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Pictured: Yinka Ilori’s installation ‘Happy Street’ as part of London Festival of Architecture 2019. Photo by Luke O’Donovan.


Programme Coordinator Role

Contract: Fixed (twelve-month) contract with the possibility of extension, starting June 2023.

Full Time, 40 hours per week. Salary: £26,000



The London Festival of Architecture is a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place every June across London. The Festival’s mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent.  What makes the LFA unique is that the LFA programme is people-led and curated by event organisers; we believe in the power of collaboration with the people who live, shape, and truly know London. It’s the breadth and creativity of this community that deliver such a varied and engaging programme of events for the Festival each June. We work year-round to help individuals and organisations feel empowered to stage their own Festival events and welcome everyone into the conversation around architecture and our city.

We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Coordinator with an experience of supporting development and delivery of architecture and design related events to join the team. The role will provide a critical level of support to the team and will include a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including managing contacts and correspondence with a broad group of external partners as well as supporting co-ordination and delivery of individual programmes of activity for London Festival of Architecture. The Project Coordinator will work closely with Head of Programme, London Festival of Architecture and the wider New London Architecture team to ensure the successful delivery of the content and operations of the London Festival of Architecture.

Joining our team offers the opportunity to work with and on behalf of a wide range of organisations on a series of high-profile projects in a creative and collaborative environment.


Main duties and responsibilities:

* Work with Head of Programme on the call for entries process, incl. managing systems and processes.
* Act as first point of contact for LFA event organisers.
* Lead on the reviewing and updating festival messaging to event organisers, including supporting documentation on website backend and MoUs.
* Establish and manage the annual LFA Curation Panel.
* Support Head of Programme with management and delivery of a limited number of key partnerships with external partners.
* Support the management of the LFA’s key relationships with Partner organisations including cultural organisations, schools of Architecture and Embassies.
* Support the event delivery of LFA core content events e.g. LFA Community Events, Surgeries and Festival briefings.
* Work with Head of Programme and LFA Web developer on keeping LFA website up to date.
* Work with Head of Programme and Client Relationship Team on keeping the sponsorship packages up to date.
* Lead on merchandise distribution. Work alongside other coordinators on ensuring merchandise is packed and distributed to event organisers.
* Lead on collating feedback and photography from event organisers.
* Work with Head of Programme on undertaking detailed evaluation including recommendations following delivery of the LFA.
* Support putting together Festival Reports or equivalent outputs.
* Support wider team with additional tasks where appropriate.


The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:

* High interest in architecture and built environment industry. An architecture or related field background is desirable.
* Previous experience of working on planning, co-ordination and production of events, ideally in a similar role.
* The ability to work on fast-paced projects and to proactively manage opportunities and risks
* Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills.
* The ability to prioritise effectively, managing a busy diary and varied workload to meet demands and deadlines.
* Confident working with a good degree of autonomy and a flexible approach in terms of working hours and participation.

Holiday: 25 days per year (including Christmas closure) plus bank holidays.

To apply, please follow this link where you can apply by sending your CV and covering letter no later than Friday 14th April 2023.

Early applications are encouraged as we are keen to secure interviews before the deadline date.


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Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of NLA to treat all employees, visitors, and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

We are keen to know about any applicable reasonable adjustments/ access requirements you may have regarding the application and interview processes – as well as for the delivery of the role if you are successful.

Please let us know any adjustments/requirements that you might have and how we can best accommodate these. Please highlight these in your cover letter and we can send you an access document to help understand and support your needs, if your application is successful.

If you are unable to submit your application via the form, and require an alternative format please get in contact with danielle.rowland@nla.london who will work with you to make the process as easy as possible.


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