Head of communications and audiences, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)

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Location: London
Salary details: £33,600 pro rata (£42,000 FTE)
  • Part-Time

The Head of Communications & Audiences conceives and executes impactful communications, marketing, sales, and audience development campaigns to ensure LIFT’s ability to connect our programming and placemaking to audiences and maintain our profile as one of the country’s leading cultural organisations.

Calling on your ability to create and set strategies, your work will conceive of the best ways to connect the international and UK-based artists we champion to existing and new London audiences and our growing online communities.

The role is creative, strategic, and dynamic. You need to be an agile thinker and a clear, motivational communicator, able to articulate your ideas and plans to a diverse range of stakeholders and partners. You will enjoy working in a dynamic environment, at times responding to the needs of multiple individuals and organisations as we deliver events in partnership with local and international partners, whilst managing freelancers and contractors under your stewardship.

You will be an analytical and metrics-focused marketer with proven experience of leading innovative and successful communications and marketing campaigns. You underpin your flair for inventive communication with data, using evaluation to inform your practice and support our reporting requirements as a publicly funded charity.

This role involves articulating and formulating persuasive and compelling organisational and artistic messages, both internally and externally. Elevating LIFT’s brand and growing our audiences and community will be your passion. Your communications will inspire and give confidence to audiences, partners, funders and everyone LIFT collaborates with.

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  • Application deadline: 19th October 2023
  • Interviews: w/c 23rd & 30th October 2023
  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
    If you are unable to start immediately, we would like to organise a number handover days with our current Head of Marketing and Comms during November. As we are preparing to promote the festival in June 2024 a swift handover is desirable.

LIFT is committed to being a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of race, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including working class people, disabled people, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Our organisation has a flexible and adaptive environment that allows our small, dedicated team to flourish. We are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We will explore this with candidates at interview stage.

If you would like to have an informal, confidential conversation about the role, or have any questions, please contact recruitment@liftfestival.com to arrange a phone call.