Head of Press – Maternity Cover
Location: King’s Cross, London*
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 10 Months Fixed Term Contract
This organisation is the national fundraising charity for art. They believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through their work they help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are. They give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. They are supported by our growing membership of 159,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.
The Head of Press will widely communicate this charity's work as the national charity for art. They will work with their hundreds of museum and gallery partners across the UK to publicise how their support has helped them do more: from buying, commissioning or conserving works of art, to sharing them across the UK, to providing funding and opportunities for curators.
The Head of Press also plays a key role in helping shape and deliver the communications campaign for their Museum of the Year, the largest museum prize in the world. They will contribute to their fundraising activities through supporting media relations campaigns for projects on their crowdfunding platform to promoting the National Art Pass to ambitious public appeals to help save important works of art. They will also work closely with colleagues on their work lobbying for positive changes to policies to better protect UK museums and their collections.
They will implement and evaluate their PR, communications and public affairs strategy, working in close collaboration with the Director of Communications and other key staff members. The post holder will be thoroughly involved in all aspects of the charity's work and be a ‘go to’ person for members of the media and the internal staff team for their wide knowledge of the sector and their support.
They will be skilled at managing and getting the best from external PR agencies, freelancers, suppliers and partners. They will be confident creating position statements and Q&As, briefing media, managing complex media enquiries, and preparing senior staff for interviews, being keenly attuned to reputational risk. They will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Communications team to actively contribute to a communications and content strategy which serves the needs of the organisation.
Closing date: 19th January 2021
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*The role’s location will be their King Cross office (2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH), with all staff currently working remotely, as will the successful candidate initially. However, once they are back in the office, there would be a reasonable expectation for them to work from the office, as regularly as everyone else.
No agencies please.