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The OFA Communications Coordinator fulfills print, digital, video and online communications and marketing promotion for the Office for the Arts' programs and services. The key function is to develop and support all outreach, social media and branding efforts: monitoring the website, social media, calendar, e-communications and weekly e-newsletter; managing editorial content for the University-wide ARTS FIRST festival in the spring; leading marketing development to meet the OFA brand and objectives of OFA programs, initiatives and special projects. This position requires writing/editing skills, media and marketing knowledge, and digital and social media fluency. An ability to conceive and implement publication strategies in a collaborative and creative environment, and a commitment to content that reflects diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion are critical. The Coordinator is a team player, has the ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time, and thrives under pressure while working with colleagues, the College community and general public. The position is busiest during the academic year with space in summer months to develop longer strategic projects.
Writes and edits copy; develops print and online marketing assets for OFA publications, media and various University websites, as well as promotional copy for department special projects and news announcements, for Associate Director's review. Noting: Most OFA print publications are based on templates.
Coordinates, executes and monitors marketing strategies for website, social media, calendar, e-communications and weekly e-newsletter.
Project manages editorial content, including print and online guide, for the annual University-wide ARTS FIRST festival in the spring; works with contracted production artist and graphic design firm on print guide design.
Develops marketing to OFA brand.
Collaborates with staff for OFA-wide communications.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard supports student engagement in the arts and integrates the arts into University life. Through its programs and services, the OFA teaches and mentors, fosters student artmaking, connects students to accomplished artists, commissions new work and partners with local, national and international constituencies. By supporting the development of students as artists and cultural stewards, the OFA works to enrich society and shape communities in which the arts are a vital part of life. At its essence, the OFA champions artists—whether they are beginning or experienced. Artistic practices from far-ranging voices are integrated into the teaching of co-curricular courses, as well as in the artistic direction of our ensembles, exhibitions and guest artist programs. The OFA creates connections among practice, theory, history and lived experience. It also strives for state-of-the-art practices in the management of many Harvard arts venues. OFA programs and initiatives enable students to explore an art form in-depth and to work directly with professional artists in a wide range of courses, workshops, classes, residencies and apprenticeships and in the creation of new works.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
1-3 years professional experience in coordinating communications and/or marketing projects.
Proficiency-plus in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Adobe Premiere Pro, Zoom, Google Suite (docs, forms, etc.), MailChimp, Canva, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok.
Writing and design samples will be required for applicants selected for interviews.
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Commitment to prioritizing inclusion, belonging, diverse voices and equity in all areas of communication.
Applicants must submit a cover letter.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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