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Commercial Events Manager

Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kew Gardens whose key objective is to maximise revenue through its commercial activities.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Events Manager to join our Commercial Events Team. This is a great time to be joining Kew Enterprises as we are embarking on the development of a new events programme, just one part of a creative and ambitious plan to revitalise the public appeal of Kew.  This new post has been created to help develop and deliver our growing programme of commercial public events, including our long-running six-day music festival; Kew The Music.

Reporting to the Head of Venue Hire and Commercial Events, you will take a lead role in the day-to-day management of our existing programme of events, as well as working to identify and develop new opportunities. There will also be opportunities to work with our corporate and private event hire team.

We are looking for someone who is creative and commercially aware, well-organised and enthusiastic with extensive project management experience working on public events in a similar setting.

Starting salary will be £32,640 per annum. Benefits include 26 days holiday per year, a non-contributory pension as well as a great working environment.

Closing date:  5pm, 8 February 2013.

Interview date:  1 March 2013.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

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17 January 2013
12 February 2013
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