Marmalade Festival Marketing Assistant

Last edited by ArtsatOFS on 12 January 2024
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Closing Date: 
Monday, 22 January, 2024

Once a year, the Old Fire Station and Oxford Hub host the Marmalade Festival. In 2024, the Marmalade Festival takes place Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th April. With four-days filled with a diverse set of sessions, activities, and an engaging art programme.
In 2023, we hosted 78 sessions across 16 different venues with most taking place at the Old Fire Station.

The Marmalade Festival has four key components:
- It offers an opportunity for anyone to host and participate in sessions around social change and innovation. This includes local groups including public services, third sector providers, community-based organisations, research organisations, campaigning and voluntary action groups, and businesses.
- As a parallel event to the Skoll World Forum, it is the go-to platform for Skoll delegates from around the world to organise their own events outside of the Skoll World Forum programme.
- An opportunity for the Marmalade ‘inquiry’ groups to come together with other collaborators, residents, and organisations in Oxford and beyond to share their work.
- Opportunities for creativity, fun and an opportunity to connect with others through networking and cultural activity.

We are recruiting a freelance Marketing Assistant to work alongside the Marmalade Communications Lead in the run up to the festival, throughout the festival and a few days post-festival. They will support the Marmalade Communications Lead in marketing the festival to audiences and session hosts. To ensure timely communications about events, sold out sessions, updates via social media and e-newsletters.
This is a fixed term contract running from March-April 2024 for approximately 8 days.

Key responsibilities:
Create and schedule social media posts (LinkedIn and Twitter/X)
Maintaining social media platforms and ensure tagged posts are shared
Keep on top of emails with session hosts to ensure up to date information is shared to audiences about session changes
To manage the photographer and filmographer throughout the festival
Take photos and videos using a smart phone for daily social media posts
Updating the Marmalade website
Create and schedule e-newsletters
Create and share feedback surveys to audiences and session hosts

Selection criteria:
Experience of working with LinkedIn and Twitter/X
Experience of working in a fast paced environment
Experience of working in a team
Excellent literary skills, especially caption writing for social media and newsletters
Excellent smartphone camera skills, understanding of what makes a good social media photo
Ideal if experienced in MailChimp, Ticketsolve and Buffer
An interest in social change, and social justice issues

For more information about the role, time required and how to apply, please download our recruitment pack available on our website.

Multi Artform
Community Arts
Networking and sector events