TEH is Hiring a Communications Director

Comms Director

Trans Europe Halles is looking for a driven and experienced Communications Director with an entrepreneurial mindset to help the network to establish itself as a leading network for professional development and exchange in the international cultural sector.

The main role is to lead on the strategic communication of two exciting new pan European projects, developing the TEH brand internationally, supporting the start-up and strategic development of the TEH Academy and communication of the network’s activities. Submit your application today to join our team in Lund, Sweden from the 1st of January or earlier.

Profile
We are looking for a highly driven and confident professional who is passionate about communication, culture, international exchange and developing new ideas. You have at least 8 years of work experience in strategic communication, building partnerships across sectors and leadership in the creative industries, cultural or educational sectors. We think that you are a strong communicator with an entrepreneurial spirit who understand the needs and aspirations of people in the creative sector.

Main Responsibilities

– Design and lead the strategic communications strategy for the current two European projects, including PR, advocacy and media.
– Ensure that these projects and the other work of TEH is effectively communicated to stakeholders at different levels; from the European Commission to national and regional governments as well as reaching the diverse landscape of cultural practitioners and organisations around Europe and beyond.
– Develop and realise a successful communication and media strategy for the promotion of all events, online tools and peer-to-peer platforms of Trans Europe Halles and its projects.
– Engage and involve the membership of Trans Europe Halles in the development of the network and its activities as well as motivating the project partners in collaboration with the project managers.
– Develop the TEH brand and its reach so that it better underpins the network’s aim to take a leadership role in the European cultural sector and beyond.
– Significantly improve the network’s visibility in the European cultural sector and beyond.
– Contribute to develop the concept, brand and business model of the TEH Academy including a consultancy service and build partnerships for its realisation.
– Work with the team to form partnerships for its development and realisation across sectors, including arts and culture, creative industries, academia, social and private sectors.
– Support the office team, members and the Executive Committee to develop consultancy services that create income by sharing the unique knowledge, skills and experience of the Network.
– Work with the team to test, refine and grow the services so that they significantly contribute to the long term financial stability of the network.

Other Responsibilities

– Support the Secretary General and Executive Committee in the strategic planning for the network.
– Present Trans Europe Halles and its projects at conferences and seminars when requested.

Experience, Skills and Abilities

– Ability to develop and implement both external and internal communication strategies for diverse and international target groups and stakeholders.
– Skilled in ”finding the story” and the right media to tell it.
– Ability to lead on the design and build of websites and online platforms and on-going analysis of their reach and impact.
– Excellent copy-writing skills especially for an international readership of newsletters, websites and social media.
– Experience from international cooperation in projects and communication.
– Excellent in English both verbally and in writing.
– At least 8 years of work experience in strategic communication.
– Leadership experience in the creative industries, cultural or educational sectors.
– Entrepreneurial, with a track record of starting-up or significantly developing organisations or businesses.
– Ability to lead the strategic planning and development of international organisations or businesses.
– Ability to initiate and build new long term partnerships across sectors such as academia, the creative industries and private-public partnerships.
– Track record in significantly building brands over time.

Non essential but desirable skills and experiences

– Skilled in graphic design.
– Ability to speak and write well in other European languages.

Employment details
Employer: Trans Europe Halles (NGO)
Contract: 2 year contract with a possibility of prolongation. Full-time or 80% depending on negotiations
Location: TEH Coordination Office, situated at the cultural centre Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden.
Salary range: 324.000–372.000SEK / 33.127–38.034€ annually depending on experience. Performance related pay structure negotiable and dependent on the funding and finance of the organisation.
Employment starts: 1st of January 2016 or earlier.
Deadline for applications: 1st of November 2015 (midnight). Interviews in November.
Download the full job despription.

Submit your application before the 1st of November
Submit your application including a CV and a motivation letter describing how your experiences relate to what is required of the position of max 1 page via e-mail to Secretary General Birgitta Persson, birgitta@teh.net. 

TEH Coordination Office is situated in Lund, Sweden
The Coordination Office is situated in the busy cultural centre of Mejeriet in Lund, offering a wide range of concerts, film and theatre on a daily basis. The city of Lund with its famous university attracting researchers from all over the world, has excellent connections: only 12 min by train to Malmö, 33 min to Copenhagen airport and 47 minutes to Copenhagen city. Read more about Trans Europe Halles here and about the City of Lund on www.lund.se

  • Trans Europe Halles Coordination Office
    c/o Mejeriet |Stora Sodergatan 64
    SE – 222 23 Lund | Sweden
    info[A]teh.net

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