MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

Freelance / Starting 1 day a week / Cloud-based working, 

The Maverick Academy is part of the award winning, not-for-profit charity the Maverick Theatre Company. Launched in 1994 on a council estate in Birmingham, Maverick is dedicated to increasing access to the arts - particularly theatre. The company has disrupted many theatrical conventions and in October 2020 launched the world’s first Diploma in Creative Producing - offering MA level tuition in an accessible, part time, 16 week course. For more information on the course, please see www.TheatreProducerTraining.com 

Thanks to a donation from a supporter, Maverick now seeks to engage a freelance practitioner to undertake Marketing, Communications and Social media and to raise awareness of the programmes across the UK and internationally; to build connections with wider networks, and, especially, to focus on those who may not feel included in pathways to producing theatre, events and a creative business.

We seek a self-motivated individual who, on their own initiative, will initiate and find new unexpected routes. This could be ideal for a return-to-worker or someone unexpectedly available because of circumstances. You will have ambitions for your future in the creative industries and find Maverick supportive of your creative plans.

The interconnected projects needing marketing are:

a) Attract recruits/interest for the Diploma in Creative Producing (DipCP) starting November 2021

b) Build awareness of Maverick Theatre and the Academy with networks, attracting diverse engagement in the UK and internationally.

c) Promote a new Diploma programme starting later 2021 (more info at interview)

d) Launch internationally a programme of masterclasses and events.


The Detail: Initially 1 day per week, £120 per day, for 3 months with the intention to continue. You work from your home/base. Chosen day to suit. Weekly check in meetings (Zoom) with Maverick and opportunity to attend some Diploma and other events such as Creative Producers Club.

How to Apply: Send to freelance@mavericktheatre.co.uk marked Mktg & Comms Application in the title...

1)  A CV (2 pages maximum, please) 

2)  A covering letter (max 2 pages please) highlighting things we should know about you and your ambitions. It should reflect what you have seen on the www.MaverickTheatreCompany.com pages and answer two questions: What can you offer us? - and - What do you need for your own career which you think this opportunity may offer?

Deadline 5pm Sat 24th May, 2021. To start ASAP.

The work involves planning a social media campaign, writing press releases and emails, sending out information, talking to people by zoom or phone, keeping clear records using Excel.  It will not suit someone for whom these communication tools are a challenge. A good standard of written English is an advantage.

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