Communications Executive

Job description

ABOUT AVANT ARTE

Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation. The company began as a cult blog of contemporary artists and grew organically into the world’s largest and most engaged online art community, with a community of over 2.5 million art lovers, the majority of whom are under the age of 35.


The company collaborates with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claire Tabouret and Hank Willis Thomas, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper of exceptional quality. And they have built a highly engaged community of next-generation art collectors, which means Avant Arte’s artist launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops, selling out in under 30 seconds.


The company’s vision is to inspire a generation of millions of young people who love art like they love music and who collect works like they build their wardrobe.


We’re currently a team of 85, split between London and Amsterdam, looking to scale to more than 100 over the next 6 months. This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful, profitable, early-stage business at a pivotal moment in our growth, where you will have a big impact from day one.


OUR CULTURE

We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We all work incredibly hard because we really care about what Avant Arte is here to do – we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, hungry to learn, and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.


We know that creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity is critical if we want to build something with impact and meaning. We believe that having diversity in age, background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective will make us an infinitely better company. And it is particularly vital if we are going to build a roster of artists and a community of collectors that are representative of contemporary art and of the wider world today.


Requirements

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a Communications Executive to help diversify our communications channels beyond our owned channels, grow brand awareness and reach new audiences.

We really do encourage everyone to proactively step outside of their job description if they see something that could be improved but the core of your role will involve:

  • Working with Communications and Marketing colleagues to create and execute exciting, successful integrated campaigns and brand partnerships.

  • Researching artists, media and brands, developing engaging communications materials, assisting on the planning and execution of campaigns to help us build awareness of Avant Arte at this exciting time of growth.

  • Owning and growing your own media network; building positive relationships with journalists across lifestyle, youth culture and arts publications internationally to build awareness of Avant Arte.

  • Working with teams across the business and artists to capture exciting stories and news to share.

  • Working closely with the Senior Communications Manager to track and report on campaigns.

  • Being an ambassador for Avant Arte.


This role will be a great fit if:

  • You’re an excellent written and verbal communicator.

  • You’re confident at writing engaging press materials, pitching stories to the media and building strong relationships with journalists.

  • You have an excellent eye for detail and strong organisational skills

  • You possess exceptional project management skills with experience prioritising your time, meeting deadlines and remaining calm under pressure

  • You’re passionate about art and popular culture - with the ability to make creative cross-cultural connections


Don’t meet every single requirement? Avant Arte is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

BENEFITS

  • You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and Facebook.

  • Generous equity allowance

  • 25 days of holiday plus two extra company wide days on Kings Day (national holiday in the Netherlands which falls in April) and Christmas Eve

  • L&D budget of €1000 per year per employee

  • Company Laptop (MacBook) + any other equipment for your at-home set up

  • Cycle to work scheme (UK)

  • Regular socials & team events including end of year events between all offices and staff (incl. remote)

  • Generous parental leave policies

  • Offices in both London and Amsterdam and supportive of flexible/remote working

  • Office perks in our London office include membership discounts for restaurants, wellness services and hotels in the area as well as free fitness classes and drinks on Fridays