Manages and represents the interests of Turnaround Arts for the Kennedy. Coordinates and executes artist engagement activities, including artist school visits, special events, press, and leveraging opportunities. Oversees all local Turnaround Arts events in the DC area. Executes all social media coverage and newsletters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
30% Coordinates Turnaround Arts events nationally and in the DC area, including all White House events, celebrity artist visits and other leveraging opportunities, student performances and exhibitions, press and media spots, and more.
20% Leverages artist commitments related to fundraising and visibility of the program, in collaboration with the Development office.
15% Builds, manages and executes social media strategy and brand awareness through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification, in collaboration with the Press and Social Media offices.
10% Oversees and updates Turnaround Arts communications materials, including the website, in collaboration with the Press and Social Media offices.
10% Oversees Turnaround Arts advisory committees, including organizing annual meetings and communications.
10% Research, build and write content for the Kennedy Center newsletters.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Should possess an undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years experience in meeting planning and implementation and general office work. Background in communication, administration, community organizing, the arts, and/or education is preferred. Creative, with excellent interpersonal skills for collaboration-based productivity. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to write concisely and has a knack for organizing content. Strong technical skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Google Products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.), and Wordpress. Should have a working knowledge of financial record keeping.
Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required
Impeccable attention to detail. Strong skills at systems thinking for tracking information and progress on tasks. Must have good customer service skills. Ability to handle complex, fast-paced workload including prioritizing tasks and never sacrificing quality. Must have a working knowledge of the performing arts and be computer literate, with a typing speed of at least 50 words per minute.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premiere performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.
About John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. To honor Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters is named for him. The Nation...al Cultural Center Act included four basic components: it authorized the Center's construction, spelled out an artistic mandate to present a wide variety of both classical and contemporary performances, specified an educational mission for the Center, and stated that the Center was to be an independent facility, self-sustaining and privately funded. As a result of this last stipulation, a mammoth fundraising campaign began immediately following the Act's passage into law.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.