Events Curator at Peckham Levels
Do you want to work for an exciting, fun and growing start up where people matter? Do you want to be part of a team that is motivated by achieving positive social change for local communities?
Then this might be the role for you!
Peckham Levels aims to support local talent to create thriving enterprises. Now in its second year of operation, the project is looking to build on the successes of its first year and continue to expand its impact and reach.
All of our Members are independent businesses, mostly drawn from the local area, and all of them share a passion for the local area. A percentage of the revenue from the project is used to support social action programmes offered by the Make Shift Foundation, our charitable arm.
We are a small team with a start-up mentality, where everyone goes beyond the call of duty to achieve our ambitious goals. We are looking for talented, flexible people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and are driven by the opportunity to inspire positive social change. If you think you are the right person to help us, we’d love to hear from you.
Peckham Levels is a part of Make Shift, a platform that provides local talent the space, network and investment they need to create thriving enterprises. Together, we strengthen resilience and build capacity in our communities.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Events Curator role is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Peckham Levels’ public image as part of the wider marketing and events team. You’ll be responsible for curating and delivering an exciting events programme that ties into our marketing activity, promotes our Members, and welcomes a diverse range of people from our local community into Peckham Levels.
Broadly, you’ll be:
Contributing to the creation of processes and policies that help the smooth running and success of our events programme.
Working with colleagues in marketing to curate events that fit in with the broader Peckham Levels Marketing Strategy.
Ensuring that events are run to agreed budgets.
Overseeing the end-to-end delivery of events.
Maintaining close relationships with community organisations in Peckham and the surrounding area, working with the Social Action Officer.
Being the first port of call for colleagues on all things events.
We’re interested in meeting people who share our passion. People who care about community spaces being truly open and inclusive, and who are willing to put their money where their mouth is. Events are an enormous opportunity at Peckham Levels, and we’re looking for someone who can create a vibrant events programme that makes everyone feel welcome in our space and who is a master-organiser who can run events with pinpoint precision.
This probably means that you:
Are highly creative - you can think around corners and perform dizzying feats of mental acrobatics when it comes to solving complex challenges with simple solutions.
Love to learn - we’re a close-knit team, and often collaborate on projects outside of our expertise. We need someone who can thrive on the positive but can also take feedback constructively and, vitally, use what they’ve learned to get better.
Like being accountable - in our small team, we’re each directly responsible for our own work and we need someone who is able to take responsibility immediately and effectively from day one.
Are an all-round events whizz - you want to get your hands dirty developing processes and strategies and handling the running of events.
What this is likely to mean in real life, is:
You have 1-3 years of experience, gained in-house or at a full-service events agency.
You have a track record of delivering high-impact events that deliver on their promise.
You understand how to measure the success of an event and can tell us about it at interview.
You have run a variety of events with different focuses and objectives.
You have self-managed a diverse workload, prioritising and making difficult decisions about which activity will have the greatest effect.
You’re great with people, and have managed multiple stakeholder relationships productively.
Ideally, you know and love Peckham and South-East London - you get the vibe, and want to be part of the growth of the area as an entrepreneurial community that is open to all.
SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE LOOKS LIKE
We’ll measure your success against KPIs in three main areas, and you’ll work with the Head of Marketing at Pop Brixton to set ambitious, but achievable, targets.
Site footfall (week to week growth)
Site footfall (for non-ticketed events)
Ticket Sales / Event Attendance (for ticketed events)
Spend per head on event days
Event Budget Management
Member satisfaction score for Events on site
Member reviews/Project reviews on platforms including Google Reviews, Trip Advisor
Feedback from community organisations booking the space
Minimum 25% of programming is designated as a ‘free community event’ (with support of Commercial Events Manager and Social Action Manager).
Affordability of events.
Diversity of event performers, DJs, etc.
Diversity of partner organisations.
Diversity of audiences served by events programme.
Location: We have our main office in Brixton, and you will be based between there and Peckham Levels, as required.
Salary: £23-28k DOE
Working Days and Expected Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with flexible start times and a 1-hour lunch break every day. You will be required to work some weekends as required by the role, and time off in lieu will be given where appropriate and agreed with the Head of Events.
Holiday: 30 days plus Bank Holidays
Stage 1 - Telephone Interview - a 30-minute initial chat with 2 members of the Make Shift team.
Stage 2 - In-Person Interview - a 75-minute meeting with Make Shift’s Marketing Lead along with colleagues from the Events and Marketing team and Peckham Levels site team where you will be asked to make a short presentation.
Please send a cover letter of no more than 1 side of a4 and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: PECKHAM LEVELS EVENTS CURATOR
We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.