Communications Associate

Inner-City Arts

Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION

Department: Development, Part-time / Non-exempt

Job Reports to: Associate Director of Communications

 

ORGANIZATION  

Inner-City Arts (www.inner-cityarts.org) is a multi-disciplinary arts campus located in downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 6,000 children, youth, teachers and families during the school day, after school and on weekends. We believe the arts are the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic non-profit organization with a $4+ million annual operating budget.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Inner-City Arts is seeking a Communications Associate to aid in telling our organization’s story through content creation, social media, web and marketing support. An ideal ca­­ndidate is responsible, organized, dynamic, resourceful, and eager to gain non-profit and communications experience. Part of the development team, the Communications Associate will provide support to the Associate Director of Communications (ADC). This is a part-time position, with potential to grow to a full-time position for the right candidate. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

News, Content, and Digital Support:

  • Photograph and document projects and happenings at Inner-City Arts, in studios and at events
  • Research, pitch, and write short engaging content for Inner-City Arts’ blog and newsletter
  • Brainstorm and pitch new and exciting ways to share our stories
  • Support updates to the website
  • Schedule and compose social media posts
  • Collaborate with ADC in creating and executing strategy for increased exposure and engagement on social media platforms
  • Support branding, graphic design and collateral creation needs, where appropriate, for various departments including: Learning and Achieving through the Arts (LATA), Artists in the Middle, Visual, Media and Performing Arts Institutes, Professional Development Institute, and The Rosenthal Theater

 

Fundraising and Event Support:

  • Compose press releases and invite/secure press coverage for key Inner-City Arts events
  • Support event marketing, promotional and signage needs 
  • Aid in composing and assembling printed and digital fundraising appeals and mailers

 

Additional Assignments:

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communications-related interdepartmental meetings.
  • Attend third-party and outside fundraisers/events as an Inner-City Arts representative
  • Occasionally support programs teams with community outreach, as needed.
  • Daily support:  General communications department tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling with studios and student programs, coordinating photographers and videographers, printing/production planning, layout work, etc.)

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Relevant experience, practice or study in marketing, digital media and/or communications
  • Interest and experience using major social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication skills and experience writing and editing blog posts
  • Interest in working with youth and passionate about arts education
  • Highly organized, creative, self-motivated, and ready to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in or knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge of After Effects and/or Premiere is a plus
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus

 

HOURS AND LOCATION

  • This is a part-time position; the Associate must be committed to working on our campus in Downtown LA (720 Kohler St., located in Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Market) for 20 hours per week. The position is currently budgeted as temporary through July 2018, with a possibility of becoming a regular, full-time position. Schedule can be flexible.
  • On occasion, the Associate may be asked to attend Inner-City Arts and third-party fundraising events, in addition to student programs, after hours and during the weekend.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Email resume, cover letter, and portfolio with writing or design samples to vy@inner-cityarts.org; Subject: "Communications Associate Application – [NAME]" No calls please 

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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