Assistant Manager, Turnaround Arts

Washington D.C.
Feb 24, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Full Time

Manages and represents the interests of Turnaround Arts for the Kennedy. Coordinates and executes artist engagement activities, including artist school visits, special events, press, and leveraging opportunities. Oversees all local Turnaround Arts events in the DC area. Executes all social media coverage and newsletters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

30%     Coordinates Turnaround Arts events nationally and in the DC area, including all White House events, celebrity artist visits and other leveraging opportunities, student performances and exhibitions, press and media spots, and more.

20%     Leverages artist commitments related to fundraising and visibility of the program, in collaboration with the Development office.

15%     Builds, manages and executes social media strategy and brand awareness through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification, in collaboration with the Press and Social Media offices.

10%     Oversees and updates Turnaround Arts communications materials, including the website, in collaboration with the Press and Social Media offices.

10%     Oversees Turnaround Arts advisory committees, including organizing annual meetings and communications.

10%     Research, build and write content for the Kennedy Center newsletters.                     

  5%     Other duties as assigned.


Should possess an undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years experience in meeting planning and implementation and general office work. Background in communication, administration, community organizing, the arts, and/or education is preferred. Creative, with excellent interpersonal skills for collaboration-based productivity. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to write concisely and has a knack for organizing content. Strong technical skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Google Products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.), and Wordpress. Should have a working knowledge of financial record keeping.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Impeccable attention to detail. Strong skills at systems thinking for tracking information and progress on tasks. Must have good customer service skills. Ability to handle complex, fast-paced workload including prioritizing tasks and never sacrificing quality. Must have a working knowledge of the performing arts and be computer literate, with a typing speed of at least 50 words per minute.


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premiere performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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