The Durango Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws in the administration of its employment policy.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

There are no current employment opportunities at DAC at this time.  We always welcome volunteers to support events, general operations and programs.  Contact Doug Gonzalez to learn more at doug@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 13.

Marketing Coordinator

TITLE: Marketing Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt—30 hours per week
WAGE & BENEFITS: $15-16 per hour DOE.  Position is eligible for either employer-based group health insurance (DAC pays 65%) or a monthly wellness bonus.  Annual paid time off includes 2 weeks paid vacation accrued during the first year + 10 federal holidays and 2 personal days.


Interested candidates must submit the following via email (preferably in a single PDF document) to ATTN: Cristie Scott, Executive Director, cristie@durangoarts.org with the subject line Marketing / Your Name

  • Cover letter (1 page max)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (2 pages max)
  • 3 samples of marketing/promotional collateral you have created, such as a press release, brochure or poster
  • Up to three professional references

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position may start immediately and will remain open until filled. 

Thank you in advance for your interest in working at the Durango Arts Center.  Due to the volume of applicants, only those invited to interview will be contacted.


The Durango Arts Center (DAC) is seeking a highly organized communications professional for the position of Marketing Coordinator.  This important role is responsible for developing plans and implementing integrated marketing efforts across print and online media platforms.  The Marketing Coordinator manages the DAC website (WordPress), social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and executes design materials for DAC programs (brochures, banners, posters, postcards). Creative and innovative marketing tactics are encouraged given DAC’s limited resources.  A successful candidate will possess a track record of success with communications and public relations; strong graphic design abilities; superior writing skills for a broad audience; depth in social-media tools and trends; an enthusiasm for community arts; and exceptional ability to prioritize and manage a wide array of deadlines and tasks.  The Marketing Coordinator works with the Development and Program Directors with an objective to create an annual integrated MARCOM (marketing-communications) plan to increase awareness, involvement, attendance and support of DAC’s programming and position as an artistic center of influence in the Four Corners region.

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  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in marketing activities in a nonprofit field, business, government or arts organization.  It is highly preferred this candidate has an established understanding with local media contacts.
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree obtained from an accredited 2- or 4-year institution, or equivalent in training and work experience that equates to an advance degree.  
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for community arts & culture.  
  • Must be comfortable working in Microsoft Office, Google Business apps (Drive), databases and a strong proficiency in design platforms is highly desired in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, WordPress, MailChimp and social media outlets. 
  • Proven success in multiple aspects of marketing nonprofit, civic or business activities, including experience in growing audience loyalty.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills required; ability to write appropriate, concise and effective copy to engage a variety of audiences.
  • Exceptionally organized with excellent project management skills.
  • Willingness to spend time outside of the office environment to interact with relevant individuals and groups who are instrumental in the outreach process.
  • Flexible schedule to work occasional events on evenings and weekends.
  • A background check will be required for the successful applicant.


  • Execute annual MARCOM (marketing-communications) plan to broaden DAC’s constituency, create and sustain strategic partnerships, and position the organization in a way that results in increased ticket sales and sponsorships, eNews subscribers, audience engagement, local and regional visibility and general street buzz
  • With information from Director of Development and Program Directors, conceptualize and implement marketing and outreach plans per program/event.  
  • In coordination with the Director of Development, lead a monthly meeting with the Program Directors to share marketing priorities and tactics
  • In coordination with staff, generate an annual budget of marketing activities


  • Execute the design, printing and distribution of all materials in a timely manner and ensure out-going information is accurate and consistent with DAC’s style sheet:
    • Program/event posters, postcards, flyers and building banners
    • Advertisements appearing in regional publications and local newspapers
    • As budgeted, coordinate radio underwriting with local stations
    • DAC’s quarterly Artsline membership newsletter (shared as an online publication)
    • Ensure designed collateral and all campaigns positively reflect DAC’s mission and brand


  • Oversee all content and updates made to www.DurangoArts.org (WordPress platform) and social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Draft and send press releases to media outlets; track, collect and archive news coverage of programs
  • Maintain timely posts to community calendars
  • Work with staff to develop creative messaging and amplify content on the web and social media platforms to increase followers, likes and user action
  • Assemble and send out bi-weekly general, artist and targeted eNewsletters
  • Coordinate digital and printed marketing efforts with FastSigns for presence in DAC’s lobby monitor, Welcome Center, La Plata County Airport, Rec Center and Santa Rita Visitor Center
  • Coordinate photo and video documentation of key events


  • Update job knowledge through external and internal educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations, learning more about the visual and performing arts industry and history/trends in nonprofit engagement.

This job summary is not designed as all-inclusive; rather it aims to identify essential functions and qualifications of the Marketing Coordinator position. Applicants may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated above; certain functions not explicitly mentioned in this description are nevertheless understood to be essential to the position.

This is a salaried position at 30 hours per week requiring availability for day, and occasional weekend and evening shifts. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and will not receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty in a seven-day workweek or over twelve hours per day.
The Durango Arts Center will provide employees with an appropriate workspace and office equipment. Employees may be subject to prolonged periods of sitting during normal office days.  The Durango Arts Center is a fast-paced, convivial work environment and this position shares an office space with two other employees and will interact with fellow program and leadership staff, artists, parents and the general public on a daily basis. DAC is physically located in downtown Durango, within a historical 14,400 sq. foot facility that was once a car dealership.
The Durango Arts Center is a nonprofit visual and performing arts organization located in Southwest Colorado that enriches the community through innovative visual and performing art, and arts education.  DAC advances appreciation and participation in the arts as a cultural leader in the region.  Annually, DAC coordinates over 80 community events, such as exhibit receptions, theatre performances, artist lectures, film screenings and the region’s largest outdoor fine arts and fine craft showcase, the Durango Autumn Arts Festival, which welcomes over 7,000 guests to downtown Durango. The exhibits and artist services program engages over 500 visual and performing artists, and DAC education enrolls an average of 1,300 children, youth and adults.  DAC presents 4-5 theatre productions annually to an average of 5,800 patrons, and the theater serves an event venue to over 60 organizations and businesses.  Please visit our website for more information on programs, services and events: www.durangoarts.org.