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Join the Festival and Biennale Team

London Design Festival first took place in 2003 and is one of the most influential global annual design events. London Design Festival is a key constituent of London’s Autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival. Its vision is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and gateway to the international design community. The Festival returns to the city next year from 18-26 September 2021.

London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutions. Launched in 2016, and taking place every two years at Somerset House, London Design  Biennale has now completed its third edition which took place in June. Es Devlin, Artistic Director chose Triennale Museum, MAK, Vienna and Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian. The next Biennale will be in June 2023. 

Current Vacancies:


Role Overview

  • Full-time

  • Start date: Autumn 2021

  • Salary: Competitive, based on experience

  • Based in: London office, 33 John Street WC1N 2AT

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys networking and establishing relationships to join us as Director of Partnerships. Your core responsibilities will be to building a strategy to secure new partners and manage existing relationships across a broad range of opportunities for London Design Festival and London Design Biennale. This role includes scope for the incoming candidate to play a strategic role in the future direction of the companies including the development of new activities. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Build new strategic vision for partnership across all activities

  • Identify and develop relationships with new sponsor and client prospects

  • Manage and support across all existing client and sponsor relationships 

You can download the full job description here.

To Apply

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter with the subject Director of Partnerships application to: by 29 October, 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!