Communications Coordinator

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Job Category: Administration (other)

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $30000

Application Deadline: May 01, 2021

About Our Organization

Established in 1973, the Arts Council endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in and around the 11-parish region that it serves. As the Arts Council of the Capital City, the organization serves as a hub for information and resources benefiting organizations and residents statewide.

Programs include:

  • Free, accessible events like Ebb & Flow Festival, River City Jazz Masters, Sunday In The Park, AC23 (the Arts Council’s Radio Show/Podcast), and Art Flow (a publicly juried statewide art exhibition virtually and in venues throughout the Baton Rouge downtown area).

  • Resources and professional development for creative professionals and educators, including the Louisiana Arts Summit, the Connections Visual Art Program, providing curated rotating art exhibits of local artists in local business offices; the Kennedy Center Partners in the Arts Program training educators in arts integration for core curriculum; and Baton Rouge Arts Markets, providing local artists entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • Arts Education opportunities, including in-school arts residencies, arts camps, art classes for seniors, homeless population, incarcerated populations in prisons and statewide facilitation of Poetry Out Loud.

  • Re-granting of private, municipal, and state funds for artists & arts organizations.

For more information about the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, visit our website at www.artsbr.org.

Job Summary

The Communications Coordinator will work with departments of the organization in marketing and public relation.  This work includes creating material for all graphic design, social media, and website content, providing assistance to the Board, staff and volunteers to create a goal-oriented, collaborative team.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains professional relationships on behalf of the organization with local civic and media entities and organizations.
  • Maintains a relationship with the departments of the organization to ensure that all information on programming is communicated to media outlets, members, donors, sponsors, and the public at large.
  • Researches and maintains historic and biographical information on all staff, board, artists and events of the organization.
  • Maintains a marketing calendar and timely sends marketing materials internally and externally.
  • Works with the senior staff to create and implement all marketing, press releases, radio and television bookings, commercials, and print media.
  • Organizes and prioritizes all eblast requests.
  • Creates and distributes weekly newsletter, Capital Campaign updates.
  • Keeps website content and social media updated.
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date media analytics.
  • Creates talking points for all press events for the organization, including the Arts Council’s Annual Meeting.
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings.
  • Monitors brand recognition for the organization.
  • Attends all Downtown Development District meetings

Job Qualifications & Requirements

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency with Word, Excel, and Adobe Design programs.  Interest in the arts, and in particular, interest in the constituency served and a willingness to expand the reach of the organization, celebrate and support the community served; In depth understanding of Facebook/Instagram/Twitter; Exemplary organizational skills; Demonstrated ability to work with employees, members, donors, and volunteers, and eagerness to attend events, engage with artists, and advocate for the arts community. 

Other Information

Salary range is dependent upon education and professional experience.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply, send resume/CV, cover letter, and three professional references to Jonathan Grimes, Chief Systems Officer (jgrimes@artsbr.org).