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Work at Kings Place

Kings Place is a welcoming arts venue and conference destination in the heart of Kings Cross. Independently funded, Kings Place finances its artistic output through ticket sales, commercial enterprise and the hire of our spaces and facilities for rehearsals, conferences, filming and recordings.

With two world-class performance spaces, our unique programme of music, spoken word, comedy and family events is managed by the charity Kings Place Music Foundation. Audiences are our rhythm, and people connect here with their passion, no one gets lost in the crowd.

Festivals include London Podcast Festival, Jewish Book Week, London Piano Festival, Bach Weekend, Songlines Encounters and the venue’s year-long flagship series Unwrapped. Kings Place is also home to Pangolin London, London’s only commercial contemporary sculpture gallery, and Kings Place Gallery.

The award-winning building, which is also home to the Guardian newspaper, is located in the heart of King’s Cross on the Battlebridge Basin, and has its own public atrium, canal-side Rotunda Restaurant and Bar, plus the Green & Fortune Café.

Kings Place is a committed equal opportunities employer. We strive to provide our employees with a work environment free from discrimination where everyone can succeed and excel. We recognise that our organisation is enriched and strengthened by a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from everyone.

Our employees are motivated and passionate, supporting our work through their dedication to our charitable goals. We encourage personal development and training across all departments to ensure our working lives are progressive and stimulating.

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Permanent Roles

Technical Manager

We are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to ensure that all technical aspects of Kings Place performances run safely, smoothly and on time.

Working with the Technical team, as well as the Production and Programming departments, the role exists to plan, set up and run all Kings Place performances and events. The Technical Manager is responsible for managing all maintenance planning, and supports the Head of Technical in supervising and training all casual and freelance staff, as well as liaison and management of all Kings Place clients and artists.

The Person

We are looking for a strong candidate with experience in a venue environment. A confident communicator, you should have good leadership skills and experience managing a team. You will be able to demonstrate a very good working knowledge of Lighting and at least one other technical discipline. In a busy environment, you’ll need to be able to work well in a team and independently. Experience of working on events and with artists and clients is a must. With a proactive approach to problem solving you should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise effectively. This is a great role for someone who enjoys working in a busy, venue environment, interacting with people and working on events.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Salary: £28,000

Closing Date: 8th February 2022

To apply please send CV and covering letter to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Development Manager

The Role

We are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Development Manager to lead on KPMF development and fundraising across patronage, corporate partnerships as well as trusts and foundations. Through fundraising, they will help KPMF support the charity’s mission, give artists the opportunity to create exciting new work, and bring the very best of UK and international artists to a diverse, multigenerational audience.

Through our development work Kings Place is able to offer space to community groups, run events for young people and ensure our events are accessible to young audiences. The work of the Development Manager will unlock new income streams for the charity, allowing it to move towards a more sustainable model of self-reliance.

The Person

We’re looking for an experienced arts fundraiser to start a new Development Team. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with a track-record of building partnerships and arts advocacy. The ideal candidate will have strong experience of developing fundraising strategies in the arts sector including cultivating and stewarding a wide range of supporter relationships. A confident communicator, you will have knowledge and experience of working on commercial partnerships, grants from Arts Council England, and a variety of trusts and foundations. You should be proficient in CRM database management as well as having a good understanding of HMRC and Gift Aid regulations.

Reporting to the Executive & Artistic Director, you’ll be working closely with a small but passionate team who believe in the power of the arts to change lives. Kings Place has eight Artistic Associates, including The Sixteen, Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra, and is the home of a string of vibrant festivals, from the award-winning year-long Unwrapped series, London Podcast Festival, Songlines Encounters, Jewish Book Week to the London Piano Festival.  Once familiar with our programming strands and relationships, you will help to appoint an assistant to manage patrons’ schemes, CRM reporting, and to liaise with funders, partners and the Marketing & Communications team.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Salary: £30-34,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 13th February 2022

To apply, please send CV and Covering Letter to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk


Casual Roles

Kings Place Music Foundation is looking to increase its pool of casual technical staff to work across several areas within the organisation. We are looking for the following:

  • Sound Technicians
  • Lighting Technicians
  • AV Technicians
  • Camera Operators
  • Video Editors

Casual staff will be highly motivated individuals acting as ambassadors for Kings Place, with the relevant skills and experience to provide the highest quality visitor experience for artists, clients and members of the public.

You will support all areas of the technical department in the delivery of concerts, artistic events, conferences & corporate events. Working as part of a wider delivery team, our casual technical staff are the frontline of all our events so professionalism and high level customer service is a prerequisite.

Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

We are expecting a high volume of applicants, so please be patient and we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can in the coming weeks.

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV.

Audio Visual Technicians

We currently have a requirement for Audio Visual Technicians. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Hourly rate: £14.69 per hour plus holiday pay

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Camera Operators

We currently have a requirement for Camera Operators. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Day rate: £200 for Full Day and £125 for Half Day plus holiday pay

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Lighting Technicians

We currently have a requirement for Lighting Technicians. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Hourly rate: £14.69 per hour plus holiday pay

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Sound Technicians

We currently have a requirement for Sound Technicians. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Hourly rate: £14.69 per hour plus holiday pay

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Video Editors

We currently have a requirement for Video Editors. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Day rate: £200 for Full Day and £125 for Half Day plus holiday pay

Please apply stating the role you are applying for with your CV to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Box Office Team Members

We actively look to recruit new Box Office team members. Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Hourly rate: £10.66 + holiday pay

To apply for this role, please send a CV and Covering Letter to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

Front of House Assistants

We actively recruit for casual Front of House Assistants to work alongside the Duty Manager, Back of House and Technical teams to provide a dynamic, engaging, and warm welcome to all visitors to Kings Place.

As the visitors first point of contact, Front of House Assistants need to be attentive and to openly engage with all guests, whilst always remaining professional.

The role requires a good working knowledge of Kings Place’s past, present and future artistic programme, and is responsible for positively promoting all of Kings Place’s products, facilities, and services to visitors.

Front of House Assistants will ensure Kings Place is presented to the highest standards possible, focusing on operational excellence at all times.

The role is also responsible for the wellbeing and safety of all visitors by observing KPMF’s health and safety regulations, wellbeing polices, and operational procedures at all times.

Hours are allocated as required, but not guaranteed.

Full Job Description and Requirements

Hourly rate: £10.66 per hour plus Holiday Pay

Closing Date: 22nd August

To apply for this role, please send a CV and Covering Letter to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk

We are often looking to recruit casual staff in the following areas:

  • Front of House
  • Box Office
  • Stage Management
  • Technical
  • House Crew

To apply for roles in these general areas, please send a CV and covering letter (stating which area you’re interested in) to recruitment@kingsplace.co.uk


Internships

KPMF offers a number of internships in various departments throughout the year and they will be advertised on this page. Each internship is created especially by the departments involved and designed to offer someone the best possible learning and development experience. As such we are unable to offer placements to individuals applying for unsolicited internships outside of these times. We welcome all applications for our advertised internships.