Marketing and Communications Manager



Marketing and Communications Manager


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Bedford Creative Arts is recruiting for a digital-savvy, highly motivated, Marketing and Communications Manager who is full of ideas to join our small, passionate team.

We  commission artists to make adventurous and engaging new work in collaboration with local people and in response to local contexts and places. Based in a small complex of seven artist studios, but working across a variety of venues and public spaces, we create transformative experiences through art for everyday people.

Right now we’re slap bang in the middle of probably the most exciting period of our development as an organisation. It’s our 30th year of making art happen with communities, artists and people in Bedfordshire.We’re changing our name this year, launching a whole new brand to go with it, and have an incredible programme of projects and events. We’re entrepreneurial, and we are always looking to stay ahead of the game. We want this new role to re-invigorate our communications and marketing and embrace modern tools, building on the strengths of our digital profile.

That’s why we’re creating this new role.

We’re looking for someone who is hardworking, committed and conscientious, who’s excited by what we do and will inspire us in return. Your job will be to lead efficient and effective campaigns and communication for all aspects of our extensive programme, giving the ideal candidate a chance to gain experience in re-branding and growth marketing projects not normally available at this level. Audiovisual technology and social media development play a large part in the role, so know-how and experience in these areas are essential.

You will ideally have a degree or equivalent qualification in a marketing related discipline, and have excellent interpersonal and literacy skills. A high level of computer literacy, good writing skills and attention to detail are also importantfor the role.

Experience of working in the arts can be beneficial, but it’s definitely not essential. We think it’s far more important that you have experience in modern marketing methods, even if your passion for arts and culture is simply a hobby. If you can match that with being creative with digital media and have great organisational skills, then that goes a long way. You should have a sense of adventure about you and not be fazed by getting stuck into something new. You understand and thrive off the need for results and can work to tight deadlines.

Based in Bedford, but with loads of opportunities to get out and about, you’ll need to be able to work both independently as well as fitting right in with the rest of the team, with whom you will work closely.

For a job description and details of how to apply please email

Salary: £20,000 – £23,000 PA depending on experience

Closing date for applications 12.30pm April 24th

Interviews Wednesday 6th May

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