Marketing and Communications Manager News

Marketing and Communications Manager

Position available

28 April 2022

Download the Position Description [PDF]

Marketing and Communications Manager
FTE: Full time, 37.5 hours per week (flexible working arrangements and FTE can be negotiated)
Salary: $57,000 – $65,000 (dependant on experience) + superannuation

The Institute of Modern Art is looking for a creative and passionate Marketing and Communications Manager to connect global audiences to our expansive artistic program. As one of the leading contemporary arts organisations in Australia, our vision is to amplify voices, ignite curiosity, and inspire change through contemporary art. As Marketing and Communications Manager, you will oversee all IMA’s marketing, communications, and publicity activities, ensuring that our distinctive identity reflects this vision, and the voices of the many artists we work with.

About the IMA
Since 1975 the Institute of Modern Art has been the hub of the Brisbane’s contemporary art scene, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, and offsite programs by Queensland, Australian, and international artists.

As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, our 2022–2025 vision is to become a truly inclusive, sustainable, and future focused organisation. Through our artistic programs, which include exhibitions, publications, offsite projects, and public programs, we invest in the local, shape the national, and impact the international.

About you
We are looking for a dynamic and creative marketer, who is ready to take the next step in their career. Your passion for contemporary art, paired with your marketing experience and expertise will position the IMA and the many artists we work with as a leading voice in contemporary art.

You will be highly organised and detail oriented, yet also have the ability to think strategically about the big picture: our voice, audiences and artists. A bold and creative problem solver, you will write compelling copy and deliver eye-catching marketing campaigns across socials, our website, print and e-media. You will also work closely with our programming team, to find new ways to connect audiences to our artistic program, which includes exhibitions, education, publications, public programs and digital outputs.

Collaborative, professional and level headed, you will enjoy working in a small team and busy environment, while able to balance competing priorities and multiple projects. Your capacity to lead with initiative and confidence in a will set you apart, as will your ability to think creatively on a small budget.

Selection Criteria
—Previous experience in a similar marketing and communications role, preferably small to medium sector and/or visual arts organisation
—Demonstrated experience in delivering marketing assets across the following platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Mailchimp, WordPress, print media
—Basic graphic design skills and experience using Photoshop and Indesign
—A passion for and interest in contemporary visual art
—Highly developed written communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail
—Excellent time management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and plan ahead
—Ability to build strong and collaborative working relationships both internally and externally
—Outstanding interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills
—Ability to work independently and as part of a small team

Selection Criteria
Experience using Premiere Pro
—Experience managing budgets
—Tertiary qualifications in marketing, communications, media or business-related degree

Application Process

—The position description can be downloaded here
—If you have further questions about the role, please contact Liz Nowell, Executive Director, on (07) 3252 5750 or
—Applications must consist of a one-page cover letter, two-page (maximum) response to the Selection Criteria, a CV, and the names and contact details of three professional referees emailed as a single Word document or PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name.
—Applications should be sent to Liz Nowell, Executive Director, at by Sunday 15 May 2022. Shortlisting will quickly take place and interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May. If you are unavailable on these dates please note your alternate availability in your cover letter.

The IMA values diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ people and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.