Sonic Acts is looking for a Communications Manager for 32 hours per week. The deadline for applications is 6 May 2022.

About Sonic Acts

Sonic Acts is a leading platform for new developments in electronic and digital art forms. Along with a new and extensive year-round programme, Sonic Acts is notable for its festival, which takes place in the Netherlands every two years in a variety of locations in and around Amsterdam. From a small festival, it has grown into a platform for the research, development and presentation of cutting-edge art, science, music and technology. The festival, now grown and running for over 20 years, comprises a varying programme of concerts, a multi-day international conference, an extensive film programme, masterclasses, workshops, an exhibition and site-specific work. Based in Amsterdam, Sonic Acts works regularly with national and international partners, from kindred cultural organisations to academic institutions. We have an ambitious attitude and strive for innovation and exceptional artistic quality in all of our activities while being a hub for an international network of creators, curators and critical thinkers.

Job description & responsibilities

As Communications Manager for Sonic Acts, you will be responsible for communicating, promoting and marketing events, programmes and projects for Sonic Acts’ year-round activities and the Sonic Acts Festival in October 2022. This includes both online and offline communications, as well as managing relationships with media partners and audiences. You should have a strong affinity for audiovisual and contemporary visual art, avant-garde film, electronic music, experimental media and critical discourse, and be able to amplify the visibility and reach of all types of campaigns, in coordination with another communication manager and the rest of the team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: • Establishing timelines and goals for communications, advertising, and PR; • Proactively maintaining these through media partnerships and relevant contacts; • Managing marketing and communications budgets and monitoring schedules; • Managing communication for individual projects or subevents from start to finish, in coordination other Communications team members, across all channels – including the website, mailings, print and social media – CRM tools and ticketing systems. • Conceiving and executing on-topic campaigns and promotions with a strong sense of target groups • Translating the Sonic Acts programmes into accessible and engaging content, both written and audiovisual; • Conducting market research and analysis, and advising the organisation on its positioning.

About you

• Completed higher education; • At least 3 years of relevant work experience; • Excellent communication and writing skills in English with a convincing writing style (Dutch is a plus); • Experience in the development and implementation of marketing and communications plans and strategies; • Knowledge of relevant CMS, CRM and SEO systems, as well as planning tools; • An extensive network in media, music, art and culture; • Living in or readily able to travel to Amsterdam; • A proactive, flexible and results-oriented attitude; • A sense of responsibility that is not limited to office hours.

What we offer

• A varied and challenging job for 32 hours per week at an innovative cultural organisation, located in Amsterdam; • Immediate start possible; • A collaborative and inspiring environment of co-workers, partners and artists; • A salary between €2250 and €2750 gross per month based on full-time employment, depending on knowledge and experience, based on the guidelines of De Zaak Nu.

Apply for the job

Sonic Acts endorses the Fair Practice Code and the Code of Cultural Diversity and is committed to improving the assortment of voices that make up the organisation. Applicants from all (cultural) backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply. In a case of equal suitability, preference goes to the candidate that strengthens the diversity of the team. Send your CV and motivation as 1 PDF before 6 May 2022 via Homerun. Portfolios may also be included in the pdf or as a link, but are not obligatory. For any questions, you can also contact us via

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