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Vacancy : Audience Development Manager

Skelf is an online art platform, supporting artists and writers with a programme of exhibitions in our virtual project space since 2016. We have recently been granted public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to support an expansion of our platform. Part of this money will go towards hiring an Audience Development Manager, who will be responsible for growing the project’s audience, improving engagement with the project and working with the team to develop and improve the site.

From January, Skelf will be launching a new quarterly exhibition programme, working with a different guest curator and group of artists each time. We are aiming to increase the ways in which people engage with the projects and accompanying each exhibition with a podcast and editioned invitations. The Audience Development Manager will start in early January, playing a vital role in the launch of the new programme.

The role is for four hours a week, and can be worked flexibly around other commitments. The pay is £12.50 per hour, paid every four weeks. The Audience Development Manager will be responsible for all social media content, building the mailing list, sending email newsletters, and obtaining relevant press. Evaluation meetings will take place after every quarterly project, and regular email correspondence will be required throughout. There is funding for the project for the next two years, and the ideal candidate would have ambitious ideas for the development of the project up to and beyond this point.

Essential criteria
- Successful use of social media- at least Instagram and Twitter
- Familiarity with social media programming systems (eg. Hootsuite)
- Familiarity with email newsletter systems (eg. Mailchimp)
- Knowledge of contemporary art practices, and an understanding of the audience Skelf is trying to reach
- Basic Photoshop (or equivalent) skills for use with publicity material
- Copy editing skills for writing publicity content
- Ability to reflect upon and evaluate the success of the projects, making suggestions for future improvements

Desirable criteria
- Experience with coding and web design
- Experience with podcast production and hosting

To apply, please email with a one-page cv, and an email that covers how you meet the criteria (listed above) in no more than 500 words. Deadline Thursday 13th December.