Marketing Internship - Lincoln Drill Hall (6 months)

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Marketing Internship - Lincoln Drill Hall (6 months)

*This opportunity is now closed*

Lincoln Drill Hall are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual, committed to developing their skills in the area of marketing and communications. Experience of writing and using social media would be very useful and it’s essential that you are organised and willing to learn.

You will work in all aspects of marketing and communications, providing administrative and organisational support for our Sales and Communications Manager with a focus on:

• the development of Lincoln Drill Hall’s social media presence
• the promotion of the venue’s café bar and related activities
• building awareness and participation in the Drill Hall’s ‘Butterfly Club’ programme for adults with learning disabilities.

Working in a small team and busy office, you must be a team player. They are also looking for someone who is proactive, driven and able to work on their own initiative.

Their aim is to provide a step up into the industry for aspiring arts practitioners, with real responsibilities and hands-on experience. Their internships are about gaining practical skills and on-the-job knowledge to help develop your career, not about making coffee (although the odd cup is always welcome). It’s important to stress though that the role will involve basic tasks, such as envelope stuffing, overprinting of promotional posters and flyers and maintaining displays, helping visitors to complete questionnaires etc.

Ideally you will have an interest either in theatre or in the wider arts and cultural world and you must be aged 18 – 24 yrs old, and registered as unemployed on the day of applying.

This internship will last for six months from Wednesday 30th March and you will work 30 hours per week. Salary will be paid at the new national living wage of £7.20 per hour.

Apply by sending a CV and Covering letter to chris@lincolndrillhall.com or to Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY.

The post is part funded through the Creative Employment Programme and candidates must be registered with their local Job Centre Plus.

Closing date for applications is Friday 11 March 2016 at 12noon.

Job Description

The Marketing & Communications Assistant is responsible for assisting the Sales & Communications Manager with all areas of print, on-line and other publicity relating to the Lincoln Drill Hall programme of activities and the venue itself. This internship will focus on:

• the promotion of the venue’s café bar and related activities
• building awareness and participation in the Drill Hall’s ‘Butterfly Club’ programme for adults with learning disabilities.
• the creation, maintenance and development of our on-line marketing resources, with an emphasis on social media activity.
• assisting with writing and distributing weekly press release and other releases as required
• Compiling theatre listings for media.
• Assisting with preparing e-newsletters, flyers and direct mail
• ensuring that venue in house and exterior promotional displays are managed and updated regularly
• assisting with the preparation and distribution of press and publicity communications
• assisting in the preparation and distribution of targeted promotional mailings
• liaising with visiting companies/artists/agents to secure online and printed publicity material
• assisting in the coordination of the distribution of promotional materials across the established city and county networks.
• management of the exit flyering programme
• Proofing show copy, brochure entries and other promotional literature.

There will be the opportunity to potentially work on some bespoke projects alongside other members of staff as and when these arise.

Person Specification

A Passion for the arts
An eye for detail
Proactive with great initiative
Able to manage a varied workload, work to tight deadlines and under own initiative
Computer literate, with the ability to learn new systems if required
Enthusiastic, and willing to learn
Proven communication skills
An understanding of arts audiences
An understanding of Social Media platforms