We are looking for a freelance marketing and communication officer who will be in charge of managing all marketing and operations for our gallery’s online presence, reporting to the Gallery Director.
We are looking for someone with experience of developing and executing a consistent marketing strategy across a variety of channels. The candidate will be a confident content creator, with a basic knowledge of SEO, e-commerce, and press liaisons. They should be an organised and efficient individual, able to work to tight deadlines.
We will begin with a six-month contract, with the possibility of becoming a permanent position. The position is voluntary for the first month. The role will offer valuable exposure in curating, managing artists and partnerships, as well as hands-on training. For the right candidate, there will be further training and mentoring opportunities, leading to the possibility of a leadership role.
After fulfilling a small target in the first month, the position will be fully paid. You will receive a rate of £1200 per month if self-employed, plus a 10% commission on sales.
You will have sole responsibility in the devising and developing of a multichannel marketing strategy. You will be responsible for creating content, managing engagement, tracking progress and executing the plan to achieve specific targets. You will also have the important task of recruiting and managing artists at each stage of the representation, writing engaging content for press and more, and uploading artworks to our online platforms.
The main aim and objective of this role is to help as many artists as possible to succeed, promoting our opportunities, programmes and artists, while growing engagement with the wider public.
The role begins as soon as possible, 40 hours a week. Our gallery is based in Barking, but right now you will be required to work from home.
Laura I. Art Gallery CIC provides access to arts programs that encourage the use of creative processes as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful and accessible arts and culture programs and services.
Laura I. Art Gallery is a non-for-profit organisation that was opened and inaugurated by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council Darren Rodwell.
Our gallery has worked with an excess of 500 artists of all levels, supporting them in many ways and forms, from offering them the possibility to exhibit and sell their artworks at Laura I. Art Gallery, to providing them with informed guidance through our career development programs, helping them securing sales, exhibitions, and contracts with other organisations, while building their creative portfolio and learning how to best market their art and boost confidence.
With the new partnership with Artsy, where we sell our artists’ artwork, we are ready to take on another level of growth.
What We Are Looking For:
- Education/experience in the arts, marketing or business
- Full fluency in English, with outstanding writing skills and great phone manners
- A committed and organised individual who knows how to get things done
- A minimum experience of creating marketing campaigns, particularly across social media platforms
- A passion for the visual arts and a desire to work with artists
- You must be based in London or able to travel to Barking whenever required
- Passion and enthusiasm about working with and representing Laura I. Art Gallery
- A strong interest in making a difference and contributing to a better life for communities, society and culture
- Proven experience of working in galleries, museums, exhibitions and art fairs, or as an artist’s assistant
- Previous PR experience
- Punctuality, self-motivation, a hard-working ethos and sociable attitude
- Previous experience in website design
How to Apply?
Send your CV and covering letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You should include examples of your marketing experience, an up-to-date overview of your experience, and links to examples of your written contents. Please also suggest any areas you may wish to receive training in.
The deadline for applications is 14th February 2021. Interviews are starting immediately, on the 15th of February, so we may contact candidates before the application deadline date.
If you make it through to the next round, we will contact you to schedule a meeting to further discuss your experience. The final assessment will be an interview with the Gallery Director; you will be notified about the outcome of your application shortly after. The whole process should take no longer than a couple of weeks, depending on your availability.