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Head of Arts Marketing Communication

Arts & Culture

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £40,931 to £44,737 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 January 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2073522CD

The University of Southampton’s Arts & Culture Team oversees a range of activities and includes our venues John Hansard Gallery and music venue, Turner Sims Southampton, both Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.  

We are looking to appoint a new role, Head of Arts Marketing Communication to join our Senior Management Team. This exciting post offers the opportunity to lead on a cohesive approach to promote our world-class arts and culture activities, optimising our assets to reach new and diverse audiences and communities across Southampton, the region and nationally. 

In this role you will lead on research and development of a Communications and Marketing strategy and plan, devise, deliver and evaluate campaigns to raise awareness of our venues, promote our arts and culture programmes and activities to a diverse range of audiences, including students, staff and communities. You will work with colleagues across the Arts & Culture Team and university community including the Communications Team, Student Union, civic partners, stakeholders and agencies.  

Experience of working in a similar role is essential, along with a passion for making arts and culture accessible to all. Team leadership, multi-tasking, devising and delivering campaigns, and data analysis are vital to this role. 

The University is an important contributor to Southampton’s growing cultural reputation, including the UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. We are committed to ensuring our activity is inclusive and accessible, locally relevant and internationally acclaimed. We attract and engage with diverse national and international talent - our students, staff, diverse communities and the artists we work with. We support innovative practice that brings people together in a unique creative environment.  

Marketing and communications will play a significant role to achieving our aspirations and developing our cultural offer, as we work to reach new and different audiences. Turner Sims’ mission is ‘to share live music that connects, moves and inspires people through extraordinary experiences in our venue and beyond’. John Hansard Gallery’s vision is of ‘a curious, connected and inclusive world, inspired by art’ with a mission to ‘create extraordinary encounters – connecting people, communities and artists.’  

 We are committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

 If you are interested, there will be an opportunity to meet with Louise Coysh, Associate Director, Arts & Culture on 17 & 19 December 2022 to find out more about the role. Please email arts@soton.ac.uk for information and to arrange a time. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 2073522CD on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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