Dunedin Consort is looking to recruit a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual as its Marketing & Communications Manager on a part-time basis (24 hours per week).
We are looking for someone who is creative, forward thinking and an excellent communicator, with a keen interest in the music sector. This is a newly created role that would offer the right individual significant strategic and creative freedom, as Dunedin Consort looks to strengthen and develop its public presence both at home and on an international level. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate a fresh and innovative approach to arts marketing. You may already have extensive experience in a similar role in classical music, or you may have transferrable skills from another sector. Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge, or the chance to extend your skills with the breadth and variety offered by this role.
Dunedin Consort is a small but ambitious and dynamic team, where every individual plays a significant part in shaping our work. This means we work collaboratively and supportively across all our output, so although you will have overall responsibility for developing our Marketing & Communications strategy, you will find yourself well supported by the rest of the team. And with our concert and learning and participation programmes having expanded significantly in recent years, this is an ideal post for someone who wants to help make a real difference to our trajectory as the company grows and develops.
Based primarily at the Dunedin Consort office in central Edinburgh — with scope for part-time remote working — the ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience working in a similar role. The Marketing & Communications Manager will lead on the strategic and the day-to-day marketing requirements of the organisation, which includes the development of print materials, press and PR plans, marketing partnerships, digital content and social media activity, in line with Dunedin Consort’s brand identity and values. You should have a proven track record of curating and overseeing events marketing campaigns, both online and in print, and have the confidence to develop plans independently as well as with support from within the team. Graphic design experience is not essential but would be a distinct advantage, and some familiarity with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite would become necessary as part of this role — we can offer training as required. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills are a must, and you should be comfortable communicating with and developing strong relationships with the local and wider UK press.
Dunedin Consort is an Equal Opportunities employer. We will consider a range of part-time and flexible working models, including condensed hours, days working from home, or other structures to accommodate a range of personal circumstances, and to ensure equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.
Please send a copy of your C.V. to Jo Buckley, Chief Executive, at email@example.com, along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with Dunedin Consort and how you believe your skills fit the requirements of the role. Please aim for your CV to be no longer than two pages.
Pre-application conversations are welcomed. If you would like to discuss the role or the company in advance of applying, please contact Jo Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact the office for a confidential conversation on 0131 516 3718.
Deadline for applications: Friday 8 October 2021, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 18 October 2021
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 pro rata (0.6 FTE)