The Royal Court is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for vigorously cultivating writers – undiscovered, new and established. Through the writers we are at the forefront of creating restless, alert, provocative theatre about now. We seek stories from everywhere and create theatre for everyone and we see our audience as one of our chief collaborators.
The Royal Court is the home of the English Stage Company Limited (ESC) and is the UK’s leading theatre dedicated to new writing.
Up to 16 plays a year are staged between two theatre spaces (the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) at the Royal Court’s home on Sloane Square. Over 100,000 people visit the Royal Court every year and over 100,000 more see our work elsewhere, including transfers to the West End and New York, National and International touring, online projects and London residencies.
A significant amount of play development activity takes place year-round. This work aims to find and nurture the most talented new writers and develop the highest quality plays, for which the Royal Court is internationally renowned. There is an ongoing programme of writers’ attachments, readings, workshops and playwriting groups.
The Royal Court Theatre also has two commercial subsidiaries, Royal Court Theatre Productions Ltd (RCTP), which facilitates the transfer of Royal Court productions to the West End and ESC Catering Limited set up to run the catering operation at the theatre.
The ESC is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, civil status, class, colour, disability, ethnic or national origins, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religious belief or sexual orientation. Applications from Deaf and disabled people are welcome.
The English Stage Company (no. 231242) is a publicly funded registered charity
As part of a team of 4, the Marketing Officer will support the Marketing Manager and the Head of Marketing in the delivery of all marketing for activities at the Royal Court with a particular focus on digital communications and digital content.
The post holder will lead on digital content creation and digital content marketing for all productions as well as supporting the Head of Marketing to maintain and develop the Royal Court’s online presence in line with the audience development plan, and the overarching business plan and digital strategy.
The digital strand will be a key focus and includes overseeing the website, email newsletters, social media, online advertising, plus new digital marketing initiatives. As part of the role, the individual will curate the Royal Court voice on social media channels.
The post holder will also manage more general marketing for special events/ projects that sit outside the programme of plays.
This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required by the Marketing Officer and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to the nature of the post as agreed with the Head of Marketing
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Holiday: 20 days per year, plus 8 days for statutory holidays, increasing to 25 days per year plus statutory holidays, after 2 years’ service
Pension: The English Stage Company operates a defined contribution pension scheme. All eligible staff members will be automatically enrolled after three months’ service and contributions will be made at the current rates as set by the Pensions Regulator, which is 8% of qualifying earnings (3% employer/5% employee). For more details, please visit our website.
All permanent members of staff who have completed their probation period are entitled to join the English Stage Company’s salary sacrifice pension scheme, where contributions will be matched up to a maximum of 5% of gross salary provided that the minimum total contribution under auto-enrolment rules is met.
Please note that only applications submitted on the Royal Court’s standard Application Form can be considered, CVs are not accepted.
Once the Application and Equal Opportunities Forms are completed please return, by the closing date below.
Closing date for applications: 10am on Friday 31st May 2019
Interviews to be held: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June 2019.