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Creative Director

Creative Director

Salary: up to £62,000

Key aims
We are seeking a Creative Director who will be responsible for ensuring that the Crafts Council delivers new, exciting and relevant programmes of activity.
You will oversee the work of the following teams:

  • Exhibitions and Collections: delivering a programme of national touring exhibitions and management of our national loan Collection.
  • Learning and Talent Development: implementing formal learning and participation programmes for children and young people; and our well-regarded professional development activities for makers
  • Research and Policy: producing and disseminating high quality research on craft and advocacy to government and policy makers
  • Innovation: promoting the value of craft to other sectors from the creative industries to science and technology through events and collaborative project

This role has great scope for a creative professional with excellent skills and expertise in collaboration, project management and team leadership.

As a member of the senior management team you will work with fellow Directors in delivering cross cutting initiatives as well as oversight of the organisation as a whole. You will be joining an organisation with an important heritage of leadership and cutting-edge work and a passionate and committed staff and Trustees. .

Main objectives 

• Work closely with Senior Management Team colleagues in the development and implementation of the Crafts Council’s business plan
• Oversee the programme teams’ delivery of evidence-based, challenging and highquality initiatives that raise the profile of craft, meet the needs of the sector; and reach a diversity of audiences
• Represent the Crafts Council and the sector, as an advocate for craft, growing our network of stakeholders and partners

How to Apply

Job Description

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter to  as one document to v_rice@craftscouncil.org.uk by Thursday 25 October. 

Collect Fair Coordinator

Contract: freelance 85 days

Duration: 5 November 2018 – approx. 8 March 2019 (dependant on days worked)

Fee: £80 per day

Outline

The Collect Co-ordinator will play a key role in supporting the Collect team on the delivery of all elements of the event.  This will include administration, logistical support and on-site event management. Collect is the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design. Its 15th edition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea from 28 February to 3 March 2019.

 

Key tasks

Pre- fair administration

Exact duties TBC but supporting the Collect Project Officer and Collect core team in all general administrative duties associated with the delivery of the fair including

  • Coordinating meetings with both the Collect team and other CC team members
  • Taking minutes and circulating to attendees, tracking action points
  • To manage the VIP invite list and assist with the processing of invitations
  • Supporting on invitation mail outs and internal distribution  
  • Coordinating Mail Chimp emails to exhibitors and key contact list
  • Updating salesforce database with exhibitor comms info
  • Filing and server management for fair documentation
  • Researching and sourcing items for the event where required
  • Managing the Collect inbox and responding to general enquiries were possible
  • Responding to exhibitor emails and queries
  • Audience research
  • Tickets administration and response to ticket enquiries

On site during the event:

  • Guest list management for private events
  • Manage the front desk at the fair, answering queries from both exhibitors and visitors to the fair
  • Manage the distribution of the VIP bags and the catalogues during the event
  • Support volunteer management with the Collect Coordinator
  • Support the Collect core team during the fair build-up and breakdown periods

Post-fair:

  • Collate exhibitor surveys and record responses
  • Ensure all documents and assets are filed correctly on the server
  • Ensure all Collect equipment is packed and labelled correctly and stored in the correct place
  • Coordinate exhibitor thank you letters
  • Ensure print archive is complete
  • Consolidate VIP attendance records

How to Apply

Job Description

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter to as one document to collect@craftscouncil.org.uk by 9am Monday 22 Oct.  

Creative Programmes Co-ordinator

Creative Programmes Co-ordinator

Salary: £21,000 - 22,000

Key aims
The post provides varied administrative, database and wider high level support to three related areas of the Crafts Council’s Creative Programmes team, to ensure the work is delivered efficiently and cost effectively. The post primarily provides assistance to two full-time and one part-time managers – the Creative Director, Head of Research & Policy and Innovation Programme Manager.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support and co-ordination to three managers across creative direction, research & policy, and innovation.
  • Assist in the preparation of Creative Programmes briefings, events planning, contracting, management and delivery.
  • Reproduce presentation materials and other corporate communications, policy notes and positioning papers for external audiences in the corporate style.
  • Undertake research and prepare briefing notes on policy, research and innovation issues in response to priorities.
  • Act as administrator of the teams’ budgets, ensuring programme spend is accurately recorded and tracked and expenses accurately reconciled.
  • Act as a point of contact for programme contractors and partners, deal with public and other enquiries and produce draft replies to correspondence in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Research and input database records as required in a timely and accurate manner and manage regular reporting.
  • Support the Director, Head and Manager with diary planning and management, including arranging internal and external meetings, preparing and disseminating agendas and papers, organising refreshments and travel bookings as required.
  • Carry out general administrative work including record keeping, expenditure logging, mail merging, filing, and archiving.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the Crafts Council to ensure a coherent and effective approach to fundraising, policy and research.

