The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation is passionate about the internet remaining a global public resource that is open and accessible to all. Our work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto and focuses on fueling the movement for an open and healthy internet. We do this by connecting open Internet leaders and mobilizing grassroots activists from around the world.
MozFest is the world’s leading event for and by the internet health movement, and one of our largest annual networking opportunities. It’s a seven day extravaganza of interactive workshops, films, art installations and engaging talks across 2 venues in London. The festival welcomes over 2500 passionate advocates of the open web from across the world and is one of the flagship events of Mozilla’s leadership network. It will take place from October 21-27, 2019.
What makes MozFest different from other tech festivals is that the program is designed by the community, from the open call to the curation to the festival weekend narrative. Wranglers from across the globe and a variety of disciplines choose sessions that represent issues we face today in our online lives, personal and public. These sessions are questions, projects, installations all seeking to support and expand an open web, keep the internet healthy and free and as an inclusive space for all.
Mozilla is seeking a temporary Event Manager to design, coordinate and deliver the main weekend event at Ravensbourne University. Within this role you will be expected to support the development of the program and ensure it is reflected in the design of the weekend, and within the speaker and participant experience. The role offers an excellent opportunity to work on a community built, participatory event with creative, dedicated global teams while actively playing big role in the overall design and success.
As Event Manager, you will work between the festival program and it's production, helping visualise the narrative through events, socials, installations and support the wranglers and participants across the festival so they can connect, collaborate and fuel the movement. You will work with different organisations both locally and internationally to bring their sessions, talks and experiences to life through installations, art and workshops. You will bridge the needs of program with event from registration, wayfinding, catering, on and off-stage talks, sessions and socials.
- Supporting the Festival Director with program design and the curation process
- Crafting and executing the production of a 3-day weekend technology festival with a boarder production team
- Producing a wide range of experiences from social gatherings, dinners, exhibitions and workshops across London
- Managing relationships with cross-organisational teams, contractors and vendors
- Supporting the production team in building production schedules, call sheets and floor plans
- Coordinate the MozFest travel stipend program, in conjunction with in house travel group and contracted hotels
- Supporting the MozFest volunteers in the design and coordination of their program
- Building Health & Safety documentation with accuracy and due diligence
- Overseeing and manage the budget, including invoicing status and vendor payments
- Documenting the working process in an open and collaborative way
- Supporting cross-team and partner activations over the festival period
- At least 3 years as a live event manager
- Experience in delivering various types of events, from launches to speaker series, to large scale interactive experiences
- A keen eye for design and style of events is a requirement
- Excellent organisation skills will be second nature to you as well as having experience of running projects to deadlines
- Team management skills
- Highly experienced in managing budgets
- Excellent scheduling and time management skills
- Practical, tidy & organised
- Friendly, empathic & outgoing
- AV Knowledge
- Experience producing interactive events for diverse audiences
- Experience working with volunteer communities or community led events
- Understanding of open source and the Mozilla Mission
Please note: This role is temporary, beginning June 2019 and running until November 2019.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.