Marketing and Events Coordinator

Classification: Regular Full-Time, Non-exempt

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Location: Snowmass Village, CO




Anderson Ranch seeks a detail-oriented colleague who wants to be at the center of a high-performing Marketing and Events team. The person who fills this role will be self-motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy and willing to learn from our team and contribute to its success. They will enjoy collaboration and working with a wide variety of people; everyone from artists to staff and interns. They will have an eye for detail and possess a balance of creativity and analytical savvy in equal measure. They will take ownership of the details, timelines, and drive projects toward the completion of large-scale marketing projects and events throughout the year. 


Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a year-round visual-arts not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with a 55-year history of providing transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art-making and creative dialog, at the intersection of craft and the global contemporary art world. Anderson Ranch brings together both aspiring and internationally renowned artists who come from across the country and around the world to test new ideas, explore new disciplines and techniques, hone their art-making skills, engage in meaningful dialog and connect with thought leaders in the artistic community.

Anderson Ranch’s campus is an artistic community nestled among the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The Ranch campus consists of 14 buildings providing 55,000 square feet of facilities including eight studio buildings, a gallery, a lecture hall, café, store, administrative offices, a student dormitory, as well as residential apartments and cabins. State-of-the-art equipment allows cross-disciplinary experimentation within the mediums of ceramics, woodworking, photography, digital fabrication, painting, sculpture and printmaking. The campus is an oasis of renovated 19th-century cabins and barns that sit alongside contemporary designed buildings, all within the renowned cultural and recreation communities of Aspen/Snowmass, CO, and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Anderson Ranch cultivates a culture of experimentation and collaboration, offering world-class art-making facilities and equipment across diverse mediums, experienced visiting faculty and access to the highest quality staff.


Anderson Ranch’s mission is to enrich lives with art, inspiration and community.

We achieve this by offering:

  • Workshops: Providing intensive 1-3-week workshops for artists of all levels and all ages that both improve technical art-making skills and provide transformative experiences for art makers.
  • Advanced Mentoring Programs: Offering three-year mentoring programs that advance artistic practice and careers in the arts.
  • Artist Residencies: Providing 5 and 10-week long juried Artists-in-Residence programs, which give emerging and mid-career professional artists the time, space and resources to develop new work using our world-class facilities.
  • Visiting Artist Experiences: Providing flexible and unique curated experiences to support established national and international artists seeking a retreat to experiment in new mediums or with new techniques and ideas, supported by our staff.
  • Anderson Ranch Editions: Artists are invited to work with our professional staff in our studios to make prints or multiples in traditional and cutting-edge processes.
  • Community Engagement: Hosting lectures, discussions, seminars and special events which build a community that appreciates, understands and supports artmaking within the global contemporary art world and the human experience for both Anderson Ranch guests and the local community.


Work Culture:

  • Changing Lives and Changing the World Through Art: We care about people and helping them improve their lives. We enable people to learn and grow, personally and professionally, in a challenging and supportive environment. We meet people where they are and help them reach their goals.
  • Culture of Diversity & Inclusion: We learn from diversity, and it makes us stronger. At the center of our mission is helping people find their whole selves in their artistic practice. We strive to live the same values in our professional lives. That includes actively embracing diversity of age, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, as well as background and experience. We approach our work thoughtfully, learn from each other and share a commitment to inclusivity.
  • Rigor & Excellence: We provide the best possible experience for our community of guests, including faculty, interns, students, residents, visiting artists, volunteers, supporters and staff. We demand the best from ourselves and each other.
  • Culture of Critique: We believe in a “Culture of Critique” where we offer and receive honest feedback and support each other in learning and improving.
  • Culture of Results, Connectivity and Collaboration: We prioritize excellence at Anderson Ranch by being available when needed, by being open, working collaboratively, welcoming feedback, and getting work done efficiently, effectively and on time. 

Position Summary:

The Marketing and Events Coordinator role is an active, multifaceted, key position providing hands-on coordination and administrative support. They will work with our marketing team to help maintain our digital properties, including making day-to-day updates and improvements to the Anderson Ranch website, assisting with social media and email campaigns, as well as producing visual assets to support grant and fundraising efforts. They’ll also work with our Events Manager to plan and implement the many events that happen throughout the year on the Anderson Ranch campus.

