Creative Access
Marketing assistant

Marketing assistant

locationBristol, UK
ExpiresExpires: 29/04/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR

Closing date: 10am, 29th April 2024

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

Contract: Permanent, part-time, three days a week 

Location: Bristol (Our preference is for you to be based in Bristol or the surrounding areas and have an office presence at least two days per week in our central Bristol office. The role will involve some national travel.)


Support the delivery of marketing and communications for all Paraorchestra artistic projects and our artist development programme.

Paraorchestra bring extraordinary live music experiences to audiences in concert halls and public spaces around the world, blending artforms and technology with world-class musicianship. Under the Artistic Direction of award-winning conductor Charles Hazlewood, our pioneering ensemble seeks to disrupt and reinvent the orchestra, bringing together professional disabled and non-disabled musicians and artists across artforms and genres, appealing to the widest audience, whilst radically shifting outdated perceptions of both orchestral music and disability.

We seeking a highly organised and proactive Marketing Assistant to support the delivery of marketing and communications for all Paraorchestra artistic projects and our artist development programme. 

Although predominantly task-led, you can also expect to work across many areas of the organisation’s output including supporting during rehearsals and performances (in Bristol and at locations across the UK); content creation; and liaising with venue marketing teams.

A key element of this role is to provide day to day, time-sensitive admin support for the Head of Communications and Marketing Managers, for which you should be highly organised, have good attention to detail, with a passion for systems and processes. You should be adept at all things digital with a strong grasp of Microsoft Office, and excellent writing skills. Although preferable, you do not need to have worked in the arts before. A passion for and readiness to learn about the industry is essential, along with demonstrable strong administrative experience.



In line with the communications strategy you will support on:

  • Maintaining social media channels including creating and scheduling content and monitoring ongoing engagement
  • Creating engaging copy and digital assets for our social media channels (currently Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and website
  • Weekly project and task management for the team using project management software
  • Devising and maintaining a robust digital filing system
  • Creating and sending regular e-shots to audiences, artists, and stakeholders
  • Managing data and mailing lists
  • Proofing copy and documentation
  • Creating documentation for external stakeholders such as reports and annual reviews
  • Cataloguing and maintaining our extensive image library
  • Acting as a Brand Ambassador for Paraorchestra ensuring all communications are in line with our brand guidelines
  • Monitoring and evaluation of audiences and artists relating to artistic projects or funding requirements

Project marketing and communications

To support the Communications team on the planning, implementation, and monitoring of creative and dynamic marketing campaigns for each project, across multiple platforms and mediums, which may include:

  • Executing and monitoring social media communications and advertising campaigns
  • Creating and updating project marketing packs with copy, assets, press quotes, images etc
  • Liaising with project partners / venue marketing teams to provide assets and accurate information in a timely manner
  • Monitoring and reporting sales information
  • Creating project supporting literature such as programme notes and crediting documentation
  • On the ground support at rehearsals, research and development days, and performances on photography, filming, and social media
  • Post-event evaluation and reporting 


  • Travel to and being onsite to support projects at venues both in Bristol and across the UK
  • To take an active role in supporting Paraorchestra’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint annually, working with colleagues to deliver the Carbon Footprint Reduction action plan which impacts on delivery of projects across travel, catering, accommodation and production.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Demonstrable strong administrative skills in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Confidence and competence using a wide range of social media channels (specifically Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A sound knowledge of equality, diversity, and inclusive approaches and of the Social Model of Disability
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for systems and methodology
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • A keen interest in marketing and communications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Self motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative, seeking support to make decisions when necessary
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • An interest in performing arts 


  • Basic graphic design skills – eg resizing images and creating social media assets in Photoshop or Canva (for example)
  • Experience using website content management systems
  • Experience working in a communications or marketing role supporting on the development and delivery of successful marketing campaigns



Our Job Packs are available in Word and PDF and come in large print as standard. If you require the Job Packs in any other format please get in touch.

We accept written, audio, or video applications and can provide support with your application should you need it.

We can also offer an informal discussion with you before applying if you would like to get to know a little more about our culture and what it’s like to work for Paraorchestra.   


Access support and inclusivity

We recognise that the arts have not been a go-to employer for anyone who identifies as disabled. We want to act positively and change this and would like to hear particularly from those that identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent under the Social Model of Disability or who have faced barriers to their career progressing due to access needs not being met. If you are d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and you meet the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.

For questions or support on any of the above, please email 


For how to apply, a job description, summary of the terms and conditions, and information on how to get support with your application, or how to propose an alternative working arrangement, please click the 'Apply' button.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Marketing / Sales
  • Media / Communication
  • Music
  • Performing arts / TV
  • Visual arts / Design

Level of experience

  • Entry

Required skills

  • Digital Marketing
  • MS Office
  • MS Excel
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Word