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Thekla award-winning live music venue and club


CONTRACT: Permanent
SALARY:  Dependent on experience

Job Purpose

Thekla is a world-famous live music venue and club, based on a converted cargo ship, moored in Bristol Harbour since 1984. Thekla is part of the DHP Family; one of the UK’s leading companies in the entertainment sector, with our main activities being concert promotion, running clubs, operating venues, running festivals and managing artists.

Building on our success, Thekla are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Club Promotions Manager to work with the current Thekla and Promotions teams and take care of our in-house club events, alongside working with external promoters on a wide variety of club events.

Key role Tasks

Reporting to the Senior Promotions Manager, you will support the venue in:

•    Produce and implement long term events and marketing strategies
•    Maintain key club nights and identify and develop any underperforming nights
•    Attend events and ensure that the highest level of customer experience is achieved
•    Active use of social media, reflecting all facets of the venue, working to targets in terms of posts and interaction
•    Ensure our club listings are relevant, accurate, engaging and up to date
•    Create promotions and marketing plans where needed and ensure they are implemented in good time
•    Maintain relationships with key clients (i.e. external promoters), becoming their point of contact at the venue and keep up regular communication
•    Recruit and maintain a reliable and motivated promotional team (street teams, ticket sellers etc.)
•    Maintain and manage supply of flyers and posters for all club events
•    Source cross-promotional opportunities with halls of residences, student societies, local companies, shops and bars
•    Build-up and manage effective data capture, through ticket sales and person-to-person
•    Support the scheduling and implementation of the seasonal club theme events
•    Create and support necessary marketing campaigns for internal and external club nights and residencies
•    Ensure brand guidelines are adhered to at all times in marketing collateral
•    This is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to perform any reasonable tasks outlined by the Senior Promotions Manager

Key skills must include:

•    At least 1-2 years of Promotions or Marketing experience
•    A good working knowledge of Bristol and the city’s club event and music scenes
•    A love of music of all kinds
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to multi-task, working quickly and accurately under pressure
•    A keen organisational sense with meticulous attention to detail
•    Proactive in researching developments in social and digital media

Hours and Place of Work

This is a full time role based at Thekla venue and club, situated in central Bristol. 

Please note that due to the needs of the business, you will be required to work regular evenings and weekends in this role.

We strive to ensure that employee flexibility works both ways which relies on mutual trust.  DHP Family is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the Organization is treated equally, and we welcome applications from candidates no matter their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

If you would like to be part of our exciting organisation and feel that you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, Covering Letter and salary expectations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive DHP Family may not be able to reply to every application.


We are pleased to announce that from this Saturday - 25th July - our top deck bar and outdoor deck will be open for drinking and general revelry from 4pm on Saturdays until the end of August.

You can enjoy great drinks deals, including 2 for 1 cocktails, and we will also have retro games consoles on the go all afternoon into the early evening, plus a great soundtrack, curated by #TeamThekla!

So remember, Saturdays in Summer should be spent on board Bristol's favourite party boat; Thekla!

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Thekla Top Deck

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