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Venue Hire and Events Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Kettle's Yard is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Venue Hire & Events Coordinator to launch our new venue hire venture.

The Venue Hire & Events Coordinator (VHEC) is a new post created with the purpose of providing an added income stream from the hiring of Kettle's Yard's new spaces. The purpose of the role is to develop, and then maximize, the income generated from venue hire and ensure the smooth operation of all events at Kettle's Yard.

Prior to the re-opening of Kettle's Yard in 2018, the role holder will undertake a period of research to develop a marketing, pricing, sales and booking strategy for companies and individuals. The role holder will actively seek new clients and opportunities, as well as deal with all enquiries relating to hires and events.

Once underway this strategy will continue to be developed alongside the more day to day work of coordinating and running events. The VHEC will manage the internal booking system, liaise with clients and manage events (in conjunction with other staff members). While it is not expected that the VHEC will attend all events there will be an element of evening work.

The successful candidate will have experience in the venue hire and events field, be personable, motivated by the mission and values of Kettle's Yard and keen to contribute to its success.

The post is part-time (0.75 FTE). Funding for the post is available for two years in the first instance.

About Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard is the University of Cambridge's modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle's Yard is a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art as well as a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It has an international reputation for its outreach programmes which includes concerts of new and classical music and an extensive and diverse programme of learning and community activities. Kettle's Yard attracts over 70,000 visitors a year. In 2015 Kettle's Yard closed for a major building project and on re-opening in early 2018 it hopes to be welcoming a larger (expected increase of 35%) and a more diverse audience.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. All appointments will be made on merit. We are actively seeking to diversify our staff and therefore encourage applications from minority backgrounds.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 5 September.

Interviews will held on Monday 18 September.

If you have any questions about this post please contact Please quote reference DC12881 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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