OFA Festival Assistant

Submitted by anjohnson on February 27, 2023 - 15:15
Salary / Fee: 
Oxford Living Wage of £11.35/hour
Closing Date: 
Monday, 20 March, 2023

For more information about this opportunity, please visit https://www.mcsoxford.org/vacancy/ofa-fe...

More information on OFA can be found on the Oxford Festival of the Arts Oxford Festival of the Arts website https://artsfestivaloxford.org/

Job Summary
For the Oxford Festival of the Arts 2023, we are looking to appoint a temporary, Festival Assistant who will help us deliver the many and wide-ranging displays and events, be the first point of contact for queries by the general public, as well as assist with various administrative tasks.

Job Description
Oxford Festival of the Arts is a fortnight of events across the city, which takes place each summer from the third week of June onwards. We attract nationally and internationally renowned performers and artists, as well as exciting newcomers and wonderful home-grown talent. Through our many cultural partnerships, we are able to make use of the buildings, open spaces, and performance venues that our beautiful city of Oxford has to offer.

Our mission is to offer a broad programme of performances, events, and experiences embracing music; classical, contemporary and new, theatre, visual art, film, dance, comedy, and literature. We celebrate Oxford's diverse communities and offer something for everyone, whatever their age, background or artistic experience.

The Festival Assistant role is full-time (part-time applicants will be considered) will be starting on Monday, 17th April, or as soon as possible after, and continue until 17th July 2023 with the rate of the Oxford Living Wage of £11.35/hour. Hours of work will be (1) 8:15am - 5pm from 17th April until 22nd June as well as on 17th July; (2) midday - 10pm from 23rd June until 16th July. Some weekend work may be required by agreement in advance.

Job Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Helping with the organisation of the Festival Hub, (including casual staff and volunteers) during the Festival (June 24 - July 10), as well as creating the volunteer rota
- Assisting with the marketing and administration of the festival, performing a range of tasks, including festival friends' newsletters, social media marketing, and brochure distribution.
- Creating audience evaluation forms, and maintaining records and analysing the data to help measure impact and reception of events
- Monitoring the festival generic inbox and calls to the generic festival contact number, responding to any public queries, including ticket queries and invitation RSVPs
- Working with the OFA Administrator and the Director on external projects, liaising with venues, performers, external partners and other staff with regards to logistics and riders, as necessary

How to Apply
Candidates should submit the “MCS Application Form for Teaching and Support Staff” which can be found on the Job Vacancy link of the website (www.mcsoxford.org). To apply for the position please send the Form and your CV to the HR Administrator, Miss Aimee Edwards (recruitment@mcsoxford.org).

All documentation should be sent no later than Monday 20th March, at midday; early applications are highly encouraged. The school’s preferred method of communication is by email and it will not be necessary to send a hard copy of the documents by post.

References may be taken up in advance. If you do not wish references to be called for at this stage, please make that clear on the reference section of the application form.

We anticipate holding interviews the week of 27th March. We will be in contact with shortlisted candidates by telephone. Please be aware that all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a “Self-Disclosure” form before attending their interview.

Contact Details: 

Contact name: Aimee Edwards
Contact email: recruitment@mcsoxford.org

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