Events Co-ordination - heritage events

Events Co-ordination - heritage events

Ongoing role
J94416
At a glance

Skills

  • Event management
  • Social media marketing
  • Media production (video/audio)
  • Graphic design
  • Photography

Where

EC1R 0HB, EC1R 0HB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? None

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

Charismatic cultural producer to help create/deliver an online/in person events programme
Founded in 2013 by the friends of Jessica and Eric Huntley, FHALMA is a Trust that tells stories from the Archive

What will you be doing?

The Events Manager head up a team of event volunteers to organise and manage events. They will link up with the Comms and Marketing Team Leader to support the full communications function.  The responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Planning, organising and running FHALMA’s events, both virtual and face-to-face.   

  • Leading the delivery of the annual Huntley conference, normally held in February. You will be working with the chair, CEO and other volunteers to deliver this event. 

  • Regularly attending meetings (held online) to update on progress and to take part in discussions on FHALMA’s activities.

  

We estimate that this role will require, on average, 1-2 hours per week maximum - but with a peak of hours in the two weeks leading up to the annual conference.  

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who wants to deliver events that will be engaging, informative and that will bring people together. They will bring energy and ideas to this new role and be able to work independently and collaboratively to ensure goals are met.

  • Background in events producing
  • Interest in/ co-curation/programming Black heritage
  • Ability to work with challenging materials (some historic documents may contain incidents of racism)
  • You will have a strong understanding of technology/IT
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to muck in and help out where necessary
  • Build and maintain strong networks with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have excellent verbal, written and social skills

We are open to expressions of interest from people from all backgrounds, with relevant skills and interests at any career stage, including people who have retired or are otherwise not currently in employment. You may have experience in the events industry and be interested in applying those skills to a voluntary role in a charity. You may, for example, be an archivist, heritage professional or a researcher. We are open to this role being shared and being part of a wider team. 

What difference will you make?

Jessica and Eric Huntley, Guyanese-born pioneering radical Black publishers, helped shape today’s Black British culture.For more than a half-century the Huntleys led and participated in many grassroots struggles for racial and social justice. 

We have exciting advocacy plans for the charity in 2024/26 and need an increased level of support to raise our profile and outreach for our events.

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our stakeholders, funders and the general public. With your help we will be able to continue to build back our creative capacity - reduced since the pandemic:.

Our events manager (with a small team of volunteer producers) will be able to co-curate, and develop events that share the following:

that the Huntleys: associated with the Black Parents’ Movement, campaigning against the controversial ‘sus’ (stop and search) laws, the supplementary school movement, the New Cross massacre action committee, the Keskidee Centre, Britain’s first African-Caribbean cultural centre, and the International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books. Both Jessica and Eric Huntley, though not yet ‘artists’, were heavily involved with the Caribbean Artists Movement; a seminal cultural initiative centred in London, focused on work being produced by Caribbean writers, visual artists, poets, dramatists, filmmakers, actors and musicians.

The Huntley’s Bookshop was a destination for artists to thrive: a platform for storytelling and publishing new talent, for example, Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dread, Beat and Blood and Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.

By becoming one of our 'Friends',  you will be helping us bring their many contributions to serve an intergenerational and under-represented audience.

 

Before you apply

  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions.
  • Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with our chief executive
  • Please provide a short cover letter telling us about yourself, why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience
Causes
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Foundation (FHALMA)

    FHALMA is a charitable foundation (2013) whose vision is amplify the legacy of Guyanese-born radical Black publishing pioneers...