Events Organisation, Promotion and Delivery (Graduate Placement)

Website wmth

This opportunity will be to help organise, promote and deliver a research symposium and associated performance/exhibition event on Thursday 9th November 2017 with the ‘option’ to explore ongoing weekly/monthly events linked to the Transition project.

Transition is an academically focused events activity which offers a social impact strategy for those engaged in various forms of creative research. Transition is a new event night in Northampton, where we aim to bring innovative, independent and academic research, about methods of realising progressive change, to the wider community, while providing a safe, shared, creative, recreational space for everyone. The name Transition describes the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Each of our events will have a theme around a form of transitioning, or an area in which transition is needed.
We particularly welcome the queer community, along with people who self-identify as ‘others’, in any sense, anyone with an ‘alternative’ image/sense of identity and those who simply feel they are not comfortable in a traditional, mainstream entertainment environment. But we are open to everyone who embraces openness and tolerance themselves.

Main responsibilities:
The research symposium event is set for delivery on Thursday 9th November, you would be responsible for assistance with all communications related to the project with key presenters and stakeholders including:
• Eventbrite design & maintenance
• Design and promotion of all event logo’s, information, and posters
etc (may be in collaboration with academic colleagues)
• Ensure all aspects of the Symposium (catering, presenter
requirements, technical support, conference printing, exhibition etc)
are organised and confirmed by end of September 2017
• Support for organisation, communication, design, promotion and
delivery of an exhibition and performance event in Northampton centre
overseeing all aspects of the scheduling,communications and
preparation (mounting exhibition works, organising
the installation of audio/visual equipment in venue, advertising the
event and supervising throughout the whole day with assistance from
students and staff.
• Ensuring that all aspects of the event are professionally delivered
and safely dismantled from the gallery space after the event (10th
• Ensuring regular website updates and promotion of the event via all
accessible means with lo-fi budget!

We would discuss and negotiate a clearly defined and comprehensive brief with structured planning and delivery of development working remotely but with online communication and support.
Attend a weekly meeting to present progress and review any necessary adjustment to the schedule/planning

Ideally beginning early September at an agreed date completing the project on 10th November unless voluntary extension agreed to continue Transition project

Daily support will be via ‘wassap’ video call subject to availability
Weekly F2F meetings at a mutually convenient time/place/date
Streaming integration and other ‘specialist’ areas can be supported if necessary

Requires someone energy, enthusiasm and high motivation with excellent organisational, communication and problem-solving skills. Would suit someone who has experience and is willing to push themselves as a professional event’s organiser and promoter. Requires creative thinking, stamina and determination to overcome issues arising in a courteous and professional manner within a Higher education environment.

This is a full-time 8 week paid Internship

To apply for this job email your details to