Marketing and Communications Director, SICK! Festival

Marketing and Communications Director, SICK! Festival

  • 5th February 2018
  • Type Full time
  • Paid (£30k-40k)
  • Contact Ralph Kennedy ralph@sickfestival.com

SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges that we face in our individual and collective lives. We deliver an outstanding international arts programme, weaving in perspectives from research, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of issues addressed – culminating in a high-profile, biennial international festival. Themes are explored through many art forms – dance, theatre, public installation – and through lectures and debates.

In April 2018, SICK! Festival will join the national portfolio of Arts Council England. This represents a step change for us, both in artistic ambition and organisational capacity. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Marketing and Communications Director to join as we take this step and shape and deliver a marketing and communications strategy that:

  • Builds the SICK! brand and cements our reputation as a leading cultural player regionally and nationally
  • Develops and grows our audiences, including those that are hard to engage, audiences in specific project and programme locations, and digital audiences
  • Facilitates the smooth day-to-day running of the marketing and communications function, including its budget, resources, and creative outputs

We are looking for a person with that special mix of wisdom and energy, an appetite for risk balanced with attention to detail, and the ability to think big while working in a small, tightly focused team. The post-holder will need a flexible, hands-on approach, one minute managing our website and social media, the next pitching to the senior decision makers. A minimum of five years’ experience of marketing or communications in the arts, health, voluntary or creative media sector is likely to be needed to undertake the role.

For more information and to apply please visit our website here.