Location: King's Cross, London
Salary: £40 - £45k
The Head of Press will widely communicate Art Fund’s work as the national charity for art. They will work with our hundreds of museum and gallery partners across the UK to publicise how Art Fund’s 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 Art Fund Museum of the Year, the largest museum prize in the world. They will contribute to the fundraising activities of Art Fund through supporting media relations campaigns for projects on our crowdfunding platform Art Happens 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 Art Fund’s work lobbying for positive changes to policies to better protect UK museums and their collections.
They will develop, implement and evaluate the Art Fund’s 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 Art Fund’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 our support.
They will be skilled at managing and getting the best from external PR agencies, freelancers, suppliers and partners. 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: 25th November 2019
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