St Luke’s Event Manager (12-Month Fixed Term Maternity Cover)
The LSO St Luke’s Event Manager is a core part of the team responsible for delivering the busy programme of events at the London Symphony Orchestra’s music education centre.
The Event Manager oversees all elements of a successful event and coordinates the LSO St Luke’s in-house Stage and Technical staff to ensure the smooth running of a variety of artistic, private and commercial events, internally- and externally-promoted concerts and LSO Discovery projects. The role involves acting as the Duty Manager of the venue, when the Event Manager will act as a personal licence holder, first aider and will have overall responsibility for the safety of any and all persons in the building.
The Event Manager also undertakes venue sales to external corporate, private and artistic clients; often very high-profile companies and high net worth individuals. This will include responding to enquiries, booking meetings, negotiating contracts, ensuring timely payment and approving suppliers. The Event Manager will be tasked with maximising revenue with the objective of helping the team reach ambitious income targets every year. There are also considerable administrative duties in the management of enquiry data, customer/supplier relationships and meeting diary management. The Event Manager also has overall responsibility for the training, rostering and performance management of our team of casual stewarding staff (currently at approximately 30). Evening and weekend work is often required, as dictated by the schedule of events.
The Event Manager reports to the Sales & Operations Manager and will be asked to deputise where appropriate and take on tasks and longer-term projects where necessary, especially the development of new revenue streams. The Event Manager also has an indirect responsibility to mentor the development of the Event Coordinator under the direction of the Sales & Operations Manager.
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