Event Sales Manager

Deadline 23 September 2019 at 5:00 pm

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We are looking for an Event Sales Manager to maximize sales of the spaces within Dovecot and deliver a first class venue hire and event management service.

Dovecot Studios is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design built around a leading international tapestry studio. Dovecot is based in an extraordinary building in the heart of Edinburgh, which also operates as a prestigious event venue. The Venue Hire department stages high profile weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, private viewings and bespoke events and is renowned for its premium level of service and delivery.

Due to continued success, the Venue Hire department is currently looking to recruit an Event Sales Manager to maximise sales and income from each of Dovecot’s unique spaces. This role has a major impact on the income and operational sustainability of the tapestry studio, as well as on the brand, personality and position in the wider context of Edinburgh and beyond.

Duties Include:
• Maximizing sales of Dovecot spaces
• Delivering a first class venue hire and event management service
• Ensuring that relationships with clients are developed and maintained
• Preparing proposals, quotes and conducting site visits
• Converting business to meet ambitious sales targets
• Delivering successful marketing to maximise profile and sales
• Managing staff and third-party suppliers

The Ideal Candidate:
• Previous experience in Events Sales and Marketing
• Previous Management experience would be beneficial
• A proven track record converting incoming enquiries to confirmed sales
• High standards, great attention to detail and a positive can-do attitude
• Great service skills, able to manage client’s expectations and deliver memorable events
• Self-motivated with a desire to surpass targets
• Great track record in management of high calibre of events
• Organised with a great attention to detail

If you feel you are the ideal candidate, to apply please send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@dovecotstudios.com by 5pm on Monday 23rd September, 2019.

For full details please download the Event Sales Manager Job Description.

Download Job Description


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