Job opportunity: 1-54 Communication and VIP Relations Assistant

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is seeking a Communication and VIP Relations Assistant, position based in London, deadline to apply: 2 March 2020

Job Opportunity: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Position: Communication and VIP Relations Assistant

Start date: March 2020

Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

Specific responsibilities:

– VIP Relations

o Develop and execute original and engaging programmes of pre, during and post-fair
o Plan and produce VIP materials in collaboration with designers
o Develop and manage the VIP section of the website and App
o Coordinate digital VIP Invitation mailings
o Manage VIP Desk during fairs
o Analyse VIP attendance
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

– Museums liaison

o VIP accreditation outreach
o Schedule and coordinate guided tours of the fair for museum patrons during fairs
o Cultivate relationships

– 1-54 Friends membership programme

o Manage current 1-54 Friends: cultivate relationships and renew memberships
o Produce and send monthly dedicated newsletters
o Supervise general budget of 1-54 Friends programme
o Brainstorm and organise dedicated events and trips
o Develop programme: strategy, outreach, promotion

– Partnerships

o Renew and create partnerships with media, institutions, etc.
o Define partnerships benefits & follow up on counter benefits

– Fundraising

o Research potential future sponsors
o Keep internal documentation up to date

– Social media & newsletters

o Create social media posts based on general comms strategy and fair’s objectives
o Interaction with followers
o Develop social media strategy and concept, partnerships, promotions, etc.
o Newsletters: organise schedule, produce and upload content, coordinate mailings

– Website & App

o Create original content for website: articles, interviews, videos
o Keep website & App updated at all times by uploading content on CRM

– Coordination with designers

o Coordinate content and design
o Ensure consistency of visuals, voice, values, and messaging across all our activities


• English must be first language; notions of French appreciated
• Experience of website / App building and maintenance
• Experience with Microsoft Office and notions of InDesign
• Experience of managing social media accounts
• 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
• Interest and/or knowledge in Contemporary African Art / Contemporary Art

Interested candidates must send their CV and a letter of motivation to margaux@1-54.com

Deadline to apply: 2 March 2020


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