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Communications Manager

Are you a fan of theatre with experience in PR, communications and marketing? Looking for the next step up in your career? If so, look no further and check out this brilliant managerial opportunity… 

Formed in the UK by Felix Barrett in 2000, Punchdrunk has pioneered a game-changing form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic and emotional storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Their award-winning productions invite audiences to rediscover the childlike excitement and anticipation of exploring the unknown and experience a real sense of adventure.

They are looking for a Communications Manager to join their team who will be responsible for the delivery of the marketing strategy for a major Punchdrunk International project.

Confident in your abilities, you will be an experienced marketing manager with a strong track record delivering major theatre productions.

You will manage and coordinate all marketing activity: developing and maintaining public interest in the production over a sustained period and generating ticket sales across the run. You will be adept at managing a complex workload and responding quickly to external pressures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with the Head of Communications, deliver an integrated communications strategy (including digital, marketing, advertising and PR)
  • Maintain, develop and update the production website
  • Develop relationships with external partners for cross marketing opportunities
  • Manage and report on the marketing budget: maximising spend, ensuring value for money
  • Regular analysis of audience data across ticketing and digital platforms
  • Identify potential areas of audience growth and develop targeted campaigns
  • In collaboration with the Head of Communications and producers, develop a dynamic ticketing strategy responding to audience behaviour and trends
  • Liaise with the PR agency to monitor media strategy
  • Coordinate with the PR agency, production, performers and creatives to facilitate interview opportunities and other media opportunities

For full description of Responsibilities, see the Job Description 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • At least five years experience working in theatre arts marketing at a senior level
  • Experience developing effective ticketing strategies
  • Proven track record growing audiences in a theatre context
  • Proven track record attracting diverse audiences to theatre productions
  • Experience using audience data to inform marketing strategies
  • Experience of crisis communications management
  • Experience responding to a wide range of customer feedback
  • Experience of successful budget management

Desirable

  • Experience in content creation, including filming and editing
  • Intermediate ability across Adobe suite including Indesign and After Effects
  • Experience bringing audiences to new locations / place-making projects
  • Proven track record achieving sustained ticket sales for long running productions

Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent writing, language and proof-reading skills
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Basic ability to use Photoshop
  • Confident Excel user
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to think creatively to develop marketing campaigns with minimal available content
  • Excellent at building relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent, proactive communicator
  • Able to work in a team and independently

TO APPLY

  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website