Dronfield Heritage Trust Seeks Festival Manager

Dronfield Heritage Trust is looking for a dynamic individual with experience in the arts and event management sector, to plan and deliver an Arts Festival across Dronfield and District in May 2018.
Next year, the Trust will hold the very first Dronfield Arts Festival, with events, exhibitions and activities across the arts including fine art, theatre, quality crafts and textiles, as well as music and dance. 
We are looking for someone who will be able to plan, market, manage and deliver the Festival in the timescales and budgets within our defined Heritage Lottery Funding parameters. The Festival is due to take place over a long weekend and across several venues in Dronfield. It will include satellite venues – putting on their own events and coming under our umbrella for publicity, and involve local groups and volunteers as well as local artists and practitioners. 
There is potential for this to become a bi-annual event with scope for further commissions if successful.
Requirements of the contract:
•    You will report to the Activities Manager and Arts Steering Group
•    You will book venues, artists and performers and check all relevant paperwork
•    You will take responsibility for all aspects of the festival including budget management 
•    You will be available on the dates given for the festival
•    You will deliver key elements including a musical documentary, dance workshops, period performing arts and a local art show
•    You will agree and deliver an income generation target for the Festival
Essential skills and experience:
•    You will have experience of working with performers/contractors
•    You will have experience of successfully delivering arts/entertainment events
•    You will have a proven project management track record
•    Public Liability for £5 million
•    Knowledge of the Dronfield area and arts contacts 
The budget for this commission is: £13,000
All inclusive of your time, travel, materials, venue hire and all other costs relating to the Festival. 
How to Apply:
Please send an up-to-date CV with a statement of interest outlining how you propose to deliver the work in no more than 2 sides of A4.
Please also include:
Any relevant experience in this area
Your experience working with a variety of different artists
Two referees
Your PLI document
Respond by email to: dronfieldheritagetrust@outlook.com by March 3rd  2017 5pm  or post to
Maria Smith
Dronfield Heritage Trust Project Office
The Peel Centre
High Street
S18 1PY
Interviews: Week beginning 13rd March TBC

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