Vacancy – Marketing and Communications Manager
Full-time permanent position
Celebrating 50 years of music-making across our 2019-20 season, Scottish Ensemble is known for combining exceptional performance standards with a truly innovative and collaborative spirit. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers, theatre-makers and traditional musicians, we are committed to creating live music experiences that engage a broad audience and make new artistic connections. Our musicians are both exceptional and flexible; our projects have broken new ground in performance practice; and our audiences regularly reference how they love that we consistently surprise them.
SE’s work regularly looks and feels distinct from the perceived norms of classical music, and our Marketing & Communications Manager plays a significant role in conveying this bold, fresh approach to a broad audience, and in generating a contemporary, accessible style of communication. We are currently seeking someone to take on this role and continue to increase the potential of our model to connect with and inspire new, larger and ever more diverse audiences to engage with our work.
Based at SE’s busy office in Glasgow, this role is central to the ongoing development of Scottish Ensemble’s identity. With holistic responsibilities for all areas of marketing and communications, it requires an organised, focused individual who is used to balancing a busy workload involving multiple complex timelines and rigorous attention to detail with creative skills and flair.
The Marketing & Communications Manager leads on SE’s marketing, digital and audience development strategy, as well as running the day-to-day marketing functions for our year-round performance and Creative Learning programme (including print materials, distribution plans, press and PR plans, digital content, social media activity, box office and FOH, and marketing partnerships). Our Administrator & Marketing Assistant provides support for many regular tasks and research. As part of SE’s small team, the Marketing & Communications Manager will also share touring responsibilities with the rest of the SE team, and in particular will be responsible for FOH and box office duties when on the road.
While the delivery of the above core marketing and communications activity is essential, the role does have an element of flexibility. Candidates with strong experience in copywriting, graphic design or film production could enjoy an opportunity to develop these skills by delivering key functions in-house, though each area could similarly be outsourced to external consultants if a candidate had strong management and negotiation skills.
The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in an arts marketing role, preferably the performing arts, as well as a demonstrable passion for and knowledge of classical music and the wider classical music sector. We are looking for someone who can embrace SE’s ethos – creating a different sort of language for classical music – and who is inspired by the potential for ongoing audience, digital and brand development.
Application process: Please email your current CV and a covering letter (max. 1 x A4 page) to email@example.com
Scottish Ensemble is an Equal Opportunities employer and are committed to building a diverse workforce. We will consider condensed hours, days working from home, or other structures to accommodate a range of personal circumstances, and promote equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.
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Deadline for applications: Thursday 30 January at 12 noon
Interviews: w/c 3 February
Start date: As soon as possible, dependent on any current notice period