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MARKETING OFFICER

Are you creative with words and good at public speaking? this could be your ideal job

This role sometimes comes under the Collection Officers job role. A marketing officer works in a gallery or museum and is responsible for planning, marketing, advertising permanent and special exhibitions. Marketing officers have many roles but specifically they may create adverts are responsible in organising events and PR and the production of publications. Typical jobs may include listening to visitor feedback, talking to the press, production of publicity materials and developing visitor services.

What skills do you need?

Strong communication skills

Creativity

Organisational skills

Ability to work to deadlines

Good public speaking

What Subjects would be good to study?

A job like this is open to all but the following may improve your chances:

History of art, History, Fine Art / Visual Art, Art conservation, Spatial Design, Marketing, Museum studies

Our Marketing and Collection Officer,

Kate Drummond

My name is Kate and I am the Collections and Marketing Officer at Nature in Art. From an early age I have loved exploring art galleries and museums, whether it was on a school trip or on a visit with family or friends. After studying History of Art and Museum Studies at university I knew that this was my dream job!

As the Collections Officer I look after Nature in Art’s growing collection, spanning 1500 years from over 60 countries and cultures by over 600 artists. This includes making sure that the objects are cared for correctly, completing all the relevant documentation when an object is given or loaned to the museum and also helping with the hanging of exhibitions and displays. I love that the displays are always changing at Nature in Art which I think is one of our unique features. It is great to hear visitors talk about things that they may have not seen on display before and hearing about their favourite objects too!

Another aspect of my job is co-ordinating our gallery stewards, who kindly volunteer their time and passionately support the museum. I also plan our art course programme for adults. It is great fun developing the programme and working with the course tutors. I love seeing the artwork that people produce during, or as a result of one of the art courses, and how this inspires others to enrol on a course and have a go themselves.

As the museums Marketing Officer I am the point of contact for the press and media, keeping them up to date on forthcoming exhibitions and events at the museum. This sometimes involves been interviewed on local or national radio (which is sometimes a bit scary!) but it is really great to share our love for Nature in Art with others. I also update our Facebook and Twitter accounts with information about what’s on at the museum and enjoy making new connections with people in this way.

I love the variety that my job brings and it is a real privilege to work with such a great team of people, in beautiful surroundings and with such a unique and diverse collection.


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