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Open Position – Social Events Manger

To Apply: Email with the position title in the subject line, your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you’re interested in, and how you would be suitable for, the post.

Position Details

Interested in Event Management or production and need some experience? Then look no further!  Blackshaw are looking for a Social Events Manager (Voluntary, Part-Time position).

Blackshaw is run by a team of volunteers, each of whom are professional creatives or administrators.  The team meets monthly (currently a Sunday afternoon) and are supported in their work by the Company Director, Strategy & Planning Manager, and a group of volunteers.

We run social events throughout the year to raise funds for theatre productions, and to boost our profile within the arts community in London. Our team is growing, and our previous Social Events Manager, Nick, has moved into the position of Funding & Partnerships Manager for Blackshaw.  So, we are looking for someone who wants to join our company and make the role of Social Events Manager theirs. You don’t need to have previous experience – Nick and the Blackshaw team will provide training, support, and assistance throughout the handover period.

Blackshaw aims to give people experience for building their CV and have been proven to aid employability.

Job Description: Social Events Manager

The Social Events Manager is responsible, (with support, where necessary, from the New Writing Night Manager and other members, who form the ‘Events Team’), for Blackshaw’s social events.  This includes but is not limited to; finding venues, coordinating event planning meetings, choosing themes, sending an event brief to the Publicity, PR & Marketing (PPM) Team, recruiting and coordinating performers and a running order.  They are also responsible for recruiting volunteers to staff the event, creating volunteer rotas, scheduling the ‘get in’ and ‘get out’, and managing floats.  They should liaise carefully with the Funding and Finance Manager on budgets and record takings/float.  They should also liaise closely with the PPM Manager to keep event promotion up to date, as well as having access to, and occasionally using, the Blackshaw social media accounts in order to support promotion of events.

They will also assist the New Writing Night Manager (where necessary) with the organisation, set-up and running of New Writing Nights.

They are a member of the Blackshaw team and are expected to attend the monthly meetings.

NB: This role is voluntary (unpaid) and part time – Blackshaw works around team member’s availability and existing commitments.

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