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We’re looking to appoint a PR professional with keen interest in arts to become the Public Relations and Campaigns Manager at Czech Centre London.


To apply, please read the job description and email us your full CV including references. Samples of portfolios of past campaign work are welcome. 
Send to production@czechcentre.org.uk  with the subject line: PUBLIC RELATIONS & CAMPAIGNS MANAGER ROLE






Application deadline: 16th March  2018, 5pm
Provisional first interviews:  week commencing 26th March 2018

Location:  Czech Centre / Czech Embassy
Central London (South Kensington), closest tube Notting Hill Gate

Industry: Cultural events, arts, film, visual arts, performance art, cultural diplomacy, cultural policy

Job level: Management

Hours of Work: Part-time (24 hours a week)
10am to 6pm (open to discussion, flexible hours and occasional home office possible)
Expectation that some evening and weekend work will be required to attend events as the business requires.

Salary:  £31,5k per annum (pro rata)
+ employee benefits (state pension, childcare voucher scheme, option to join yoga classes, free entry to a range of diplomatic and cultural events)

Contract: One year with possibility to extend 

Responsibilities:  PR, Communications, Digital Marketing, Media, Campaigns, Press Conferences, Social Media

NB:  Czech language and professional knowledge of Czech culture is not obligatory.


The successful applicant will:

Engage with artists, curators, and other creative professionals in various fields
Develop PR campaigns for selected projects (Made in Prague Festival, Design Week, Czech Showcase @ Fringe, etc.)
Be responsible for increasing the visibility of the organisation itself
Devise new strategies to promote the institution vis a vis general public and also professional partners
Oversee day to day business of social media and other forms of on-line presence.
Work closely with the Czech Centre Director  on a PR campaign promoting projects related to Czech Republic 100 (centennial anniversary taking place in 2018)
Help to promote the new Czech Centre Gallery and its programme
Gain unique access to London´s arts and cultural diplomacy scene
Have a rare opportunity to learn about contemporary Czech art, culture and science


University degree in relevant field
Minimum of two years’ experience in journalism, PR or related areas
Proven experience of dealing with the media and delivering successful PR campaigns in the UK
Good general overview of the London cultural scene - especially in the fields of film, visual arts, performing arts and creative industries - is essential
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
Excellent oral, writing and communication skills
Knowledge of setting up and managing social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
Resourceful attitude in demanding situations
Adaptable and imaginative approach to work
The ability to efficiently manage a varied workload
Creative, independent and original approach to PR and ability to follow through
Inventive and organised whilst able to multi-task across various PR and events activities
Good communicator across all levels and  able to converse concisely and confidently with a range of stakeholders
Ability to work within budgetary constraints to ensure that services provided are within agreed financial limits
Knowledge of Photoshop and In-design or similar programmes is an advantage


The Czech Centre is located in South Kensington within the striking brutalist building of the Czech Embassy. It has a small dedicated staff of five people and three interns. We are a flexible and inclusive employer encouraging our staff to grow and seek new challenges.  We are very committed to our mission and seek exciting, creative, and innovative ways to represent Czech culture in the UK and work across cultural diplomacy and the arts.

The Czech Centre is a cultural institute whose role is to promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture in the UK. The Czech Centre London opened in 1993. It is part of a worldwide network of 22 Czech Centres operating in 19 countries and on three continents.  It is funded by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Czech Centre organises around a hundred events a year. It initiates, curates and organises its own large scale projects, while also working with a number of prestigious cultural institutions all over the UK. Its programme covers visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion. As well as hosting its own events, the Czech Centre offers support for other groups organising Czech related initiatives in the UK. The organisation has stood behind several award-winning projects including six Showcases of Czech Performing Arts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) which have generated tens of thousands of viewers and 4 Herald Angel Awards, 2 Total Theatre Awards and 5 Total Theatre Awards nominations for the Czech shows. The Czech Centre co-curated and organised several successful projects presenting Czech design and fashion, including the Last Fata Morgana exhibition which received the Best Country Presentation Award at the International Fashion Showcase in 2016. The Czech Centre is very active in supporting emerging Czech visual artists (e.g. Nightshift, a Czech-UK interdisciplinary art project supported by Czech Centre won the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in the Czech Republic), and has a strong record of showcasing the best of Czech cinema through its annual Made in Prague festival.

The centre also seeks to further enhance cultural relationships between the UK and the Czech Republic through curatorial visits, media tours and artistic residencies. In addition to its cultural work, the Czech Centre runs certified Czech language courses and exams.  In November 2017, the Czech Centre opened its own gallery Vitrinka showcasing emerging international artists and designers.

The Czech Centre is an active member of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), which it chaired for two years and through which it developed large scale international projects such as European Literature Night or The Games Europe Plays.

More info: www.czechcentre.org.uk
: E: production@czechcentre.org.uk, T: 020 7836 3669