Event Sales Executive – Barbican Arts Centre

Barbican Arts Centre

  • Location
  • Type
  • Salary
  • London
  • Full Time
  • £27,000 plus 20% bonus

Job Description

The Barbican is a unique venue, being the largest Arts Centre in Europe, and situated in the heart of “The City”. It was described by the Queen as “one of the modern wonders of the world” and is one of London’s most iconic buildings.

The events department provides an array of food solutions from a canape party for 500 in the Garden Conservatory, an opening party for a new theatre production to an intermit wedding on the garden terrace. We are looking to recruit an Event Sales Executive to join the team on a full time, permanent basis.

As an Event Sales Executive your role will be responsible for co-ordinating all specific commercial and private food and beverage events within the Barbican Arts Centre. You will achieve this through providing our clients exceptional customer service and innovation, supported by detailed event sheets to ensure the various departments within Searcys and the Barbican exceed the clients expectation.

In addition to this, the role also contributes to selling the commercial venue space to agreed budgets and maximising the revenue opportunities for both Searcys and the Barbican. This is a client facing role that works closely with the relevant teams to ensure all packages and service offerings are attractive to both new and existing clients.

Success in this role will be measured through the management of increasing conversion of the venue sales enquiries and all revenue opportunities, generating and contributing to the sales teams profit targets and deadlines.

Event Sales Executive benefits:

  • £27,000 per annum plus 20% OTE bonus
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25% discount across Searcys venues
  • Company tailored training and development
  • Portfolio of venues to provide growth and development opportunities for the future

This is a full and varied role, where you will gain invaluable experience of working within a busy events venue. Experience of working within a large events venue is highly desirable for this role.


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