How to Apply

Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please submit your CV and Supporting Statement as one document to hr@craftscouncil.org.uk by 26 October 2018. Candidates will need to eb available for interview on 6th or 14th November 2018.

Development Officer

Islington, London

Full time

Salary: c£27,000

Job Outline

As the only Officer level role, you will play a key role within our Development team of three fundraising Managers (encompassing corporate, major donor, trust and statutory funding), helping us to significantly grow our levels of support by identifying potential donors and funders and overseeing the management of these supporters through a clearly defined journey.

The post holder will support the team to provide an excellent donor experience for our supporters which include large grant making trusts, high profile individuals and major luxury brands, ensuring we recognise support appropriately and create the plans needed for each donor to create long term, strategic relationships.

This role is a critical support role to allow colleagues across the team to focus on building new external relationships.

How to Apply

Job Description

To be considered for the role please submit a copy of your CV along with a Supporting Statement explaining what attracts you to work at the Crafts Council and provide evidence of how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job.

Send your application to hr@craftscouncil.org.uk by 19th October 2018. Successful Applicants will need to be available for interview on 29th or 30th October 2018.

Social Media Officer

Islington, London

Salary: £25,000 - 28,000

Key aims
To grow the number and range of audiences engaged with the Crafts Council through social media.

Key responsibilities

  • As part of our wider content strategy, develop and implement a social media strategy for the Crafts Council.
  • Manage and grow all social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Create and manage social campaigns to engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the success of the Crafts Council’s commercial and fundraising activities through targeted social media
  • Plan and deliver optimised content across multiple social media channels, creating and managing a social media content calendar.
  • Conduct social listening, provide audience insights to help refine strategy and manage and respond to our social media communities.
  • Keep abreast of social media trends, including new platforms and changes to existing ones.
  • Monitor and report on performance using social reporting tools and Google Analytics, and then apply learning to future campaigns
  • Generate actionable insights from social media activities to inform communications strategy development.
  • Support and encourage other stakeholders to grow their confidence in using social media.
  • Undertake any other duty, which may reasonably be allocated by senior staff
  • Key attributes
  • An in depth knowledge and understanding of a range of social media channels including their different features, functionality and audiences.
  • Up to date knowledge of the latest trends and developments in social media content delivery
  • Good editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience of using content creation and editing software, such as iMovie and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign,
  • Good knowledge and understanding of SEO, analytics, paid search and paid social
  • Proficient to a reasonable level in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent organisational and workload management skills, with ability to work under own initiative to manage deadlines

How to Apply

Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please submit your CV and Supporting Statement as one document to hr@craftscouncil.org.uk by 10 October 2018.

Interviews will take place on 17 October 2018.

Marketing Officer

Islington, London

Salary: £25,000 - 28,000

Key aims

To support the delivery of the marketing plan in order to increase the audiences for the Crafts Council activities and increase our commercial and fundraised income.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with colleagues in the communications team to ensure marketing plans across print, website, email and social media are developed and delivered on time and within budget, to increase engagement and reach across all audiences and channels.
  • Support the development of content production with colleagues to achieve marketing aims
  • To support our Audience Development plan, ensure that audience data is regularly collected in line with new GDPR legislation, and lead on Audience Agency reporting.
  • Grow new leads and create a sustainable sales funnel to support achieving our annual commercial sales targets, including for our annual fair Collect: our paid-for workshops for makers, subscriptions to Crafts magazine and to our maker directory.
  • Support the development of a new brand and subsequent roll-out, ensuring colleagues and external partners have a good knowledge of brand guidelines, and acting as brand guardian.
  • Liaise with designers and other creative agencies on production of high-quality print and digital marketing collateral.
  • To develop relationships with external partners, including other creative organisations, local development agencies and local community group and businesses.
  • Ensure all marketing is accessible and works towards the Crafts Council aim of promoting diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunities.
  • Support the head of Communications in managing the budget
  • Represent the Crafts Council within professional networks and build relationships with marketing colleagues in other cultural organisations and across the creative industries.
  • Undertake any other duty, which may reasonably be allocated by senior staff

How to Apply

Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please submit your CV and Supporting statement as one document to hr@craftscouncil.org.uk by 9 October 2018.

Interviews will take place on 16 October 2018.

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