D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Communications Manager, Contemporary Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: South West England UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A widely respected contemporary gallery in South West England are looking for an experienced and dynamic Communications Manager to join their team.

The role will include, but will not be limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Developing long-term strategic communications plan for the gallery in conjunction with Director
  • Overseeing all outgoing communications
  • Liaise with communication partners
  • Managing and working closely with the gallery’s PR agency to establish press campaigns for internal exhibitions
  • Organising and preparing all material for press including drafting press releases, and briefings
  • Ensuring correct approval processes and copyright licenses are in place for image release
  • Distributing press releases to targeted media and handling press enquiries and image requests from media, individuals and other organisations.
  • Organising E-newsletters for exhibition previews and other related projects
  • Scheduling and managing all on-site press visits, events and photo-shoots
  • Managing all general site photography and ensuring that the site is regularly documented
  • Producing short films for exhibitions
  • Organising documentation of events and residencies
  • Project managing gallery publications as required, including copywriting, copy-editing, sourcing images, organising copyright and supervising designers and printers
  • Writing and producing general gallery presentations, packs, films etc…
  • Working with Marketing Coordinator to produce a triannual visitor guide
  • Developing and fostering community relations through involvement in community initiatives and projects,
  • Placing adverts in local publications and overseeing production of materials
  • Collaborating with Marketing Coordinator on marketing materials and creative marketing strategies
  • Representing the gallery and attending events as required.

Required knowledge, skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelors or advance degree preferred
  • Considerable relevant experience in galleries
  • A creative thinker with the ability to enthuse colleagues and implement ideas
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships within a regional, national and international level
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-player with ability to function exceptionally in a fast paced work environment; ability to
  • multi-task while prioritising important issues
  • High level organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Strong professional ethics, discretion and confidentiality, and sound judgement
  • A driving license is desirable