Festival Manager Opportunity

In our 8th festival the Barnaby Festival 2020 theme is Vision. Once again Barnaby will be inviting the people who live and work in Macclesfield out to play in a range of high-quality festival arts, inspiring and encouraging creativity.

 Macclesfield Barnaby Festival (MBF) is seeking an experienced freelance Festival Manager to join the Festival Team and bring our theme of ‘Vision’ to delivery. The Festival Manager will be responsible for operationalising all elements of festival programming, planning and event management and income generation for the 2020 festival. The successful candidate will join a small but committed team of trustees, volunteers and existing staff of Programming, PR & Artist Liaison and Participation & Learning Coordinator to play a key role in coordinating delivery across the team.

Responses to be received by 9am 21 February 2020

Note: interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 28 February 2020

Please submit the following to chair@barnabyfestival.org.uk

  1. CV
  2. Covering letter:
    • demonstrating your suitability and experience against the requirements;
    • outlining a proposed plan for delivery, incl. working arrangements and key milestones.

For an informal discussion about the ITT please contact chair@barnabyfestival.org.uk, with your phone number.

Download full contract description here 

  including the role, responsibilities, key skills & requirements


Contract: Festival Operations Manager

Value: £10,000 including vat + potential for negotiating income generation related bonus

Start date: 1 March 2020

End date:  31 July 2020

Festival location: Macclesfield, Cheshire (regular face to face meetings and operational activities in Macclesfield)

Festival dates: Thursday 18th June to Sunday 28th June 2020

Successful candidates MUST be available FULL-TIME from Monday 8th to Tuesday 30th June.

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