Plymouth Art Weekender Marketing Coordinator

Contract: Freelance 

Fee: £2750 @£100 per day

Hours:  27.5 days total, (July - November 2019)

Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) CIC are seeking an independent marketing and website manager to work closely with the Weekender Team and VAP to coordinate and promote Plymouth Art Weekender (PAW) 2019, with a possibility for the successful candidate to work on PAW 2020 also.

Tasks are likely to include:

  • producing content for Social Media feeds (currently Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), scheduling posts, creating adverts and coordinating VAP activators use of social media
  • updating, editing and monitoring the PAW website
  • promoting PAW 2019 online, and listing the festival on a variety of public programmes (including the Weekender listings on the PAW Website)
  • organising banners and signage for the festival
  • coordinating and delivering press releases and the PAW 2019 press day with the rest of the PAW team
  • assisting with the design and distribution of the PAW 2019 guide. 

The successful candidate/candidates will be proactive and personable, with strong literacy and computer skills and the ability to balance an enthusiastic approach with high levels of accuracy and efficiency. 

You will need to be flexible and adaptable in terms of your approach to working, and be comfortable with lone and home working. Job sharing is a possibility. You may need to be able to attend occasional meetings in Plymouth and be available to be on site in Plymouth during festival dates. It will be possible for some meetings to be held via Skype.

Personal Specifications



Strong computer skills including experience of using Photoshop, WordPress, Googlemail (Gmail) and Google drive 

Knowledge of the visual arts sector in Plymouth and the South West

Confidence in using social media (incl facebook, twitter and instagram) as promotional tools 

Experience of writing press releases and coordinating marketing campaigns

Strong written English, including spelling and grammar

Geographical and cultural knowledge of the City of Plymouth

Photography skills 

Experience promoting publicly funded programmes or events 

An interest in contemporary visual art

Experience of working in the arts sector

Working knowledge of html and css coding 

Educated to degree level

Application Process:

To apply, please send the following to:  using the subject heading “PAW Marketing Coordinator application”

  • your full CV
  • two references
  • a covering letter of no more than one page. This should set out your experience and suitability with reference to the person specification above, and state what you hope to get out of the role.

The closing date is midnight on the 14th of July, 2019

Interviews will be held on the 17th of July 2019. If necessary these can be via Skype.

About Visual Arts Plymouth

The role will be accountable to: Visual Arts Plymouth – PAW Steering Committee

Visual Arts Plymouth CIC (VAP) is a volunteer-led community interest company and visual arts organisation that represents independent artists, communities and key art organisations in Plymouth. The group of 15 VAP activators bring a huge amount of knowledge, experience and ideas together to raise the profile and promote the diverse range of arts activity happening in Plymouth.

More information on VAP:

About the Plymouth Art Weekender

PAW 2019 is a 3 day event taking place from the 27th to 29th of September 2019 celebrating the visual arts and culture across the city, providing a free non-selective platform for artist led activity by offering marketing, advice and professional workshops.

PAW 2019 will also feature key commissions, supported by the Arts Council England.  

PAW aims to:

  • host an annual event that is a fixture in the cultural calendar of the city and enjoyed equally by residents and visitors to Plymouth 
  • increase cultural visitor numbers to Plymouth by promoting the city as a contemporary art hotspot where the visual arts are intertwined into the city and its diverse communities
  • enhance and nurture talent development for local and regional artists and creative practitioners
  • engage both cultural and non-cultural audiences through citywide visual arts and public art programming
  • strengthen relationships between cultural organisations, artists and communities across the city

More information and other opportunities: