Digital Engagement Officer at Contains Art

Image Credit: Contains Art


Deadline Monday 12 March 2018

Salary £150 per day
Hours Contract equivalent to 1 day a week through 2018
Interview Date Monday 19th March 2018

This new job is part of our work over the next couple of years to really enhance our digital offer as we work towards the opening of a substantial new gallery space in the East Quay development in Watchet. It responds to the work we have done over the last four years, and our ambitions in the
coming ones. These are set out most clearly in our audience and community development plan, and which explores the direction of travel for the organisation. This post will play an important role in helping to achieve the successful delivery of that plan.

To apply please see the full job description and audience development plan which can be found here:


Main Responsibilities

• Contribute to the successful delivery of the audience and community development plan.

• Work with and support the curatorial team on any exhibitions or projects that have digital opportunities.

• Create and deliver a digital strategy action plan in collaboration with CA project managers.

• Deliver dedicated digital activities to reach new audiences (especially young people) in different ways.

• Explore online potential for younger audiences built around CA artistic programme.

• Feed into retail strategy.

• Maximise the impact that CA has on opportunities for public engagement through digital sources.

• Integrate digital marketing for our exhibitions and activities using a range of online tools and platforms.

• Update CA’s website regularly.

• Ensure use and hits to website are recorded for evaluation purposes

• Monitor and evaluate overall impact of digital implementation.

• Other duties as may be required by the Project Managers.


Person Specification



• Professional experience in the arts/digital sector.

• Knowledge and understanding of the contemporary arts.

• Knowledge of digital engagement techniques and formats.

• Good communication skills.

• Ability to work on own initiative.

• Excellent IT skills.

• Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work to deadlines.



• Based locally.

• Experience of digital implementation in arts setting.


How To Apply

To apply, please email a CV of no more than two sides of A4 and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the person specification, how your experience relates to the job description and why you want to work with Contains Art. Please also include the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Applications should be marked ‘Digital Engagement Officer’ and emailed to Jon Barrett at

If you wish to discuss the role you can call Jon Barrett on 07583 368072.

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