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This role will work closely with HemingwayDesign Partners and the Event Manager to develop and creatively produce multi-artform programmes that realise the vision, meet artistic objectives and delivers on KPIs for the client, visitors and the artists engaged. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying diverse artists, content and creative programme ideas that support the vision for each event and grow and engage our audiences.
  • Developing curatorial themes and programming orientated around current debates in social issues and contemporary arts and culture.
  • Ensure the event curation, programming and creative production responds and contributes creatively to client briefs and strategies.

This role will also act as co-curator and co-creative producer, or form part of working groups, on other cross-organisational projects.

As a client-facing member of the team, you will be regularly required to create presentations, including powerful pitch decks that can persuasively communicate artistic direction and programming proposals, and present to clients.

You will manage the Events Co-ordinator and report directly to HemingwayDesign partners and will be deeply immersed at every stage of a project, liaising with all departments in the studio. Often projects will include working closely with designers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, marketing agencies and social media teams both in house and externally.

Other duties will include:

  • To implement a smooth process of content / “talent” booking and maintaining relationships with high profile contributors / participants.
  • To line manage the Assistant Curator & Event Co-ordinator - assign and align workloads, produce briefings, regularly review work, feedback and mentor where necessary.
  • To work closely with the Production Manager on project managing and scheduling projects to ensure that all events are achieved within agreed parameters.
  • To manage negotiations and contract terms with artists and other relevant agencies/individuals in accordance with agreed budgets and parameters.
  • To work with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure audience development objectives are met.
  • To build and maintain relationships with clients, key stakeholders, strategic partners and funders.
  • To build and establish relationships with artists, curators, cultural organisations, educational organisations, community groups and others.
  • To manage programme budgets as agreed with the Event Director and Production Manager.
  • To maintain monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that the programme and its activities and events are properly recorded and evaluated.
  • To ensure regular data collection and analysis to ensure the programme is on track to meet aims and objectives.
  • To evaluate data and prepare material for written reports for HemingwayDesign partners and event clients / funders.
  • To assist with HemingwayDesign’s new business and fundraising activity, by identifying funding opportunities and working with the Development team to draw up funding proposals.
  • To contribute new ideas and creative thinking for all HemingwayDesign projects.

Skills and experience required:

  • Several years of events industry experience is preferred but we prioritise talent and personality over experience
  • A genuine enthusiasm for the arts, knowledge of current design, media, social and awareness of social and cultural trends
  • Highly creative and full of bright ideas with an ability to be versatile, work autonomously and manage multiple work streams and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build good relationships internally and externally
  • Rigorous attention to detail, high standards and pride in your work
  • Strong communication skills with fluent spoken and written English

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary dependent on experience and skills
  • Four weeks paid holiday plus all public holidays
  • The business operates a four-and-a-half-day week during the summer months of July and August
  • We have two full-time office dogs

How to apply:

Interested in applying for this position? Don’t just send us a CV but show us what you can bring to the HemingwayDesign team.

In order to be suitable for this role it’s important to us that you have an interest in and passion for our shared values of sustainability, social responsibility and using design to improve lives.

What is required:

  • A strong portfolio of comprehensive relevant previous work / projects and how they relate to our practice, and CV with experience
  • Cover letter outlining why you want to work with us, and why you’d be the perfect fit for our team

Please email beck@hemingwaydesign.co.uk with ‘Work With Us’ in the subject field.

Application deadline: 3 December 2021

No telephone calls or agencies please.