Event Sales Manager

Organisation: Dovecot Studios

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Location: Edinburgh

Following continued success, Dovecot is looking to recruit an Event Sales Manager to maximise income generation from each of our unique building spaces. Dovecot is a world-renowned Tapestry Studio, events venue and tourist attraction featuring art exhibitions, retail and café, within the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre.

The Role

Your role is to sell all venue hire events at Dovecot and to increase revenue by maximising bookings throughout the building. Dovecot hosts a range of high profile events including weddings, parties, conferences, private views and bespoke events and is renowned for its premium level of service and delivery. You will identify sales leads and pitch our services to new customers. Working alongside the Events Venue Manager, you will deliver first class event hire service for clients and maintain exceptional customer service for all visitors while working sensitively within Dovecot’s wider brand and position in the art world.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial & Operations, you will be able to think strategically and analytically, set, track and deliver sales targets and communicate effectively to get results. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. The job is perfect for a candidate with a demonstrable track record of sales, looking to take their next step and assume a significant level of autonomy and responsibility.

The post holder is required to work flexibly to ensure business needs are met. Usual hours are 9am–6pm on a rota across a seven-day week, with occasional evening and Sunday opening for events such as Edinburgh Festival or other private venue hire events. This role will require some level of manual handling, for example moving tables and chairs to assist with set-ups, as well as testing technical equipment for client events.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. As part of our equal opportunities monitoring process we will email all applicants an equal opportunities form to complete and return.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter detailing relevant experience to

Application Deadline: Sunday 28/04/2024