Communications Coordinator

North Carolina State University
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number PG193781TM

Position Number 24LG409 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties

Brief Description of Unit:

Since 1972, NC State LIVE has established a regional and national reputation as a professional performing arts presenter of the highest artistic excellence.

NC State LIVE's mission is to connect artists and audiences in a meaningful exploration of the cultures and issues that define our communities and world. The artists we present are critically acclaimed, internationally recognized, and able to push boundaries while building bridges.

NC State LIVE's professional performing arts series serves both the Triangle community and the mission of DASA and the University. Programming typically includes the following annually:

  • Mainstage Series of jazz, contemporary dance, global music, theatre, and multidisciplinary projects;
  • Kidstuff Series serving families with children in grades K-5);
  • School Matinee Series serving children grades K-5 in public, private, charter and home schools;
  • LIVE@Lake Raleigh – a free series of outdoor, family-friendly concerts featuring NC musicians);
  • Community engagement and residency programs with artists co-created with campus and community partners including workshops, master classes, conversations, and other educational events.
  • At the heart of NC State LIVE's programming is our dedication to campus and community engagement, developed in alignment with the vision, mission, and values of DASA and NC State University at large.

    Believing that the arts are an effective vehicle for exploring and understanding complex issues and an important spark for dialogue with our communities, we seek to program artists who are committed to engaging our community and patrons beyond the performance. Almost every artist who performs at NC State offers our community some type of engagement in addition to their performances. And each season we provide residencies to a few artists who connect more deeply with our campus and the surrounding community.

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    Primary Purpose of Position:

    The Communications Coordinator provides key communication, design, and audience engagement support for the NC State LIVE performing arts series at NC State University.

    Job duties include:

  • Coordinate marketing efforts for NC State LIVE (including graphic design, direct mail, writing/editing, social media, display advertising, email marketing, web, and radio) in adherence with NC State University brand standards;
  • Together with NC State LIVE team, develop audience communications (pre and post-show emails, audience surveys, playbills, e-newsletters, and other communications);
  • Serve as copywriter and/or editor for NC State LIVE communications;
  • Design and develop content to communicate about the program (social media posts, playbills, digital billboards, ads, flyers, banners, etc.);
  • Review and edit the work of freelance designers and videographers as needed;
  • Update the NC State LIVE website (WordPress) with accurate and brand appropriate content;
  • Together with NC State LIVE team, develop marketing and communication strategies to reach students, staff, faculty, and off-campus audiences;
  • Work with NC State LIVE vendors (ad agencies, printers, mailhouse, etc.) to ensure high quality work and competitive pricing;
  • Coordinate publicity efforts with local media and press;
  • Coordinate engagement and cross-promotional efforts with local organizations and campus partners;
  • Assist NC State LIVE team at events (communicating with audiences, effectively displaying marketing materials, ensuring strategies are executed, and other event related tasks as needed);
  • Together with NC State LIVE team, develop surveys and reports to analyze and assess NC State LIVE's marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Is Time Limited No If Yes, Appointment Length

    Department Information

    Job City & State Raleigh, NC

    Department NC State LIVE

    System Information

    Classification Title Temporary-Technical/Paraprofessional

    Working Title Communications Coordinator

    Position Information

    Requirements and Preferences

    Work Schedule Monday - Friday; 20-30 hours/week depending on Dept needs. (Schedule TBD). Some evening and weekends required. Hybrid remote work schedule possible as programming allows.

    Other Work/Responsibilities Minimum Experience/Education

    Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Department Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and social media platforms;
  • Excellent written and personal communications skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with sharp attention to detail;
  • Excellent graphic design skills, with demonstration of a strong aesthetic;
  • Ability to manage concurrent time-sensitive projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and others).
  • Ability to lift and move 25 pounds.
  • Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 to 3 years experience in arts marketing/communication, design, or audience services;
  • Familiarity with and passion for the performing arts;
  • Should thrive in a collaborative, consensus-building environment.
  • Experience executing design and communication related to the performing arts, including coordinating and prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks and time-sensitive projects;
  • The ability to form collaborative relationships with University and external stakeholders.
  • Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with multiple levels of internal staff, external customers, vendors, press, and students;
  • Experience with digital media platforms such as Emma, Canva and Marq.
  • Required License or Certification


    Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No


    Recruitment Details

    Anticipated Hiring Range $20 - 25/hour

    Recruitment Dates

    Job Open Date 08/23/2023

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    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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