We are recruiting

Vacancy: Part-time Marketing Manager


The Lit & Phil is an independent library in Newcastle upon Tyne. Open since 1825, this unique and historic building holds over 170,000 books as well as an extensive music collection. The Lit & Phil is also a venue for many events.

We seek a marketing professional who will help to take the library to the next level, to develop and implement initiatives that will further raise awareness and membership.  You will plan and deliver marketing communications, manage and maintain the Lit & Phil website and have overall responsibility for social media, as well as e-mail marketing to members and friends of the library. You will also be responsible for managing public relations and developing productive relationships with other cultural/academic institutions in the region. You will manage a campaign to recruit new Corporate Members to the Lit & Phil. Additionally, as we strive to increase our income, the Marketing Manager will assist in the development of larger-scale income generating activities in conjunction with the Librarian.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver marketing communications to ensure effective promotion of the library, its benefits and events. This includes devising new plans to reach groups and individuals who need to know more about the library.

  • Write and collate information for the newsletter (3 x times each year), securing advertising and organising print.

  • Maintain consistent branding throughout all communication.

  • Create content for social media, maintaining a high quality presence.

  • Plan and maximise all press and PR opportunities.

  • Organise, deliver and promote a Corporate Membership programme.

  • Organise and attend events for new members.

  • Field and respond to marketing and press enquiries.

  • Manage and develop the library’s merchandise offer.


    Skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level.

  • At least 5 years in a marketing role, preferable within the arts and culture sector.

  • Excellent written skills – with demonstrable experience of writing for a variety of media including press, web, print, social media.

  • Excellent verbal communication

  • Experience of devising and planning marketing communication.

  • Experience of design and print production.

  • Experience of event management.

  • Ability to self-motivate and time manage.

  • IT literate – preferably familiar with CMS, Excel and Mailchimp.


How to apply

Please send your C.V. with a covering letter outlining the skills, abilities and experience that make you the ideal candidate for this position, as well as contact details of two referees, to Kay Easson keasson@litandphil.org.uk

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9.30am on Monday 11 March 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 March 2019.

This is a permanent, part-time position of 18 hours per week. There is some flexibility with working hours but there will be a small amount of evening and weekend work.

Salary: 25K-28K (pro-rata), depending on experience.

Annual Leave: 4 weeks rising to 5 weeks after 5 years’ employment, plus Bank Holidays.

There is a 6 month probationary period for this post.


Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE www.litandphil.org.uk  Registered Charity Number 1120948





What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Mar Wednesday 20th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - James Whistler 1/3 £4
  • Mar Friday 22nd 13:00
    Newcastle Piping Festival Taster Concert FREE
  • Mar Wednesday 27th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - James Whistler 2/3 £4
  • Mar Thursday 28th 18:00
    Nullius in Verba: Reason, Truth and Public Debate in the 18th Century with Katherine East FREE
  • Apr Wednesday 3rd 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - James Whistler 3/3 £4
  • Apr Thursday 4th 18:00
    Ruth Dodds in the 1920s with Margaret Bozic FREE

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