We are hiring: project manager (digital)

Join our team and help us deliver exceptional digital projects for wonderful arts clients.


Salary: around £30K

We’re open to a (realistic) discussions if you feel you are worth more, or if you feel you’d need to work up to this level.

Download the job description as a PDF.


Our first priority is to find someone who really wants to work with us and grow within our team.

You’ll be the first point of contact for many of our regular clients. And the main support for many of our new projects.

You’ll need the patience and stamina to steer complex, long-term projects through to completion. And you’ll need to be adaptable enough pick up on multiple short-term tasks as they drop in.

You’ll be handling the majority of the tasks necessary to any digital project – including detailed testing and snagging.

You’ll need to be the perfect mix of technical, creative, practical and personable.

This is a job for someone who enjoys getting things done; it’s a job for a completist with a tenacious desire to tie-up loose ends.

You’ll be working with the guidance of our head of digital and alongside a team of designers and developers.

This is a full-time, studio-based role, in constant communication with our clients and our team.

You’ll need to be good with people as you’ll be chatting with clients, briefing and managing developers, and liaising with designers.


Essential qualities

  • Highly organised and methodical with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Ability to manage and effectively prioritise multiple tasks
  • A problem solver who remains calm under pressure
  • Excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working with CMS platforms
  • Self-starter with a desire to constantly improve and develop, and to help others do the same
  • Enthusiastic interest in being part of our team and working with our clients

Desirable qualities

  • Experience in managing clients, partners or suppliers
  • Experience of working in a design / digital agency
  • Knowledge of technical areas such as hosting and DNS set-up
  • Knowledge and experience of working in the arts, cultural or heritage sectors
  • Knowledge of ticketing platforms such as Spektrix, Tessitura and Patronbase
  • Knowledge of mailing list platforms such as Mailchimp, Dotmailer and Campaign Monitor
  • A geeky understanding of the sorts of details that make our client base different to most


How to apply

Apply to: opportunity@cogdesign.com

  1. Download the job specification, look around our site and make sure we’re the right fit for you.
  2. Write to Michael Smith by post or via opportunity@cogdesign.com.
    Include a covering note explaining why you’d be the perfect candidate, along with your salary expectations and your CV.

Apply by 27th January

If you decide it’s not right for you, please do still share the details 

We don’t have a particular start date in mind, we’re happy to wait for the perfect candidate.


No agencies, please. We don’t use recruitment agencies so if you are a recruiter please don’t waste time on us.


What’s it like at Cog?

Cog Design is a great place to work. Our studio has all the things you might expect (including a pool table, a well-appointed kitchen and a cupboard full of fancy teas) and some things you might not (such as an indoor garden and fishpond).

You’ll be working with an award-winning team of some of the most experienced and accomplished creative thinkers and designers in the UK.

You’ll be working with an unparalleled portfolio of clients that includes many leading arts organisations, venues and museums; you’ll be at the heart of the UK’s cultural and heritage sector.

We are a team, not just a group of individuals who share a studio. Everyone plays their part. You’ll be given the freedom to make decisions and you’ll be empowered to implement change. You’ll also receive the support of an experienced team and the opportunity to learn from those around you.

Cog culture

We are a full-time team of ten plus a wide formal network of associates with specialist skills.

We work exclusively with arts, heritage and education clients.

We are an agency obsessed with design and culture; that’s how we fill our days (and nights). We fund a monthly team outing where we review one of the capital’s cultural highlights for our website. And we publish a monthly cultural calendar via email.

We firmly believe in the power of culture to transform people’s lives, and in the role of public funding for the arts. The only work we do for free is on campaigns to raise awareness and lobby for greater recognition in education.

Our clients

One of the key reasons for working here is that you get to work with some of the most important cultural clients in the UK.

Happy clients and ongoing relationships are our most important indicator of success, and the cornerstone of our business. Our clients include the most interesting and exciting arts organisations in the UK.




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