Venue Sales Manager
Permanent contract, 40 hours per week
We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.
We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.
We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an ambitious Venue Sales Manager to join our team.
The Venue Sales Manager role:
The Venue Sales Manager is responsible for maximising hospitality, event and venue hire income for Chester Zoo. This role is responsible for achieving income and KPI targets, maximising surplus, developing new business, driving improvement in the event experience both for day visitors and hospitality attendees and developing commercial products and services including but not limited to visitor dining, hospitality, venue sales and large scale zoo events.
The ideal candidate for this Venue Sales Manager role will have:
Hours of work are 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays. As guests primarily visit during the day, this is when you will spend most of your time here, but some evening working will also be required when we are holding private events and functions when the Zoo is closed to the general public.
The salary for this position is £33,373.43 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.
To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Venue Sales Manager role.
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.
All applications for this Venue Sales Manager role are to be submitted online.
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