Marketing Officer

  • Job Reference: 00007954-1
  • Date Posted: 8 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The Old Vic
  • Website: https://jobs.oldvictheatre.com/
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £29,500
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing & PR, Creative Arts
  • Job Type: Fixed Term, Full Time

Job Description

The Old Vic offers the ability to work these flexibly under the guidelines in our Hybrid Working policy. Additional hours may be necessary in order to fulfil the requirements of the post

Salary: £29,500

Benefits

  • Hybrid working for eligible teams and a company culture that promotes good work/life balance
  • Enhanced annual leave, starting at 25 days per year, increasing by one day per year up to 30 days (plus bank holidays). Opportunity to switch statutory bank holidays to mark a religious event or festival
  • Complimentary tickets for you and a guest to Old Vic preview productions
  • Discretionary invite to Press Night performances and parties
  • Free therapy from our therapy partner SelfSpace
  • Mental health support via our in house Mental Health Champions
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions with The People’s Pension
  • Festive day – one discretionary additional paid day off around the festive period for a collective pause
  • Time to volunteer – one day per year to support a charity or project of your choosing
  • Commitment to learning, education and development
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Access to interest free travel schemes including Cycle 2 work and Season Ticket loans after your probation period
  • Family friendly policies and enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental pay
  • All staff social events
  • Staff discount in Penny and The Old Vic bars as well as discounts in local bars and restaurants
  • Opportunities to get involved with staff clubs and working groups such as the Inclusion Working Group
  • Buddy schemes including New Starter and Parental buddies to support your induction and return to work after parental leave

Role Summary

The Marketing Officer will report to the Senior Marketing Manager and work closely with the Marketing & Commercial team to ensure the smooth delivery of all aspects of the team’s output.

Assisting the Deputy Head of Marketing and Senior Marketing Manager in delivering marketing and sales campaigns to maximise income, achieve targets and increase/diversify audiences. Supporting the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Marketing & Insights to effectively manage the team through providing administrative support across a variety of projects and act as the main Marketing point of contact for the Education & Community team.

Areas of responsibility

Marketing

  • To lead the delivery of marketing and sales campaigns for allocated productions (such as A Christmas Carol) and one-off or special events
  • To lead marketing campaigns and asset creation for Education & Community projects and sharings
  • To assist the Marketing & Commercial Team in implementing creative marketing campaigns for all Old Vic productions
  • To support the Marketing & Commercial Team in ensuring that opportunities for diversifying The Old Vic’s audiences are maximised
  • To assist the Deputy Head of Marketing and Senior Marketing Manager in the production of Old Vic production programmes e.g. sourcing and editing cast and creative team biographies
  • To lead on reciprocal relationships with other venues
  • To organise events in relation to campaigns such as ticket agent nights
  • Update listings (e.g SOLT access listings)
  • To assist the Marketing & Commercial team with general administration which includes but is not limited to setting up ticket offers, managing diaries, booking couriers for distribution, arranging and minuting meetings and managing agreed actions.

Digital

  • To support the Head of Marketing in updating and maintaining the content on The Old Vic website including writing and editing copy and sourcing images.

General Duties

  • To be the first point of contact within the organisation for general marketing queries and to field these to the appropriate person within the team
  • To work with Design team on front of house vinyls, season posters and FOH screens
  • To raise purchase orders, administer and file invoices and manage the credit card statement for the Marketing & Commercial team
  • To proofread print and online material as required
  • To monitor and, when appropriate, respond to the marketing email inbox
  • To keep up to date with all relevant training for Tessitura.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the Theatre's management may, at any time, allocate other tasks which are of a similar nature or level.

Person Specification

The post holder must be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential

  • Proven experience at a junior level in a marketing team
  • Good attention to detail and ability to proofread.
  • Able to proactively manage concurrent projects to tight deadlines in an environment with competing demands
  • Knowledge of box office and ticketing systems
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively.

How to Apply

We understand that everyone is different and we want you to apply in whichever way you feel best shows your skills and experience. There are a range of ways that you can apply with us:

  • 1. Sending a short video file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you (have a look at the person specification in the job description).
  • 2. Sending a short audio file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you.
  • 3. Completing our application form.
  • 4. Uploading your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in the role and working at the Old Vic.

As a Disability Confident employer, The Old Vic has made a commitment that all applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for this job will be invited to interview. However in the event that we have a high volume of applications all of whom meet the criteria and identify as disabled, meaning it is not practicable to interview everyone, we may apply a weighting to the shortlisting criteria, or add an additional shortlisting stage before any interviews take place. In all cases we will take care to ensure that any criteria or weightings do not disadvantage disabled applicants.

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

The Process

The recruitment process for this role will be two stages:

  • 1st stage virtual conversation
  • 2nd stage in person conversation
  • You may be asked to complete a work based skills assessment or challenge.

The closing date for this role is 21 May 2024. First Conversations are likely to take place w/c 27 May 2024.

Equal Opportunities

We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of the global majority, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and disabled candidates.

We may take positive action, in cases where candidates are equally qualified, to increase the employment of under-represented groups at The Old Vic.

In the event that we ask you to attend the theatre for a conversation and you are struggling financially, we may be able to reimburse you for any reasonable travel costs.