Head of Events & Venue Hire
Our client, a world-leading music conservatoire, is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to the newly created role of Head of Events & Venue Hire.
With a history spanning 135 years, the influence of our client on the development of music is incalculable and they remain a natural first choice for talented students worldwide. Generations of students have forged their careers and progressed to the very top of the profession as performers, composers, conductors, scholars and teachers.
As well as encouraging the cultivation of music as an art form across the world, our client is also renowned for their programme of performances and events, as well as housing a huge collection of musical instruments and music-related items and artefacts.
With 840 students from more than 60 countries, our client is home to a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians and was named in the 2020 Complete University Guide league tables, as the top UK conservatoire for music. They have also been ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings (2016–19).
In order to match their world-leading education with their world-class facilities, our client is looking to seize the exciting opportunity to maximise commercial income streams when a major building redevelopment is completed in 2020, while remaining sensitive to their nature and primary function. The transformation of the campus will enable students to benefit from new performance halls, extra rehearsal rooms and vibrant communal spaces.
Reporting to the Director of Development & Alumni Engagement, the post-holder will implement the strategy for events and venue hire, which will include marketing, sales and delivery of external venue hire and internal event management. The Head of Events & Venue Hire will work to develop the use of our client’s venues for general hire including conferences, workshops, corporate hires, filming and photography and develop reactive and proactive sales proposals to attract new and repeat business.
The position will require someone with significant experience of events and venue sales as well as management experience. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of effectively managing relationships with clients, agencies, partners and prospects to provide a first-class service. An appreciation of the arts and music is essential.
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