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Community events officer

Community events officer

ExpiresExpires: 12/08/2024
Event Management / Curation
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date: Monday 12 August 2024 at 10am

Salary: £30,500 per annum pro rata plus 6% pension contribution

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part-time (3 days or 21 hours per week)

Location: The role can be home or office-based, or hybrid in one of the three following areas: London, Manchester or Merseyside.


Are you passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s lives? Do you thrive in dynamic, creative environments? Join Arts Emergency to create inspiring, impactful events for young people in the arts and cultural sectors!

The community events officer is an exciting new role that will be responsible for planning and delivering a programme of events (in-person and online) that bring together members of Arts Emergency’s young community across networking, skills development and community-building opportunities. This is a busy, fun, and super rewarding role where you will work both independently and in collaboration with the community team and the wider Arts Emergency team around the country.


Role responsibilities

Programme delivery

  • Develop and deliver an annual programme of in-person and online events across London, Manchester, and Merseyside for Arts Emergency’s young community, volunteers and network members
  • Collaborate with community colleagues to ensure alignment and crossover between in-person and digital engagement opportunities
  • Provide event coordination support for youth collective activities, such as online meetings and residentials
  • Produce reports about activity, outputs, and impact of the events programme as required

Programme administration

  • Develop, test, and troubleshoot forms and processes within the CRM database to support the delivery of the events programme
  • Ensure that all activity for the events programme is captured accurately in the CRM database
  • Respond to queries about the events programme from young community members and network members
  • Coordinate the administration of travel and access repayments


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of working with young people aged 16-25
  • Experience of event delivery and administration in a related field (e.g. youth work, arts and culture, education)
  • Experience of managing relationships with partner organisations and/or skilled volunteers
  • Knowledge of the context and issues affecting young people aged 16-25
  • Knowledge of the creative and cultural sector, especially in London, Manchester and Merseyside
  • Good organisational, time management and communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Capability in using standard office programmes, web-based apps, and databases


A bit about you

  • Commitment to Arts Emergency’s mission, vision, and values
  • Passionate and driven to make a positive impact on the world
  • Resourceful, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role
  • A people person


Additional information

We will be hosting an optional Zoom on Tuesday 6 August at 6pm for prospective applicants to learn more about the role, the Community team, and Arts Emergency before they apply.

28 days annual leave pro rata (on top of usual bank holidays)

Arts Emergency operates a 35-hour week, we will consider compressed or annualised hours

The role can be home or office-based, or hybrid. Given the nature of the role we would expect the Community Events Officer to be based in or near one of the three areas where we currently work: London, Manchester or Merseyside.

The Community programme provides a wide-ranging offer that supports young people to broaden their experiences of creative careers and cultural organisations, build connections with each other and with the industry, grow in their confidence to advocate for themselves and others, and successfully navigate their pathways into the creative and cultural sector.


To apply

1. Visit the Arts Emergency website by clicking the 'Apply' button

2. Download and read the Job Pack thoroughly

3. Follow the instructions on how to apply stated in the document

4. Deadline to apply: 12 August 2024, 10am

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • Office applications