- Help develop a Museum!
- Part–time role one year with extension possible
- for a museum / arts marketing professional
- An exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with audience development skills
Do you spot opportunities and make connections?
Are you a doer?
Make a big difference to a small organisation
Join us in this exciting phase of growth of an independent museum of social history in central London between St Pancras, King’s Cross and Euston.
This opportunity offers huge scope to make a real impact.
The People’s Museum, Somers Town tells the stories of radical thinkers, social reformers, social housing and working-class spirit.
It’s a chance to make a real difference to this deprived area.
We are not a typical museum!
We founded the People’s Museum, Somers Town because the area is at risk in the midst of huge change, it needs a ‘space’ and a sense of place.
We set up this museum as a community hub: to maintain and preserve that sense of place and to include the local community – so local people do not ‘feel pushed out’.
That’s why we – a local resident group passionate about this area – have co-created this museum grounds-up over 6 years from a basis in activism; festivals; arts/engagement, HLF funded film and four publications – we’ve now opened a museum.
The museum has at its heart the aim of benefiting the local community and the area.
We’re also highly experienced in our respective fields of academia, art, publishing, and digital learning experience design.
We feature in June’s London Festival of Architecture with an exciting programme of events: we need you to raise our profile to the next level.
Build our profile
We are fiercely proud about being a local community museum, and now are ready to raise our profile across London and beyond.
Our aim is to build a reputation and audience as an independent museum worth visiting on the ‘Museum Mile’.
And that’s where you come in!
Collaborate with us to raise our profile and increase our audiences
- Run promotion for our programmes
- Deliver marketing and PR to build new audiences
- Design and implement an audience development campaign to engage with our communities, partners and stakeholders
- Spot opportunities for raising our profile and campaigns
- Work with our Coordinator to generate compelling content on comms to engage a wide audience through telling the story of our work, what we do via our print and social media
- Make best use of channels including (Twitter, / Instagram, Facebook, Mail-chimp and Eventbrite and print)
You will work closely with a small team: report to Director Diana Foster, and a part-time Co-ordinator Mercedez Mendy and the input of Professor Esther Leslie.
Skills and Experience
We are looking for:
- a museum/arts professional – 4 years + experience of working in an arts/heritage organisation
- experience of developing a small start up / promoting cultural programmes
- great at promoting who can “big us up”
- Communicator – articulate with excellent people skills
- organised – good project management skills
Because we are small, and highly collaborative, you can expect to be hands on, and not simply advise.
- are happy to work independently, highly collaboratively without a defined structure
- Have excellent social media skills
- have run successful campaigns
- Have marketing qualifications or experience
- Are a finisher and a ‘doer’ – not afraid mucking in at all levels
- can flex to a small museum/heritage / community arts
- Are sympathetic to the aims of this small organisation to promote heritage and community benefit in a working-class area
We want an ongoing relationship with the right person to help us long term with developing our audiences, raising profile and community engagement.
Initial contract: 4 – 6 days a month over 1 year from June 2022
Some flexible work but due to the role, we will expect a local presence in the museum.
26 June 2022
Interviews 27-30th June
As soon as possible
Send your CV with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 with reference to examples from your experience of how you successfully raising profile / developed audiences for a small museum/ / arts organisation/ start up (the local community vs an outside audience).
Email Diana Foster, director firstname.lastname@example.org