Volunteer Coordinator, Migration Matters Festival


Migration Matters Festival is a multi-discipline arts festival across Sheffield city centre celebrating the positive impact of migration on the city and the UK. (14th-22nd June)


Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield

Hours: Part Time for 6 weeks: 1-2 days a week for 6 weeks, then full-time from the 13th June. Hours may be dispersed across more days.

Start date: Monday 29th April, hours flexible.

Total Fee: £1800

Closing Date for applications: Friday 5th April

Interviews: Monday 8th April


Main Purpose 

  • To source and manage a team of volunteers in a diverse range of jobs to work in the run up to and during the festival.
  • To create volunteer schedules to enable the festival to run efficiently
  • To establish partnerships with key organisations that coordinate volunteer schemes.
  • To be the central point of call for all volunteer related jobs and issues

Key Responsibilities:

  • To recruit volunteers for the following areas: social media, documentation (photography/video), stewarding, venue assistance, design, technical support, audience engagement (feedback/evaluation) and translation/interpretation.
  • To plan and coordinate a volunteer schedule for each of the defined areas of need
  • To oversee and manage volunteers during the festival (14th- 22nd June)
  • Contacting and liaising with key organisations with volunteer coordinating departments
  • Being responsible for a volunteer’s expenses budget.
  • Communicating and working with the festival team to strategise effective use of volunteers during planning meetings.

Personal Specification:

  • Previous or relevant (Festival/Art/ Theatre/Charity) volunteer coordinating experience is essential
  • Good communication and written skills is essential
  • Experience of overseeing a budget is desirable
  • Experience of team leadership is essential
  • Ability to work in a close team and have great interpersonal skills is essential
  • A knowledge of issues relating to migration & the asylum process is desirable

If you wish to apply please send a copy of your CV accompanied by no more than 300 words explaining why you’d suit the role to Sam, the festival director, at