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Id: 8935



Venues, Festivals + Events


Art Galleries


Job Title:

Events Manager

Organisation Name:

National Portrait Gallery

Organisation URL:


London - London + Greater London




Full Time

Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. 

The Gallery attracts over 2 million visits a year and is among London’s most popular attractions, it reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing, digital and national programmes. 

Events Manager
Full-time, 40 hours (5 days) per week
£26,500 per annum
Fixed-term position for 21 months 

The National Portrait Gallery hosts approximately 130 ‘out of hours’ events per year. This includes a number of internal events, corporate partner and sponsor bookings and private venue hires.

Reporting to the Head of Events, the Events Manager is a key member of the Events team and the wider Communications and Development Department at the National Portrait Gallery.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and delivering a programme of internal events as well as overseeing a number of events held at the venue by our Supporters, Corporate Partners and Venue Hire clients. 

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), with proven previous event management experience ideally gained within a museum or heritage organisation.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital to this role, along with a high level of proficiency working with customer relationship databases.

Excellent customer-service and administrative skills, along with meticulous attention to detail, discretion and diplomacy are also essential.

Full details of this and all other employment opportunities at the Gallery can be found on our website,or requested by e-mailing:

Closing date for returned applications is 9.00am on Friday 28 April 2017.

Currently we are expecting to hold interviews on Monday 8 May 2017.

Please indicate on the application form if you will not be available on this particular date. 










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