Hippodrome Produced Work
£28-30K + benefits
Birmingham Hippodrome B5 4TB
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Birmingham Hippodrome is committed to placing inclusion at the heart of all we do, making it central to our decision making.
Since we opened our doors in 1899, we have existed to enrich the cultural life of our city. We believe arts and culture has the power to bring people, friends and families together, and as we continue to align ourselves to the future ambition of Birmingham, our vision is clear. We are creating a world-class cultural scene for our region with Birmingham Hippodrome centre stage.
As an independent charity, we are proud of our wide-ranging and varied programme of theatre, dance, festivals, education and community activities that help make life-long memories, create opportunities and increase access to the arts for our region’s diverse communities.
To achieve our vision, we need people on board who are passionate and committed to take us – and Birmingham – on the next phase of our exciting journey.
About The Role
Reporting to the Head of Communications, this hands-on role will help build and shape the communications strategies for all Hippodrome produced work. This will involve leading on the implementation and delivery of communications plans for our productions and co-productions (both on and off site) as well as a range of other communications activities. You will also support advocacy activities and other internal departments when required. You will collaborate with colleagues to develop integrated external communications strategies and campaigns as well as ensure that messaging reaches the widest possible audience through print, broadcast, online and social media. You will build relationships with external supplier partners too and ensure work is compliant with regulations and policies. Important will be the ability to monitor and evaluate campaign effectiveness as well as produce insight to improve future performance.
For this high-profile role you must have worked in a marketing or communications environment, and have gained experience of delivering effective PR campaigns that deliver against objectives. Comfortable implementing integrated communications campaigns, you will have excellent media contacts at a local and regional level. Good at monitoring performance, you will be used to deploying insight to improve effectiveness too.
You will also possess strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to adapt communication styles for different audiences. Good at developing strong internal and external relationships, you will be at home pitching stories to the media and creating and delivering impactful PR campaigns.
We offer different ways to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
If you want to be part of an organisation that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop, you can enjoy a new stage for your skills by visiting the recruitment page on our website and applying online.
Recognising under-representation in our workforce of Black, Asian and global majority people, and those with disabilities, we particularly welcome applicants from those backgrounds, identities and experiences.