside during events and photo shoots, as well as during event set-up or break-down times.
• Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
• Must have a valid Texas driver’s license with reliable transportation.

Successful candidates must complete pre-employment drug screening, background check and TB test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this job and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties to be assigned.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.


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