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Venue Operations Assistant
Village Underground

Opportunity closes: 6th Oct 2023
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: £26,500.00 to £26,500.00

Website: villageunderground.co.uk
Instagram: @villageunderground

We are looking for an Operations Assistant to join our team and support the Venue Manager and Bar Manager in the day to day running of the building, bar, events and maintenance.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is at the start of their career in music and events and wants to develop production, operations and administrative skills that will enable them to grow within the music and/or events sectors.


  • Opening and closing of the venue, including overseeing load ins/outs on event days
  • Assisting with setting up the venue on event days
  • Acting as stagehand on event days, including stage building and moving of the stage and PA
  • Taking deliveries of stock
  • Assisting the Bar Manager with Stock Management including carrying out daily line checks
  • Assisting with Waste Management
  • Conducting regular maintenance checks and assisting the Venue Manager with organising repairs and maintenance
  • Ensuring First Aid Kits are fully stocked
  • Working as bar or floor staff at some events

This is a guide to the role of Operations Assistant. Responsibilities are likely to evolve with the post-holder and the needs of the organisation.


  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for music events
  • Ability and willingness to perform a reasonable level of physical effort, including lifting, pulling, and other potentially strenuous movement
  • Excellent organisational, administration and communication skills
  • A creative and open approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to continuous improvements to systems and processes
  • Organised, self-motivated, with a high level of initiative and the ability to work across a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Accurate with a good eye for detail
  • Willingness to work flexible and unsocial hours including bank holidays, weekend, late-night and early-morning shifts (to be recompensed by taking time off in lieu)

About Village Underground – villageunderground.co.uk
Since 2007, Village Underground has been a proudly independent space for creativity and culture in the heart of Hackney. From gigs, club nights to street art and co-working spaces, as a grassroots music venue, VU has always supported emerging talent, including The xx, Jungle, Kojey Radical, Self Esteem and Lianne La Havas, among others.

Contract & Salary
Full time (42.5 hours/week)
Type of contract: permanent
Annual leave entitlement: 33 days including bank holidays
Salary: £26,500
Start date: ASAP

Our offices have barriers to access. We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible for potential candidates and staff. If you would like to talk to us about accessibility or reasonable adjustments prior to applying for a job with us, you can contact our MD Amelie Snyers ([email protected]) directly.

If you have any other questions about the role, its specifications or your suitability for the position, please contact Amelie Snyers ([email protected]).

No agencies at this time, thanks!

How To Apply

To apply: Please email [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you wish to apply for this position, describing how your experience relates to the position, and explaining and giving examples as to how you meet the required skills and abilities. Subject line: Operations Assistant.

Deadline: 6 October 2023

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