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Commercial Events Manager - Dulwich Picture Gallery

Working Hours: Full time; 40 hours per week, including frequent evening and weekend Event Management as required.

Term: Permanent

Salary: Band C £25,000 — £30,000 per annum

Department: Commercial

Reports to: Head of Commercial

Works Closely with: Head of Commercial, Site & Operations, Visitor Services, Communications Department, Programme & Engagement Department, Accredited External Suppliers, External Clients, External Contractors & Freelancers


The Commercial Team are responsible for generating sustainable commercial income in order to financially support Dulwich Picture Gallery’s dynamic programme of exhibitions and public engagement.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery Enterprises Limited, the Commercial Events Manager is responsible for the sales, coordination and delivery of all Venue Hire and Commercial Events for Dulwich Picture Gallery, achieving ambitious income targets whilst delivering outstanding client experiences and enhancing the reputation of the Gallery as a unique events venue.

The role will include frequent evening and weekend Event Management as required, with hours flexibly compensated as Time Off In Lieu.


• Secure Venue Hire income against annual targets, maximising all income opportunities

• End-to-end ownership, coordination and event management of Dulwich Picture Gallery Venue Hire and Commercial Events, including: Weddings & Civil Ceremonies, Corporate Events, Tours, Conferences, Filming & Photography, Book Launches and Ticketed Events

• Deliver outstanding client services and manage strong relationships with accredited suppliers

• Enhance the reputation of Dulwich Picture Gallery as a unique events venue


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• Proven experience in an Event Sales and Event Management role

• Highly motivated and target driven, with a demonstratable record of achieving financial goals

• Excellent customer care with a drive to exceed client expectations

• Excellent verbal and written communication

• Ability to think creatively and anticipate, negotiate and solve problems to ensure the successful running of all events

• Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Ability to work comfortably with a wide range of clients, contractors and colleagues at all levels with a team mentality

• Excellent ICT skills, including Outlook, Sharepoint, Word, Excel

Desirable Attributes...

• Experience managing events in a unique cultural venue such as a Gallery, Museum or Heritage site

• Knowledge of ticketing systems such as Tessitura

• Personal licence holder

• First Aid trained

• InDesign skills


The deadline for applications is 21 January 2022 11.59pm.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to and complete this anonymous Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form.

We value the perspectives that you can bring. In your covering letter let us know how your skills and experiences, from wherever you have come from, will bring benefit to the role and the team.

We are happy to support with any resources and adjustments for anyone who needs it, to make applying for this role easier. In your application please do let us know how we can support you; this will not influence your application.

At Dulwich Picture Gallery, we recognise our responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant experiences for everyone. We welcome applications from applicants with experience of working, living or studying within our key priority boroughs of Southwark,Lambeth and Lewisham, and are particularly keen to hear from candidates who identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled and/or people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our organisation and reflect our local community


Dulwich Picture Gallery, founded in 1811, is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery.

We care for and display our outstanding collection of Old Master paintings within Sir John Soane’s pioneering architecture. As an independent gallery, we remain true to our founders’ purpose of presenting art ‘for the inspection of the publick’ by engaging as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, through our innovative interpretation and dynamic programme.

Our Mission

To maximise Dulwich Picture Gallery’s unique potential - its building, art, grounds, people and location - for future generations.

Our Vision

To be an inspirational cultural retreat unlocking fresh perspectives through the art of the past. Our site-wide creative experiences provide time-out from a chaotic world, empowering visitors to forge meaningful connections by finding themselves in art.

Our Values

We are:


We care for our collection, our audiences, our communities and each other

Risk Taking

We are ambitious and agile, valuing creativity and considered experimentation


We are open and communicative, creating and sharing opportunities through partnerships and projects.

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