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NEW: PUBLIC RELATIONS & CAMPAIGNS MANAGER ROLE

We’re looking to appoint an experienced PR professional to be the Public Relations and Campaigns Manager at Czech Centre London.

To apply, please read the job description and email us your full CV including three referees, and a portfolio of the five PR campaigns you have worked on. 

Send to production@czechcentre.org.uk  with the subject line: PUBLIC RELATIONS & CAMPAIGNS MANAGER ROLE

Application deadline: 19 February 2018, 10am

Provisional first interviews: Monday 26 February – Wednesday 28 February

Location: Czech Centre / Czech Embassy

Central London (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:  £19 000 per annum + employee benefits (state pension, childcare voucher scheme, option to join yoga classes, free entry to CC and Czech Embassy events)

Contract: One year with possibility to extend 

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


PUBLIC RELATIONS & CAMPAIGNS MANAGER:  JOB DESCRIPTION

The Czech Centre is located in 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 successful applicant will:

  • gain unique access to London´s arts and cultural diplomacy scene
  • have a rare opportunity to learn about contemporary Czech art, culture and science
  • 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


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE:

  • University degree in relevant field
  • Minimum three years’ experience in journalism, PR or related areas
  • Proven experience of dealing with the media and delivering successful PR campaigns in the UK
  • Excellent 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
  • Czech language and knowledge of Czech culture is not obligatory


ABOUT THE CZECH CENTRE:

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 artsfilm, 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.

Contact: production@czechcentre.org.uk, Tel: 020 7836 3669