MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD - Maverick Academy.

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, Maverick has produced hundreds of shows at all levels and 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 For Theatre And Live Events - led by producer Nick Hennegan and offering MA level tuition in an accessible, part-time, 14 week course, using top, world-beating professional producers and practitioners as lecturers. For more information on the course, please see www.TheatreProducerTraining.com 

The Academy 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.

We seek a self-motivated individual who, on their own initiative, will initiate and find new unexpected routes.

The interconnected projects needing marketing are:

a) Attract recruits/interest for the Diploma in Creative Producing (DipCP) starting November 2021 and May 2022.

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

c) Promote a new writing Diploma programme starting 2022. (more info at interview)

d) Launch internationally a programme of masterclasses and events.


The Detail: Initially 1 day per week, £100 per day, for 1 month on trial, then 3 months at £120 per day with the intention to continue into the futurewith other new projects. 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 the Creative Producers Club.

How to Apply: Please send an email 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 and www.TheatreProducerTraining.com  pages and answer the questions: What can you offer us? 

Deadline - To start ASAP.

The work involves expanding networks and listings, planning a social media campaign, S.E.O., writing press releases and emails, sending out information, talking to people by zoom or phone and keeping clear records using Excel/Numbers.  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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