Freelance marketing job at Gunnersbury Park Museum - OPEN Ealing

Freelance marketing job at Gunnersbury Park Museum

16 Mar Freelance marketing job at Gunnersbury Park Museum

Gunnersbury Park Museum is seeking a dynamic and creative professional with a proven track record of creating and implementing successful marketing campaigns in the arts or heritage sector.  You should have experience of marketing, communications and audience development and share their passion for making heritage and the arts accessible to the widest possible audience.  This brief forms part of a Partnership for Excellence project led by Orleans House Gallery and funded by Arts Council England.

The Museum and Learning team is currently developing content for public programmes leading up to the re-opening of the museum and the launch of the revitalised park. They aim to expand our existing family events and develop an inspiring programme of adult learning and events engaging people with the park, our buildings and collections and the heritage of the local area.  The adult programme will include talks, performances and events, short courses and practical and creative workshops.


They require a freelance arts /heritage marketing expert to undertake the following tasks:

  1. To develop a marketing plan to build audience for our adult learning programme
  2. To collate an expanded database of organisations and individuals to be notified of our public programme events
  3. To develop a brief for 2-3 print and e-marketing templates to be designed within our existing branding guidelines
  4. To support and guide development of our social media presence specifically in promoting our adult programme, and provide recommendations on cultivation events and activities



The successful candidate must be able to start as soon as feasibly possible. The marketing plan must be delivered by 24 April.


Fee available

A flat fee of £1,200 for 6 days will be payable, to include all travel costs and other expenses. A payment schedule will be agreed following appointment.  Please note- in accordance with Ealing Council’s procurement policies, all freelancers must be registered self-employed.


Application Requirements

Applications to undertake the above project must be received by midday on Monday 27 March and should include:

  1. A brief CV
  2. A cover letter explaining your suitability for the brief, with reference to relevant previous projects
  3. Two professional referees


Main contact/Submissions

Susie Batchelor

Museum and Learning Programmes Manager

Gunnersbury Park Museum

Gunnersbury Park

Popes Lane

London, W3 8LQ


They are an inclusive organisation and keen to receive applications from a range of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.



Following significant grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow are currently investing in major capital projects for the refurbishment and development of Gunnersbury Park Museum and the renovation of major elements of Gunnersbury Park.

This investment marks the first step towards realising a 15-year masterplan to transform Gunnersbury into a sustainable, high quality public space serving the local community and beyond. Gunnersbury’s rich history will be preserved for future generations to enjoy and our development plans will see the creation of a diverse and lively mix of culture, heritage, events, sports and recreational activities.

Gunnersbury Park House, a Grade II* listed building was built in 1802 and later extended for Nathan Mayer Rothschild as a grand country retreat for his family and friends and for entertaining business contacts. Rothschild’s descendants occupied the house until the 1920s when the estate was sold to the then boroughs of Ealing and Acton. Gunnersbury Park opened to the public in 1926 and Gunnersbury Park House became a local history museum in 1929.

Gunnersbury Park House is currently undergoing major repair, conservation and development works to restore the historic building. The museum closed to the public in December 2014 and is due to reopen in early 2018. The project includes conservation of historic rooms on the ground floor and the creation of fully accessible gallery displays across three floors, covering a range of themes such as People and Place, Industry, Home, Fashion, and Leisure.

Works in the park include conservation of historic buildings and structures such as an orangery, a bathhouse and grotto, temple and the excavation of a horse-shoe shaped pond. A gallery adjoining a café currently under construction will display historic vehicles from the museum collection.