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Marketing, Press & PR Officer, Alnwick Playhouse


Salary: £18,500 - £20,000  (depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time (initial one-year contract)

Alnwick Playhouse is a vibrant arts centre, theatre, film and community hub in the heart of Alnwick, Northumberland. 

Duties Include:

  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the marketing and sales activities across the Playhouse programme to meet financial and non-financial targets
  • Be the point person for marketing enquiries and requirements across the organisation, providing marketing expertise and support to all areas of the business
  • Provide regular ongoing evaluation and analysis of marketing campaigns and activities, supporting the Finance and Business Systems Manager
  • Develop and implement audience research programmes to ensure that customer feedback is incorporated into the Playhouse strategic objectives
  • Plan and implement distribution of all publicity material using both professional and non-professional  resources
  • Plan and produce Targeted E-blasts in line with marketing schedules such as the weekly ‘What’s On’ E-Newsletter ensuring up-to-date information on up coming events including ticket availability
  • Management of all social-media accounts including Facebook, Instagram and other digital activities and postal marketing campaigns
  • Original copy writing for regular press releases and advertising, ensuring a good working relationship with the local press
  • To use SPEKTRIX box office system for data analysis/promo codes and evaluation and to be customer facing at Box Office when required. 

The Ideal Candidate:


• At least two years consistent marketing experience

• Proven experience of managing the entire marketing process, from planning through to evaluation

• Extensive experience in devising, planning marketing campaigns across the whole marketing mix

• Demonstrable commercial acumen

• Experience of interpreting data to drive and inform marketing campaigns

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal – this includes delivering presentations to varying audiences clearly and effectively

• Experience of working with external agencies and suppliers

• Commitment to equality, inclusivity and diversity

• IT literate

• A keen interest in film, arts and culture


• Experience of marketing with in an arts venue

• Experience of ticketing systems in particular SPEKTRIX

Interviews proposed: Monday 2nd September 2019

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