Core Responsibilities

Marketing & Communications (year-round)

  • Daily upkeep and overall management of the Anderson Ranch website-
  • Management of the annual summer workshop upload project to the website.
  • Management of the annual marketing calendars both for the team and the larger organization. 
  • Assistance with email marketing efforts and database management.
  • Assistance with social media marketing and asset creation.
  • Photography and videography capabilities to support marketing goals and fundraising efforts for the larger organization is a plus. 

Event Planning & Execution (summer seasonal and as-needed):

  • Assist with executing setup, attendee tracking, staffing, and breakdown of campus events, such as artist lectures, gallery receptions, open houses, and all associated events.
  • Staff events as a troubleshooter, addressing event and attendee needs, greeting and directing guests, managing check-in lists, uploading attendee tracking information, and reporting data. 
  • Assist the Events Manager with preliminary planning and logistics for summer event programming.

Expected Skills & Qualifications:  

  • Strong computer skills, and experience with standard software including, but not limited to, Google Suite, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. Must excel in a Mac-based environment.
  • Familiar with website content management systems, specifically WordPress, including the ability to troubleshoot, maintain and update existing content, and build new pages as needed. Backend event and program registration management.
  • Familiar with email marketing systems, MailChimp, and email list management and segmentation.
  • The ability to work with existing templates in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software to provide multiple creative solutions. Create original content with guidance, while also being open to criticism, suggestions, and input from others during the design/creative process.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Proven time-management skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, coordinate current and long-range projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both in a team setting as well as independently. Must be a strong and proactive communicator.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, working with all departments across the organization, as well as students, faculty, and other guests.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed to be present at events and programs.

 Education and Experience: 

  • Minimum Bachelors of Arts, Communications, Marketing, Photojournalism, or equivalent college degree.
  • A portfolio of photography, videography and/or a writing sample is appreciated for consideration.
  • Links to your website or other relevant social media is also appreciated.

Staff Community Responsibilities:

  • Community Outreach Leader: All staff members are expected to build and lead partnerships with community organizations as they relate to their area of responsibility, and to actively support the outreach efforts of other team members.
  • Engaged & Supportive Team Member: All staff are expected to support colleagues and engage in the programs and events of the Ranch by attending lectures, artist talks, fundraising events, and community wide events and being available to jump in and help make them a success.
  • Support Major Fundraising & Community Events: All staff are expected to support the major annual events that engage the public and fundraisers. These are “all hands on deck” efforts and all staff are expected to participate in ways outside their normal professional functions to make them a success from set-up, to execution, to tear down.
  • Professional & Personal Development: Continuing to learn and improve is a job requirement of all staff. Team members are expected to be growing, learning, and improving in their artistic and professional lives.
  • Brand Ambassador: All team members are expected to comport themselves in a manner that is fitting with the organization; represent the Ranch both on and off-campus, as well as online and on social media, keeping in mind that positivity and professionalism are respected and appreciated.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 40 pounds.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Typical examples of physical tasks include: reaching, standing, sitting, typing, talking, crouching, kneeling, seeing, and hearing. 
  • Typical tasks as required to actively work in art studios/facilities in a historic building space with uneven surfaces, stairs, gravel walkways, etc. 

Other Duties

  • The descriptions above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the role. 
  • All personnel are required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  • This role requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as needed, and particularly intense time demands in the summer months.
  • This job description may be changed or updated at any time throughout employment.

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Salary Range: $25 – $32 / hour
  • Company paid medical insurance, option to add additional family
  • Company paid HSA contribution
  • Long- and short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off – Up to 22 days during first year of service
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Professional/continuing education support
  • Retirement plan 403(b) match

NOTE: The above is an abbreviated representation of benefits defined in the Employee Handbook, which governs all employment terms. No other verbal or written exceptions to those terms are honored without a written directive by the President and Chief Executive Officer and signed by the Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting March 22 and highly encourage you to apply in advance.

Anderson Ranch is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce.


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