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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Vamos Theatre seeks an experienced Marketing Manager!

Vamos Theatre seeks an experienced Marketing Manager
Worcestershire-based Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, is seeking a Marketing Manager for maternity cover from November 2016 to August 2017.
The suitable candidate must have at least 3 years’ Arts Marketing experience, with knowledge of marketing small/medium scale shows to theatres, arts and community venues. The Marketing Manager is responsible for planning and leading on all marketing campaigns for the company’s national and international touring work, site-specific walkabout theatre, Learning and Participation work and Special Commissions. The suitable candidate will have experience of creating and working to budgets; developing marketing, education- and audience-specific marketing materials that supports the company’s ethos of being accessible to all; and maintaining and building relations with national and local press, venues and outside partners. Working closely with the Website Manager and Administrator, the Marketing Manager will oversee social media campaigns, as well as having responsibility for marketing and selling Learning and Participation work nationwide. An excellent telephone and written manner is vital, and the role requires a highly organised and efficient person who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work calmly under pressure, and have exceptional computer skills relevant to the post.
Established in 2006, Vamos Theatre tours to over seventy small to middle scale venues a year throughout the UK and abroad. Vamos also provides walkabout theatre at events and conferences, delivers an extensive workshop and education package, and produces Special Commission projects. Since 2008, Vamos’s major productions have been supported by grants from Arts Council England and Worcestershire County Council.
Vamos Theatre has a core team of eight, currently with three office-based staff, working alongside a pool of associate practitioners. Vamos’s offices are at Worcester Arts Workshop in central Worcester.
Read more about the company and its current work at http://www.vamostheatre.co.uk
Personal Specification
  • An ambitious individual with creative flair and a passion for touring theatre
  • Strong experience of planning and/or working within existing marketing campaigns
  • Minimum of three years’ professional experience in an Arts Marketing environment
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects and be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong experience of digital marketing including social media engagement
  • A high level of self-motivation and the ability to think creatively
  • Comfortable liaising with the public, and the arts and business communities
  • Able to start in November 2016
• Experience working in a small team in a busy environment
• Experience marketing to hard to reach audiences
• Driving license and own car, and lives in short commuting distance of Worcester

Further details:
Hours of work: 2 days per week November 2016 to August 2017 (this may be extended to three days a week, funding pending, decision November 14th)
Training and crossover: 7th  November – 25th November 2016
Payment: £26,000 pro rata
Deadline for job applicants: Sunday, 9th October 2016
Interview:  Friday, 14th October 2016
The post is a freelance post and therefore is not eligible for holiday pay. The Marketing and Development Manager is responsible for their own tax and National Insurance contributions.
For a full job description please email our current Marketing Manager, Honor Hoskins at honor@vamostheatre.co.uk. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the company and this post. A reference letter from a past employer is also a recommended addition to your application.
Please email applications jobs@vamostheatre.co.uk
If you have not heard back by Wednesday, 12th October please assume you have not been successful in your application.

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