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Vacancy for Head of Events



  • Hours: full time
  • Contract status: permanent
  • Salary: competitive

Starting February 2019

The National Gallery Company Limited (NGC) is a commercial company established to generate valuable revenue for the National Gallery from a range of activities including retail, publishing, digital sales, catering and commercial events.

The Events team is responsible for organising private events (Commercial Events and Gallery Hosted Events) which take place in the National Gallery. We have ambitious plans to grow revenue, supported by a strong business rationale. Our aim is to meet and exceed annual sales targets by the delivery of high calibre venue hire, exhibition opening receptions, stewardship dinners and receptions, as well as donor hosted events for corporate partners, sponsors, members and cultivation events.

The National Gallery Company has an exciting opportunity for the vacancy of Head of Events.

Reporting to NGC’s Trading Director and having a dotted reporting line to the Gallery’s Head of Development, the successful candidate will have the necessary leadership, business planning and communication skills to ensure that shared strategic objectives are met.

The Head of Events will lead and develop the Events team across the Gallery and NGC, taking full responsibility for the planning and logistics of a wide range of events in the Gallery and the development of new initiatives for private and public events. Working closely with the NGC management team and key Gallery stakeholders including the National Gallery executive team and senior managers, the successful candidate will have extensive senior level experience of overseeing and managing a commercially successful events programme, ideally gained from a high profile and historic venue.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading art institution, a unique venue and a growing business in the heart of London.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply, please email a cover letter and your CV to admin@nationalgallery.co.uk

  • Closing date for applications is: Sunday 2nd December 2018
  • 1st round interviews will be held on: Week commencing 10th December 2018
  • 2nd round interviews will be held on: Week commencing 17th December 2018
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