Events Officer, Norfolk County Music Festival
- Closes23rd October 2018
- TypePart time
- SalaryPaid (£15k-20k pro rata)
- Artformcombined arts, music
- ContactAlex Girdlestone email@example.com
We are seeking a highly-organised Events Officer to produce Norfolk County Music Festival, which takes place throughout Norwich, every March.
The bulk of the work takes place programming the festival between Jan - March (around 40 hours / week). This involves processing entries to the Festival via the online booking system, programming the event the timetable (approx. 500 festival entries, around 4000 people) liaising with music / singing teachers (via Facebook, email/phone and MailChimp), drafting programme text for the designer and arranging publication of the printed programme.
- Great organisational, administrative and planning skills, experience of producing large events
- Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent IT skills including: fast minute taking, word processing, managing large Excel databases, Mailchimp (or similar) and Content Management Systems (E.g. WordPress)
- Experience of producing printed material to deadline
- Ability to work well on own initiative with minimal supervision, to immovable deadlines, from home with own computer.
- Experience of co-ordinating events in an arts / music context
- Interest in, and enthusiasm for, music and music education
- Experience of digital marketing (Twitter and Facebook for event promotion)
- Experience of running committee meetings and managing trustees.
- Press and media liaison (writing press releases).
Duties and responsibilities
- Confirming, contractual arrangements, requirements, responding to queries, arranging accommodation etc
- Booking venues, liaising with venues to arrange room/ technical set-ups
- Communicating with email subscribers via the festival newsletter and producing festival deadline reminders.
- Monitoring event booking numbers.
- Collating copy and images for marketing and design; producing, distributing flyers and direct mail letters
- Briefing/ supervising freelancers - e.g. designers, website
- Producing publicity (and press) material; web content
- Updating emailing list databases
- Monitoring, documentation and evaluation of events
Salary: £7,980 pa Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 23rd October. Interviews from 1st November. To apply, please send a recent CV and a covering letter (letter should be no more than 2 pages) which explains how your skills and experience make you suitable for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal conversation about the role please contact Laura Middleton on 07968 316265.