Event Sales Manager

The Ashmolean Museum is welcoming applications for their Event Sales Manager (Corporate & Organisation) vacancy. This role sits within the commercial team at the Ashmolean museum. The role requires you to be sales orientated and have a natural flair for networking with corporate clients, organisations and University departments. This role enables the venue hire team to maximise the revenue the commercial department deliver back to the museum in order for the museum to continue to provide free access to visitors.

This is a permanent, full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week. There may be a requirement to be able to work flexibly over a 7-day period including evenings and weekends.

This role includes a moderate amount of activity, including lifting, climbing stairs to those areas not accessible by lift and a moderate to high amount of walking – all necessary health & safety training will be provided. You may also be required to carry out some lone working.

About You

  • You will have a passion for developing professional relationships, particularly with organisations, with a view to maximising revenue streams for the benefit of the Ashmolean museum. Keen to contribute to agreed annual venue hire and catering commission targets (individual and as a team).
  • You will be able to confidently engage with event management software and finance systems and ably prepare accurate financial information for event administration, delivery and planning and forecasting.
  • You will be an excellent communicator, able to work effectively with colleagues, clients and third-party stakeholders, with a flexible, professional and collaborative solution finding approach.

What We Offer
As an employer, The University of Oxford genuinely cares about employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that they offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days of annual leave
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

More information is available at https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits

The University of Oxford’s staff and students come from all over the world, and they proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

How to apply
You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting evidence form using the attached template (or a supporting statement) as part of your online application. Your supporting evidence form should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs or statements submitted on their own will not be considered.

The University of Oxford aims to provide a supportive working environment and are happy to discuss training and professional development opportunities. The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Asia Yaqub, Head of Caterings and Events, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role (asia.yaqub@ashmus.ox.ac.uk). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within the Human Resources department (recruitment@glam.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST/GMT) on Friday 12 April 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 29 April 2024.

*An automatic annual increment each year will be paid up to (and not including) the discretionary range within the University of Oxford’s Grade 6 salary scale.