Public Relations Coordinator
Reports to: Sr. Director of Communications
of the leading arts and cultural nonprofits in the nation is looking for an entry-level motivated self-starter to join its fast-paced PR and Communications team. This dynamic
position supports the organization’s communications, media relations and public
relations needs, with primary responsibilities including but not limited to
writing press releases and editorial and web content, as well as working with
the media. Photography skills, video skills
and/or digital editing experience a plus.
press releases, web and editorial content for ArtsQuest publications, blog and
editing and proofreading.
and welcoming media representatives.
news releases, advisories and information to the media.
Sr. Director of Communications in media pitching and arranging staff and performer
media requests for concert and festival review tickets and photo passes; photo
and video shoots.
Public Relations Committee, Communications Team and other meetings; taking
notes and recapping minutes, distributing to all involved within 72 hours of
the scheduled meeting.
support to the Sr. Director of Communications in his/her absence.
ArtsQuest media clips and coverage and assisting in recapping PR coverage and
running reports after major events and activities; experience using media
monitoring software like Cision or Meltwater a plus.
of public relations interns, providing assignments, guidance and follow
with scheduling volunteer photographers as needed.
exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers, i.e., team
members, sponsors, donors, etc.
Note: As job descriptions cannot possibly list all types of activities
that one may encounter in this position, the person holding the position may be
required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key
duties as assigned by his/her supervisor when necessary.
and Abilities Required:
in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications and/or equivalent work
experience supporting strong leadership teams required.
- At least one year of previous experience in public relations, communications, journalism or marketing.
oriented; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; ability to
maintain a high level of confidentiality.
experience with writing for print, web, blogs, press releases, publications, etc.
with Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and
well-organized; ability to function easily in a fast-paced, ever changing, deadline-driven
work environment; exceptional time-management or project management skills.
approachable and dynamic relationship builder; a strong communicator, excellent
oral, written and interpersonal skills; ability to use the telephone and computer
to communicate in a professional manner.
Ability to positively interact with a wide variety of people, including
problem-solving abilities, process-oriented.
Note: In order to be considered please follow the instructions for applying by completing an online application, answering
the pre-screen questionnaire and uploading your resume and cover letter. In addition, when completing your application please
upload three writing samples of previously published work (press release, blog,
web and editorial content) by attaching them (in the section immediately following your work history) for our review and consideration. Incomplete
submissions will not be reviewed. Thank Q!
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job:
Regularly required to communicate, either verbally and/or in writing. Frequently
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with
hands and arms. Frequently required to
lift up to 10 pounds, and up to 25 pounds occasionally, with or without
Frequently required to travel between our facilities, all within 1
mile of one another using reliable transportation. Employee is occasionally required to travel
offsite for business meetings as needed.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Normal business hours
are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., however the employee must be willing
and able to work outside normal business hours in order to support our events
and activities throughout the year as needed, especially during summer season.
Reliable transportation is a must.
qualities are desirable, but are not required:
passion for the arts, music and cultural programs.
Marketing or Public Relations support experience.
working in a non-profit environment.
ArtsQuest has a culture of CARES; Creativity,
Adaptability, Risk Taking, Evaluation and Sustainability; In order to be
successful at ArtsQuest you must be willing and able to take ownership, and
make significant contributions to the success of the organization:
- We value a collaborative
work style as well as the ability to work cross-functionally.
- We not only
work in an office environment in close vicinity with other staff members, across
multiple buildings, we also work outdoors in all types of weather during
festivals and events
- We sometimes work
long and unusual hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays.
range has been established and will be discussed with qualified candidates.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental,
vision, term life, and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement savings
plan. We offer a generous paid time off policy as well as discounts on select
visual arts and education programs, concerts, comedy and cinema, festivals and
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
ArtsQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer