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Events Manager

Science Museum Group
£28000 - 32550 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Do you have event experience and the ability to work with a range of clients? Are you keen to progress your career in a landmark venue in the centre of London?

About us
The Science Museum aims to inspire visitors with award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement. Our world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological, and medical advancement from across the globe.

We have 13 unique galleries currently available for hire, along with our private event space, Illuminate. Illuminate is situated on one of the top floors of the Museum, hosting amazing views, and is available for both daytime and evening hire. In addition, we have the Smith Centre; originally constructed in 1890, the space has been elegantly preserved to present four spaces of varying size that suit a wide variety of event purposes.

You will have the opportunity to work in a distinctive and truly remarkable setting that transforms formal galas, conferences, and private soirées into once-in-a-lifetime events.

Please see our Venue Hire website for more details:

About the role
Within this diverse position, you will provide the complete range of event services from sales support to planning and operations. As you will be the first contact for new clients, you will not only promote our unqiue Museum spaces but also proactively promote our full events offer.

You will organise all aspects of your portfolio of events whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, including the in-house caterers. You will conduct site visits with clients, finalising details for events and upselling where possible.

Events will range from conferences, product launches, dinners, receptions, Christmas parties and private events. Having worked with clients such as Rolls Royce, Nike and UNICEF, you will be able to expand your experience in a wide variety of events across all different sectors.

This position is a 12 month fixed term contract
Salary - £28,000 - £32,550 per annum

About you
Joining us, you will be a true hospitality professional - customer-focussed, proactive, and motivated by providing unique experiences.

You'll have experience of operational event management within the corporate or private events space, with a keen eye for optimising income. Multi-venue events experience will be advantageous. Above all, you are a skilled collaborator who can communicate effectively across a range of internal and external stakeholders, and across various client groups.

View the Vacancy Information Pack listed under 'Attachments' on the vacancy listing on our website for more details about the role and the application process or click 'Apply Online' to submit an application.

What we offer
Working with a world-leading museum group that offers access to truly unique environments and collections, you'll benefit from the perks listed below, as well as full support for life events such as parental and adoption leave, sickness, and career breaks. Meaningful work. We're a mission-led organisation where the work you do supports us in Inspiring Futures.Career growth. We offer enhanced support with personal and professional development.Work/life balance. We offer 27 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, along with flexible policies which support you and your home life.Health & Dental Insurance. Extra peace of mind, from day one.All our colleagues can access an employee assistance programme, access to the Unmind app, and other wellbeing support.Enhanced contributory pension. To support you in saving for the future.Interest-free loans. When you need a little extra cash for life events or home improvements.Great discounts. Free entry to exhibitions, discounts in our shops, cafes, and access to other museums in the NMDC network.

Open for All is one of the Science Museum Group's five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to develop a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation, capable to continue to Inspire Futures.

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