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EVENT MANAGER ROLE (MATERNITY COVER)

We are looking for an experienced part-time Event Manager to join our team from June 2018 for a fixed term of 15 months.



To apply, please read the job description and email your full CV and motivation letter in the Czech and English languages to production@czechcentre.org.uk. Please put EVENT MANAGER ROLE in the subject line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application deadline: Friday 23rd March 2018, 2PM

Interviews: 3rd - 5th April 2018
Start date: 1st June 2018

Location: Czech Centre / Czech Embassy
Central London (South Kensington), closest tube Notting Hill Gate

Industry: Cultural events, arts, film, visual arts, performance art, cultural diplomacy

Job level: Management  

Hours of Work: Part-time (4 days/32 hrs a week), 10am to 6pm (exact days tbc).
Expectation that some evening and weekend work will be required to attend events as the business requires.

Salary: £27k - £30k per annum (pro rata), depending on experience
+ employee benefits (state pension, childcare voucher scheme, free entry to a range of diplomatic and cultural  events)

Responsibilities: Event production, logistics, social media, marketing, communication


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Event Production: communication with artists, partners and sponsors; organisation of transport for delegates and shipment of material. Production agenda and logistics, communication with partners, business partners and clients. Coordination of all collections and deliveries of material for Czech Centre events. RSVP collection when required.

Social Media: daily maintenance and update of Czech Centre’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). Preparation of social media strategy.

Communication with the Public: answering general queries over the phone and via email.
 
Marketing / Promotion of Czech Centre Events: assuring selected events are properly listed on all available websites and in print in cooperation with the Production and Marketing Manager. Devising PR and marketing strategies for individual CC events in cooperation with the Czech Centre Director and Production and Marketing Manager. 

On-site support at Czech Centre’s events.

Dealing with internship proposals, communication with candidates (applications, interviews, etc.), supervision of interns working at the Czech Centre, active search for long-term interns.

Communication with Czech Centre’s volunteers.

Compiling and updating - in cooperation with the programme department – information packages for CC’s delegates. Checking new accommodation options for CC guests when necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE:

Experience in Event management.

Knowledge of setting up and managing social media channels in the English language (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube)

Excellent oral, writing and communication skills in the Czech and English languages

Excellent organisational and time management skills; attention to detail.

Strong administration and computer skills.

Resourceful attitude in demanding situations.

Adaptable and imaginative approach to work.

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

The ability to efficiently manage a varied workload.

Good communicator across all levels and able to converse concisely and confidently with a range of stakeholders.

Knowledge of Photoshop and In-design or similar programmes is welcome.

Interest in the arts and knowledge of London’s cultural scene is an advantage.

Experience in working with a content management system is an advantage.

 

ABOUT THE CZECH CENTRE: 

The Czech Centre is located in South Kensington within the striking brutalist building of the Czech Embassy. It has a small dedicated staff of five people and three interns. We are a flexible and inclusive employer encouraging our staff to grow and seek new challenges.  We are very committed to our mission and seek exciting, creative, and innovative ways to represent Czech culture in the UK and work across cultural diplomacy and the arts.

The Czech Centre is a cultural institute whose role is to promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture in the UK. The Czech Centre London opened in 1993. It is part of a worldwide network of 22 Czech Centres operating in 19 countries and on three continents.  It is funded by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Czech Centre organises around a hundred events a year. It initiates, curates and organises its own large scale projects, while also working with a number of prestigious cultural institutions all over the UK. Its programme covers visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion. As well as hosting its own events, the Czech Centre offers support for other groups organising Czech related initiatives in the UK. The organisation has stood behind several award-winning projects including six Showcases of Czech Performing Arts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) which have generated tens of thousands of viewers and 4 Herald Angel Awards, 2 Total Theatre Awards and 5 Total Theatre Awards nominations for the Czech shows. The Czech Centre co-curated and organised several successful projects presenting Czech design and fashion, including the Last Fata Morgana exhibition which received the Best Country Presentation Award at the International Fashion Showcase in 2016. The Czech Centre is very active in supporting emerging Czech visual artists (e.g. Nightshift, a Czech-UK interdisciplinary art project supported by Czech Centre won the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in the Czech Republic), and has a strong record of showcasing the best of Czech cinema through its annual Made in Prague festival.

The centre also seeks to further enhance cultural relationships between the UK and the Czech Republic through curatorial visits, media tours and artistic residencies. In addition to its cultural work, the Czech Centre runs certified Czech language courses and exams.  In November 2017, the Czech Centre opened its own gallery Vitrinka showcasing emerging international artists and designers.

The Czech Centre is an active member of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), which it chaired for two years and through which it developed large scale international projects such as European Literature Night or The Games Europe Plays.

More info: www.czechcentre.org.uk

Contact: E: production@czechcentre.org.uk; T: 020 7836 3669