Jen Rea has been appointed as Head of Marketing and Sales at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. She takes up the role following the recent completion of a major £12.2 million restoration and development project at the historic Theatre.
A first-class Honours Graduate in Communication, Advertising and Marketing from Ulster University, Jen has over 13 years of experience in marketing and communications, including within the arts and tourism sectors.
Her career began as a Media Planner and Buyer and then Senior Communications Manager in a number of local advertising and communications agencies where she worked on a range of award-winning campaigns for local and global brands. She then made the move to the arts sector as Marketing Manager of the MAC in Belfast. She later performed the role of Commercial Manager for the Theatre. More recently she moved to Belfast City Council as Marketing and Brand Manager, responsible for the rollout of city-wide campaigns and strategies.
Prior to joining the team at the Grand Opera House, she worked as Communications Manager with the Northern Ireland Hospice. As well as having a lot of experience in the sector, Jen has a genuine love for theatre, arts and culture.