The Commercial Marketing Officer is responsible for providing a first-class visitor experience and support the Marketing & Communications Manager with marketing duties. The role supports the Commercial Manager with managing ticket, retail sales and contributing to events, management of stock levels, programming the till, visual display merchandising and the maintenance and running of our online shop. You will act as the first point of contact for customers and ensure visitor targets are met through excellent customer service, data management, communication and Commercial marketing initiatives.

You will work as part of a dynamic team with a remit to expand our public offer and maximise income generation to support the world-renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio. You will be expected to gain knowledge about Dovecot and share this confidently, acting as an ambassador for Dovecot with our visitors, participants, and suppliers.  


The post holder is required to work flexibly to ensure business needs are met. Usual hours are 9am – 6pm on a rota across a seven day week, with occasional evening and Sunday-opening for events such as Edinburgh Festival.  It is envisaged the post holder will work on a rota and the demands of the Dovecot diary will require flexibility to ensure business needs are met, including working evenings and public holidays as required. This role will require some level of manual handling, for example moving tables and chairs to assist with set-ups. 

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To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to

Closing Date: 22 March 2023.


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