Public Relations Coordinator
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is seeking a Public Relations Coordinator. The qualified candidate will be an important member of the Center’s marketing and communications staff, reporting to its Director of Public Relations and working collaboratively with a talented and motivated marketing team.
The Public Relations Coordinator will support the efforts of the marketing department and, in particular, assisting the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Director of Public Relations and Center Publicist. Specific job responsibilities and skills are outlined in the job description.
ABOUT SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Center a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages in the diverse communities of Orange County and Southern California. These include an internationally respected ballet and dance series, national tours of top Broadway shows, award-winning jazz, cabaret, classical music and contemporary artists, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public and many special events.
The Center’s Education Department offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. Through its own education programs and partnerships with school districts, educational institutions and other organizations, these programs reach more than 300,000 young people, students and families with vital arts-in-education programs that enhance studies and enriching lives well into the future. Segerstrom Center is also the home of the prestigious new American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale.
The Center’s campus includes some of the nation’s most acoustically innovative and technically advanced performing arts venues: the 3,000-seat opera house-style Segerstrom Hal, 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 500-seat Samueli Theater, 250 seat Judy Morr Theater, a 46,000 square-foot outdoor Arts Plaza, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center, the ABT Gillespie School studios as well as rehearsal and support spaces.
This position reports to the Director of Public Relations. The primary responsibilities are to help coordinate functions of the public relations area of the Marketing and Communications Department and, secondarily, those of the marketing staff. This is a full-time position with occasional requirements to work extended hours, nights and weekends.
Assist Center vice president of marketing and communications, public relations director and Center publicist with varied department projects, media outreach and promotional projects,
Compile and maintain accurate artist and performer contacts and marketing materials (biographies, photographs, videos, related stories, reviews, etc.),
Maintain media contact lists, mailing lists, press clips, complimentary media ticket lists for all events,
Organize and compile press kits, press clips,
Supervise and facilitate the completion and distribution of media releases, media alerts, press invitations and calendars,
Post calendar listings of Center events and fundraisers to online websites, publications, conference and visitors bureaus, etc.
Help maintain Center histories, performance lists and related archival information,
Coordinate photographic schedules and assignments,
Oversee requests for tickets from charitable organizations.
Adapt template press releases to Center engagements,
Other duties as assigned and volunteer projects with such groups as Audience Engagement, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be organized, excellent with details, prioritize assignments effectively, able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Genuine interest in the arts, understands and supports the Center’s mission,
intermediate skill levels in Excel, Microsoft Word, prefer also familiarity with HTML coding, Dreamweaver and Kentico,
Enjoys positive and collegial work collaborations,
Able to work independently and as a self-starter,
Excellent with details and time management,
Excellent communication skills,
Strong writing and proof reading skills,
Strong initiative, self-confidence, creativity,
Requires a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and current insurance, since making deliveries and picking up materials are called for on occasion.