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Arts Project Manager

Posted in on December 31, 2016

Job Type

Full Time


London, United Kingdom



Description :

Arts Project Manager

£36,000 a year

Arts Project Manager Background

The Old Truman Brewery is an arts, recreation and trading business on Brick Lane in Spitalfields, London E1. The site is an arts and media quarter, home to exhibition and events spaces, creative businesses, independent retail shops, markets, bars and restaurants. The Events department runs the hosting of events and exhibitions of all types within the Old Truman Brewery site. The shows provide a vital platform for emerging creatives, facilitating their next steps beyond education. The Free Range team work year round to hire exhibition spaces, manage bookings and build partnerships. In this role you will be leading this project, primarily continuing to ensure that Free Range is a valuable and necessary experience for all exhibitors.


Position Title: Project Manager

Contact period: Full time, permanent.

Office hours: 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday with some overtime during live events Reports to: Events Department Director Direct reports:

Project Assistant/s Works alongside: The Old Truman Brewery Events, Estates & Market Departments


The key focus of the Project Manager role is Free Range, the Old Truman Brewery’s annual season of graduate art & design exhibitions. Free Range showcases the UK’s most innovative young artists, photographers and designers and is a key diary feature for the creative industry. The event runs for 6 weeks, with more than 3,000 exhibitors in 2016.

This is a unique opportunity to become a part of a small, passionate team, working year round to ensure the growth and success of in house Old Truman Brewery projects such as Free Range. We are looking for an eloquent and confident candidate with at least 5 years experience working for similar large scale cultural and creative events. Beyond Free Range, the role also encompasses new Truman projects and many aspects of event management.


  • Securing new sponsors, continued management and development of partnerships
  • Management of external PR agency, ensuring key performance indicators are met
  • Management of projects staff
  • Meeting with media and arts organisations, developing mutually beneficial relationships
  • Sales and account management (including contracting) for all Free Range exhibitors, and graduate related clients throughout the year
  • Managing year round event timeline and budget
  • Setting clear strategies and goals beyond high foot fall, looking towards future growth and longevity of the event
  • Developing and implementing new components to the event, such as out of season talks, design competitions and awards to further benefit and assist UK graduates
  • Overseeing all operational elements i.e. scheduling, health & safety paperwork, floor plans, and managing weekly install/derig during the live event
  • Designer for 90 page Free Range event programme, event signage and promotional material
  • Post event surveying of exhibitors, compiling event report


  • Undergraduate qualification in the Arts
  • Graphic design experience (please provide examples), competent across all Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • 5+ years experience working with large scale cultural/creative events In depth knowledge of UK higher education system
  • Experience working with the following fields – interior design, fashion, architecture, graphic design, illustration, fine art and photography
  • Experience managing and securing new partnerships & sponsorship deals
  • Health & Safety/operational experience and training ie fire safety and evacuation procedure

Applicants must submit a covering letter addressing the above requirements & duties, along with a CV. Applications close 5pm Tuesday 24th January 2017.

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Health And Safety: 1 year
  • Managing partnerships: 2 years
  • Graphic Design: 1 year
  • Event Management – Arts & Culture: 5 years

How to apply :

E-mail your cv and a covering letter to

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