The Ropewalk seeks Marketing Intern

By janetuplin |

The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber is set to employ a Marketing Officer for the first time in its 15 year old history thanks to a grant from the Creative Employment Programme.

The £2,570 grant awarded by the Programme will part-fund  a six month long internship which will see the successful candidate market the Maltkiln Road venue using a variety of media.

“The successful candidate will be working on different assignments and projects during their time with us as well as expanding our presence on social media, looking at audience development and be a part of the planning team for events held here,” said The Ropewalk’s Managing Director Liz Bennet.

“This internship will allow the successful candidate to make contributions to our projects and at the same time allow them to develop their professional ability and business skills,” she went on.

“The Ropewalk team work very closely with a full staff team meeting every week as well as  monthly creative meetings and the intern will be at the heart of this team helping plan for all events as well as marketing,” Liz continued.

“The intern would be tasked with compiling mail outs both physical and by email and devising data collection sheets to collect visitor’s details.”

“Initially the job will entail spending time in each section of the business finding out what we do and how we currently market our services and then the intern would then move on to visiting other organisations that we have working relationships with to see what works for them allow us to look at overhauling the way we collect data and reach potential audiences.”

Liz added that last year succeeded all expectations with visitor numbers of more than 106,000 recorded at The Ropewalk, attracted to the quality exhibitions that are curated in- house and national touring shows from The Arts Council Collection as well as the high quality events held at Ropery Hall.

“We hope that with this six month internship will further increase our numbers both for new and return visitors,” Liz said.

The application is open to Job Seeker Allowance claimants only and is advertised on Universal Job Match, North Lincolnshire’s young jobseekers networks and through The Ropewalk’s website, www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

The position will is for 30 hours a week with flexible hours to cover events.

Applications opened on February 9 with a closing date of Friday, February 20.  The start date is March 1.

 

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