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Now Hiring: Communications Director


The Communications Director for Arts Council Oklahoma City is charged with marketing and promotion of all projects and events produced by Arts Council OKC. The Communications Director works closely with the Executive Director, board marketing committee and individual Project Directors in determining policies and procedures for publicity efforts, as well as the Development Director to ensure proper logo usage is in place. Effective promotional strategies are necessary to maintain and/or increase attendance at public events thereby generating additional revenue and donor support.

Duties
• Oversight of website, social media and online events calendars
• Coordinate and/or design all printed and electronic promotion and advertising materials for all projects and events including marketing plan and media relations
• Serve as Arts Council OKC’s representative and spokesperson to members of the broadcast and print media
• Write and distribute press releases to generate publicity for projects and events
• Serve as staff liaison to volunteer Public Relations and Scrapbook Committees for each event
• Write, coordinate and develop public service announcements for electronic media
• Create and distribute e-newsletters every month
• Schedule and supervise activities of all media covering Arts Council OKC projects and events
• Develop and maintain video and photography library
• Solicit cash and in-kind donations as necessary

Skills
• Excellent writing ability
• Knowledge of non-profit promotional strategies
• Experience supervising and motivating volunteers
• Knowledge of print production techniques
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Experience with video production
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign or equivalent computer programs
• Basic photography skills
• Ability to assist in developing and working within budget restrictions
• Good, clear speaking voice and ability to make public presentations
• Ability to work as part of a staff team
• Layout and design experience
• Basic HTML knowledge

Minimum Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Journalism or related field. Minimum two years of work experience with background in non-profit promotion desired. Some evening and weekend work is required. Able to climb stairs and comfortably walk moderate distances. Able to lift 20-25 pounds comfortably. Some duties require being outdoors in all types of weather and working long hours during events.

Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include individual health, dental, vision, life, disability, and accidental death insurance, 401(k) plan, as well as other standard benefits.

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018. Send cover letter and current resume, along with three professional references to info@artscouncilokc.com or:

Finance/HR Director | Arts Council Oklahoma City
400 West California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Arts Council OKC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Arts Council OKC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment

 


 

Interested in applying for an internship?

Arts Council Oklahoma City, a private non-profit corporation, is currently recruiting for intern positions in the assistance and implementation of projects and programs for the  semester.  This is a non-paid program.  Academic approval for course credit for internship is negotiable.

Communications Internship

The qualified intern provides public relations, administrative support and clerical services to the Communications Director.  The Intern will assist with writing press releases, updating Web site, taking photographs, creating media credentials and press kits, tracking press clippings and editing print pieces. Work also includes administrative tasks. The intern must exhibit strong writing skills, computer knowledge, attention to detail and a general knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Photoshop.  The Intern will learn valuable skills in public relations and marketing.


Event Planning Internship

The qualified intern provides administrative support and clerical services to the Event staff.  The Event Planning Intern will assist with the planning and implementation of Opening Night and the Festival of the Arts Jury. There are many opportunities for the intern to assist with meeting planning, committee organization, volunteer coordination and other various tasks involved in major event planning.  Ample opportunity for meeting many of Oklahoma City’s business and cultural leaders is also available with this internship. The intern will also assist with preparing for the Visual Artist Jury in preparation for Festival of the Arts.


Accounting Internship

The accounting intern works in the finance department learning to process daily accounting transactions, perform clerical functions and assist with various company events.  The intern computes, classifies, records, and verifies numerical data for use in maintaining accounting records, converts proper supporting documentation to electronic form and electronically attaches and files these documents after they have been processed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Compile and sort documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions.
  • Verify proper documentation and approvals for transactions are obtained and that the coding of the transactions is
  • Enter data from accounts payable and accounts receivable documents into the accounting system.
  • Assist in updating the vendor and customer files and other databases.
  • Organize and file documents in accounting file system.
  • Assist with miscellaneous tasks necessary to prepare for departmental duties at various events.

General Information

To perform the job successfully, the qualified intern should demonstrate attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. He or she must work will with staff and volunteers, have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, present numerical data effectively, work ethically and with integrity, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable operating a computer with various software packages. At the completion of this internship, the successful candidate will have hands on experience performing basic bookkeeping tasks and be familiar with our accounting software and basic office systems. The internship should provide them with skills that would be universally beneficial in any accounting office.

Business hours at the Arts Council are 9A.M. to 5P.M. The hours required for the internship are 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible depending on the intern’s school schedule.

To apply, submit transcript and/or resume and a cover letter to Jessica Aycock at jaycock@artscouncilokc.com.

Questions? Contact Jessica Aycock at (405) 270-4897 or email jaycock@artscouncilokc.com.