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Download a large print application pack here. To discuss applying in a format that suits you best, please email [email protected]

Could you be Blast Theory’s new Communications Manager?

Blast Theory is an artist group internationally renowned for making interactive art. We work across performance, installation, apps, games and film. We’re seeking a full-time Communications Manager to join our friendly team in Portslade, Brighton.

About the role

As Communications Manager you’ll be responsible for all aspects of our communications, audience engagement and audience development. With support from the Business Director and Director, your immediate focus will be on creating a realistic delivery plan for our new strategy to build Blast Theory’s brand and reach new audiences. We’ve also set aside a marketing budget for you to allocate accordingly. And we’re totally up for experimenting: trying new things, analysing the results, and changing our approach if needed.

Working in a small team means you’ll have a broad range of responsibilities. We’ll work with you to prioritise the activity listed in the job description. Our talented and nurturing team is here to support you, and we’ll take into account your talents, interests and personal development objectives to shape the role and help you succeed.

We take an ‘always be learning’ approach to everything we do and will help you build your skills in areas you’re less confident in. So even if you don’t ‘tick all the boxes’, please apply.

This a full-time, permanent post with a salary of £28,000-£30,000 per annum.

Why work with Blast Theory?

  • International reputation with four BAFTA nominations and many awards including the prestigious Nam June Paik Arts Center Prize
  • Close-knit, supportive team of nine – we all have lunch together between 1pm and 2pm, every day, regardless of how busy we are
  • Beautiful, spacious studios in a converted Victorian icehouse with a terrace overlooking Shoreham harbour, secure bike storage and shower
  • International travel opportunities
  • Generous annual leave allowance (20 days’ basic + bank holidays + up to 8 additional days off over Christmas + additional days for long service)
  • £200 towards a new bike
  • Personal development budget of £300 per year
  • Distinctive sabbatical policy
  • Engaged and talented Board of Trustees including two communications experts to support you

About you

You might be a freelance comms professional looking for more stability. You might have a keen interest in the arts, currently working in the commercial or charity sector and looking for a new challenge. Or you might be coming from an entirely different direction where you can demonstrate your skills in communicating and building a following.

Diversity & Inclusion

We have an ongoing, active commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and encourage applications from people of colour, people with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities and neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia) and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in particular, as these groups remain underrepresented in our sector.

While we recognise that there may be some restrictions that apply to specific disabilities, we’ll try our best to make reasonable adaptations to accommodate your needs. If you have access needs, please email [email protected] with details so we can:

  • Support you to make an application in a format that suits you (video, audio or phone)
  • Make reasonable adjustments if we invite you to interview.

How to apply

You can download an application pack with full details of the role and what we’re looking for here.

Please send us:

  • A cover letter (no more than two sides of A4).
  • Your CV (no more than two sides of A4).
  • A completed Reference & Disclosure form
  • A completed equal opportunities monitoring form. Please note this form is completely anonymous and will not be read with your application.

Please upload these documents and complete the relevant forms via SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CommsManagerapplication.

Key dates

  • Application deadline: 2 June 2021, midday (strict deadline)
  • Interviews: 9/10 June 2021
  • Start date: ASAP after appointment
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