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We are looking for a Festival Manager

We are looking for a well organised, versatile Festival Manager to be responsible for the delivery of all festivals and individual events and to support the Festival Director in developing our profile so that we reach as wide an audience as possible, locally and nationally. The role has a focus on logistics and delivery but has creative or development opportunities for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities will include responsibility for planning and managing all Festival operations, including organising venues, festival staff (including volunteers) and Box Office. You will work with the Festival Director by contributing to additional programming.

You will be joining a small and busy team so you need to be able to multi-task and think on your feet.  A natural problem solver, you will be able to take personal responsibility for your own work as well as contributing to the team.  You will have the ability to establish robust working relationships and with a strong commitment to excellence you will deliver a top quality experience for speakers, audiences, supporters and sponsors. Excellent communications skills are a must as is attention detail.

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Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Cathy Moore, Festival Director

Closing date for applications is Friday 27 October 2017.



Steward at the festival

Be part of the public face of Cambridge Literary Festival and help us to welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy the foremost literary festival in the East of England! Stewards are essential to the smooth running of the festival and they will work with a Head Steward and Artist Liaison to ensure that audiences fully enjoy the festival. Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing book-signing queues, distributing programmes, manning the Green Room and keeping venues tidy. Shifts are usually 4-5 hours long.

We’ll be recruiting in September for the Winter Festival (November 25-26). Get in touch if you’d like to be added to the volunteer mailing list for future events. Email Katie Edwards, Festival Assistant


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