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Industry:Museums & Galleries
Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £25,500 – £27,795
Company:South London Gallery
Open to all
Apply by:17/05/2021 - 09:00

Communications Officer

Have experience of communications campaigns, and digital or print marketing? This exciting role with a London gallery could be perfect for you.

The South London Gallery was established on its current site in 1891 by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station (which opened to the public in September 2018); Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens estate and an artist-designed garden.

The Communications Officer is responsible for contributing to the planning and delivery of communications and digital activities for the South London Gallery. Working alongside the Head of Communications and all gallery departments, the Communications Officer implements the SLG’s communications strategy, reaching new audiences, creating engaging digital content, and enhancing visitor experience online and on site.


  • Create engaging content on social media for the SLG across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Soundcloud
  • Keep abreast of social media and digital developments and ensure effectiveness of SLG social and digital media activity
  • Create and schedule newsletters and e-flyers, liaising with all departments for content and ensuring timely dissemination
  • Support the promotion of the SLG’s exhibitions, events, heritage and education programmes, fundraising, café, shops and other projects
  • Lead on reciprocal media swaps and regular communications with local universities, cultural organisations and stakeholders to reach the widest possible audience
  • Support the production and distribution of print materials, including liaising with colleagues, artists, photographers, designers and printers, compiling content, formatting, proofreading and giving feedback
  • Assist in creating in-house print materials using Adobe Software
  • Handle incoming media enquiries in a timely and professional manner, following up with information and images; support on the organisation of press events and filming sessions; create press image sheets; update online press portal
  • Oversee free and paid listings websites and publications on a regular basis;

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Experience of communications campaigns, including audience development, digital communications and PR
  • Experience of at least one of: digital marketing, including managing website CMS, database(s), e-marketing tools and social media campaigning; and/or running traditional marketing and print campaigns
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and delivering diversity and inclusion across all aspects of the SLG
  • An interest in audience development in the cultural sector, including a commitment to widening access
  • An ability to prioritise a full workload, balancing different administrative and practical tasks
  • Flexible, self-motivated and the ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to collaborate with a range of colleagues and partners internally and externally and represent the SLG
  • Strong IT and administrative skills Essential Experience of using Microsoft programmes and Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • A keen interest in contemporary art Essential Experience of using social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud
  • Experience of using website and mailing list management programmes, especially WordPress and MailChimp

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

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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