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Event Sales & Bookings Assistant

£21,189 (pro rata, 21 hours a week) & pension contribution to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Contract fixed term for 18 months (with opportunity for extension)

This is an exciting opportunity to join People’s History Museum’s (PHM) growing commercial team.  Driving commercial income is a vital source of funds for PHM and our approach to generating profit for purpose.  The museum’s Business Plan sets out our ambition to grow commercial income streams, with Venue Hire being one of our strongest opportunities to achieve this.  We want our building to be a hotspot for all kinds of events including corporate workshops, weddings, cultural events and much more, building on our reputation as a leading ethical events space in Manchester.

We are looking for an organised, customer focussed professional to join our team, concentrating on delivering high quality events for paying clients.  This role involves co-ordinating and delivering event specifications for a wide range of conference and social events, managing a varied portfolio at any one time.  Strong co-ordination and customer service skills are vital.

The successful applicant will work closely with the museum’s Operations Team and wider network of suppliers to ensure all events exceed client expectations.

The role would be ideal for someone with experience in delivering events or managing bookings in a comparable industry.  Ability to follow processes and use a CRM system is essential.

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How to apply

Click here to complete our online application form.  Please outline how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the job description and provide details.  Your application will be assessed and scored against the job description using the information provided.

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on Monday 8 May 2023

Interviews:  Tuesday 16 May 2023, in person at PHM

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to discuss the role please contact Jackie Royle at


PHM prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive organisation, profoundly committed to advancing equality and diversity in the broadest sense.  We highly value the benefits that diverse perspectives bring to PHM’s mission.

We recognise the museum currently underrepresents people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and those with intersecting identities in our workforce; PHM is actively working to address this and encourages applications from these backgrounds.  While the successful candidate will be selected purely on merit, in the event of a tie between two candidates with equal experience, we may select a candidate who helps us better represent the communities the museum serves.

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