Communications Assistant – Permanent part time (3 days per week)

Communications Assistant – Permanent part time (3 days per week)
Employer: UP Projects
Salary: £20k pro rata
Location: London

UP Projects commissions contemporary art for public places; engaging people of London, the UK and across the globe. We support artists to make work that has social relevance, encourages learning and enriches the public sphere. We believe in working collaboratively with others to do this.

We aspire to be world leaders in commissioning artists to create ambitious, progressive and socially relevant public projects that empower communities, inspire collaboration, influence policy and encourage learning for all.

This is a role with specific responsibility for social media and marketing support as well as general administrative and project support.

The role involves:
• Marketing support - Working with the UP Projects team to support and implement
the organisation’s marketing strategy.
• Administrative support - for the Office Manager and Director and Deputy Director.
• Event support - when required, for example assisting at workshops.

Marketing support
Working with the UP Projects team, you will support the delivery of the organisation’s marketing strategy. You will work responsively to create content for a wide range of projects that explore different themes. You will work across all live projects, for example:
• Constellations, an artist development programme This is Public Space, a series of web commissions curated by UP Projects
• Look on Me and Be Renewed, an art and science collaboration with Mark King and Science Gallery London
• The Newham Trackside Wall commission, a public art project with Sonia Boyce and Crossrail working with communities in Newham

Your responsibilities will include:
• Leading on Social Media – researching, planning and scheduling social media content
for UP Projects, this will include sharing and promoting UP Projects’ own news as well as sourcing and sharing relevant news and content from other sources that is of interest to our audiences.
• Website support – maintaining content and making updates to
• E-News support – collecting and collating content, populating and distributing
Marketing support for projects where needed including the coordination of marketing materials such as printed flyers, posters or online collateral such as gifs or pdfs.

Administrative support
You will provide support to the Office Manager, Director and Deputy Director to facilitate the smooth running of the office. This will include assistance with:
• Diary management for the Director
• Meeting coordination including preparation and formatting of agendas and minutes
• General office support including answering the phone, opening and distributing post,
maintaining and ordering supplies, maintaining office tidiness etc.
• Preparation of presentation documents for the UP Projects team in InDesign, Word
and PowerPoint.
• Maintenance of UP Projects database of contacts.

Event support
Assisting in the delivery and coordination of occasional workshops and events where needed (this aspect may need an increase of days if required and may require occasional evening or weekend working). This may include:
• Guest list coordination
• Venue liaison
• Participant/Attendee coordination
• Catering coordination
• Equipment hire and coordination
• Technician coordination

• Other tasks as agreed with your line manager
• Awareness of UP Projects values and to work with colleagues and partners in their
• Contributing towards the development of a professional working and learning
environment within the organisation
• Keeping abreast of, and sharing internally, the latest developments in contemporary
art practice and critical thinking in relation to art in the public realm
• Sharing internally the insights and learning gained from your work
• Contributing to developing a collaborative style of working

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