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Job Opportunity: Marketing & Audience Development Officer, Canterbury City Council

Thursday 18th January 2018

Salary: £26,511 to £28,102 with potential to progress to £29,694 pro rata per annum through discretionary performance awards

Hours: Full Time - Fixed Term 1 Year

Canterbury is a world famous cathedral city, once one of medieval Europe’s great places of pilgrimage and knowledge. Today, international visitors come for world class heritage, for contemporary culture, to work, to shop and to study.  The extraordinary cathedral dominates the medieval centre but only a few streets away, a boldly modern theatre has been built on the river bank and just around the corner is the award-winning Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, the city’s new flagship art museum. The Beaney sits within the district’s impressive museum portfolio that also includes the Roman Museum and Canterbury Heritage Museum.

Canterbury Museums has recently reviewed the skills and roles it needs to best achieve its vision for the future of the service. We are now recruiting to help deliver the next stage of our transformation programme which will enhance resilience, broaden our appeal and build audience.

Main Duties: 

Canterbury City Council is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Marketing and Audience Development Officer to join the Museums and Galleries service. Surrounded by the historic collections in the Beaney and Roman Museums, and inspired by the range of cultural programming and activities that take place throughout the service, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering effective communications and promotional strategies to attract visitors and develop new audiences.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated professional who can demonstrate strong team and organisational skills to manage their own workload and meet fixed deadlines. You will enjoy meeting new people and building effective relationships and will be able to evidence your experience of working in a communications and marketing environment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts and culture and will excel at working collaboratively and creatively to deliver effective marketing campaigns that reflect the ambitions and achievements of the service.

This opportunity is offered as a one year contract and will be a unique opportunity to help develop and influence the council’s future ambitions for the Museums service and cultural activities more generally. Due to the nature of the service some evening and weekend work may be required. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Michelle Moubarak at

Closing Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018

To apply and for more information visit the Canterbury City Council website here