Community Manager (Freelance, Part Time)
Start Date: 1st November 2023
Inkygoodness (www.inkygoodness.com) is a global community, connecting, inspiring and developing artists and creative businesses. Inkygoodness offer regular portfolio crits, workshops, and online courses, and in 2021 launched their flagship course, ‘Make Your Mark’; a 12 week programme for artists and illustrators to accelerate their personal and professional development. Inkygoodness Collective launched in early 2022 as a curated online community of artists and illustrators with members from across the globe.
We are looking for a creative individual with fresh ideas who can bring their unique perspective and experience to the role, and support our company now and in the future as we continue to develop our service offering and grow our membership community globally.
This is a new position, supporting the CEO and wider team. The role is aimed at creative professionals, with applications particularly welcomed from recent graduates, emerging creatives, and freelancers looking to gain further experience in the industry.
Duration: 2 days a week over 6 months. A total of 48 days (7.5 hours per day), worked flexibly in agreement with Inkygoodness. Some occasional out of hours working is expected (e.g. evenings and weekends).
Project Fee: £6,000 (inclusive of travel expenses). In addition to the fee, the successful candidate will also be provided with a micro-grant of £500 to develop a personal project.
Place of work: Remote, with an expected 6 x in-person meetings in central Birmingham (once a month). The position is ideally suited to someone based in the West Midlands, within comfortable commutable distance of Birmingham city centre.
In addition to the fee of £6,000, the successful candidate will also be provided with a micro-grant of £500 to develop a personal project.
The successful candidate will also receive 10 hours of mentoring from an Inkygoodness Collective associate.
Role Summary / Purpose
As Community Manager you will be tasked with devising and delivering creative ways to engage and diversify Inkygoodness Collective, whilst building new relationships and partnerships to increase membership reach, retention and growth. You’ll get to grips with Mighty Networks and the various tools and product updates available to enhance our membership experience, becoming a familiar face within our community and acting as the first point of contact for new members.
You will be expected to build knowledge and understanding of our membership community; identifying opportunities to develop our network to support future activities, events, exhibitions and online learning, and facilitate events and workshops.
Digital aptitude, social media experience & cultural nous are essential. You will be a self-starter, keen to work collaboratively, as part of a team – and under your own initiative to get things done. You will act as a bridge between studio operations and the Inkygoodness Collective membership community.
- Coordinate the community’s engagement with Inkygoodness projects / activities, while developing bespoke functions and opportunities to help us better understand the needs of our membership and how we can support and engage with them.
- Proactively come up with original, creative ways to translate brand ideas into key topics and themes for content that will engage, inform and inspire the community.
- Developing an “in-house” CRM (Client Relationships Management) system to support the growth and development of Inkygoodness Collective.
- Acting as the primary point of contact for members and assisting with the day-to-day running of our membership platform, as needed.
- Champion Inkygoodness Collective as a global creative community and adopt our brand values.
- Build strategic relationships with community partners.
- Work alongside our CEO, Social Media Marketing manager, external agencies and co-creators where needed to meet objectives & deadlines.
- Provide data insights to help management refine and guide future content plans.
- Enthusiastically participate in regular team catch-ups, contributing to the implementation of marketing activities to grow and engage the collective.
- Copywriting Skills for both short (posts across all channels) and long form, including writing with SEO in mind.
- Research into relevant markets, keeping abreast of competitors, trends and insights, to feed into an overarching social strategy.
- Interpret and apply the company’s tone of voice within any branded assets.
- Support and embrace Inkygoodness’ company brand values and commitment to diversity, inclusion and environmental responsibility.
- To undertake other duties as consistent with level, nature and grade of the post.
- Participate in training and development opportunities, as required.
- Experience in Adobe Creative Suite; editing artwork files in Illustrator and Photoshop essential
- Competent in Google Drive and Google Docs (Pages, Sheets)
- Willingness to learn
- Proven copywriting / editorial experience
- Interest in / knowledge of online communities, podcasts and each major social media platform
- Good copywriting skills
- A natural ‘can do’ attitude and a supportive team player.
- Self motivated with a strong work ethic
- Creative individual with a passion for illustration
- Fluent / native English speaker
- Great organisational and interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to learn.
- Literate and numerate with strong administration skills.
- An interest in contemporary illustration, design and animation would be highly advantageous.
How To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Adam Clarke, Culture Officer with the subject line Community Manager.
Closing date: 29th September 2023 at 17.00 (estimated start date 1st November 2023)
Applications are by CV only, with accompanying cover letter (no more than 2 x A4 sides).
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted w/c 9th October. Interviews will take place in Birmingham. Location: TBC.