The World Photography Organisation are hiring a FAIR MANAGER for PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai.
The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.
The Fair Manager reports to the CEO to build and grow PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai into Asia Pacific’s leading photography fair brand and international destination. With a crucial overview of the entire Fair, the candidate will work with the Marketing, Social Media, PR, VIP, Production and Design teams in China.
FAIR MANAGER ROLE
POSITION TITLE: Fair Manager
BRAND PORTFOLIO: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai
REPORTS TO: CEO
WORKS WITH: Fair Director/ PR Director / Head of VIP / Head of Marketing / Head of Gallery Development / Head of Production
DIRECT REPORTS: Head of VIP, Head of Marketing, Social Media, Production, Press, Design
OFFICE LOCATION: Shanghai
Represent PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai on a full time basis in China
Work with the CEO / Managing Director to develop a strategy for PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai.
Develop a strategy with the CEO to represent PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai with key external stakeholders including government, existing sponsors, contractors and venues.
Manage PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Marketing, Social Media, Press and VIP team in Shanghai to develop and implement a strategy to deliver a VIP & art loving audience to the Fair in September and year round cultivation events Design & execute an effective promotion, marketing & communications strategy to continuously build the fair’s brand and profile in China
Work closely with the Production Team to ensure the Fair runs smoothly, maintaining relationship with key local suppliers and providers
Develop partnerships for building PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai brand
BEHAVIOURS AND KNOWLEDGE
Client facing skills
Articulate and fluent communication, both written and verbal, Mandarin/EnglishArts based background, knowledge and understanding of the commercial and not for profit art world, including commercial galleries, private and public museums and cultural institutions in China
Excellent understanding of marketing, PR and social media strategy within arts world
Proven track record of developing partnerships and delivering strategy
Experience managing an extensive team
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your CV/Resume plus a covering letter to Cecily@worldphoto.org
Please ensure the subject line is titled ‘Fair Manager Application’