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Communications Specialist (Graphic Design), Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia / Hybrid Remote and In-Person -This role requires residency in the state of GA.
Part time, $24–$28/hour + benefits
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Focus Areas
Arts / Culture / Humanities, Education
Job Function
Marketing / Communications, Program / Project Management
Position Type
Part Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

Communications Specialist (Part-Time, Benefits-Eligible)

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (SCPA) at Emory University is a state-of-the-art facility providing a place where teaching, learning, and performance merge to create a vital arts presence for our community. Find out more about the Schwartz Center at

This part-time, benefits-eligible position reports to the Associate Director for Programming and Outreach, with the primary responsibility of developing and designing an annual music brochure and concert programs for a robust season of professional artists and Emory Department of Music curricular events in coordination with the Schwartz Center’s season calendar.

Please note: the Emory University Careers site lists the full possible job description of a Communications Specialist at the university; however, the main responsibilities of this position are:

Concert Program Design and Production:

  • Establish, communicate, schedule, and direct the workflow for the creation and printing of concert programs.
  • Maintain communication with all stakeholders involved in the production process, including faculty members, external agency representatives, editors, students, and administrative staff.

Annual Music Brochure:

  • Develop, design, and manage the production of the annual music brochure and related collateral materials.

Student Employee Supervision:

  • Hire, train, and schedule student employee(s).
  • Supervise student employee(s) during the concert program production process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Excel.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with experience in facilitating projects from concept to completion.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for classical, vocal, jazz, and world music.

Additional Information:

  • The position works an average of 24 hours per week.
  • Some tasks are required to be performed in person, while others can be performed remotely.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate for this role will be a highly organized and self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills. They will possess a keen attention to detail and have the ability to facilitate multiple projects simultaneously. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign is essential. An appreciation for various music genres, including classical, vocal, and jazz will be beneficial. The candidate should be comfortable supervising a student employee and coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure the smooth production of concert programs.

This position offers a dynamic work environment within a small department, requiring flexibility and a proactive approach to managing tasks both in-person and remotely. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the promotion and support of the Schwartz Center’s events and initiatives.

All applications must go through the Emory University Careers site at

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. 


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