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Career Opportunities
Fundraising & Marketing Manager

*Please note the time to apply for the position has now passed*


Job Title:                                 Fundraising & Marketing Manager                   

 Location:                               Central Cambridge

 Reports to:                            Director

 Key Relationships:               Director of Fundraising & Partnerships and Board of Trustees

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This exciting, new role will increase both awareness and income for our organisation, by developing and delivering communication and fundraising activities targeted to key audiences. It will focus effort to raise voluntary income via a variety of fundraising methods with emphasis on individual giving, trusts, and corporates; it will develop and steward our loyal membership of supporters and recruit new ones; and ensure that our content-rich festivals are marketed and communicated effectively to be shown off to their best to attract larger audiences.

Key Skills

  • Proven fundraising achievement and marketing experience
  • Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise, creative and persuasive content
  • Experience of working in a communications/fundraising environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, specifically in relationship building
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and working well under pressure
  • Ability to extract, interpret and respond to data from our database
  • Understanding of and ability to generate and manage budget
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required in line with Festival calendar
  • Knowledge of the Charity Sector
  • Work autonomously and manage time effectively
  • A demonstrable passion for literature and the arts

Summary of Terms & Conditions

Remuneration:   £24 – 28K dependent on experience

Contract:            This is a full-time position

Application Process

Please send your application (CV and covering letter) by Friday 27th September at 10am to Cathy Moore: cathy@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com.


Volunteer Opportunities
Festival and Event Stewards

Being a volunteer steward is one of the best ways to experience the Festival. Festival and event stewards are at the heart of the buzz and busy-ness: in your Festival t-shirt, you are very much in the public eye. As a steward, you will help to welcome thousands of visitors to our events over several days and work closely with your stewarding team, lead by your experienced Head Steward, to assist with the smooth-running of events so that authors and audiences alike fully enjoy the Festival.

What our stewards do
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.

Who we are looking for
Are you confident, bubbly and forward-facing? Are you a quick thinker and not afraid of a challenge? Then event stewarding is the role for you! Please note that it can be very busy when stewarding at Festival events, so you may be expected to move or be on your feet as this is a fast-paced environment. If you would like to volunteer but have access or mobility requirements, please contact our Festival Manager: admin@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com 

Volunteer perks
As a thank you to our wonderful volunteers, we offer you free seats to any unsold-out events during the Festival when not on your shift. Your t-shirt is your ticket!

How to sign up
We usually recruit in September for the Winter Festival (November) and February for the Spring Festival (April). Get in touch if you would like to be added to the volunteer mailing list for future events. Email our Festival Manager admin@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com

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