Job: Media & Development Manager (temporary and p/t), Jane Austen’s House Museum, Hampshire

2017 is a special year for Jane Austen’s House Museum, marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. The Museum has secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund that will deliver a programme of events and activities that will be managed by a 2017 Project Manager. Further support is now required to deliver a range of press; communications and development activities during this special year.

As Media & Development Manager you will provide press and PR support for the HLF-funded project as well as communications and event support for a wider range of fundraising and PR focussed activities that will take place in 2017 including a fundraising appeal – ‘Jane’s Fund’.

Through effective and timely media, communications and event management, you will play a vital role in the success of 2017 by generating a regular stream of positive media coverage; increasing public awareness of, and therefore visitor numbers to, the Museum and through the successful delivery of events and fundraising communications.

You will be a proactive and organised communicator, with a passion for sharing Jane Austen’s House Museum’s unique story with a range of audiences including the media; the wider public; potential funders; existing donors and visitors.

You will have a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work, will be administratively self-sufficient and will enjoy working as part of a small team to drive excellent results.

Applications are also welcome from self-employed freelancers and from small agencies. The terms would be negotiated accordingly.

Salary: £33,500 pro rata (0.6 FTE)

For the full job description, person specification and terms of employment, as well as details of how to apply, please download the full advertisement from

The application deadline is Monday 5thDecember at 9am.


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