£25,000 (pro rata) per annum

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Full time


01904 685750

Events Manager

We are recruiting for an Events Manager based at the National Railway Museum in York. This dynamic role will include a wide range of responsibilities, from sales support through to planning and operations. The Events Manager will be the second point of contact for any new and existing clients wishing to host an event with us, so enthusiasm and passion for the museum and events industry is key. This role will be based at the National Railway Museum in York but will also cover the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham.

You will organise all aspects of allocated events in the museums whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, including the in-house caterers. You will conduct site visits with clients, finalising details for events and upselling where possible. Events will range from conferences, product launches, dinners, receptions, Christmas parties and possibly private events.

Joining us you will have experience of operational event management and a knowledge of working in large, multi-use venues. You will combine your understanding and knowledge of the events market with proven customer service skills to ensure clients receive an excellent level of service throughout. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to network confidently and work with private and corporate clients on all levels.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.

‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.

We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.

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