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16 Jan 2023

Full-Time Events Programme Manager – Posted by London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Do you adore activities and entertainment? Can you organise complex event programmes? Do you want to be instrumental in bringing inspiration and joy to tens of thousands of people as you deliver well considered, high quality experiences? This could be the position for you, and it comes with an unmatched reward; a deep feeling of pride when you witness your hard work become reality, and the incredible impact it has on people’s lives.

About Wildkind

Wildkind is primarily an events business with two market leading event properties; Camp Wildfire and Camp Kindling. Since being founded in 2015 we have been growing at 100% year on year. Over the next 10 years we aim to take our unique events worldwide to inspire, challenge and entertain over 1 million customers. 

An incredible community has grown around our events and is now the centre-point of everything we do. As well as investing in the growth of our events we are looking to expand our retail and media business lines to provide even more value to this group.

Our mission

To spark curiosity, encourage endeavour and create joy.

Our culture 

We have a supportive, growth focussed working culture and will invest in education and experimentation to push the boundaries of your abilities and our shared achievements. We champion diverse skill sets, perspectives and discussion; everyone is encouraged to be themselves and input into the organisation and work at all levels. We care deeply about our work having a positive impact on our customers, colleagues, communities and the environment. We promote creativity and adventure in everything we do. 

Key information

  • Salary: £32,500 to £42,500 per year depending on experience
  • Social: Monthly adventures/parties with your team
  • Health: £500 per year for your physical/mental health
  • Education: £1000 per year for your learning and development
  • Annual Leave: 30 days (including public holidays)
  • Location: Hybrid (Min 5 days per month in London Office)
  • Hours: Full-time flexible 40hrs per week (Min 3 hours per day 10:00-18:00 GMT/BST)
  • Start Date: Mar 2023
  • Application Deadline: Midnight on 5th Feb 2023 

Your mission

Book and manage the delivery of a range of and entertainment for our events. Understanding our customers and prioritising resources to deliver the most valuable experience for them. Developing repeatable processes to improve efficiency and quality of event programme delivery. Developing unique activity and entertainment formats.

Your objectives

  1. Book and deliver activities and entertainment programmes for 3x events in Aug & Sep 2023.
  2. Create a system for managing relationships with programme contributors (activity leaders, musicians, comedians, speakers, crew etc) by the end of 2023.
  3. Create a scalable model enabling us to deliver activities and entertainment programmes with efficiency and to a high standard at a growing number of events over the next 3 years.
  4. Develop unique activity and entertainment formats to build the company’s intellectual property assets.

Your responsibilities

As a company we focus on objectives and results, with individuals driving the decisions on the best ways to achieve them. We have included this list of responsibilities to give you an idea of the starting point for this position; the exact responsibilities will develop under your leadership.

  • Curating a program of approximately 100 activities and 50 performances for each of Wildkind’s key summer events.
  • Management of each event’s programming budget.
  • Developing your knowledge, and Wildkind’s institutional knowledge, of the categories that we work with for activities (adventure & sports, arts & crafts, bushcraft & survival, food & drink, fun & games, health & wellbeing, music & dance, science & engineering) and entertainment (games, music, talks, films, comedy).
  • Creating and maintaining a comprehensive database of all entertainment & activity ideas and providers to track development and relationships.
  • Understanding both activity requirements for equipment, space, people, water, electricity, furniture & materials, and entertainment technical requirements. Working with the Event Manager to ensure they are all provided.
  • Recruitment and training of freelance staff to help deliver event programmes onsite.
  • Managing the on-site delivery of the event programme, ensuring they are of the highest quality and run punctually.
  • Researching and developing potential new activities and entertainment formats and how they could be delivered at events.
  • Continually working to improve the value for money we can deliver to our customers.

Your experience

  • Demonstrable experience delivering complex outdoor events to a high standard and on budget
  • Love of cultural experiences and demonstrable experience of getting involved with activities and/or entertainment in a professional or personal capacity

How to Apply

Application process Apply at: We are looking for team members that are interested in a long term career with Wildkind, and want to learn and grow with us. If you think you could achieve the objectives of this position we encourage you to apply regardless of your background. We treat all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, religion, age or disability status. We will request references from your past employers to support anything you tell us in this application or any interviews before offering you a position. We will request evidence of your right to work in the UK before conducting interviews.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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