EVENTS ASSISTANT (VOLUNTEER)
LOCATION: LONDON OFFICE
Article 25 is a global reaching humanitarian architecture charity dedicated to building safe and dignified shelter as defined by the UN. We design and build homes, schools and hospitals in poverty stricken areas. Our impact is precise, our buildings sustainable and uniquely designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve. We are currently looking for an Events Assistant to support our team with our ongoing events.
Our annual event - called 10x10 - involves a range of artists, architects and designers donating original artwork pieces that are auctioned off at a special fundraising reception evening. Our 2017 10x10 focused on Stratford and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and raised over £100,000. For this year we are looking to expand on this success and raise the profile of the organisation even further.
This position calls for an outgoing volunteer who will assist with a range of tasks to support the planning and preparation of a high profile fundraising event. Initially, this will involve the procurement of high profile artists and sponsors to donate artwork to the event and provide monetary support. This will involve logistics, communication & PR as well as approaching new partners previously unaligned with the organisation and liaising with existing supporters of 10x10. The candidate should understand and appreciate the nature of high-end corporate events.
Skills and knowledge
Desire to be involved in high quality events planning
Understanding of levels of professionalism associated with high-end event management
Excellent organisational and logistical skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work across sectors of 10x10
Ability to take responsibility and ownership of role within large scale events
Ability to liaise with different event partners and participants, e.g. sponsors, artists, media partners
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work to deadlines and on own initiative
Able to work within a small dynamic team
Confident telephone manner
Strong interpersonal skills
Article 25 has more than 85 projects in 34 countries, making us the most far reaching architectural NGO in the world. Our projects are delivered with in-country partners to ensure that local knowledge and relationships are maximised, and that projects are sustainable.
Current projects include
10x10 Art Auction
Cycle Expedition Tanzania
Make Design Matter Lecture Series
This position calls for someone with good drive and a flexible work ethic who is looking to get experience in project
management and fundraising. This position is available to ideally full time candidates for a minimum commitment of 6 months.
Deadline: Apply immediately for consideration
Terms: Volunteer position
Start date: ASAP Duration: 6 months
Location: Our London offices
To apply: Submit a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Events Assistant’ in the subject line of the e-mail.