We Are Hiring: Project Coordinator

Job Description

Post:               Project Coordinator
Salary:           £21,000 – 23,000
Reporting to:
Photo London Exhibitor Development Manager and Prix Pictet Project Manager
Start date:      1st November 2019 or soon thereafter
Contract:        Permanent

Candlestar has built an exceptional reputation in the field of education and the arts – particularly in photography. The company has developed and organised the Prix Pictet since 2008, the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability, reaching an audience of over 400 million people worldwide through over 90 exhibitions in 54 different cities. In 2015 Candlestar launched Photo London, a major international photography fair. Each year in May, Photo London brings over 100 of the world’s leading photography galleries to Somerset House, while delivering a critically acclaimed public programme of talks, exhibitions and commissioned installations, which attract over 40.000 visitors annually. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly committed candidate with outstanding project management skills to be part of the ongoing success of both Photo London and the Prix Pictet.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

PHOTO LONDON

* Monitoring exhibitor (related) communications
* Creating and maintaining a comprehensive Photo London exhibitors administration and archive
* Assisting the Fair Director and Exhibitor Development Manager in recruitment efforts
* Supporting the Curatorial Committee with practical arrangements
* Liaising with other internal departments and external suppliers
* Managing the exhibitors desk during the fair
* Providing general support to exhibitors

PRIX PICTET

Reporting to the Prix Pictet Project Manager, the post will include aspects of the following:

*Artist liaison during the nomination process and winner and detailed liaison with the shortlisted artists and the winner
* Detailed liaison with exhibition venues worldwide
* Database and administrative management
* Organizing logistics and overseeing aspects of production, including liaising with designers,  shipping agents etc
* Event coordination, including invitations and logistics
* Supporting competition management for the upcoming awards, including coordination for nominations and judging sessions
* Coordination of the short list announcement at Rencontres d’Arles

If this opportunity is of interest, please email solange.prata@candlestar.co.uk with a CV and covering letter stating why you would like to work for Photo London/Candlestar and any experience that you have working within the arts. All applications should be sent by Thursday 3rd October using the subject line ‘Photo London – Project Coordinator Application.’