Contact Theatre seeks Head of Marketing, Communications & Sales

Closing Date: 28 November 2018

Contact Theatre

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £35,000-£40,000 per annum


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Head of Marketing, Communications & Sales
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Do you want to help lead Contact, a multi-award winning creative organisation that disrupts traditional notions of the arts: what theatre can be, who it’s for, and who makes it? Do you want to create positive social change and support leaders of the future?

Contact is the leading national contemporary theatre and arts organisation with young people at the heart of everything we do. Based in Manchester, we work locally, nationally and internationally to provide life-changing opportunities for the next generation of creative leaders, artists and audiences, redefining theatre in the process. We produce and present a professional programme of outstanding performances, events and festivals in our building, surprising places and virtual spaces, for young and highly diverse audiences.

As Contact looks to its future as a nationally leading arts organisation, including a £6.5m capital re-development under way, we have a brand new position and unique opportunity for an exceptional person to lead our communications, marketing and sales strategy.

Joining our Senior Management Team, you will help us lead important local, regional, national and
international conversations in performance, youth leadership, diversity and social change. You will join a team that makes new things happen, at ‘one of the 20 theatres in the UK to see before you die’.

Digital, media and brand savvy, you will be experienced in leading creative communications
campaigns, have an eye on the external world and for amplifying Contact’s incredible stories. These
include our radical new shows, our talented young people and our life-changing and pioneering young people’s creative and leadership projects.

You will have a successful track record in devising and implementing effective cross-channel marketing and sales strategies at a senior level with a proven ability to identify and reach new audiences. An experienced and inspirational line manager, you excel at working in partnership to achieve profile and sales.

You’ll lead the team to maximise box office income and commercial activity (including catering and hires) as part of a sustainable arts company of the future.

Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants.

Deadline for submission of applications: 10am Wednesday 28th November 2018.
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 5th December 2018.

For information on how to apply visit our website.
email: or call Danny Olsson-Lane (HR and Administration Assistant) on: 0161 274 0646.

Please note that only a completed application form will be accepted.

Contact is committed to Equal Opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Registered Charity No. 501953.