Opportunities

WE NEED YOU! Help us run the largest open studio event in the South East!

New vacancies will be posted here as they become available.

Registration Officer

Applications for the job will be considered at two different levels, depending on how much time and involvement the applicant is able to commit to:

Registration Officer (Executive Officer B) – Honorarium £400

This is the minimum requirement, whereby the officer only works between the beginning of December and mid-February. Work consists in keeping a log of all online applications and payments, as notified via emails, checking entries for spelling and content and chasing any missing information. At the end of registration, lists are compiled from the online database in Excel format, address labels printed and historical database updated.

Registration Officer (Executive Officer A) – Honorarium £500

In addition to the above duties, the officer is expected to attend Committee meetings throughout the year, keep a log of interested parties wanting to join the group and write short reports every other month in the Newsletter.

Tenure: This post is available from July 2017
Coaching will be provided by current Database Officer.

To apply, please contact Dominique Morgan, email: database@seos-art.org

Publicity Officer

The Publicity Officer is responsible for promoting SEOS through press releases and advertising.

Tenure: This post is available from July 2017

An honorarium and expenses are offered.

Interested? Please contact the Committee – info@seos-art.org

A full description of the role can be found below.

An Overview

Position
The Publicity Officer is responsible for promoting SEOS through press releases and advertising.

Honorarium: £700 per annum in two instalments.

Tenure: This post is available from July 2017

Main Function
• To communicate effectively with all media to raise awareness of SEOS.
• To research new media contacts and maintain contacts database.
• To work with the Chairman and Committee in planning media campaign, in particular the Advertising Officer and Guide Officer.
• To implement media campaign, including the booking of ads and providing artwork to publications. • To think creatively about ways of publicising SEOS.
• To attend committee meetings and produce reports on work.
• To attend the AGM and give a written/spoken report.

Experience, Facilities and Skills

• To have knowledge or experience in dealing with the press, writing press releases and articles, writing ad copy and preparing print-ready ad artwork.
• To be a good communicator and efficient organizer and work well within deadlines.
• To have some commercial experience or understanding of marketing and promotion.
• To have the ability to solve problems, enthuse and encourage others.
• To have a passion and appreciation for the arts and SEOS.
• To have a general knowledge of the arts and artists in the region.

Work Pattern

July/August
• Attend AGM and report on year’s activities.
• Discuss relevant points raised by members at AGM
• Finalise publicity and advertising strategy for ‘call to artists’ stage.

September-November: Call to artists
• Press releases to industry and regional press.
• Articles to industry and regional press.
• Book ads in industry and regional press and supply artwork.
• Submit free ‘call to artist’ listings online and in relevant press.

December: Call to artists
• Press releases to industry and regional press promoting discount.
• Resubmit free ‘call to artist’ listings.

January: Call to artists
• Press releases to industry and regional press promoting deadline for membership.
• Resubmit free ‘call to artist’ listings.

February: Event promotion
• Agree advertising budgets and strategy for event promotion, including ‘call to artists’ stage at the end of the year ahead of next year’s event.
• Plan publicity and advertising strategy.
• Research any new promotional opportunities
• Plan new and exciting ways to grab the attention of the press in the lead up to the event.
• Plan and submit articles relating to sponsors, charities or other groups connected with SEOS.
• Agree ad design and general ad copy with Committee.
• Agree photography for use in ads with Committee.

March-April: Event promotion
• Negotiate and book advertising with national, lifestyle and regional press, radio etc.
Prepare and supply artwork to publications.
• Prepare and supply editorial and listing to publications.
• Issue press releases and articles to industry, lifestyle and regional press.

May: Event promotion
• Prepare and issue press releases to local media.
• Prepare and issue articles/editorial to local media.
• Submit info to free online events listings for each week of the event.

June: Event promotion
• Prepare and issue press releases to local media.
• Submit info to free online events listings for each week of the event.

Throughout the year
• Be aware of what’s happening in the industry as a whole and specifically in the SEOS region for possible articles/features.
• Keep in contact with ACOs to maximize on any news, shows, commissions etc. from within the group for use in articles to the press.