Community Relations Coordinator

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Position Overview: The Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for fostering relationships with the communities of Los Angeles County and engaging them in programs, events, and public relations activities. They are responsible for facilitating and maintaining the mentorship and teaching artist programs. Free Arts is currently looking for a strong candidate to work part time for the Free Arts programs team. The ideal candidate has great organization, follow through and time management skills. This position will work closely with the programs team members to help with scheduling and training of volunteers. The Program Associate is responsible for coordinating all individual, agency and third-party relationships with programs.

P*rimary Responsibilities: *

Mentorship & Teaching Artist Programs

  • Maintain excellent relationships and open communications with partner agency personnel

  • Recruit new partner agencies for the mentorship and teaching artist programs

  • Work with partner agency liaisons to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between the agency and Free Arts

  • Effectively communicate sites’ needs to other Free Arts team members

Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Engagement

  • Conducts outreach to develop ongoing relationships with individual artists, artist groups, galleries, museums, colleges and universities and service organizations and then engages them as appropriate in Free Arts programs and development activities

  • Strategically recruits volunteers to meet the needs of Free Arts programs

  • Coordinates all volunteer trainings and orients new volunteers to the mission of Free Arts, its history, vision for its future, programs and impact on the community it serves

  • Place volunteer mentors in appropriate positions/agencies

Special Events

  • Working with Development Director and Courthouse Program Coordinator, is responsible for the logistics of all Free Arts Days and provides support as needed for other Free Arts events

Public Relations

  • Raise awareness of Free Arts programs at high schools and community-based organizations through personal contact with college counselors, principals, program directors and other staff.

  • Working with Executive Director, maintains on-going strategic and relevant Free Arts social networking including stories and media content

  • Aids in the writing of the quarterly newsletter

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist program, development, and/or administrative staff as necessary or requested

  • Participate in and attend Free Arts’ events as assigned.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum one year in the human service sector

  • Minimum one year supervising volunteers

  • Minimum one year working in an arts-related field

  • Demonstrated ability to plam and implement effective programs and manage multiple priorities, and develop and maintain consistent and professional relationships with outside parties on behalf of an employer

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Valid CA Driver’s License

  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred

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