Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. Last season the DCPA engaged 892,000 visitors and generated nearly $131 million economic impact in ticket sales alone. Additionally, DCPA Education engaged nearly 142,000 students of all ages through classes, in-school programs, and student matinees.
“We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.”
For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community — in our workplace, audience and programming — has never been more present.
We believe that the theater can transform us — and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team.
The Communications Coordinator will support the Strategic Communications efforts of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The purpose of these efforts is to boost engagement, elevate the exposure of, and protect the reputation of the organization. The role is an entry-level public relations position that will facilitate the DCPA’s employee communications; assist publicity efforts in support of the DCPA’s Theatre Company, education, development and institutional needs; provide marketing support for education and community programs; provide logistical support for content creation efforts, and provide general administrative support.
Duties and responsibilities
- Coordinate publicity efforts on select projects, including communications strategy, interview coordination, press release writing/distribution/pitch, photo & b-roll shoot, social media integration, and other related duties as assigned
- Facilitate DCPA’s employee Intranet and email alerts
- Coordinate Meltwater and TV Eyes (web-based press management/monitoring systems)
- Update and verify press lists
- Archive press mentions
- Manage analytic reporting
- Distribute press clipping report
- Post, update and coordinate online press kits
- Assist with various marketing tasks including, but not limited to, ad placement, requests and fulfillment
- Assist DCPA publicists with event listings, programs, event attendance (i.e. table coordination), invoice management, travel/meeting arrangements, etc.
- Provide logistical support to Director of content creation efforts including but not limited to follow up with freelancers to adhere to timelines, project requests to implement content projects and coordination with team members to distribute content to multiple channels.
The Communications Coordinator should have a minimum of two years’ or equivalent experience in public relations and possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field. Applicants should be willing to work evening and weekend hours and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office products (specifically Word, Excel and Outlook) and be familiar with Adobe Photoshop. The Communications Coordinator should be friendly, outgoing, detail-oriented, organized and take initiative. Knowledge of theatre (TCG, LORT, AEA, etc.), performing arts and the cultural industry are helpful. Applicants who are bilingual are encouraged.
The Communications Coordinator will work with a team of three publicists and report to the Director of Content & Communications. Additionally, the Communications Coordinator will collaborate with the Theatre Company Marketing and Production teams and other departments as necessary.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and consistently communicate over the phone, email and in person throughout scheduled shift. The employee frequently is required to move around the office and work environment, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Additionally, the employee may need to drive to an off-site meeting or media opportunity, assist with the physical set-up of events (including carrying promotional assets, setting up tables and chairs, cleaning up upon completion).
This position operates in a hybrid office environment in which select days may be remote. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer (Mac), phone, photocopier and filing cabinets. Off-site attendance at events, meetings and/or press opportunities is frequently required. This position requires working occasional nights and weekends.
PLEASE NOTE: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a COVID-19 requirement, all employees must be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.
Full time positions include the following benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance
401k Plan with employer contributions
Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.
In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued.