Better Living Challenge


Better Living Challenge Vacancy: Exhibition Manager

Aug 19, 2014

Better Living Challenge – SHOWCASE (October / November 2014)

Terms of Reference: Exhibition Manager



The Better Living Challenge is a design competition held earlier this year, which called for green and affordable products, systems and services, to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities. The Challenge received 130 entries of which 55 have been invited to exhibit at a Showcase in October.


The signature event of the Better Living Challenge, the Showcase, will exhibit these solutions interactively to allow for maximum engagement and input from end users. There are two Showcase sites; ensuring a wide exposure of these innovative solutions to a broad cross-section of people.


The services of an EXHIBITION MANAGER are required starting in September. The core responsibility of this appointment is to manage the logistics of the exhibition build and set-up, and manage the daily running of the exhibition programme.



  1. Closely liaise with the exhibition site owners regarding event logistics, requirements and any application and approval processes.
  2. Set up and manage timelines and schedules – particularly in relation to build-up and break-down.
  3. Closely liaise with all exhibitors and exhibition service providers.
  4. Schedule and coordinate the daily event programme – including and not limited to the management of exhibition staff, and the participants in the daily programme.
  5. Work closely with the BLC Project Manager, the Exhibition Designer and the Showcase volunteer assistant who is coordinating the housing structures, which will contain the exhibition pieces.
  6. Meet when required with the Exhibition Advisory Panel.



  1. Start 1st September – flexi / part-time
  2. Four full-time weeks October / November during the Showcase period.


Exact dates and time requirements to be discussed during application interview.

Skills / experience required:

  1. Create, manage and implement time schedules – production management;
  2. Management of logistics e.g. overseeing build / production implementation, transport and delivery schedules;
  3. Staff management – overseeing exhibition staff, rosters, opening and closing the exhibition daily, liaison with the appointed security company;
  4. Good people skills – liaising with visitors, exhibition staff, exhibitors and service providers;
  5. Practical, hands-on implementer, problem solver;
  6. Budget management and petty cash reconciliation.


Please send a covering / motivating letter, your contact details and CV, as well as the contact details for 3 people who can provide a reference, to the Better Living Challenge Project Manager:


Applications to be received by no later than FRIDAY 29th AUGUST