Arlington Center for the Arts is a
community arts center devoted to the mission of "transforming lives and
building community through the arts.”
our 30th anniversary year, ACA is settling into a newly-renovated
8000 square foot space in Arlington’s historic Central School, completing the
final phases of a $1million capital campaign, and working to establish the new
ACA as “Arlington’s hub of creativity and community.”
We seek an experienced marketing and development coordinator to help expand
ACA’s visibility, reach and impact through innovative and effective marketing,
PR, community outreach and development support.
position coordinates and helps create ACA’s marketing, PR and outreach
strategies, including press relations, catalog and collateral material
production, website maintenance, email marketing and social media (approx 70% of time).
position also supports key development and fundraising activities, including
managing the donor database and donor correspondence, coordinating fundraising
campaigns and appeals, and helping coordinate fundraising events (approx 30%
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
COMMUNICATIONS (approx 70%)
- Communicate ACA’s brand and programs
effectively via many channels, including: media outreach, printed material,
email marketing, website, social media, etc.;
- Write and distribute external marketing
content including press releases and calendar listings; maintain press/media
database and relationships;
- Manage and maintain the ACA website;
proactively develop web content and updates to keep the website fresh and engaging;
- Working with the Education Director,
assist in the production and distribution of four course catalogs per year;
- Produce marketing and collateral
materials including calls for artists, postcards, flyers, posters, signage,
labels and other collateral materials.
- Research and learn new methods for
sharing ACA’s brand in an ever-evolving communications environment;
- Serve as ACA staff liaison to one
Arlington Arts & Culture marketing committee.
DEVELOPMENT (approx 30%)
- Manage and
maintain donor database (Salesforce) to include complete and accurate donor
information; ensure timely donor acknowledgements; pull reports, mailing lists, and donor records
to assist in fundraising efforts, including individual asks, annual appeal(s) and
donor stewardship activities;
- Coordinate production and mailing and
distribution of fundraising letters and campaigns
- Assist in preparing sponsorship
appeals, grant applications and member/donor outreach.
- Serve as lead staff contact for
fundraising and stewardship events, draft and produce invitations, track RSVP’s;
- Work closely with Executive Director to coordinate
and grow ACA’s annual Blue Jean Ball Fundraiser and Auction
Other duties as assigned, including walk-in & phone reception, which is shared among all ACA staff.
Occasional evening and weekend work required for events and meetings.
candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in marketing,
communications, arts administration or non-profit management or equivalent work
- Minimum of 3 years full-time work
experience, including significant time spent in an office environment,
preferably in a nonprofit arts/culture setting;
- Excellent written and oral
- Ability to effectively communicate
ACA’s mission, goals and programs;
- Strong computer skills, including
proficiency with Windows-based word processing, Excel spreadsheets and mail merge,
databases, social media platforms, Photoshop, SalesForce and ProClass (or
similar databases), MailChimp (or similar email marketing platform), WIX (or
similar website platform). Demonstrated
ability to learn new technologies with ease.
- Excellent “people person” with
ability to build relationships among staff, board, artists and volunteers
- Exceptional time management, planning
and organizational skills with ability to organize and prioritize workload in a
fast-paced, changing environment
- Knowledge of and interest in
community arts and culture
- Willingness to work offsite (within
Arlington) during February, April and Summer Camp weeks as needed
- Current First Aid and CPR
certification or ability to obtain prior to Camp programs
- Design skills a plus
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 8.
When applying, please include “Communications
and Development Coordinator” in the subject line.
Your cover letter will serve as your writing sample and will be evaluated as
such. Please take care to describe your
interest in this position and in the Arlington Center for the Arts.
We will contact candidates with whom we wish to meet.
No phone calls please.