The Arts Council is looking for a talented, creative, and experienced person to join our team!
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letter should be no more than 300 words describing how you meet the position qualifications. Address letters to Felicia Baca, Arts Council Director.
Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Marketing and Communications Specialist. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, November 18.
This position will be responsible for promoting the programs and services of the Salt Lake City Arts Council through press releases, social media, website, and marketing with a focus on writing, editing, and managing content for promotional materials, both in digital and print. The Marketing and Communications Specialist will work with the Assistant Director and staff to craft consistent messaging to effectively communicate the goals, vision, and purpose of the Arts Council to the community. This position will also be responsible for brand management and work with the Assistant Director and staff to create a communications plan for the organization based on the branding and communications standards currently under development. Additionally, this position will manage press sponsorships for various Arts Council programs.
- Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all press material for the Arts Council’s programs and activities.
- Maintain all social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Work collaboratively with colleagues across teams to assemble information and images, edit and write copy, and prepare promotional materials including e-newsletters, printed materials, press releases, and online content including the website.
- Contract with graphic designers to facilitate the creation of materials for all Arts Council graphic materials.
- Develop and communicate project timelines across the Arts Council programs and ensure deadlines are met.
- Create, manage, and expand distribution lists for promotion of materials including media, local artists, community councils, internal city stakeholders/departments, city council liaisons, and community organizations and partners, and publications.
- Update and promote Arts Council events through various community calendars and artist call for entry sites locally.
- Work with Arts Council staff to identify marketing opportunities and manage agreements and contracts related to marketing and sponsorship efforts. Includes evaluating and implementing advertising and overseeing an advertising budget.
- Monitor analytics and make suggestions for improving content, delivery strategy, and integration with website.
- Manage distribution of print promotional materials in the community.
- Track and archive press mentions and communications collateral.
- Coordinate media at all events, includes working with artist liaisons and talent managers as well as coordinating press relations at events.
- Work with private partners in the coordination of marketing efforts and collection of media assets.
- Supervise interns, part-time and seasonal marketing staff as needed.
- Support marketing and communications team with other duties as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related area, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education).
- Minimum of three to five years experience in public relations, communications, journalism or related fields.
- Experience in different styles of writing, publishing software packages and advertising concepts may be preferred.
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills with high accuracy.
- Strong positive interpersonal and customer service skills, including relationship building
- Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to prioritize tasks to meet varying and often competing deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; WordPress and/or Mailchimp or other e-mail marketing software.
- Previous experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications, ideally in an arts-related setting.
Other preferred experience:
- Educational background in art/art history, English, or journalism
- Familiarity and passion for the Salt Lake arts community
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience with content creation in photo, video, or graphic design
- Experience working with diverse, underserved communities
- Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish
This is a part time non-benefitted position. 25-30 hours weekly.
$17.50-20.00 hourly based on experience.
This position is primarily in-office, but requires on site presence at events, festivals, workshops, community meetings, press events etc. May require extended hours during festivals or events and occasional weekends and evenings.
The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation. The Arts Council’s home is the Art Barn in Reservoir Park at 54 Finch Lane, 84102. It is a division in the Department of Economic Development that maintains a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery & Holiday Craft Market, Brown Bag Concert Series, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants. The Arts Council also fulfills various other roles such as technical assistance, education, professional development, marketing, incubation, and convening.