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Communications Coordinator
Craft in America

Los Angeles, CA

The Craft in America Center is looking for a Communications Coordinator to increase the visibility of the organization and its mission to bring American craft to the public. Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of the handmade and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.  The Center is a public gallery, programmatic space and library located on Third Street in the heart of Los Angeles. The Center is used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, educational outreach, research, lectures, book signings and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a focused collection of craft and art-oriented books, periodicals, and videos, in addition to a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of the Craft in America project, a Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary series since 2007.     

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The position is part time, 10 hrs/week.  

The ideal Communications Coordinator is articulate, resourceful, outgoing, creative and organized. He/She must be a fluid, enthusiastic user of multimedia and all social media platforms. He/She must have exceptional skills as a writer and editor, and specifically, experience with art as subject matter. Knowledge of the modern crafts movement and an understanding of modern and contemporary art is key. The Center has a small team and the candidate must be hardworking, detail-oriented, excellent at multi-tasking and efficient. The nature of the position involves various aspects of outreach and communications using written materials, graphic design, photography, digital and video content. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Generating original, compelling content for website, blog posts, emails and social media
  • Building and expanding media and community contacts to promote talks, programs and exhibitions
  • Communicating eloquently and persuasively with media to promote events and projects
  • Researching, writing and editing press releases, announcements and web content
  • Planning and producing multimedia storytelling to support the work of the organization
  • Responding to media requests swiftly
  • Enthusiastically interacting with and engaging visitors and community members
  • Maintaining contact databases
  • Planning and assisting events and public programs


  • BA in Communications, Journalism, English, Art, Art History, Museum Studies or related field.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Experience with web and graphic design
  • Skilled in Office, Photoshop and InDesign

Deadline: 01-31-2017

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