Club booking assistant / Junior Programmer
Type: Full time position, 42.5 hours per week (average), which will be spread across weekday office hours and evenings / weekend event hours.
Salary: Dependent on experience. Please state expected salary in cover letter.
Post date: asap
A Bit About Village Underground & EartH
villageunderground.co.uk | earthackney.co.uk
Village Underground is a multidisciplinary venue presenting live concerts and electronic music events alongside theatre, performing arts and visual arts. VU also plays host to commercial events, the revenue of which is put back into the artistic programme. Each year, VU has an attendance of over 150,000 people, stages more than 500 performances and works with more than 1500 artists. Atop the venue, four recycled Jubilee line trains and shipping containers make up the creative workspaces of Village Underground. These uniquely renovated spaces accommodate up to 30 artists, playwrights, filmmakers, architects, photographers, producers and start ups working side-by-side in a creative community.
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) is a multi-arts space for the 21st Century. Programming is broad, global, open and rooted in the highest quality artistic pursuit. We seek to bring together both the leading, rising and most important talents of all fields under one roof and provide a vital new home for this in London, for people of all different ages. EartH looks to become a leading light in the city for audiences from all walks of life to meet, listen, watch, dance and enjoy all artistic endeavour and creativity has to offer. Programming prioritises artists, individuals and groups who attempt to innovate, progress and collaborate their craft to push creativity forwards. The schedule looks to be balanced, inclusive and reflective of the way in which great cities like London thrive on variation, integration and forward-thinking. We present a very carefully-considered calendar of events to audiences, as a truly exciting, essential and dynamic new force in the arts.
Roles and responsibilities
Junior Event booker and Programmer
Support the Creative Director in overseeing the club night calendar for Village Underground
Developing and maintaining good relationships with external promoters, agents and managers
Confirming events with external promoters
Confirming in-house events and artists
Support the Creative Director with line-up curation
Overseeing offers and contracts
Overseeing and maintaining event budgets
Working alongside the Marketing team, devise and implement marketing campaigns for the events – including:
Organising outdoor advertising campaigns
Organising Facebook advertising campaigns
Scheduling and preparing assets for announcements
Handling Superstition’s social media channels
Working with designers on Superstition’s visual concepts and deliverables
Acting as one of Superstition’s brand advocate, working with colleagues across the organisation to ensure the brand is maintained
Event production and logistics
Organising travel, accommodation, hospitality and ground transport for artists
Organising event schedules
Supporting the Production team with show advancing
Acting as artist liaison on the day of the event
Acting as stage manager on the night of the event
Keeping up to date with the latest music, rising artists and music events trends in London and the world
In-depth music knowledge, understanding and passion for all types of electronic music
Experience and enjoyment of working in a late night environment
Excellent organisational, administration and communication skills
Ability to make continuous improvements to administrative processes
Accurate with a good eye for detail
Knowledge of health and safety requirements desirable
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (desirable: Photoshop and inDesign)
Dedication to championing diversity and representation, with a shown ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
This list of tasks is not exhaustive and we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.