Outreach Associate

London (GB)
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Monday, 28 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Title:                     Outreach Associate

Salary:                         £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Contract Type:           Fixed Term – 1 Year

Department:              Public Programme & Academic Communications

Reports to:                 Head of Public Programme & Head of Academic Communications

Hours:                         Full-time; Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture.  The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Outreach Associate supports the Head of Public Programmes and the Head of Academic Communications in all communications activities and public outreach conducted by the organisation, with a focus on social media channels, media relations, the publicising of internal and external events and press releases.

The appointed candidate will report to the Head of Public Programmes as well as the Head of Academic Communications and will play a key role in the development of the AA’s cultural life and its documentation on social media, but also enhancing student experience, delivering communication resources and expanding local and international impact through a range of outreach activities. 

In addition to the two departments this role reports to, this position will work closely with Digital Platforms, School Admissions, Membership, Bookshop, Photo Library and Archives, Visiting School, and the different academic units and programmes to share their work with a wider audience.

Who we seek:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic figure with a knowledge and understanding of architecture, educational or non-profit environments and/ or cultural institutions and platforms. The candidate should be able to simultaneously work on excel documents and editorial content for social media posts with equal passion. Since creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for employees at the AA, they will be brilliant, quick, flexible, team-oriented, affable, and well-rounded. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop working relationships with AA staff, students, academic staff, and the press, among other audiences. They will have superior verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve communications and development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a related field, with interest and/or experience in publicity, social media and arts administration in non-profit environments. 

What we offer:

A range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

How to Apply:

Please email to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk by the closing date of Sunday 17th November 2019 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • AA Application Form
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than one-page
  • Full CV

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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