Receptionist / Marketing Coordinator (Maternity Cover for 9 months from 20th December)

Start Date: January 6th 2020 - 2nd October 2020

Deadline: 2nd December 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 9th December 2019

Salary: £10.55 p/h

Hours: 10am - 2pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (sometimes the start time will be 9am)

Job description

Pushkin House is looking for a personable and self-motivated receptionist/marketing coordinator to cover the maternity leave of the current post-holder.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in both English and Russian and have previous marketing experience.

Your duties will include the following:

Receptionist duties:

Opening the building at 9am; Answering phone calls; Greeting visitors and providing information about Pushkin House, exhibition and events; Accepting and sorting post; Preparing tea, coffee for meetings and private hire. Occasionally setting up for private hire events that take place in the morning/afternoon; Making sure the reception area/hall is well presented; current programmes are displayed; flyers, newspapers and magazines are up to date; Selling books and tickets in person and on the phone; Recording any sales in relevant spreadsheets; Recording website ticket sales in relevant events' spreadsheets; Other duties as occasionally required by the Senior Manager and the Executive Director.

Marketing duties:

Working closely with Social Media Coordinator to prepare marketing and advertising strategies, plans, and objectives; Preparing marketing reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising sales data; Searching for new (and helpful) marketing tools; Maintaining good relationships with and expanding the network of media and press partners; Leasing with Russian and British Press; Creating Facebook events; Occasionally translating press releases, event blurbs from/to English/Russian.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Good personal presentation.

  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office are essential, as is a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.   

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • The ideal person will have digital marketing and public relations experience.

  • Knowledge of Russian is desirable, although not essential.

  • Experience in general office administration and reception is important for this role, with the range of duties this entails.

  • Previous experience working with arts charities and venues is desirable.


Please send your CV and a cover letter to with the subject line ‘Receptionist / Marketing Coordinator Application’ by the deadline.