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Freelance Event Manager - Extreme Urbenduro Malta

Overview

About Us

 

EXTREME is a purpose driven company with a unique brand and community that lives at the intersection of adventure sports and entertainment. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated offer that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of adventurous destinations, hotels and resorts, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

 

We operate around three guiding pillars; people, planet, and place. Headquartered in London with bases in Europe and the Middle East, we serve our clients through our passionate and pioneering international team. As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years, and with the backing of Kleinwort Hambros and Soc Gen banks EXTREME is the go-to brand for authentic activation across action and adventure sports.

 

Our Divisions:

Destinations

Designing, developing and operating adventure sports and leisure destinations.

 

Media

Entertaining our 20 million fans daily we achieve over 200m views monthly and provide social media management advertising & sponsorship solutions.

 

Events

Producing inspirational and entertaining lifestyle events, activations and experiences.

 

Marketing

Delivering real business results for our clients through marketing campaigns that harness the power of social, ambassadors and events.

 

Marine

Providing on-water support and services for events, expeditions, and tourist activations around the world.

 

In all our activities, we strive to promote sports participation, healthy lifestyles, job creation, infrastructure investment and tourism while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability and the environment. As part of our sustainability efforts, we have launched The Extreme Hangout, a global impact platform, and aligned with five key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have also joined Planet Mark to measure our impact, committed to 1% For The Planet to give back and are a lead member of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action initiative to raise awareness.

 

We believe in the future of extreme and adventure sports experiences, events and entertainment and embrace our community for motivating us every day to take EXTREME to the next level.

Job Description

Mountain Bike Event Manager - Extreme Urbenduro Malta 2024

 

About the Event: https://www.urbenduro.com/

 

Extreme is excited to announce the Extreme Urbenduro Malta: Europe’s first urban enduro MTB race, a thrilling mountain bike race taking place in the vibrant streets and challenging terrain of Malta! On 23-24 November 2024, 100+ professional and competitive mountain-bikers from around the world will gather in the spectacular city of Valletta in Malta, competing on challenging and unique courses designed through the vibrant streets and landmarks of Malta. For that weekend, they’ll ride and race through the city’s iconic streets and UNESCO world heritage sites in Europe’s first MTB Urban Enduro.

 

Web site: Urbenduro Malta | Make MTB History

 

EXTREME - (extremeinternational.com)

 

About the Role:

 

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sports Event Manager (preferably with mtb event experience) to lead and manage the event. You will be responsible for overseeing every detail, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for riders, sponsors, and spectators. The focus of this role is ensuring that the event is successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints.

 

Contract Type: Freelance Consultant.

 

Location: starts as fully remote, it will turn to hybrid and being full time on the ground as we get closer to the event

 

Time commitment:

  • Part time: start date – Immediate (10 hrs/week)

  • Full time: September – November 2024 (40 hrs/ week)

 

This is a great opportunity to lead a dynamic and impactful event that will leave a lasting impression globally, while working in a fast-growing industry and exciting work environment with a passionate team.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive event plan, including logistics, budgeting, marketing, sponsorship acquisition, and vendor management.

  • Secure all necessary permits and approvals from local authorities.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy to generate excitement and participation.

  • Secure sponsorships and manage relationships with key partners.

  • Manage a team of volunteers and staff, providing clear direction and ensuring excellent teamwork.

  • Oversee event budgeting and manage all financial aspects.

  • Ensure the event adheres to all safety regulations and risk management protocols.

  • Conduct a post-event evaluation to identify areas for improvement for future editions.

 

Desired Experience and Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in event management, preferably in the sports and mountain bike industry.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing complex events.

  • Experience in budget management, sponsorship acquisition, and vendor negotiations.

  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations for sporting events.

  • A passion for mountain biking and a strong understanding of the sport.

  • Experience working in Malta or a similar Mediterranean island destination (a plus).

  • Fluency in English, Maltese language skills a strong asset.

 

Personal Characteristics:

 

  • Outstanding event management

  • Great communication and negotiation ability

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • High level planning and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, and strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • The ability to nuance messaging of complex topics for different audiences.

  • Can-do attitude with an enthusiasm to connect with the team and their work.

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team and independently.

  • Willingness to embrace change in a dynamic corporation.

  • Be a positive and energetic team player – be someone we would want to go on a road trip across Europe; hang out at a mountain bike park with; and spend a day surfing!

 

To Apply

 

If you are interested in this exciting and fast-moving role and you meet the selection criteria, please apply with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining EXTREME and what excites you about the role and the opportunity, how you fit with the specific role - and don’t forget your CV.

Join us and be part of creating a truly unique and unforgettable mountain bike experience in Malta!

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