General Vacancies

General Job Vacancies

Details of job opportunities at The Courtyard, whether general job vacancies or volunteer work will be posted here.

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MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Job Reference: CY05/039
Hours: full time, 40 hours per week
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Salary: £20,000 – £22,000
Closing Date: 12 noon on Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Interviews: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join the busy Marketing & Sales team at The Courtyard.

We are looking for someone with marketing or audience development experience to lead on, develop and implement strategic Audience Development plans to grow our artistic and community work, in order to increase attendance and develop new diverse audiences.

The Audience Development strategy will include research and analysis of current visitor data and consultation with existing and potential visitors to provide the organisation with clear, achievable targets for engaging, developing and evaluating ongoing relationships with specified audiences.

The post will also be responsible for developing marketing campaigns for incoming shows and to fulfil the needs of the audience development strategy.

This post calls for someone with a passion for the arts, but also a strong analytical mind.  Experience in marketing or research is essential and a background in the arts industry preferable.

 If you are interested in finding out more, please download an application pack from the right of this page.  If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form by the closing date.


COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Job Reference: CY15/017
Hours: full time, 40 hours per week
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Salary: £32,500 + Performance-Related Bonus
Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday, 29 June 2018
Interviews: w/c 9 July (likely to be 9 or 12 July)

The newly-created role of Commercial Manager at The Courtyard is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional person with commercial skills and an interest in the arts to develop current and new income generating opportunities.

The Commercial Manager will lead The Courtyard’s Operations team (including Front of House), and will have overall responsibility for the trading arm, which includes the highly-successful café bar. The post holder will work with other departments to achieve income generation targets to make a difference to the financial future of the organisation.

This Leadership Team role would suit an entrepreneurial and strong manager looking to further develop their commercial skills – someone with a proven track record of success in significantly improving commercial income generation in the hospitality and/or arts sectors.

If you are interested in finding out more, please download the application pack from this page. If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form by the closing date.


FAMILY FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER

Do you love the arts? Would you like to take part in the organisation and the running of a Family Arts Festival? An exciting opportunity has arisen to assist with the co-ordination of our 5th Family Festival. The Festival will take place throughout the Autumn half-term (29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018) and will be centred at The Courtyard, as well as around the county on other days of the week.

The Courtyard is offering a six-month voluntary opportunity (up to 16 hours/2 days a week) to work with the Community Relationships Manager.  You will assist with planning, and running of the Family Festival. This will include arranging workshops and practitioners for each day, working closely with the Marketing team to provide information as they design all marketing materials and helping to ensure the smooth running of the festival.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone whose career aspirations lie in arts marketing, event management or festival planning.

Basic travel expenses will be paid and lunch will be provided in The Courtyard’s Café Bar.  There will also be opportunities to see shows and films.

If you are interested, please email a full CV and covering letter to: mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk with ‘Family Festival Volunteer’ in the subject line.  The covering letter should state how much time you can commit to this role.


FUNDRAISING VOLUNTARY OPPORTUNITY

Do you love the arts and would you benefit from hands-on fundraising experience across both individual giving and corporate sectors in a busy community arts organisation in the centre of Hereford?  This is an exciting time to come on board as we’re planning a range of exciting events and activities including a glitzy Gala Dinner to celebrate 20 years of The Courtyard this autumn!

The Courtyard is offering a six-month voluntary opportunity (up to 16 hours/2 days a week) to work with the fundraising team.  You will assist with planning, marketing and running fundraising events and activities, as well as administration connected to Business Club, sponsorship and advertising.  This could include chasing ad copy, getting raffle prizes or organising a book fair.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone whose career aspirations lie in arts administration as it covers many areas eg fundraising, communications/marketing, events management and corporate partnerships.

Basic travel expenses will be paid and lunch will be provided in The Courtyard’s Café Bar.  Working in a busy regional arts centre means there will opportunities to see shows as well.

If you are interested in finding out more, please download the pack from the right of this page.