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Assistant Venue Hire Manager - Foundling Museum

Job Title: Assistant Venue Hire Manager

Reporting to: Finance Director

Purpose of Job:                              

To be responsible for:

Increasing external hires of the Museum’s event spaces to generate income to support the Museum’s work by developing and pursuing a strong marketing strategy

Supporting hires and internal events as part of the Museum’s programming.

Employment Status: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000-£26,000 depending on experience

Working pattern: 35 hours per week, 10:00 – 18:00, evenings, mornings and weekends as needed (time off in lieu typically offered for overtime, payment offered for excessive overtime)


Under the supervision of the Venue Hire Manager, this department is responsible for delivering an annual income budget of £250k and involves supervision of a number of part-time events staff.

Main duties include:

  • Income Generation
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Managing client relationships
  • Event Management



  • Experience in sales and in making successful pitches
  • Experience of co-ordinating various events with corporate and individual clients
  • Experience of working to and within restricted budgets
  • Willingness to work outside regular office hours in order to cover morning, evening and occasional weekend events
  • Excellent organisation skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Smart appearance and a confident manner
  • Enthusiasm for and enjoyment of meeting and communicating with people
  • Relaxed approach to pressurised situations with a genuine enjoyment of working at a fast pace, to tight deadlines in order to see tasks through to completion
  • An interest in the history and future of the Foundling Museum
  • Able to act with discretion and maintain professional confidentiality at all times
  • Confident in decision making and creative problem solving


  • Experience of working within an historic building, venue or similar
  • One years’ demonstrable experience of organising events
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Database knowledge
  • Knowledge of SEO influences
  • Experience of working within a London venue
  • An interest in history and art

Please refer to the full job description before applying:


Please submit your application form and equal opportunities form (found through the link above) to Alice at  We do not accept CVs or personal statements that are not submitted using our application form.

Applications close Thursday 18 July, midday

Interview w/c 22 July

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00
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