Bradford Literature FestivalArea: Bradford
Deadline: Friday 30 March 2018

Bradford Literature Festival is an annual, ten-day festival held between June and July each year in the heart of Bradford. The festival was launched in 2014 with the aim of creating a national destination festival that would excite and encourage both children and parents to engage with books and reading. In 2017 the festival held more than 300 events and attracted audiences of over 50,000.

Venue Managers are responsible for the smooth running of events at various satellite venues during the festival period. This role would include coordinating volunteers, selling tickets on-site, collecting audience data and representing the festival in a professional manner.

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Venue Manager will:

  • Working in conjunction with a Stage Manager, ensure the smooth running and operation of Bradford Literature Festival events.
  • Be responsible for on the door ticket sales including the handling and recording of cash takings.
  • Coordinate volunteers on site.
  • Positively represent the festival by delivering excellent customer service to attendees and guests alike.
  • Brief guests as necessary to the structure and timing of events.
  • Present public information at events – this may involve speaking on stage in front of a full audience.
  • Take initiative to resolve issues, and appropriately pass on any issues that can’t be resolved to the core festival team.
  • Accurately collate audience data and sales figures for event reporting purposes.
  • Work with and assist the core festival team as required.

Interviews will be held on 17 - 19 April 2018.

Please send a 2-page CV to [email protected] along with a covering letter responding to the job description, explaining:

  • Why this opportunity interests you (up to 300 words).
  • Your relevant experience.
  • What skills and qualities you can bring to Bradford Literature Festival.
  • Your educational qualifications.
  • Your full contact details (including any relevant web links).
  • When we can best contact you.
  • Names and contact details of 2 referees that will be available to be contacted (at least one must be a recent employer).