Employment at ArtCenter

On-Line Education

Social Media Coordinator (Part Time)

Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

As part of the ArtCenter Extension (ACX) and Online team, the Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of social media channels that represent the College’s non-degree programs. This position will also develop digital content, including written stories, course descriptions and reviews, SEO-driven content, and social media assets that directly support registration in and awareness of the College’s non-degree programs.

The social media coordinator reports to the Executive Director, Creative Education Studio, and also meets regularly with the College’s Marketing and Communications team which provides overall direction on strategy, branding, and messaging.

This is a part-time position approx 20 hours a week, with a flexible schedule between Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reports to: Executive Director, Creative Education Studio

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “On-Line Education: Social Media Coordinator (Part Time)”.

Opened 11/12/2021


  • Minimum two years of professional experience in social media or digital marketing
  • Demonstrable success in managing social media accounts preferably for higher education; art, design, or cultural organizations; and/or bespoke brands
  • Strong visual communication skills, able to conceive and create motion and still graphic, illustrated, and typographic assets aligned with ArtCenter’s brand guidelines
  • Passionate digital native and early adopter on all the latest social media platforms
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong planning and project management skills to map out and deliver the communications
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines; ability to work effectively both independently and within groups
  • Working knowledge of content management systems
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with ArtCenter’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, creative direction, advertising, graphic design, communications or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with basic graphic design principles and working within identity systems
  • Understanding of online and higher education recruitment cycles
  • Experience working in higher education or an art and design school
  • Basic web design skills

Essential Functions

Social Media — 80%

  • Develop and create a wide array of content incorporating still and video storytelling as well as still and animated graphic posts
  • Daily management of social media accounts under the ACX and Online banners in adherence with a monthly editorial calendar
  • Respond to social media inquiries received via comments and/or direct message to provide information about non-degree programs and other College programs
  • Collaborate with the ACX and Online teams to promote lead generation opportunities on social media
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team on overall social media strategy and content schedule
  • Maintain monthly analytics, reporting on social media engagement
  • Sustain awareness of new and emerging social media trends and platforms and monitor brand perception across social media

Digital Content — 15%

  • Write and edit copy for the website, including SEO-driven content and stories that highlight our non-degree programs, students and faculty, course offerings, and educational activities
  • Review and edit course-related materials, including course descriptions, learning outcomes, and faculty bios
  • Develop and write compelling copy for email campaigns and other online promotions
  • Assist with the planning of the term/year social media communication plan

Non-Essential — 5%

  • Represent the ArtCenter Extension and Online team to the larger ArtCenter community at various meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule between Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed, remotely, hybrid or combination or required as a condition of employment to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in both a studio and an office/campus setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate modern production equipment and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Must be able to travel between campuses. Able to work nights and weekends to attend events.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.