Communications Manager


The Communications Manager will report to the Executive Producer. The role’s fundamental purpose is to lead the day-to-day press, marketing, and communications strategy for the company, ensuring that Rifco’s work is visible and accessible to our audiences. In addition, the Communications Manager will be a crucial link to external organisations, liaising with our venues partners to ensure a unified and effective communications strategy for Rifco shows.

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Responsibilities include:

– To devise and deliver marketing campaigns for productions, projects and other activity to agreed budgets and alongside co-producers and venues as necessary.

– Managing and coordinating external media agencies on advertising plans & delivery.

– To create and deliver the Company’s social media plans for individual projects and year-round.

– Ensuring all artwork is produced and approved in good time & to a high standard.

– To write effective copy for publicity, email and direct mail as required for promotional purposes.

– To create and co-ordinate Front of House marketing materials.

– To work with design agencies and individuals to deliver creative concepts for marketing collateral and be responsible for proofing the same to include appropriate use of logo/brand for final approval.


Desired skills and interests for the role include:

– The ability to successfully work in an energetic and dynamic environment

– A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for theatre

– A creative, confident, ambitious communicator who has a proactive, positive and flexible approach to work

– A genuine interest in achieving and surpassing campaign and audience targets

– Knowledge and interest in all media, from traditional to new and emerging media

– Organised and self-motivated, has the ability to manage self and act on initiative, work

– The ability to engage with a wide range of personalities and backgrounds and to develop and maintain good relationships with promoters, producers, artists and media

– Demonstrable experience of effectively working on and managing multiple campaigns within and across traditional and digital platforms (including social media)

– Established media contacts


To see a full list of responsibilities, please visit our website:


How to Apply

If you would like an informal discussion about the position, please do feel free to contact Phoebe Cooke, General Manager, at

If you have access needs, we would be happy to provide this pack in other formats, including large print. Please contact Phoebe at the address above.

To apply, you should describe what attracts you to this position and provide clear evidence of your ability to meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification. Please make sure you include:

– Your CV
– Letter of application – no more than two sides of A4, size 12 font
– Names and contact details for at least two employment referees. We will take up references only if a job offer is made
– Completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Deadline: Friday 8th December 2023 at 5pm.
Interviews Thursday 14th December 2023.


Rifco Theatre

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£Salary: £36,000 – £40,000 pro rata (depending on experience) Contract: Employee, permanent Place of Work: A mix of Rifco’s office base at Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ and working from home. Hours of Work: Normal hours are 10 am-6 pm. However, this role will be required to work unsocial hours as required by the needs of the programme, e.g. evenings and weekends. This job is designed to be full time but part time or flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate

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Marketing & Digital, Onstage

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