July 18, 2018|

Employment Opportunity: Communications Coordinator

About


The LA County Arts Commission (LACAC) seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the arts education and communications teams, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for implementing public information programs for the LA County Arts Education Collective. The LA County Arts Education Collective, formerly Arts for All, is dedicated to making the arts core in public education. LACAC staff coordinates the regional effort and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) provides curriculum and instructional services for educators Countywide.

Responsibilities


Content Development and Dissemination

  • Develop, collect, write, and disseminate stories from the field that support the Arts Ed Collective and the importance of arts in core curriculum of K-12 students as well as benefits to the workforce
  • Support regional development and implementation of an arts education public will campaign
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of a monthly e-newsletter
  • Research and share available arts education resources and opportunities through moderation of the Arts Education Roundtable listserv
  • Update content, troubleshoot and maintain the Arts Ed Collective website (LACountyArtsEdCollective.org)using Drupal CMS

Publicity

  • Coordinate and execute public relations activities
  • Maintain an outlet through radio, television, and the press for announcements of programs and activities and develop material to be presented
  • Develop press releases, fact sheets, and other media material to ensure proper representation of Arts Ed Colelctive and its programs
  • Organize press database
  • Monitor press coverage and archive press clippings

General Administrative

  • Coordinate day-to-day communications duties including developing presentations, graphic elements, and general correspondence
  • Serve as the first point of contact for general communications inquiries
  • Maintain Arts Ed Collective master activity calendar and identify publicity opportunities for priority activities such as the development of the LA County Arts Education Regional Plan
  • Prepare a monthly report of Arts Ed Collective activities
  • Prepare analytics and metrics for website(s)
  • Occasional attendance at special events
  • Support social media efforts

Required Experience/Education/Skills


  • A minimum of three years of communications experience in public relations and/or journalism
  • An understanding of the public education system in Los Angeles County and the field of community arts education organizations
  • A Familiarity with cultural equity & inclusion, diversity programs and/or outreach efforts to specific communities
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Solid time management and the ability to work independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics, Google Analytics, and Emma email marketing, or comparable software solutions
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop software
  • Experience copy editing for websites as well as cropping/resizing/compressing images

How to Apply


Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (up to five pages each, in PDF format). Resumes should include a list of software proficiencies and note the skill level attained for each application. All submissions should be emailed to artsedcollective@arts.lacounty.gov with Communications Coordinator as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail, or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met.

Compensation


$3,700-$4,300 monthly contract, depending on experience.

Background


The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities and nearly 140 unincorporated areas, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to coordinating the LA County Arts Education Collective, the Arts Commission funds over 360 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, funds the largest arts internship program in the country, and manages the County’s civic art policy.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce.

 

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LA County Arts Commission Presents Findings From Arts Ed Profile at Education Summit

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission releases findings from a 18-month survey of arts education in K-12 public schools. The Arts Ed Profile was administered to all 2,277 schools across LA County, including 81 districts, four charter school networks as well as a few individual charter schools.

Read the Full Press Release

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