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Art Fair Communication and VIP Relations Manager
Art Fair Communication and VIP Relations Manager
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Post Date: 01 Aug 2020

JOB OVERVIEW

Job opportunity, July 2020
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
London, New York and Marrakech
Position: Communication and VIP Relations Manager
Start date: 31 August 2020
Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, UK
Apply by sending resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Responsibilities:

  • Support fair development:
    o Develop and implement new territories, new ideas, new strategies
    o Team management throughout the year and during events
  • Manage Communication:
    o Conceive general fair communication: voice, values, messaging and identity
    o Coordinate relationships with returning sponsors and implement all sponsorship
    benefits throughout the year
    o Reach out to future sponsors: conceptualise approach, contact potential future
    sponsors and cultivate relationships
    o Coordinate media and institutional partnerships for each location of the fair
    o Main point of contact for the fair’s PR agency: coordinate PR strategy in coordination
    with PR agency, follow up on media requests, coordinate interviews and media
    coverage, create and organise media content for each edition
    o Coordinate visual identity with fair’s designers; ensure consistency of voice, values
    and messaging; follow up on all delivered design pieces
    o Coordinate website, App and Online Viewing Rooms strategy, implementation, launch
    and content
    o Coordinate social media strategy and follow up on implementation by team
    o Coordinate newsletters strategy and follow up on implementation by team
    o Supervise fair’s photographer, videographer and potential virtual tour producers for
    each edition of the fair
    o Supervise ticketing in advance and during fairs
  • Manage VIP Relations:
    o Coordinate original and engaging programmes of pre, during and post-fair events in
    each fair’s location (London, New York and Marrakech) and in other locations
    depending on the fair’s activities: create or select events, chose all vendors, suppliers
    and partners, supervise event logistics and coordinate communication strategy
    o Manage 1-54 Friends membership programme: define general strategy and outreach,
    follow up on programmes, cultivate relationships with members
    o Coordinate all VIP communication (content and timing), including VIP Invitation
    mailings
    o Welcome VIP guests at fairs
    o At 1-54 Marrakech: organise museum patrons trips to the city in coordination with
    museum teams, advise on things to do and people to meet, coordinate schedule and
    create introductions
    o Coordinate catering at each fair: select vendors, programme events, supervise onsite
    o Research and attend events that are related to 1-54: galleries and museums
    openings, conferences, performances
    o Present 1-54 to new audiences in this context, and meet new clients
    o Cultivate relationships with museums patron teams

Requirements:

• Fluent English; notions of French
• Strong knowledge of contemporary African art
• Excellent communication and diplomatic skills; both verbal and written
• Proven ability to work under own initiative
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
• Approachable, flexible and professional manner
• Strong Team player
• Experience with Microsoft Office and InDesign
• Experience of website / App building and maintenance
• Experience of managing social media accounts

JOB DETAILS

Location
London, UK

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