Head of Communications for Our Place in Space (Festival UK* 2022) – closing 26 July

Nerve Centre is seeking a Head of Communications to join the team for the Our Place in Space (Festival UK* 2022) project.

Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre. We are leading the delivery of Our Place in Space, the Northern Ireland commission as part of Festival UK* 2022, in partnership with artists Oliver Jeffers and Die Hexen, National Museums NI, Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, Big Motive, Microsoft, Taunt and the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Our Place in Space is a unique experiment in astrophysics, augmented reality, landscape, visual art and play, asking what happens to your perspective on everything when you look back at earth from space.

We are seeking a Head of Communications to join the project team. This is an exciting role for a creative, forward-thinking communicator and an opportunity to deliver a mass participation project of scale.

  • Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 10am Monday 26 July 2021. 
  • Office Location: Nerve Centre staff are currently working remotely in line with government advice. The role will be required to work from the Nerve Centre office in Derry-Londonderry, or Nerve Belfast in Belfast.

Head of Communications – Our Place in Space (Festival UK* 2022)

The Head of Communications will be an experienced marketer and communications strategist, with a strong track record delivering marcomms for large-scale programmes.

You will manage and coordinate all communications and marketing activity, developing and maintaining public interest in this project over a sustained period and across multiple locations. You will also drive recruitment of participants for the project’s engagement, education and events programmes. You will be assisted by a small team including a Communications Officer and external agency support.

The successful candidate will have at least five years’ experience working in cultural marketing at a managerial/strategic level. They will have a proven track record of growing audiences in a cultural/visitor attraction context, a proven track record of attracting diverse audiences to cultural events, demonstrable experience of managing communications during live events and crisis communications management, and experience responding to a wide range of partners and stakeholders. Experience in content creation, including filming and editing, is also desirable.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post until December 2022. Salary: £32,000–£38,000.

To apply

Go below to the Nerve Centre website for detailed background information and how to apply.

Head of Communications

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 10am, Monday 26 July 2021.

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