Events Venue Manager

Organisation: Dovecot Studios

Salary: £24- £26K

Location: Edinburgh

Can you deliver excellent experiences for venue hire clients and visitors?

Dovecot Studios is a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh and a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design. As Dovecot Events Venue Manager you will deliver all aspects of our events: from managing client enquiries and site visits to setting up our unique venue hire spaces and facilitating the smooth running of events. You will also ensure that the premises are presented to excellent standards in décor and that they provide a safe and secure space for all Dovecots’ customers and staff.


The Events Venue Manager is a front-facing role, delivering private venue hire events and a curated programme of public events. Your job is to maximise use and occupancy of the spaces within Dovecot, ensuring these are best quality and safe whilst ensuring a smooth, first-class venue hire and event delivery service. You will support Dovecot as part of the commercial team by maintaining the quality of our events and unique spaces while maximising sales revenue. The postholder reports to the Head of Commercial & Operations and works with the wider commercial team to achieve income targets to support the Tapestry Studio, and promote Dovecot as a unique cultural venue.

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.

Application Deadline: Monday 31/07/2023