The Devon and Exeter Institution is a thriving independent historic library and educational charity in the heart of the city.  Our purpose is to Preserve and Educate and we welcome new members and visitors of all ages.  Our founders established the Institution in 1813, in order to promote ‘the general diffusion of Science, Literature and the Arts’ and this resolution remains at the centre of our cause to this day.

We are seeking a Venue Coordinator  to join our small, friendly team.

The Venue Coordinator will make an impact by maximising revenue generation for the charity from venue hire, location hire and events, at an exciting time in our history, as we reopen our newly refurbished building at the end of the year.   The post holder will actively market our new spaces and create a visible, eye catching and compelling offer to attract local businesses, groups, partner organisations and other leads.

This role will lead on day-to-day maintenance, presentation, and energy consumption of the building, liaising with cleaning and maintenance contractors and utility companies as required.    The post holder will recruit and book suitable volunteer front of house and tour guides and train them to maximise opportunities to recruit new members and venue clients and offer a warm welcome to all.

We offer:

  • A beautiful historic working environment in central Exeter
  • Museums Association approved salary scale
  • 33 days pro rata annual leave  – plus two week office closure over Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity to join our pension scheme with 6% employer contribution
  • Event tickets for DEI and partner events on site
  • CPD opportunities, bespoke to the post holder


To Apply for the post of  Venue Coordinator:

Please see the role description: Venue Coordinator post_Spring 2024

Please complete the application form below and send to Emma Dunn, Director [email protected]

DEI _job_application_form

The deadline for applications is midday, Monday 22nd April 2024

Interview date:  Afternoon of Tuesday 7th May