Posted on 19 April 2017
Events Manager at YCNWe have an immediate opening for someone to come and join our central team — to manage and grow our thriving events programme, taking it from strength to strength.
Events are a fundamental part of how we help our Members to learn and do new things together. We hold them regularly downstairs in the YCN building, and with our partners in their great spaces around the world.
The programme is rich and varied, from intimate gatherings to hear the reading lists of creative heroes like Quentin Blake and Cath Kidston; to more practical sessions covering topics like illustration trends or presentation skills.
Partnerships with the likes of Dishoom, Propercorn and the Soho House Group see us design and programme events series for their spaces too — creating conducive ways for our mutual audiences to learn among like minds. So that could be some breakfast sessions with legendary restaurateur Alan Yau or an evening panel event to explore the role of sound within brand identity.
As our Events Manager you’ll work alongside the broader Editorial and Membership teams to programme future events, rooting them in what we think our Members would love to find out more about. You’ll also strike up conversations with new partners, exploring ways to run events with them too.
You’ll need to have:
- A passion for creativity and consumer culture, and loads of ideas for who you think we should be hearing from at events.
- A passion for learning; and a want to dig into new topics and think creatively about how we can best explore them through different event formats.
- Great communication skills and a natural persuasiveness to get people on board.
- Great organisational skills, helping refine and design the best approaches to managing invitations and applications for spaces.
- Confidence to work alongside senior members of our partners’ teams as part of co-hosted events.
- Good written skills to help bring events to life in words, attracting the right people along.
- Experience in presenting, public speaking or otherwise delivering content in person. This will be a fundamental part of this role, and it’s vital that you want to use and enhance such skills through introducing speakers and moderating conversation.
This is a great opportunity for someone that enjoys meeting inspiring people, organising things that people love, travel and learning.