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Job Req ID:  10373

Communications Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ATO/03/OE 
Starting Salary Range: $16 - $23 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute 
Department name: 10001007-Communications and Web Services 
Personnel area: Peabody


General summary/purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Peabody Institute, the Communications Coordinator will provide general communications support for graphic design and publications, website maintenance and content production, advertising, and administrative duties. This position works closely with all members of the Marketing and Communications team as well as faculty and staff colleagues/clients to develop and post content for the school’s website and social media channels, create and produce printed promotional and informational materials, and implement tactics to build awareness of and engagement in Peabody programs.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.

Occasional weekend and evening work, as well as some local travel among campuses and off-campus, is required.



  • In collaboration with Assistant Director, develop an annual advertising plan, to include print, broadcast, and online advertising for Preparatory programs, Conservatory recruitment, and concert promotion. Manage implementation of the plan and place media buys to ensure adherence to both budget and deadlines.
  • Work closely with design and publications colleagues to support the design and production of event programs, postcards, flyers, posters, brochures, and other printed marketing materials. Liaise with printing vendors, generate mail lists, and coordinate distribution of materials.
  • Work closely with digital communications colleagues to support the creation and maintenance of accurate, timely, and engaging content on the web site,, and for social media.
  • Pro-actively solicit information about performances, course descriptions, schedules, policies, and procedures as needed to meet deadlines and ensure that both print and online materials are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Support potential implementation of a new ticketing system to manage project flow and workload.
  • Identify opportunities to generate fresh imagery of programs and events and coordinate photography and videography as needed.
  • Generate and develop content and story ideas for the web site, Peabody Magazine, social media, and external media.
  • Proofread materials for print and on-line publication.
  • Review and process advertising invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned to include cross-training on other Communications Office tasks.



  • Two years of college coursework required.
  • Some related experience required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage deadlines and a high volume of projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and to interact well with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, and faculty. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Basic design skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with content management systems (WordPress) and social media platforms. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in communications, on-line marketing, social media for business, website content management and/or website development and maintenance.
  • Experience in arts and/or education setting. Interest in/knowledge or appreciation of classical music, jazz, dance, and the performing arts.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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