Head of Marketing
Fixed Term Contract Maternity Cover
Birmingham Hippodrome B5 4TB
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Presenting the best in musical theatre, ballet and opera, dance, drama, comedy and pantomime, we work successfully with some of the world’s biggest international producers. With our resident partners Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange; with collaborators such as Welsh National Opera and Sadler’s Wells; and with names like Cameron Mackintosh, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Qdos Pantomimes, and the National Theatre dull moments don’t get a look in.
Average annual paid attendance of over half a million theatre-goers underlines our claim to be the UK’s busiest and most popular single theatre. We are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity with no revenue subsidy from the public purse. In our main auditorium or Patrick Studio, in our conference spaces or restaurant, and in schools and communities, we make sure that everyone is welcome, we settle for nothing but the best and we bring flair to everything we do.
About The Role
This maternity cover role is a rare opportunity to enhance your CV by leading and overseeing the marketing team in the delivery and evaluation of successful marketing strategies for one of the UK’s premier venues.
As the Head of Marketing you will enjoy the prospect of developing your skills by marketing performances and events of any scale in any space, as well as our catering, hospitality and event hire functions. You will also be called upon to promote community and learning projects, our membership schemes and fundraising campaigns.
Leading a highly motivated team you will devise, execute and monitor marketing strategies to achieve clear financial and audience targets. You will channel your talents ensuring we have a strong digital presence, work remains on budget, activities are compliant with evolving legislation and performance is measured to improve effectiveness. It’s a big ask but we are offering a unique chance to shape the success of an incredible theatre.
A graduate, ideally with formal arts marketing training, you will have experience of marketing at a senior level in the arts, entertainments or attractions arena as well as achieving ambitious financial targets. Able to translate strategy into plans and targets, you will have excellent marketing skills across design and print, advertising and sales promotion, direct marketing as well as digital.
Effective at motiving and building high performing teams you will be familiar with managing creative projects including overseeing supplier partner relationships. Good at controlling budgets, you excel at reporting and analysis and are strong in negotiations too. You will also be good at building relationships and balancing artistic and commercial imperatives, in a fast moving, creative environment.
To enjoy a new stage for your skills please visit our website via the link and apply online.
At Birmingham Hippodrome we are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone.