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Position Opening: Marketing Assistant (Independent Contractor)

The Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) seeks an independent contractor to assist HWF’s Outreach & Development Coordinator with executing the organization’s strategic marketing plan. The strategic marketing plan will cohesively promote the work and events of both HWF and its retail/salvage operation, Legacy Architectural Salvage. Marketing efforts will include social media (Instagram and Facebook) and printed materials; necessary skills will include graphic design and copywriting. The Marketing Assistant will also coordinate bi-annual markets at Legacy Architectural Salvage, and assist with Legacy’s monthly Featured Finds as needed.  


  • Previous experience with marketing, graphic design, social media, copywriting/editing, and/or retail/sales
  • Able to effectively use Canva, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Current North Carolina Driver’s License with a clean driving record

Estimated Time Allotment & Compensation

The services are estimated to require 8 hours per week and the compensation will be based on that assumption.  In addition, there will be payment of $500 per market (2 markets per year). 


Please send a resume and letter of interest to no later than 9:00am on Monday, January 9, 2023. No phone calls, please. 

Services To Be Provided:

  • Utilize creative writing, copyediting, and graphic design skills to produce event programs/signage, flyers, posters, social media posts, mailers, and other ephemera
  • Promote the events of both HWF and Legacy Architectural Salvage via appropriate channels (designing graphics, posting to social media, etc.)
  • Communicate the mission and work of the HWF, including sharing compelling progress updates regarding HWF’s education, advocacy, and programs
  • Ensure that all public presentation and marketing of HWF is reflective of content strategy and organizational branding
  • Organize and execute bi-annual markets at Legacy Architectural Salvage, including recruiting vendors, collecting payments from vendors, facilitating communication with vendors, promoting the event (Facebook, Instagram, flyers, etc.), and coordinating with vendors, staff, and volunteers during the event
  • As needed, assist with Legacy Architectural Salvage’s Featured Finds, a monthly showcase of 10-20 inventory items from Legacy; this process includes selecting and photographing merchandise, writing copy to entice shoppers, and coordinating the layout design on WordPress
  • Advertise Legacy Architectural Salvage merchandise on social media (Facebook, Instagram) on a regular basis (at minimum, 7x/week)
  • Grow Facebook and Instagram story/reel posts
  • Explore new social media platforms to engage with new audiences and expand the reach of both HWF and Legacy Architectural Salvage
  • Research untapped marketing opportunities (advertising on television, in magazines/newspapers, billboards, etc.), collaborating with HWF’s Outreach to select options that fit within HWF’s annual budget, while also planning for future growth
  • Establish a presence for Legacy Architectural Salvage on Facebook Marketplace, with the aim of attracting new customers to the physical retail space
  • Take photos at events and ensure photos are used in marketing efforts Select social media posts to boost and identify audiences (demographics, zip codes, etc.) to focus outreach efforts