Executive Assistant to Katy Wickremesinghe / Business Manager for KTW & The Wick

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 1 month ago

KTW & The Wick


Job Summary

This is an exciting role for a passionate and driven experienced individual – who would like to have an impact on the effective running of a dynamic founder Katy Wickremesinghe, founder of leading cultural London based business, KTW and The Wick.

Job Description

This role is the “Swiss army knife” of the founder Katy Wickremesinghe and businesses KTW & The Wick and requires a committed and diligent client facing individual who has lots of operational and administrative experience working in fast paced business as well as with clear visual art market expertise and cultural passion. At times they would be working solely with the founder as core support. At other times they would be coordinating a larger collective to reach business goals. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be working as a right hand at the forefront of cultural leadership, innovation, and creativity with lots of opportunity for growth. An interest and understanding of the art world is essential as well as an understanding of creative leaders in industry.

This role requires someone dynamic, and London based who thrives in fast paced high intense workflow environments operating at a senior level in the creative industries. Whilst elements of the role are fully administrative to ensure systems and processes are maintained, this role will also provide an opportunity to be a client facing support in all areas (meetings / events / stakeholder conferences).

Clear upward management skills and an understanding of priorities is key. Events understanding, execution and guest list logistics would be required. The candidate will be required to support at KTW openings, events, dinners. You will report to Katy and have daily contact with Katy’s part time personal assistant. In person and remote autonomous working is required with a minimum of 3 days a week in person – a mix of 180 Strand and Battersea Power Station.

Whilst experience is important, attitude and tenacity are key, so we would welcome you to apply even if you don’t have all of the exact experience listed. If you are excited about the role and industry, we’d love to hear from you.

Job Requirements

Ideal candidate:

  • An ability to work solo or in a team
  • Art market knowledge preferred
  • An intuitive individual with a high degree of self-awareness and management
  • 5 years minimum experience in similar role within the creative industries and a want to be a career EA / Business Manager
  • Direct owner or founder experience essential
  • Diary planning / team management experience required
  • Ability to deal with various business conversations from new business to VIP
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace with lots of multi-tasking
  • Cheerful, with a positive lean in attitude, culturally curious, eager to hit the ground running
  • Capable, driven, and excited about new challenges and opportunities.
  • Discreet, professional manner
  • London based
  • Passion for culture and developing relationships
  • Tech savvy with a clear ability to work: Powerpoint, InDesign, Microsoft Excel, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Agency experience is preferred.

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Executive Assistant to Katy Wickremesinghe / Business Manager for KTW & The Wick
  • Salary: £40k-£50k
  • Hours:
    Full time
  • Artform: Visual arts
  • Role: Admin, Secretarial & PA
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2023

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