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Contemporary Art Society

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59 Central St, London EC1V 3AF, UK

About us

This role will involve making sure the Contemporary Art Society's work, priorities, and values are reflected through external communications.

The Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to donate works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.

The purpose of this Communications Manager role will be to be responsible for all press; digital communications; social media, print and the CAS website. To formulate and manage communications across different strands of activity for the Contemporary Art Society - Curatorial, Consultancy and Development - including ongoing activity and short-term campaigns, fundraising events and Special Projects. 

Responsibilities

Website

  • This role will create a new CAS website in conjunction with Un.titled, migrating assets from the old website to the new one and integrating the online catalogue and consultancy sites
  • Coordinate the internal and external project teams on this initiative
  • Work with the Head of External Relations to design and implement a launch strategy
  • Update and maintain the website post launch
  • Edit films that showcase our work prior to publication

Brand assessment and implementation

  • Ensure all communications comply with CAS brand guidelines
  • Make recommendations to ensure awareness of the CAS brand
  • Identify and define the Consultancy brand within the overall brand
  • Ensure that all printed materials, official verbal and written communication and the public programming conveys the brand

Social media

  • Develop and implement a social media strategy to drive growth and engagement across  social media platforms
  • Manage social media to promote acquisitions, consultancy and other areas of work as applicable through all social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vimeo

E-Communications

  • Manage Contemporary Art Society bulletins
  • Be responsible for gathering all information from other departments
  • Be responsible for copy editing all material for publication

Development

  • Help create sponsorship proposals, including providing stats on social media, website and press figures
  • Maximise opportunities for driving income through communications

Consultancy

  • Support the Consultancy team in its work to extend its client base and branch into new market segments through close relationship with the Art Producer who is focused on communications.

External Relationships

  • Press and marketing leads at commercial galleries, museums and artist studios, as well as occasional work with PR agencies
  • Key role in relationship with select corporate partners

Press liaison

  • Ensure high-profile arts and other media attendance at key events
  • Maintain positive press relations throughout the year with key Arts Editors, correspondents and critics
  • Raise awareness of consultancy services through marketing and press communications as well as of consultancy projects in progress

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Strong digital communications skills and a solid understanding of the digital space
  • Excellent project and time management skills with ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid experience of managing social media channels, and keen interest in the latest social media trends and developments
  • Proven track record of successful press and marketing campaigns in the visual arts
  • Knowledge of film editing software
  • Experience of internal and external communications
  • Knowledge of art world press and contacts
  • Ability to shape and implement a consistent brand identity throughout all communications
  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • IT literate with knowledge of MS office applications and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Interest in and commitment to contemporary art

Desirable attributes

  • Qualification or experience in marketing
  • Experience of e-marketing

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

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