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City of London Corporation

Would you like to be the architect of a world-class leisure offer for the City of London?

The City of London Corporation works at the heart of the world’s leading financial and business centre, but also celebrates an unrivalled 2000 years of history.

Combining centuries of tradition with cutting-edge innovation the City Corporation offers a unique setting for your expertise. The Square Mile has been a centre for migration, trade, commerce, community and ritual since the Roman period, producing a melting pot of ideas, creativity and reinvention that thrives today.

Now, the City of London Corporation has ambitious plans to amplify this heritage as a leading destination for workers, visitors and residents alike – with a holistic business-leisure offer that takes its full place on the global stage.

Programme Curator | competitive salary + excellent pension and benefits

Working to our newly appointed Destination Director, this role will curate an ambitious programme of events to bring the City’s story to life. 

Working collaboratively with a network of commercial sponsors and our partners across the Square Mile, you will help the City raise the bar and become known as a place of “must-do”, bold, exciting, sustainable and inclusive events. Based on data and insights, your artistic programme will encompass sport, wellness, and education, as well as entertainment, food and drink, heritage and culture, and bring in a large, diverse audience, especially at weekends.

You will maintain and build a network of funding and co-delivery partners to realise the ambitions of your programmes, ensuring events and activations deliver increases in visitor numbers, spend and funder expectations. 

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have first-class experience of developing an ambitious artistic vision for an organisation, which you have driven to reality. You will have an outstanding reputation for curating and delivering high impact place-marketing or events programmes in support of a world class brand. With sharp commercial acumen, you will have a strong track record in delivering successful audience strategies capable of increasing both footfall and spend. 

You will be a natural relationship building and stakeholder manager, able to demonstrate success in growing income through a diverse range of fundraising activities such as corporate and/or major donor donations, and with excellent experience of stewardship. 

A strong and confident communicator, you will have excellent inter-personal skills and a highly collaborative nature that brings colleagues at all levels in to your vision.

For more information, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Jude Watters (jude.watters@gatenbysanderson.com) from our retained partners at GatenbySanderson.

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