Communications Manager

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

As one of America’s finest universities, UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. The university is an educational and architectural landmark in Los Angeles, attracting thousands of visitors and scholars each year. UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) is the leading presenter of internationally renowned, contemporary performing arts events in Southern California. Collectively serving the campus and greater public, CAP UCLA enjoys a legacy of more than 80 years supporting acclaimed artists who create extraordinary work in the dedicated practices of contemporary dance, theater, music and spoken word in addition to emerging genres. CAP UCLA is part of the School of the Arts and Architecture and regularly collaborates with faculty and students across campus, the Fowler Museum and the Hammer Museum as well as other Los Angeles arts, cultural and community organizations.


Communications Manager

The Communications Manager (CM) reports to, CAP UCLA Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC).  The Communications Manager develops, manages and executes comprehensive communication strategy and campaigns for Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) at UCLA.  The Communications Manager is also responsible for the strategic and creative positioning of CAP UCLA in local, national, and international media including securing coverage for all CAP UCLA events; writing press releases and media advisories; acting as the program spokesperson; and serving as CAP UCLA's representative at performances, fundraising, and campus events. Serve as a primary publicity liaison to media, artists, artist representatives and the general public. Provide expert communications counsel and report to CAP UCLA Senior Management and staff as needed. Work on evening/weekend events as needed.



  • Strong working knowledge of journalistic, newspaper writing, and style codes.
  • Working knowledge of methods of operation of print and broadcast media.
  • Exceptional press contacts and working relationships with local, national and international print, broadcast and online media.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of principles and practices of public relations public information.
  • Broad understanding of contemporary performing arts, trends in arts, and cultural programming nationally and internationally.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Southern California community and performing arts market.
  • Demonstrated skill in writing news releases, articles and other materials using correct grammar and punctuation that are also likely, accurate and suitable for publication in newspapers and magazines and for broadcast media..
  • Excellent skills in journalistic writing and research, editing, and proofreading for news releases, articles and other materials including typed copy for accuracy, style and content with deadlines.
  • In-depth knowledge of performing arts to include classical and popular music, jazz, dance, theater, and contemporary arts forms to be used in writing of press releases and feature articles.
  • Extensive knowledge of and healthy relationships with Arts journalists in Southern California, New York City and beyond.


UCLA offers premier benefits:


  • Three weeks vacation per year
  • University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting
  • 12 days sick leave per year
  • 403 (b) pre-tax retirement savings plan
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Legal expense assistance insurance
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Pre-Tax Flexible Spending


  • Life and Disability insurance


Apply online at our Career Opportunities website at and search for requisition #28944.

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