California State University Long Beach, Research Foundation

Employment Opportunities


WORKING TITLE: External Communications Coordinator

PAYROLL CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Support Assistant II

DEPARTMENT: Carpenter Performing Arts Center

STATUS: Full Time w/Benefits ( Non-Exempt)

POSTING DATE: July 7, 2014

POSITION Number: 2259




This full-time position reports to the Director of Marketing for the Carpenter Performing Arts

Center. The focus of the position is to implement communication and related plans to promote

the Carpenter Center and its programs and performances, growing audience numbers, and

increasing ticket sales. Duties include coordinating all press relations regarding events at the

theatre (serving as liaison to all media outlets, writing releases and PSAs, scheduling interviews

and photo shoots, meeting reviewers, soliciting articles, etc.), coordinating social media activities

of the theatre (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), administering all charity ticket requests, and

working with the Marketing team to ensure all promotional materials, whether print, electronic

or radio, are designed, created, scheduled and distributed in a timely fashion.


This position is an important player on the Carpenter Center’s Marketing team and supports all

efforts of the Marketing department. Must be able to navigate a fast-paced department with

shifting priorities, accept constructive criticism, prioritize work load, be professional and interact

positively with others. Regular attendance required. Some evening and weekend hours required.



Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication studies, English Literature, or

similar field, with at least three years of experience working for a non-profit arts organization in

cultivating and maintaining positive relations with media representatives. The preferred

candidate will also demonstrate knowledge of current trends in arts marketing, with emphasis on

performing arts centers; the ability to create effective relationships with volunteers, staff &

public; and work effectively alone and as part of the Carpenter Center team. Necessary working

knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Adobe Creative Suite and internet






$14.96 - $20.50 Hourly (Non-Exempt)


FILING DEADLINE: Open Until Filled



Interested individuals should forward their cover letter, resume and completed employment

application referencing Position # 2259 to CSULB Research Foundation, 6300 State University

Drive, Ste. 332, Long Beach, CA 90815 or visit our web site at www.foundation.csulb.edu for email instructions.


A separate application is necessary for each job opportunity posting. It is the

responsibility of the applicant to clarify on their application their ability to perform the job for

which they are applying. Individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for

this position should provide necessary information to the Associate Director of Human

Resources. Additionally, individuals invited to interview for this position should inform the

Associate Director of Human Resources at the time of invitation, of any requirements for a

reasonable accommodation.