Marketing & Communications Manager
Forma Arts is one of Europe’s leading visual arts commissioning agencies and creative producers, working with British and international artists to develop and deliver new productions and exhibitions in the UK and across the world. Characterised by excellence in concept and context, production values and the audience experience, we exist to imagine, enable and deliver celebrated art projects by exceptional artists.
Artists we have worked with in the past include Cerith Wyn Evans, Bill Morrison and Jóhann Jóhannsson, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Lynette Wallworth and Laurie Anderson. In 2019/20 we are working with artists on a wide range of activities, from R&D to large scale productions. They include Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Benedict Drew, Sophie Hoyle, Beth Kettel, Amartey Golding and Himali Singh Soin amongst others.
We are moving into an exciting new phase and have recently appointed a new Artistic Director and Deputy Director who are taking our 15-year legacy into the future. The new Marketing and Communications Manager will be a key team member, working closely with Forma’s management and Producer to ensure Forma’s work is visible to audiences and stakeholders across the UK and rest of world.
The Marketing and Communications Manager leads on Forma’s marketing and communication strategies. It is a role fundamental to the development of Forma’s brand, reach and profile. Developing marketing strategies and campaigns for Forma projects and the organisation as a whole, the post is responsible for managing press and partnership relationships in the support of audience and distribution goals, ensuring the organisation’s online communications and all published material are of a high quality.
The new Marketing and Communications Manager will be expected to manage Forma’s public events. In addition, they will be responsible for hospitality events such as receptions and private views and be an enthusiastic public advocate for Forma’s work. Lastly, they will work closely with the Artistic Director and Producer to plan, produce and deliver publishing activities, including artist editions, online content and publications.
Deadline: Sunday 1 September 2019
The Assistant Curator will join at a crucial time, working closely with the Artistic Director and Producer to ensure that Forma can explore new avenues and be ever more ambitious with its touring programme. You will be responsible for supporting the planning and coordination of new multi-disciplinary productions, exhibitions, community events as well as liaising with partners, art institutions, artists, festivals and others as required. The role will initially focus on developing touring opportunities for Forma’s productions including installations, performance and moving image works.
You will have significant experience of working in the visual arts sector, with a strong knowledge of the national visual arts landscape, from institutions and galleries to film festivals and live events.
The ideal candidate will have good writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally at all levels. The ability to work to tight deadlines and maintain a calm, ordered approach, with excellent attention to detail is essential.
Deadline: Sunday 29 September 2019