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Development Manager

Hours: 3 days per week

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

We are currently seeking a Development Manager to manage fundraising and income generation for Lichfield Festival.

Lichfield Festival is Staffordshire’s leading multi-arts Festival, which is now entering its 38th year.  The Festival produces two major events each year: a 4-day Literature Festival in March and a 9-day multi-arts Festival in July.  In addition, the Festival runs a year round programme of learning and participation projects.

The Festival has a long-standing history of working closely with funding partners and corporate sponsors to develop mutually beneficial relationships that both support and strengthen the Festival’s offer.  The Development Manager will be responsible for maintaining and building on these relationships, and for raising funds from all sources including Public Funders, Trusts and Foundations, Individuals and Corporates.  The annual fundraising target is in the region of £150,000.

You will work closely with the Festival Director, Operations Manager and Board of Trustees to ensure that all development activity is intrinsically linked with the demands of the programme each year.  You will also work with Festival staff, volunteers and freelance contractors to ensure that the festival is widely promoted and sponsor benefits are delivered.

You will be joining a small staff team who are ably supported by a large number of dedicated volunteers and a knowledgeable Board of Trustees.

The post will be based at the Lichfield Festival Office in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th November at 5pm.

Further information is available in the Full Job Description and Specification (Word, PDF).

To apply please complete the Lichfield Festival Application Form (Word, PDF) and a covering letter referencing the job and person specification, as well as why you think you are suitable for consideration.

Please send completed applications to [email protected] 

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Assistant Concert Manager – July 2018

We are looking to recruit a Voluntary Assistant Concert Manager to join our friendly concert management team for the Lichfield Festival 2018.  If you are considering a career in Arts and Music production, this is the perfect role to gain experience working in a professional festival situation and alongside top class artists.  You will work on concert events across the Festival programme, in large and small venues.  The role will include assisting with artist get-in and rehearsals, stage managing concerts and working on all backstage elements.  An experience or knowledge of classical music and/or stage production would be an advantage but the desire to get stuck in and have a go is even more important!  You must be aged 16+ to apply.

Please send a completed application form and a cover letter to [email protected] 

Lichfield Festival Application Form