Coordinator, International Programming

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Coordinator, International Programming


About The Kennedy Center

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.

At the Kennedy Center, we strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work. We are able to advance our mission because of our committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. The Kennedy Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Why Join Us

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including:

  • Staff offers for discount tickets
  • Retirement plan with organization matching (after 1 year of employment)
  • Qualifying employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Commuter programs including pre-tax options for discounted parking and SmartBenefits (WMATA)
  • Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Personal Days available immediately upon hire
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with FSA and HSA options, and paid FMLA
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • We like to have fun! Check out the Kennedy Center National Dance Day 2022 staff video!

Job Description

Join an innovative and multidisciplinary team in the Kennedy Center’s Programming Department. The International Programming department presents exciting and large scale International festivals that include performances, exhibits, literature, film, fashion, culinary and design. In addition, the department presents art series (with focus on the performing and visual arts and the environment).

The Coordinator provides programmatic and administrative assistance to the office of International Programming to support all the day -to- day administrative activities of the department, to ensure the efficient operations of the International large-scale events presented.

The Coordinator must be able to exercise discretion in order to prioritize assignments and work under significant pressure, as many projects are time sensitive and involve concurrent deadlines. An eagerness to take initiative, communicate, work both independently and in a team setting, and problem solve with a positive attitude are essential.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support overall function and logistics of International Programming department by:

  • Planning, preparation, and communications related to programmatic meetings and presentations.
  • Day-to-day management and administrative support including, but not limited to taking meeting minutes, expense reimbursements, travel arrangements, ordering office and show supplies.
  • Manage review and approvals for advertising, press, and marketing materials
  • Facilitate logistics for guest, partner, and artist visits to the Center.
  • Maintaining office records and programming files.

Provide support to artists and staff before, during, and after International Programming festivals and productions by:

  • Collecting and preparing deal memos for department programs.
  • Assist with the preparation of artist work permit visa applications.
  • Work with International Programming staff on the development of artist welcome packets, guest artist passes, building signage, itineraries and other materials.
  • Assist in planning of international and domestic transportation ( including reservation of all flights) and hotel reservations for staff and artists.

Other duties as assigned.

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